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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.

United FLight 232

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

Murder and moonshine! Hoe-Downs and Holy Rollin’! Inspired by the true story of the famous families at war.  Gunplay and romance erupt between the Hatfields and McCoys, served up with a heaping helping of bluegrass and bloody revenge. On the border of Kentucky and West Virginia, North and South, Fact and Fiction, two cabins both alike in dignity wage a war of words and bullets.

 

Ellen Bond, Union Spy

March 30 - May 20, 2018
 

Mary Bowser is the (real!) freed former slave who risked it all to go undercover as "Ellen Bond, dim-witted but able" house slave inside the Confederate White House. "Ellen" cooks, cleans, and uses her photographic memory to collect military intel.  This action-packed new seriocomedy also features contemporary music and dance, illuminating Mary’s exhilarating visions for the end of the Confederacy and the future of America.

 

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2016 Jeff Award Winner for
BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY and BEST ENSEMBLE

Showing at the Chopin Theatre September 1-October 21, 2017!

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"The very great artistic worth of this piece, beautifully toned and staged by Stalling, lies in its ability to make you think about what really matters in your life without going through such a harrowing day yourself. How better to honor those who lost their lives?" 
Chicago Tribune

 

This is a daring story to bring to the theater, but one that despite the tragic event will give you a feeling of warmth and hopefulness."  
Around the City

 

 

“I love you, hurry home. I love you.” On July 19, 1989, a DC-10 headed for O’Hare with 296 aboard is paralyzed mid-air. For 44 minutes, the aircraft descended towards an emergency landing and crashed at Sioux City Gateway airport. To the astonishment of all who witnessed the event, 184 of 296 passengers and crew survived. Drawing on the interviews and research conducted by Evanston author Laurence Gonzales for his critically acclaimed book, Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival, this award-winning original play, United Flight 232, is a reflection on how to comprehend tragedy and celebrate human ingenuity in the face of overwhelming challenges.

 

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. Read more in the PARENTS' GUIDE.
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 4-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
 

RUN DATES: November 4-December 30, 2017 
PRICES: $20-$50
AGES: Recommended for ages 5 and up!
RUN TIME: 2 hours, with a 15-minute intermission
LOCATION: 
The Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60642
 

 

Murder and moonshine! Hoe-Downs and Holy Rollin’! It’s the true tale of the most infamous family feud in American history. Gunplay and romance erupt between the Hatfields and McCoys, served up with a heaping helping of bluegrass and bloody revenge. Shawn Pfautsch’s love letter to Romeo and Juliet in a philosophically polarized America returns, once again helmed by company member Matt Hawkins.  On the border of Kentucky and West Virginia, North and South, Fact and Fiction, two cabins both alike in dignity wage a war of words and bullets. Now with more guns, more righteousness, and more un-neighborly conduct, The House presents: Hatfield & McCoy.

 

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

 

RUN DATES: January 19- March 11, 2018 
PRICES: $15-$40
GROUPS: 10+ people? Start here to save up to 30% at GroupTix.net! 
LOCATION: 
The Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60642

 

The year is 1864.  The Civil War has ripped America in half, and while Union forces greatly outnumber the Confederates, Jefferson Davis and his generals doggedly persevere.  Who can help end the war once and for all?  Enter Ellen Bond, Union Spy!  Mary Bowser is the (real!) freed former slave who risked it all to go undercover as "Ellen Bond, dim-witted but able" house slave to Jefferson and Varina Davis. "Ellen" cooks, cleans, and uses her photographic memory to collect military intel from the papers on Davis's desk.  This action-packed new seriocomedy also features contemporary music and dance, illuminating Mary’s exhilarating visions for the end of the Confederacy and the future of America.

 

Showing at the Chopin Theatre March 30-May 20, 2018

 

RUN DATES: March 30- May 20, 2018 
PRICES: $15-$40
GROUPS: 10+ people save 20% or more!
LOCATION: 
The Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60642