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We’re excited to bring you a diverse range of events for our 2023 Season

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Blue Demon Theatre presents

Blue Demon Theatre is proud to present the third annual Short and Sweet Theatre, our original 10-minute play performance. Each year, these plays are written, directed, acted, and produced by DePaul students.

February 3-5, 2023
The Chicago Academy for the Arts

The annual Academy All-School Showcase is a community-wide celebration featuring top work from each of our arts departments, and we hope that you — our students, parents, alumni families, faculty and staff, prospective families, supporters, and friends of any kind — will spend this special evening with us.

February 10, 2023
Lakeview Orchestra presents

Lakeview Orchestra performs Gershwin's "An American in Paris," Elgar's "Cello Concerto," and Hanson's "Symphony No. 2 (“Romantic”)."

February 19, 2023
Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture presents

Offering a contemporary contemplative visual space to reflect on the timeless path of transformation, The Stations paintings transcend religious affiliation to embrace an expanded vision of empathy in peaceful accord with nature, engaging the profound capacity of art to embody a universal human longing to comprehend suffering, loss, and the passage of time.

February 22–April 16, 2023
Chicken Or The Egg Productions presents

“Nonna’s: An Original Play” centers around an Italian-American family who own a pizza parlor in Brooklyn, New York. This uplifting story encompasses the importance of culture, obligation, and love in an Italian family. Come join us down at Nonna’s Pizzeria and Cafe, we’ll save you a slice!

February 24-26, 2023
Still Inspired presents

Still Inspired is a Chicago-based dance company that engages audience members through live performance.

March 3-4,2023
CeannCapall Entertainment presents

The Wolfe Tones perform your favorite Irish Songs "Celtic Symphony," "You'll Never Beat the Irish," "Sean South," "Rifles of the IRA" and many many more!!

March 4, 2023
Still Inspired presents

Future Artists is a curated performance for budding choreographers aged 14-22. Choreographers will each present a piece inspired by the work of a visual artist (painter, sculpturer, photographer, etc.) via live performance.

March 5, 2023
ACTC presents

The Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture is proud to welcome Scythian to our Historic Mainstage. Join us March 5 for an evening of high-energy folk music that will have you dancing and singing along!

March 5 2023
Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture and Storm Theatre presents

Set in the West of Ireland in 1866, The Shaughraun follows the comical, dramatic, and outlandish adventures that arise when a young gentleman is framed as a rebel, escapes from British soldiers, and is pursued back to his small Irish hometown. It's a story full of friendship, betrayals, brawls, red herrings, forbidden love, and comedy.

March 9-April 2, 2023
JAM presents

Since their serendipitous start in a Southern Utah piano shop, THE PIANO GUYS have proven to be a powerhouse group without limits.

April 13, 2023
Athenaeum Center and Provision Theater presents

Nicodemus, an influential member of the clergy meets Jesus face-to-face for the first time. That encounter sets off a series of events that causes him to question his most foundational beliefs, and be a part of history's biggest event. Set in modern day, this retelling digs deep into one of the most important passages in all the Bible.

April 15-May 14, 2023
Corella Productions Children's Theatre Academy presents

Broadway Showcase starring 80 children from the Chicagoland area. Over 20 famous songs from popular Broadway shows. Children ages 4-14

May 21, 2023
Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture presents

Join us for a journey through the Divine Comedy, from Inferno to Paradiso. Experience the depth and complexity of Dante’s vision through a series of recitations, displays of visual art, and music, which carry the soul alongside the pilgrim in his ascent to Paradise.

November 10-20, 2023
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