Arts and entertainment calendar for Jan. 24
Updated: May 6, 2013 2:31PM
“The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”
Jeff Award winner Lance Baker takes on Mike Daisey’s monologue through Feb. 9 at 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th St., Berwyn. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays. No show Feb. 9 at 5 p.m.; added show at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4. $18 general admission. Call (708) 795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.
“The Art of Murder”
Through March 17 at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. When a successful artist learns that he has been wronged by his flamboyant art dealer, he plots a devious plan to kill him. Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; and select Thursdays at 8 p.m. $33-$42. Call (630) 584-6300 or visit www.pheasantrun.com.
Chicago Theatre Week
Tickets for the inaugural Chicago Theatre Week, a collaborative initiative between the League of Chicago Theatres and Choose Chicago, are on sale at www.chicagotheatreweek.com. More than 75 city and suburban productions will feature special events and ticket deals (priced at $15 and $30, fees excluded) for performances Feb. 12-17. The week will also feature talk backs with artists, drink specials and hotel and restaurant discounts. More information about Theatre Week is available at www.chicagotheatreweek.com and a comprehensive list of the Chicago productions is online at www. chicagoplays.com.
The musical comedy will be presented through Feb. 2 at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $18; $16 seniors. Call (708) 656-1800 or visit www.jpactheatre.com.
“Jeeves Takes a Bow”
Presented Jan. 30-March 3 by First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Performances at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $30-$37; $26-$32 for seniors and students. Call (630) 986-8067 or visit www.firstfolio.org.
“The Music Man”
Through Feb. 3 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Performances at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $34.90, $39.90, $46.90. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit www.paramountaurora.com.
Through March 24 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The performance schedule is 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursdays; 8:30 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. $35-$46, with discounts available for students and senior citizens. Lunch and dinner theater packages available for $49.75-$68. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
Through Jan. 27 at Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. Tickets are $18 and $20. Call (708) 246-3380 or visit www.theatreofwesternsprings.com.
Through Feb. 9 at Village Theatre Guild, Butterfield Road and Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn. Joanna Glass’ historical drama depicts the final year in the life Francis Biddle, the United States Attorney General under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Chief Judge of the Nuremberg trials. Curtain at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3. $18. Call (630) 469-8230 or visit www.villagetheatreguild.org.
Presented by Buffalo Theatre Ensemble through Feb. 3 at the College of DuPage Building K Theater, on Fawell Boulevard west of Lambert Road, Glen Ellyn. Performances at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays. $25-$33. Call (630) 942-4000.
Chicago a cappella
Presenting “Spirit/Breath/Voice,” 4 p.m. Feb. 17 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $35 for preferred seating, $28 for general admission, $22 seniors; $12 students. Call (773) 281-7820 or see www.chicagoacappella.org.
Presenting “Labor of Love: Schumann and More,” 3 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale. Tickets in advance are $15; $10 seniors. At the door, $20; $15 seniors. Visit www.chicagophilharmonic.org.
DuPage Symphony Orchestra
Presenting “Shakespeare in Music,” 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $30; $26 seniors; $12 students. Visit www.dupagesymphony.org.
Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
“The Glorious Baroque,” 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst. The program includes works by Bach and Handel. $29; $27 seniors; $7 students. Call (630) 941-0202 or visit www.elmhurstsymphony.org.
New Philharmonic Orchestra
Performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D major at 8 p.m. Jan. 26 in Edman Chapel at Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin streets, Wheaton. Maestro Kirk Muspratt begins the evening with Kirk’s Klassical Boot Kamp, providing musical excerpts and video clips highlighting ideas and structure of the work. $38; $36 seniors; $28 youth. Call (630) 942-4000.
Russian National Orchestra
Performing a range of classic works with pianist Daniil Trifonov at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $65 and $75. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
West Suburban Symphony
Performing works by Tchaikovsky at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Willowbrook High School, 1250 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park: $22; $20 seniors; $5 teens. Visit www.westsubsymphony.org or call (630) 887-7464.
William Ferris Chorale
Presenting “Sacred & Profane: Music of Grayston Ives,” 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 203 S. Kensington Ave., La Grange. $20; $25 preferred seating; $15-$20 students and seniors. Visit williamferrischorale.org.
The Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main Street, St. Charles. (630) 962-7000. www.oshows.com. Jan. 25, 8 p.m.: Jo Dee Messina (country rock). $29-$75. Feb. 2, 8 p.m.: Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience. $59-$95. Feb. 7, 8 p.m.: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo. $59-$125. Feb. 8, 8 p.m.: The Security Project, featuring former members of The Peter Gabriel Band. $29-$59. Feb. 16, 8 p.m.: The Guess Who. $59-$95.
Blues At The Crossroads II: Muddy and The Wolf
Featuring Grammy Award-winning harmonica master James “Mr. Superharp” Cotton and roots, rock and soul artist JJ Grey, 8 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $46; $44 seniors; $36 youth. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit www.atthemac.org.
6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 788-2118. www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com. Tuesdays, 9 p.m.: Open mic in the SideBar. Jan. 25, 9 p.m.: Marcia Ball (blues). $20. Jan. 26, 9 p.m.: Otis Clay, CD release for “Truth Is” (soul). $15. Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.: West End Jazz Band, $10. Jan. 31, 8 p.m.: Country Night in Berwyn with Loves It, CrazeeHeart and Cropduster, $5. Feb. 1-2, 9 p.m.: C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band (zydeco). $15. Feb. 3, 6 p.m.: Chicago Grandstand Big Band (jazz). $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. Feb. 6, 8 p.m.: “The SideBar Sessions” with New Standard Quintet (jazz). $5. Feb. 7, 8 p.m.: James McCandless with Ron Lazzaretti (folk/rock). $10. Feb. 8, 9 p.m.: Terrance Simien (zydeco). $15. Feb. 9, 9 p.m.: American English (Beatles tribute). $12. Feb. 10, 6 p.m.: Bill O’Connell’s Chicago Skyliners (jazz). $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. Feb. 11, 7 p.m.: Annual Jambalaya Cook-Off with Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound (R&B). $15. Feb. 12, 6 p.m.: Fat Tuesday Party featuring Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials with Ronnie Baker Brooks, Brother John and Roy Rubenstein’s Chicago Hot Six (blues/jazz). $15. Feb. 13, 8 p.m.: “The SideBar Sessions” with The Peter Lerner Quartet (jazz). $5. Feb. 13, 8 p.m.: Chicago Singer Spotlight, $8. Feb. 14, 8:30 p.m.: Axes of Evil with Chris Neville, David Blamires and Jon Paul (rock). Free. Feb. 15, 9 p.m.: Tributosaurus becomes The Band (rock/tribute). $20. Feb. 16, noon: Tributosaurus Kids Show, featuring selections from The Beatles’ “Red Album.” $15; $8 ages 12 and under; free ages 3 and under. Feb. 16, 8 p.m.: Bill Kavanagh’s 60th! Annual Birthday Party and Jam (rock). Free. Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.: Limited Edition Big Band plus Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage (jazz). $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.: Great Postmodern Nightmare Big Band (jazz). $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. Feb. 20, 8 p.m.: “The SideBar Sessions” with Jarod Bufe Quartet (jazz). $5. Feb. 23, 9 p.m.: Tab Benoit (blues/rock). $20. Feb. 24, 1 p.m.: After Brunch Bash with The Teflons and Sunnyside Up (bluegrass/country). $12, $4 ages 12 and under. Feb. 24, 6 p.m.: John Burnett Orchestra (jazz). $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. Feb. 27, 8 p.m.: “The SideBar Sessions” with BakerzMillion (jazz). $5. Feb. 27, 9 p.m.: Expo ‘76 (rock). Free.
Presented at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. The event features Dexter Walker and Zion Movement Chorale, Voices of Praise gospel choir, Wheaton College Gospel Choir, DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church Voices of Praise Gospel Choir and praise dancer Glorielle Williams. $15; $10 seniors and students. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
“Medley of Melodies”
Performed by the Elmhurst Choral Union at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York, Elmhurst. The program includes a mix of choruses and solos from opera, Broadway and the Great American songbook. Free-will donations accepted. Visit www.elmhurstchoralunion.org.
Singer/actor David Burnham presents an evening of cabaret at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at North Central College’s Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $30, $35. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
North Central College
Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. (630) 637-7469. www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. Jan. 27, 6 p.m.: Cabaret duo Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael present “All in the Musical Family,” featuring the music of famous singing families, including The Carpenters, The Andrew Sisters, The Jacksons, The Judds, The Bee Gees, John and Bonnie Raitt and others. $30, $35. Feb. 8, 8 p.m.: Jazz trombonist Joel Adams. $20; $15 students and seniors.
23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. (630) 896-6666. www.paramountaurora.com. Feb. 9, 8 p.m.: Poi Dog Pondering. $35-$45.
Ronnie Rice, former member of Chicago-based group The New Colony Six, performs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 6901 S. Madison, Burr Ridge. $25. Optional appetizer buffet at 6 p.m. for $15. Cash bar. Call (630) 570-5200.
The World Famous Platters Revue
Performing the greatest hits of The Platters at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 4-5 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Tickets are $50; lunch/theatre packages are available for $65. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 834-0202. www.elmhurstartmuseum.org. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission: $7; $5 for students and senior citizens; free for children under 12 and members. Free admission on Fridays. Through April 20: “Open House: Art About Home,” an exhibition of artists’ representations of home. Inspired by the museum’s McCormick House, a mid-century modern home designed by Mies van der Rohe, the exhibition considers experiences, contents, memories and realities of home today. Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m.: Friday Night Artist Talk — Suellen Rocca, curator of the Elmhurst College Collection, explores the work of artist, teacher, curator and arts administrator Don Baum. Free. Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m.: Friday Night Artist Talk — Alberto Aguilar considers the monument throughout history. Free. Feb. 9, 2 p.m.: Intergenerational workshop with artist-in-residence Alberto Aguilar (all ages). Aguilar will collaborate with participants on a playful and meaningful project involving writing, drawing, video and sound, and lead a discussion about art and how to make an idea into a reality. March 2, 10 a.m.: “Collage Your Home,” a children’s workshop with artist Ann Toebbe (ages 4-10). Registration required. March 15, 6:30 p.m.: Friday Night Artist Talk ?? Alyssa Miserendino’s project, “Our World Insideout,” documents interiors of abandoned homes in Chicago, New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro. Her Brazilian journey is the subject of a short film by director Isabela Alzuguir. Free. April 13, 2 p.m.: “Experience Elmhurst in a New Light,” a tour with artist-in-residence Alberto Aguilar (all ages). Registration required.
La Grange Art League Gallery and Studio
122 W. Calendar Ave., La Grange. (708) 352-3101. www.lagrangeartleague.org. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. January: “Ship Shape,” a mixed media exhibit. February: “Shades of Winter” art exhibit. Feb. 17, 2 p.m.: Janine Patten will show a slide presentation of her work as a visual artist, which encompasses sculpture, installation, painting and mixed media. Free.
North Central College
Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. (630) 637-5375. Through March 7: Drawings, prints, sculpture and collage by local artist Laura Lein-Svencner.
North Central College
Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. (630) 637-5375. www.northcentralcollege.edu/show. Through March 24: “ReMaterialization/Relive Memory,” works by fiber installation artist Jan-Ru Wan.
North Riverside Mall Theatre
7501 W. Cermak Road, Riverside. www.classiccinemas.com. January: Oil paintings by local artist Tanya Gadbaw.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
Holding auditions for an adaptation of the classic children’s novel “The Secret Garden” at 3 p.m. Feb. 10 and 7 p.m. Feb. 11-12 in Asbury Hall at First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York, Elmhurst. Auditions will consist of cold readings of the script. Characters in this adaptation will be speaking in the standard British dialect or with a Yorkshire dialect. All actors who audition will be expected to audition using these dialects. There are a number of roles for young actors. Scenes used in the auditions available at www.greenmantheatre.com. Production dates April 5-14.
St. Barbara Council of Catholic Women seeks crafters for its Spring Fling Craft Show and Bake Sale, to be held March 16 at St. Barbara Parish Center, 4015 Prairie Ave., Brookfield. Space rental $25; table rental $10. No vendors please. Call (708) 485-6614 for an application.
Jeff Award winner Cory Goodrich sings her own music and the best of Broadway, 8 p.m. Feb. 11-12 at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Tickets are $25, with proceeds to benefit First Folio Theatre. Call (630) 986-8067 or visit www.firstfolio.org.
BOOKS & POETRY
123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665. www.andersonsbookshop.com. Jan. 28, 7 p.m.: Leslie Maitland discusses and signs In Crossing the Borders of Time. Jan. 29, 7 p.m.: Karen Thompson Walker discusses and signs her novel, The Age of Miracles. Jan. 30, 7 p.m.: Robert Crais signs Suspect. Jan. 31, 7 p.m.: Ian Rankin discusses and signs his new crime novel, Standing in Another Man’s Grave.
Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra
Presenting a “not-for-kids-only” children’s concert, 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 420 W. Downer Place, Aurora. The free concert features a performance of the Ravel classic, “Mother Goose Suite,” with stories told by Virginia Pebelske. Visit www.fvacademy.org or call (630) 476-9072.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
La Grange Area Teen Ensemble
Offering a theater workshop for ages 11-19, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2 at he First Baptist Church of La Grange, 20 N. Ashland, La Grange. Topics include improv comedy, stage combat, script writing, audition skills and more. Fee is $30. To register, call (708) 655-0989.
La Grange Art League Gallery and Studio
122 W. Calendar Ave., La Grange. (708) 352-3101. www.lagrangeartleague.org. Workshops held 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 27: Nancy Green’s “French Getaway Workshop.” Feb. 3: One-day oil painting workshop with Jacque France. $115; $105 for members. All materials included. Feb. 24: One-day creative prayer flag workshop with Laura Lein-Svencner.$120; $110 for members. All materials included.
The Second City performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. Advance tickets are $40; $35 for TWS subscribers. Same-day tickets are $45. Visit www.theatreofwesternsprings.com or call (708) 246-3380.
Zanies Comedy Club
Located at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 584-6342. www.zanies.com. Jan. 23-26: Nick Vatterott. Jan. 30-31: Bill Miller.
The contemporary dance company will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. $10, $15, $25. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. www.willowbrookballroom.com. (708) 839-1000. Jan. 25, 8 p.m.: Good Time Charley singles dance. $6 before 8:15 p.m.; $8 after 8:15 p.m. Jan. 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Teddy Lee Orchestra, $14. No jeans or gym shoes. Jan. 29, 7:30-10 p.m.: Country and western lessons and dancing, $8. Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.: Salsa lessons and dancing, $10. Feb. 1, 8 p.m.: Good Time Charley singles dance. $7 before 8:15 p.m.; $9 after.
The After Hours Film Society
Screening films at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Admission is $9; $5 for members, unless noted otherwise. For information, call (630) 534-4528 or visit www.afterhoursfilmsociety.com. Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.: “The Sessions.” Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.: “The Flat.”
Clarendon Hills Village Hall
1 N. Prospect, Clarendon Hills. Feb. 7, 7 p.m.: Lyric Opera lecture on Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg.” For information, visit www.clarendonhillslibrary.org.
“Emancipation to the Inauguration”
Chicago historian Clarence Goodman will deliver a “virtual tour” and lecture about Chicago’s African American experience at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the LaGrange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Ave., La Grange.
Military History Fest
Feb. 1-3 at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Vendors will offer militaria, books, videos, and reenacting merchandise, and there will be 14 interactive encampments (Romans through Vietnam), live music, seminars, workshops, and free children’s activities. $15 one-day pass; $25 three-day pass; free admission for youth age 15 and under. Visit www.militaryhistoryfest.com or call (630) 336-2614.
Riverside Township Radio Players
Presenting Our Miss Brooks in “The Faculty Dance” and Richard Diamond’s “Gibson Murder Case,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Riverside Township Hall auditorium, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside. Admission is free. Call Ellie Babka, (708) 442-8810.
Elmhurst Historical Museum
120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 833-1457. www.elmhursthistory.org. Admission is free. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Through April 21: “Elmhurst Goes to the Fair,” featuring artifacts from the museum’s collection of Chicago World’s Fair memorabilia. Feb. 1-May 19: “On the Road to Glory: Fred Lorenzen.” The story of NASCAR legend and former Elmhurst resident Fred Lorenzen is presented through photos, artifacts, and race footage. Jan. 31, 5-7 p.m.: Opening reception. Free for Elmhurst Heritage Foundation members/donors; $10 for nonmembers. Feb. 1-3, 1-5 p.m.: Lorenzen tribute car appearance, an exact replica of Lorenzen’s 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 fastback that he raced for the Holman-Moody team. Feb. 10, 1-3 p.m.: Build-Your-Own Race Car Workshop, f families with children ages 4-plus. $5; $3 members. Feb. 28, 7 p.m.: “The Business of NASCAR Racing,” presented by Scott Paddock, president of the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet. Free. March 21, 7 p.m.: “NASCAR, From Beaches to Billions,” presented by award-winning writer Jerry Bonkowski, who has covered NASCAR and other sports for nearly 20 years, and Bernie Bernacki, a collector of car racing memorabilia from Chicago-area tracks. Free.
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 833-1616. www.lizzadromuseum.org. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Mondays. Admission: $4; $3 senior citizens; $2 students and teens; $1 for children ages 7-12; free for children under 7. Free admission on Fridays. Through Feb. 17: Scottish Jewelry. Feb. 3, 2 p.m., and Feb. 16 and March 16, 10:30 a.m.: Rock & Mineral Identification. All materials are provided. Open to ages 8 years through adults. $5. Reservations required. Feb. 9, 1-3 p.m.: Basic Bead Stringing. Pat Koko of the West Suburban Lapidary Club will teach how to design a piece of jewelry using the basics of bead stringing. Participants take home a bracelet or necklace of their own creation. Open to ages 15 years through adult. $30. Reservations required. March 2, 2 p.m.: “Dinosaur Discoveries,” an interactive lecture open to ages 4 years through adult. $4. March 9, 2 p.m.: “Echoes of Earth,” a multimedia presentation about L. Sue Baugh and Lynn Martinelli’s journey to document some of the world’s oldest rock and mineral sites. Book signing and rock samples on display after the lecture. Free with regular museum admission. March 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Mazon Creek fossil-collecting field trip, open to ages 8 years through adult. $30. Reservations required.