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The magic Parlour

Now On Sale through January 2018

An intimate evening of classic magic with Houdini himself, in the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery in one of the Windy City's most unique entertainment experiences.

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September 1 - October 21, 2017

2016 Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Production of a Play and Best Ensemble


On July 19, 1989, a DC-10 headed for O'Hare was paralyzed mid-air and descended for 44 minutes towards a crash landing at Sioux City Gateway Airport. Based on true accounts from survivors, this award-winning production is a reflection of how to comprehend tragedy and celebrate human ingenuity.

 

The nutcracker

November 3 - December 30, 2017!

We bring this wholly original, ballet-free show back year after year because it truly has something for everyone.The show is fast-paced, beautifully choreographed, family-friendly, and moving for even those of us that might be on the grinch’s side from time to time. Celebrate with Clara as she battles the Rat King and saves the holidays for her grieving family.

Hatfield & Mccoy

January 19 – March 11, 2018

Gunfire and romance escalate when young Rose Anna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield fall in love, marry in secret, and vow to reconcile their feuding families. Their tale of woe is served up with a heaping helping of original Americana tunes, connecting their past to our present.

 

 

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RUN DATES: September 1- October 21, 2017 
TIMES: Thursdays 8pm, Fridays 8pm, Saturdays 3pm & 8pm, Sundays 3pm & 7pm
PRICES: $15-$50
GROUPS: 10+ people? Start here to save up to 30%!
AGES: Recommended for adults and teens
RUN TIME: 80 minutes, no intermission 
LOCATION: 
The Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60642

 

 

"It will bring your family closer together!”

-  Chicago Tribune

Showing at the Chopin Theatre November 3-December 30, 2017!

family theatre, holiday play
 

A magical story for Christmas

“Imaginative and inventive! It's more than earned a place in the roster of EXCEPTIONAL Chicago holiday shows. I was teary-eyed in less than five minutes.” Chicago Reader
 

We bring this wholly original, ballet-free show back year after year because it truly has something for everyone. The show is fast-paced, beautifully choreographed, family-friendly, and moving for even those of us that might be on the grinch’s side from time to time.

The House’s fantastical expansion of this holiday classic centers on young Clara’s journey to save Christmas in the face of grief. With the help of a magical nutcracker, this brave girl will risk the darkness, fight the Rat King, and save her family! This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original song, and spellbinding spectacle to tell a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope -- a fun outing fit for the whole family.

 
 
holiday theatre, family entertainment
 

Created by Phillip Klapperich, Jake Minton, Kevin O'Donnell and Tommy Rapley
Originally directed and choreographed by Tommy Rapley
Directed for 2017 by Chris Mathews

RUN DATES: November 3-December 30, 2017 
PRICES: $20-$50
GROUPS: Save 20% or more when you bring 10+ people! Start a group inquiry here.
AGES: Recommended for ages 5 and up! Read the Parent's Guide.
RUN TIME: 2 hours, with a 15-minute intermission
LOCATION: 
The Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60642
 

 

HATFIELD & McCOY

By Shawn Pfautsch
Original Songs by Shawn Pfautsch and Matt Kahler
Directed by Matt Hawkins

It’s the mostly true tale of the most infamous family feud in American history. On the border of Kentucky and West Virginia, North and South, Fact and Fiction, two cabins both alike in dignity wage a whip-smart war of words and bullets. 
 

This modern love letter to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet lands us in a philosophically polarized America emerging from the Civil War. But conflict reverberates at home.  Gunfire and romance erupt when young Rose Anna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield fall in love, marry in secret, and vow to reconcile their feuding families against all odds. Their tale of woe is served up with a heaping helping of original Americana tunes, connecting times past to our familiar present.

Inspired by the true tale of hell-raisin' and heartbreak

Showing at the Chopin Theatre January 19-March 11, 2018!

 

 

 ★★★ "Hatfield & McCoy is a feud worth taking seriously." 
Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune

"A sweeping historical saga, with more than a touch of romance. Definitely worth the visit!”
Chicagoland Musical Theatre

          ★★★★  “It is a well done production that opens up ones’ eyes to what can happen when hate gets in the way of life itself.” 
Around the Town Chicago

★ 1/2 “The House has another hit on its hands.”
Chicago On Stage

A Joseph Jeff Awards Recommended Production

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LOCATION: 
The Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60642

RUN DATES: January 19- March 11, 2018 
TIMES: Thursdays* 7:30, Fridays 7:30, Saturdays 3:00 and 8:00, Sundays 3:00 *no show 2/8
PRICES: $20-$50
AGES: With guns, righteousness, and  un-neighborly conduct, this show is recommended for adults and teens.

GROUPS: 10+ people? Save at least 15% when you get a group!

 

SPECIAL EVENTS at Hatfield & McCoy

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NIGHT, Happy Hour + Performance, Thursday 2/22
Enjoy a pre-show mix n' mingle with drinks and apps and a ticket to the 7:30 show.  Get tickets and info.

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Here's a sneak peak of our recent revival of Hatfield & McCoy, an American love story of epic proportions. Listen to the first song of the show, Bad Signs, and get a look at our amazing ensemble. 

 
 
 

Thanks for visiting this page. Our Season 16 programming has changed, and Ellen Bond, Union Spy will not be produced this spring. If you’d like more information you can read about this change here.