September Organ Concert Approaching Soon!

Our Organ Concert Series continues this Sunday, September 21 with a performance by Elizabeth Naegele! Join us this Sunday at 3 PM over at the beautiful Madonna della Strada. This performance is free and open to all -- no reservation needed! So mark your calendars Read more

Proof Tickets Now On Sale!

Our first mainstage theatre production, Proof, premieres very soon! Purchase tickets while you still can! Book your seat today! For more details contact our box office at or call 773.508.8400. In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, Catherine is the twenty-something daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed Read more

Miles to Empty

Our first art exhibition for the school year has finally arrived! Miles to Empty will be at the Ralph Arnold Gallery until October 18 with public viewing hours from 12-4 on Saturdays. To check out an interview with Shannon Goff prior to seeing the exhibition, click Read more

Arts Alive Pass

Free, Free, Free! The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is giving Freshmen the chance to see four FREE events over the course of the school year with the Arts Alive Pass (handed out in your UNIV 101 class). From theatre to dance to music, Read more

Purchase Your Subscriptions Now!

We know you're all shaking with excitement to find out what our next mainstage performances will be! Dry your eyes and get pumped because soon we will present the following plays and musicals in the Newhart Family Theatre: Proof | SEPT 25 - OCT 5, 2014 Directed Read more

Coraline at the City Lit Theater

Posted on by Halligan Kilroy Posted in Around Town, Theatre | Leave a comment

designed_by_expanded_gallery2.jpgAre you looking for some spooky entertainment this weekend? Coraline might be the musical for you. Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s novel Coraline, this otherworldly show features a young girl finding her way through a second world she has discovered in her apartment building. Set in London, England, Coraline finds herself grappling with a cast of dark characters including Other Mother, terrifying toys,  and humans with button-eyes.

Coraline will run from Thursday to Sunday at the City Lit Theater on West Bryn Mawr Ave. Shows run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are on sale for $25 online or by calling 773-293-3682. For more information regarding the show, click here.

Rhythm and Brews

Posted on by Elizabeth Draus Posted in Around Town, Dance | Leave a comment

audiencearchitectsblogphotoThis Saturday, come support Audience Architects at their annual Rhythm and Brews benefit! This event kicks off Chicago’s fall dance season with a night of music and fun. Enjoy south of the border cuisine, French wine, and dance lessons at Lagunitas Brewery. Help raise money to promote and advocate for Chicago dance by purchasing raffle tickets ($10 – 20). There are a number of great prizes this year, including a two-night stay at the Hotel Felix in downtown Chicago, an iPod nano, and much more. Festival attire is suggested at this lively event. Come ready to mingle with some of Chicago’s best in dance and theater.

Tickets are available for $60 here. For more information on Audience Architects, visit their website.

This event will be held September 9 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM.

One Night Only

Posted on by Victoria Lesnicki Posted in Around Town, Music | Leave a comment

Theatrical-Poster_Duran-Duran_Final.jpeg-207x300_150_217shar_sYou know a film is exceptionally good when it has only one premier day, because that is all it needs. David Lynch’s film Duran Duran: Unstaged parallels the iconic British rock band’s historical performance in Los Angeles.

This one night and one night only show included some of the most celebrated guests in music history like Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance and Beth Ditto from Gossip. Whether you are a die hard fan of Duran Duran or a movie buff, this film is a must see; it captures the band’s groundbreaking performance in a creative way that will leave fans wanting more.

Award winning film maker David Lynch, known for classic films The Elephant Man and Blue Velvet, incorporates his unique cinematic style by blending imagery and sound design to create not just a film, but an experience. The musical styles of Duran Duran and guests contribute to the films special sound; “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Ordinary World” are just a couple of the songs performed. With David Lynch’s particular visual style and Duran Duran’s distinct sound, this collaboration results in one of the most unique concerts ever put on screen.

Interested in experiencing this once in a lifetime performance? Music Box Theater is showing Duran Duran’s revolutionary performance on Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are only $12 and can be purchased here. More information on Duran Duran: Unstaged can be viewed here. Enjoy the show!