This basement storefront studio seems almost like an afterthought from the Apollo mainstage folks: The stage is off to the side, not every seat has a great view, and the only bathroom is backstage. Despite all that, local comedians are wising up to its potential as a viable space for laughter. Some, such as Baby Wants Candy, have made it to the big stage.
|Venue name:||Apollo Theater||Contact:|
2540 N Lincoln Ave
|Cross street:||at Lill St|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton. Bus: 8, 11, 74.|
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Baby Wants Candy
The long-running masters of musical improv regularly feature rising comic talent, with alumni of the Chicago company including Aidy Bryant, Seth Meyers and Jack McBrayer. See the company create an hourlong, on-the-fly musical from an audience suggestion...Musical comedy Fri January 30th 2015 - Fri February 13th 2015 FreeRead more2540 N Lincoln Ave Chicago Chicago
Thirsty: Chicago's Premier Improv Drinking Party
This intoxicated interactive show includes improv, drinking games and live music featuring veterans of the city's veteran comedy institutions.Fri January 30th 2015 - Sat May 23rd 2015 FreeRead more2540 N Lincoln Ave Chicago Chicago
Fancy Nancy, The Musical
Nancy's ready for her spotlight, but has to learn to share when she doesn't get the starring role in her dance recital. Emerald City Theatre stages this fancy musical based on the children's books by Jane O’Connor.Musicals Sat January 31st 2015 - Sun May 24th 2015 FreeRead more2540 N Lincoln Ave Chicago Chicago
Elephant and Piggie's We are in a Play!
Emerald City Theatre stages this musical based on a series of books by beloved children's author Mo Willems, exploring the importance of friendship, in this case Elephant and Piggie. It takes a vaudevillian approach with funny backup singers and comedy....Sat February 14th 2015 - Sat May 30th 2015Read more2540 N Lincoln Ave Chicago Chicago