Lyric Partner Events and Offers - May 2016

Lyric Notes Upcoming Events
 
The Hypocrites

The Hypocrites presents Adding Machine: A Musical

Playing through May 15
The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60622

An expressionistic tale of love, murder, and salvation, The Hypocrites’ Adding Machine: A Musical is “Brilliant,” raves Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, “an important show in Chicago theater history.” Chicago Sun-Times’ Hedy Weiss hails, “Remarkable” and Kris Vire of Time Out Chicago says, “A Stunning Revival.”

Adding Machine: A Musical
plays through May 15 at The Den Theatre’s Heath Main Stage.

Get 15% off online ticket purchases with code ‘hypo-lyric.’

 
Emerald City Theatre

Special Family Offer from Emerald City Theatre

Experience the magic of live theater with Skippyjon Jones in the Cirque de Ole or Schoolhouse Rock Live!
 
“BEST WAY TO INTRODUCE YOUNG PEOPLE TO THEATRE” – Chicago Theatre Review
 
Use the discount code LYRIC for 20% off tickets to Emerald City Theatre’s family productions of the high-flying furry frenzy, Skippyjon Jones in the Cirque (now playing through May 26), or the rock-n-roll rumpus, Schoolhouse Rock Live! (now playing through June 5). Performances take place at the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park.
 
“EXCEPTIONAL KID-ORIENTED THEATRE” – Chicago Parent
 
Visit EmeraldCityTheatre.com to purchase tickets.

 
Provision Theater

Best of Enemies

Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago
April 27 - June 5

Felicia Fields (Broadway Tony-nominee for The Color Purple) leads the Chicago-premiere of Best of Enemies at Provision Theater. Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, Best of Enemies is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. Best of Enemies exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst--and best--in themselves. 

For more information and tickets visit www.provisiontheater.org

 
I Got Me Flowers

Chicago Choral Artists Concert — I Got Me Flowers

Chicago Choral Artists’ 40th anniversary season concludes with a choral concert of spring-inspired works anchored by Benjamin Britten’s Five Flower Songs.  Works of contemporary American greats Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen are included, plus the premiere of Chicago composer and CCA member Ed Frazier Davis’s commission To an Early Daffodil.  Artistic Director Michael D. Costello conducts.
 
Saturday, May 7, 7:30 pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL
 
Sunday, May 8, 4:00 pm, Mother’s Day
Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest, IL
 
Learn more and purchase tickets.

 
Ballet Chicago Take Flight

Ballet Chicago — Take Flight

Ballet Chicago invites the Lyric Opera family to attend Take Flight, an evening of beautiful ballet at the Harris Theater.

Use promo code BCLYRIC to receive 25% off the regular ticket price.

Take Flight features George Balanchine's spirited Square Dance and his virtuosic Stars and Stripes Pas de Deux. Mr. B, as he was known to those who worked with him every day, is regarded as the foremost contemporary choreographer in the world of ballet.

Also on the program are Resident Choreographer Ted Seymour’s nebula-inspired galactic odyssey Celestial Rites, and a world premiere, Secrets de Printemps, a full company work choreographed to the elegant music of Maurice Ravel and dedicated to the great ballerina Violette Verdy.

Celebrate the beauty and artistry that is Ballet Chicago!

To purchase tickets visit www.balletchicago.org. Ticket information is also available at the Harris Theater Box Office at 312-­334­-7777.

 
La Calisto

Haymarket Opera Company presents La Calisto

by Francesco Cavalli at the Athenaeum Theatre

La Calisto spices up Ovid’s Metamorphoses myth of Jove’s love for the beautiful nymph Calisto, a follower of the chaste goddess Diana. Faustini’s libretto weaves in hilarious subplots which inspired some of Cavalli’s most lyrical and inventive music, as Calisto refuses Jove in his manly appearance, but succumbs to his wooing after he disguises himself as Diana. When Jove’s wife Juno learns of his trickery and their affair, she punishes Calisto by turning her into a bear.

Lyric fans save on tickets with promo code: LYRICALISTO




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