All 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.
George 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.
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.