This Friday: Honors Recital

Presenting a diverse program of vocal and instrumental selections, our Honors Recital will be held this Friday, November 21 at 7 PM! Join us as several performers take the stage at Skowronski Music Hall to present their advanced training in different musical fields. Tickets are $5-10 Read more

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

This weekend is the opening of our first second stage performance for this school year, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Join us for this riveting performance based on court case transcripts about playwright Oscar Wilde's "gross indecency with other male persons." Directed by Loyola senior Ryan Stanfield this Read more

Raise the Roof! The House of Bernarda Alba is Here!

Our second mainstage performance is finally here! Opening November 14, The House of Bernarda Alba will be taking the Newhart Family Theatre stage. Written by Federico Garcia Lorca and directed by Loyola's own Ann Shanahan, this play explores the the household of the domineering Bernarda Alba and Read more


Now is the time to check out DIY/XX, Self-published graphic novels, mini comics and zines by women! The exhibition is FREE and now open to the public! Highlighting the work of women, this exhibition is curated by Tom Greensfelder and includes pieces of writing, drawing, and DIY Read more

Review and Reflect With Us!

Our Faculty Biennial: Review Reflect will be running until December 7 in the Newhart Promenade. Head on over to see the past and present works of the Loyola Fine Arts Faculty. All of the works will be displayed in with FREE access for all with public viewing hours Wednesday-Friday from 1-5 Read more


Wish Upon A Star

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Theater_Wit_Poster-page-001All the way from Las Vegas, Wish Upon a Star is a must see. While I thought Disney is all about fairy dust, princesses and their princes, Wish Upon a Star reveals the real secrets behind Mickey Mouse, Marry Poppins, Ursula, Aladdin, Peter Pan and Cinderella. In an interactive show, the audience decides which actors play which characters.

This show is playing at Theater Wit: Smart Art through Nov. 22 on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 PM. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

Porgy and Bess

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PorgyandBessGeorge Gershwin‘s iconic Porgy and Bess comes to the Lyric Opera of Chicago Monday, November 17.  The classic folk opera, which premiered in 1935, follows the story of the residents of the fictitious Catfish row, an impoverished area of Charleston, South Carolina. When Bess’s possessive lover skips town to avoid arrest, she begins to develop relationships with the residents of the neighborhood.  She soon falls in love with Porgy, a kind, disabled beggar.  Navigating through a life threatened by poverty, drugs, and her tumultuous relationship, Bess soon finds comfort in her new situation, until the return of her ex-lover threatens to destroy everything.

Gershwin’s command of both European orchestral techniques and American folk and jazz music come together to create a truly compelling work.  To complement the powerful score, the Lyric Opera of Chicago welcomes a powerhouse lineup of world-renowned performers for the role, including Eric Owens and Adina Aaron as the titular characters.

Porgy and Bess is set to run November 17 – December 20.  Tickets range from $34-$229.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Lyric Opera of Chicago’s website.

Holidazed & Confused

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Need a break from the barrage of Black Friday ads, pumpkin spiced lattes, and Christmas carols on the radio?  The Second City‘s latest production, Holidazed and Confused, comes just in time to jolt you out of your holiday season fatigue — that was quick — and bring a little joy back into the season of perpetual craziness.  Chronicling all of the insanity that the season brings, the show pulls no punches on the absurdities of our most beloved holiday traditions in 90 minutes of side-splitting sketches.

Holidazed and Confused will run from November 16 – December 31.  Tickets can be purchased here for $24.