SEP 2012

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50 EW AAO PREVIEW September 2012 November 10-13, 2012 Chicago performing arts The Second City is the world's premier comedy club/theater and school of improv. The Chicago club is known for presenting comedy shows seven nights a week. These consist of short scenes, songs, and improvised comedy sketches. Visit the Second City website to view a calendar of events and purchase tickets to shows. Music Chicago Symphony Orchestra Symphony Center 220 S. Michigan AVe. 312-294-3000 www.cso.org Considered to be one of the nation's top orchestras in terms of ensemble talent and prestige, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a must-see for any classical music fan. Pieces played vary from Haydn to Beethoven and the venue routinely features jazz performers. The orches- tra will perform Beethoven's Seventh Symphony November 8-11. Civic Opera House 20 N. Wacker Drive 312-419-0033 www.civicoperahouse.com C Theatre iO Theatre 3541 N. Clark St. 773-880-0199 ioimprov.com/chicago The iO Theatre is an improv comedy club, meaning the cast forgoes the scripts and never performs the same hicago is a city with some serious personal- ity and it shows through its electric performing arts scene. One day you could happen upon an abstract street performance and the next you could see a dramatic opera. No matter your performing arts preference, Chicago is sure to have something appealing. show twice. This club specializes in long-form improv, where the cast creates an actual story line through short scenes. Lookingglass Theatre 821 N. Michigan Ave. 312-337-0665 lookingglasstheatre.org Founded in 1988, Lookingglass is home to a multi-disciplined ensemble of artists who create story-centered theatrical work that is physical, aurally rich, and visually metaphoric. In November, the the- ater will present Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses. Based on the myths of the poet Ovid, this play will be staged in its signature aquatic setting. The Neo-Futurists 5153 N. Ashland Ave. 773-275-5255 www.neofuturists.org Thirty plays in 60 minutes: That's what the Neo-Futurists, an experi- mental theater troupe, attempt to execute in the long-running, signa- ture show, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Each week, the group writes and rehearses a new batch of short, highly eclectic scenes that vary widely in tone and genre. Reservations are not accepted, and seating is on a first come, first served basis. The Second City 1616 N. Wells St. 312-337-3992 www.secondcity.com The Civic Opera House is home to the Lyric Opera of Chicago and is often considered one of the world's most beautiful buildings. On November 11, the Lyric Opera will perform Werther, a haunting story that features a heartbreaking romance between two troubled protagonists.

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