Performance Series

Performance Series

Discover the magic of our season and dozens of new ways to be entertained

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Single tickets will be on sale Saturday, August 5th, 10a.
Call 630.942.4000 or stop by the MAC Box Office!
Mon: Closed | Tues – Sun: 12p-6p

The Performance Series represents the incredible entertainment that the MAC is known for. Shows span a range of genres and performance styles – music, dance, comedy, family events – there’s always something new. You’ll find jazz, orch
estras indie bands, solo artists, acoustic shows, stand-up comics, improv groups, variety shows and so much more.

Take Me to the River LIVE

Sunday, Nov. 5, 6p

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  • November 6, 2017
    12:00 am

This live concert takes you on a journey through the soul of American music with Grammy Award-winning musicians William Bell, Charlie Musselwhite and Bobby Rush.

Lidia Bastianich

Thursday, Nov. 9, 7p

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  • November 10, 2017
    1:00 am

Lidia Bastianich is one of the best-loved chefs on television, a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business.

Lonestar

Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30p

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  • November 11, 2017
    1:30 am

For more than 20 years they’ve logged countless miles touring throughout the world, releasing several Platinum-selling albums.

National Theatre Live: Amadeus

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2p & Thursday, Nov. 16, 7p

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  • November 12, 2017
    8:00 pm
  • November 17, 2017
    1:00 am

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, who is seized by obsessive jealousy and begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

Broadway’s Next H!t Musical

Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30p

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  • November 18, 2017
    1:30 am

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny.

Savion Glover: All Funked Up!

Sunday, Nov. 26, 4p

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  • November 26, 2017
    10:00 pm

Glover dances to an eclectic soundtrack, that includes new age to John Coltrane, in a tribute to his personal experiences with dance greats and the forefathers of tap.

Pete the Cat

Friday, Dec. 1, 7p

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  • December 2, 2017
    1:00 am

Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

The Second City: NUT-CRACKING Holiday Revue

Saturday, Dec. 9, 6p & 9p

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  • December 10, 2017
    12:00 am
  • December 10, 2017
    3:00 am

The Second City returns with a sprig of holiday mischief to this night of spirited fun.

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

Thursday, Dec. 14, 7p & Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7p

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  • December 15, 2017
    1:00 am
  • December 20, 2017
    1:00 am

The play concerns the misadventures and musings of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

“The Nutcracker”

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2P & 7p Sunday, Dec. 17, 1p & 5p

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DATE:
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  • December 16, 2017
    8:00 pm
  • December 17, 2017
    1:00 am
  • December 17, 2017
    7:00 pm
  • December 17, 2017
    11:00 pm

The gorgeous holiday classic returns for three magical performances featuring accompaniment from New Philharmonic orchestra!

National Theatre Live: Obsession

Thursday, Jan. 4, 7p & Sunday, Jan. 7, 2p & Thursday, Jan. 11, 7p

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  • January 5, 2018
    1:00 am
  • January 7, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • January 12, 2018
    1:00 am

Jude Law stars in the stage production of Obsession, a chilling tale of passion and destruction.

Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2 & 6p

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  • January 14, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • January 15, 2018
    12:00 am

More than 50 of the company’s highly skilled dancers will grace the stage in Prokofiev’s lavish, highly entertaining full-length ballet, Cinderella, one of the most beloved stories of all time.

Chris Botti

Saturday, Jan. 20, 7:30p

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  • January 21, 2018
    1:30 am

Chris Botti is one of the important figures of the contemporary music world, performing worldwide with an innovative repertoire that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.

Guiseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata”

Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30p | Sunday, Jan. 28, 3p

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  • January 28, 2018
    1:30 am
  • January 28, 2018
    9:00 pm

Lavish parties, adoring suitors and exquisite jewelry mean nothing after a beautiful socialite meets the true love of her life.

“Time Stands Still” by Donald Margulies

Feb. 1-Mar. 4 | Thursdays-Saturdays, 8p & Sundays, 3p

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  • February 2, 2018
    2:00 am
  • February 3, 2018
    2:00 am
  • February 4, 2018
    2:00 am
  • February 4, 2018
    9:00 pm
  • February 9, 2018
    2:00 am
  • February 10, 2018
    2:00 am
  • February 11, 2018
    2:00 am
  • February 11, 2018
    9:00 pm
  • February 16, 2018
    2:00 am
  • February 17, 2018
    2:00 am
  • February 18, 2018
    2:00 am
  • February 18, 2018
    9:00 pm
  • February 23, 2018
    2:00 am
  • February 24, 2018
    2:00 am
  • February 25, 2018
    2:00 am
  • February 25, 2018
    9:00 pm
  • March 2, 2018
    2:00 am
  • March 3, 2018
    2:00 am
  • March 4, 2018
    2:00 am
  • March 4, 2018
    9:00 pm

Sarah and James, a photographer and a journalist, are war correspondents and a real-life couple who re-discover themselves upon returning home from Iraq.

Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories

Friday, Feb. 2, 7p

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  • February 3, 2018
    1:00 am

“Dragons Love Tacos and other stories” is Theatreworks USA’s newest musical revue of five great books.

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2p & Thursday, Feb. 8, 7p

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  • February 4, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • February 9, 2018
    1:00 am

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it and in return, she is invited to Neverland, where a riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

Global Flicks: The Salesman (Iran)

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 130p & 7:30p

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  • February 7, 2018
    7:30 pm
  • February 8, 2018
    1:30 am

This Oscar winning movie is about a couple in Iran who are both acting in a production of “Death of a Salesman.”

Exploring the Red Planet

Friday, Feb. 9, 7P

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  • February 10, 2018
    1:00 am

Perhaps no one on earth knows more about our planet’s nearest neighbor than Kobie Boykins.

MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies

Saturday, Feb. 10, 7:30p

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  • February 11, 2018
    1:30 am

Mister Mojo’s music reflects the Louisiana and Cajun Zydeco tradition, as well as New Orleans two-steps, rock & roll and blues rhythms.

Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2p

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  • February 11, 2018
    8:00 pm

The world champion Irish step dancers bring an epic tale of Celtic culture to life in Stepping Out, complete with a sensational, eight-member Irish band and vocalist.

Global Flicks: Like Cotton Twines (Ghana)

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1:30p & 7:30p

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  • February 14, 2018
    7:30 pm
  • February 15, 2018
    1:30 am

An American volunteer teaching at a remote school in Africa tries to save one of his young students from a religious custom in which she will be offered as a slave to the gods.

The Best of The Second City

Saturday, Feb. 17, 6p & 9p

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  • February 18, 2018
    12:00 am
  • February 18, 2018
    3:00 am

From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and more, comes the next generation of comedy performing hilarious sketch comedy.

¡Cubanismo!

Sunday, Feb. 18, 3p

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  • February 18, 2018
    9:00 pm

Founded by legendary trumpeter Jesús Alemañy, the all-star orchestra celebrates the legacy of Cuban music in dance styles from around the world.

Global Flicks: Monsoon (India)

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1:30p & 7:30p

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  • February 21, 2018
    7:30 pm
  • February 22, 2018
    1:30 am

Part road movie, part spectacle, part drama, Monsoon is Sturla Gunnarsson’s meditation on chaos, creation and faith, set in the land of believers.

Global Flicks: Sweet Bean (Japan)

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1:30p & 7:30p

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  • February 28, 2018
    7:30 pm
  • March 1, 2018
    1:30 am

The manager of a pancake stall finds himself confronted with an odd but sympathetic elderly woman looking for work.

Mummenschanz: You & Me

Saturday, Mar. 3, 7:30p

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  • March 4, 2018
    1:30 am

Swiss mask theater company celebrates over four decades of motion magic in their new show you & me.

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Sunday, Mar. 4, 2p & Thursday, Mar. 8, 7p

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  • March 4, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • March 9, 2018
    1:00 am

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

Global Flicks: Neruda (Chile)

Wednesday, Mar. 7, 1:30p & 7:30p

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  • March 7, 2018
    7:30 pm
  • March 8, 2018
    1:30 am

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

In The Mood

Saturday, March 10, 7:30p

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  • March 11, 2018
    1:30 am

Complete with period costumes and choreography, this one-night-only tribute brings the Big Band era back with a bang!

Global Flicks: Sarah’s Key (France)

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 1:30p & 7:30p

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  • March 14, 2018
    6:30 pm
  • March 15, 2018
    12:30 am

In modern-day Paris, an American is commissioned to write an article about the notorious Vel d’Hiv round up, which took place in Paris, in 1942.

Strangers in a Strange Land

Friday, Apr. 6, 7p

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  • April 7, 2018
    12:00 am

Join veteran National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career that has spanned four decades.

Beethoven: Five Concertos – One Pianist

Saturday, April 7, 7p | Sunday, April 8, 3p

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  • April 8, 2018
    12:00 am
  • April 8, 2018
    8:00 pm

For the second time ever in America, Beethoven’s five piano concertos will be performed together in a spectacular event.

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal: “Black List River”

Saturday, Apr. 14, 7:30p

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DATE:
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  • April 15, 2018
    12:30 am

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and her collaborator, musical director, guitarist and husband John Leventhal present an acoustic evening celebrating her prolific and deeply-rooted catalog of music.

“Curious George”

Saturday, Apr. 21, 11a & 1p

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  • April 21, 2018
    4:00 pm
  • April 21, 2018
    6:00 pm

All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day comes just once a year and George has been waiting anxiously to help his friend Chef Pisghetti cook something delicious.

“Outside Mullingar” by John Patrick Shanley

May 3-June 3 | Thursdays-Saturdays, 8p & Sundays, 3p

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DATE:
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  • May 4, 2018
    1:00 am
  • May 5, 2018
    1:00 am
  • May 6, 2018
    1:00 am
  • May 6, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 11, 2018
    1:00 am
  • May 12, 2018
    1:00 am
  • May 13, 2018
    1:00 am
  • May 13, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 18, 2018
    1:00 am
  • May 19, 2018
    1:00 am
  • May 20, 2018
    1:00 am
  • May 20, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 25, 2018
    1:00 am
  • May 26, 2018
    1:00 am
  • May 27, 2018
    1:00 am
  • May 27, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • June 1, 2018
    1:00 am
  • June 2, 2018
    1:00 am
  • June 3, 2018
    1:00 am
  • June 3, 2018
    8:00 pm

Two middle-aged introverts in rural Ireland are at risk to lose it all. Will this eccentric duo beat the odds and find solid ground?

Capitol Steps

Saturday, May 12, 4p & 8p

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  • May 12, 2018
    9:00 pm
  • May 13, 2018
    1:00 am

Capitol Steps uses song parodies and original sketches to play up the comedic political footing in the U.S.