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Lyric Opera of Chicago Oklahoma! Dates: May 4-19, 2013
Set in the West just after the turn of the last century, the high-spirited rivalry between the farmers and cowboys provides the colorful backdrop for one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. Here is a story that is both touching and gripping—about growing up and falling in love, dreams and nightmares, and the promise and exuberance of a new land on the verge of statehood.
Audiences who saw Lyric’s smash-hit Show Boat were bowled over by the amazing singing, the musical glory of our orchestra and chorus, and the lavish sets and costumes.
Dates: through May 19, 2013 Based on the New York Times Bestselling Novel
Professor Alice Howland is at the peak of her career studying the human brain when her own mind begins to falter. Fiercely independent, she battles to preserve her way of life, even as confusion clouds her thinking and her memory begins to fail. This world premiere adaptation of the award-winning novel is at the same time heartbreaking and hopeful.
Dates: through May 19, 2013 Collected Stories chronicles the relationship between two female writers: Ruth Steiner (Carmen Roman), a celebrated New York author with a dry wit and a distinguished career and her bright-eyed young protégé, Lisa Morrison (Gwendolyn Whiteside). As their relationship evolves and the line between fact and fiction starts to blur, their fascinating story comes to an explosive conclusion.
Head of Passes
Dates: through June 9, 2013
In anticipation of her birthday, Shelah’s family and friends gather at her home in the Head of Passes—the mysterious shifting marshlands at the mouth of the great Mississippi River. As the guests appear, so do ghosts from the past, and Shelah’s convictions about her life begin to dissolve, along with her home in the Louisiana rain. Ensemble members Tarell Alvin McCraney and Tina Landau team up again for this wise, warm world-premiere drama about faith, family and finding your place in the world Cadillac Palace Shen Yun
Dates: May 10-May 13, 2013
Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show you will never forget.
Shen Yun captures the spirit of a culture long lost. The show moves quickly through regions, dynasties, and legends. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums, and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world.Bank of America Theatre, Chicago IL The Book of Mormon Dates: through September 8, 2013 Nine 2011 Tony Awards® say it’s the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, “It’s the best musical of the last 25 years.” And The New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart calls it “A crowning achievement. So good, it makes me angry. Please Note: Book of Mormon contains explicit language. Goodman Theatre By the way, Meet Vera Stark
Dates: April 27 – June 2, 2013
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Othello: The Remix
Dates: Through June 15, 2013
This fresh urban take on Shakespeare’s tragedy returns home for a limited engagement on the heels of an acclaimed world premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, and wildly successful tours to Germany and Edinburgh. The CST-commissioned hip-hop adaptation of Othello is spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats by The Q Brothers—America’s leading re-interpreters of Shakespeare through hip-hop (Funk It Up About Nothin’, The Bomb-itty of Errors). Whether you’re looking for a rockin’ night of rhythm and rhyme or a new way to think about Shakespeare, Othello: The Remix delivers an intense, high energy spin like no other.*Recommended for mature audiences (contains adult language)
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The Lyric Opera
The Second City: Guide to the Opera Dates: May 6- June 30, 2013
Maximize Your Life: Jillian Michaels Auditorium Theatre Mainstage Date May 10, 2013 Time: 8:00pm The Tenors: Lead with your Heart Auditorium Theatre Mainstage Date: May 12, 2013 Time: 7:00pm
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Museums & Special Exhibits
The Art Institute of Chicago Picasso and Chicago
Date: Through May 12, 2013
The first major Picasso exhibition organized by the Art Institute in almost 30 years presents over 250 of Picasso’s paintings, sculpture, prints, and drawings.
Museum of Science & IndustryAnimals Inside Out
Dates: Through September 2, 2013
Explore the intricate biology and physiology of some of the world’s most spectacular creatures in ANIMAL INSIDE OUT, a Body Worlds Production, making its U.S. premiere at MSI this March.
This exhibit, from anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens—creator of the trailblazing BODY WORLDS exhibitions—showcases amazing animal specimens that have been preserved through the process of plastination, which replaces the body’s fluids with plastics to incredibly detailed effect.
From goats to giraffes and octopuses to ostriches, you’ll see the inner workings of some of the world’s most impressive animals and better understand the evolution of animals and the natural world. Highlights of ANIMAL INSIDE OUT include peering up at a giraffe, the rare chance to see a giant squid and its huge eyes made for the dark ocean depths, and peeking inside a rabbit’s brain.
ANIMAL INSIDE OUT allows you to compare the anatomical systems of the animal kingdom in great detail. Discover how skeletal and tissue foundations vary across species. Reveal the networks necessary to animal life in the circuitry of the nervous system, and the organs of breathing and digestion. Explore animal evolution and reproduction, and wildlife conservation and preservation. It’s a chance to see animals in a whole new way.Hours: 9:30am-4:00pm Admission: This exhibit is not included in general admission and requires an additional timed-entry ticket.
The Field Museum Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminesence Date: Through September 8, 2013
You may ask yourself, “what is bio luminescence?” It’s the chemical reaction by which certain species generate light, and this exhibit gives you a close look into this natural phenomenon. Experience this glowing, magical wonder with recreated environments, live animals and interactive models.
Fun fact: deepen your experience by interacting with iPads, which offer engaging videos, animations, photographs and additional in-depth content.
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Gifts…with your budget in mind!Lester Lampert, Inc. 57 East Oak Street
Fine crystal is just one choice they have for corporate gift giving. From paperweights to sculptural objects of art, they work with you to find the perfect gift for an employee or client that will be distinctive as well as memorable.
Ways to Save
A valuable collection of the most visited and loved attractions in North America. The booklets save money — at half the price of combined individual admissions, and saves time — with advance planning already done, and no waiting in most main entrance ticket lines. Easy and convenient, each CityPass ticket has loads of helpful information including an insider tips from the experts at National Geographic Traveler. CityPass is valid for a minimum of nine days in most cities — great for a weekend or week-long visit, take all day at each attraction, with time to spare, 14 days in Southern California. CityPass. It’s the ticket that makes the trip and is available in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California and Toronto.
It’s a credit card sized card that you carry which includes admission to the Chicago area’s most popular attractions. You do not need to prepurchase tickets, deal with the hassle of tear-out coupons, or carry cash.
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