Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, the show offers an opportunity to experience an era in our country's history that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded.
After 100 million YouTube views and two astounding tours with International Guitar Night, Italy's Luca Stricagnoli is back with his own solo show, featuring high-energy renditions of rock songs played on a variety of custom acoustic guitars, including his own triple neck acoustic guitar. With multiple melodies and rhythms and special playing techniques, Luca has transformed his instrumentals into a solo art form all his own.
Not every musician has the opportunity to revisit and even potentially improve upon their biggest hits. But on the forthcoming TEN to 1 record, the award-winning band Lonestar—Dean Sams (keyboards, acoustic guitar, background vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitarist, background vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums) and Drew Womack (lead vocals, guitar)—are taking a fresh look at all 10 of their chart-topping country songs.
This streak started in 1996 with the band's second single, the rock-edged "No News," and continued with the following year's "Come Cryin' to Me" and “Everything’s Changed.” The band's quadruple-platinum 1999 album Lonely Grill spawned four No. 1 hits (including the beloved global smash "Amazed") and established Lonestar as music's preeminent pop-country band—a status they'd maintain through the 2000s and beyond.
The Second City - She The People: Girlfriends' Gui
Hot off rave reviews and extended engagements in Chicago and Toronto, She the People: Girlfriends’ Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves is heading to CoMMA!A high-octane show entirely created, designed and performed by the fearlessly funny women of world-famous comedy mecca The Second City, She the People is a mimosas-and-madness-fueled foray that proudly roasts the patriarchy in a mashup of sketches and songs that reclaims comedy for everyone!
Sons of Serendip is a musical group of four friends, who through a series of serendipitous events, came together in graduate school at Boston University. Micah Christian, a former teacher from Randolph, Massachusetts, is the lead vocalist of the group; Cordaro Rodriguez, a former attorney from Charlotte, North Carolina, is the pianist and guitarist; Kendall Ramseur, a former cello instructor from Charlotte, NC, is the cellist and vocalist; and Mason Morton, who is a former teacher from Atlanta, GA, is the harpist for the quartet.
In 2014 they came together to begin what they know will be a long beautiful journey of creating music that touches people’s hearts by competing and becoming finalists on America’s Got Talent, Season 9 (NBC). They hope that their music will resonate deeply with listeners and that, in some way, it will make their lives a little better – even if just for a moment.
Step into the whimsical magic of one of the world's most beloved fairy tales, coming to CoMMA Performing Arts Center this Holiday Season!
A part of the World Ballet Series, the Nutcracker is performed live by a multinational cast of 50 professional ballet dancers gathered to bring this most beloved holiday tradition to life.
A family-friendly experience accompanied by Tchaikovsky's timeless music, more than 150 hand-sewn costumes, hand-crafted sets, and classic Marius Petipa choreography.
This fairy tale will take you on a Christmas night adventure with Clara and the Nutcracker to the Land of Sweets. See the iconic Waltz of Flowers and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy; meet Mother Ginger and the Drosselmeyer.
Mark your calendars and snag your tickets early for this unforgettable experience!
This concert features an all-star cast of music and dance, with the esteemed Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar, presenting traditions and customs that people in Mexico celebrate during the Christmas season.
This spectacular show focuses on Nochebuena (Christmas Eve), where Mexican families attend midnight mass before returning home to a late-night feast and lots of music! In Mexico, Christmas is a whole season of Christmas-related celebrations, representing a blend of indigenous culture, Spanish heritage, and influences from other cultures.
Journey to a shimmering winter wonderland of circus spectacle and derring-do! Marvel at the bendy ballerina in her glistening snow globe. Find yourself aglow as this aerial snow show mesmerizes your senses. Astonishing acrobatics, dazzling specialty acts, and glittering costumes abound in this "cool", warm and whimsical world of Shimmer! A cirque winter reverie the whole family will enjoy!
Disney's iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (oh… and don't forget Tigger too!) have come to life in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation.
Featuring the Sherman Brothers' classic Grammy Award-winning music with further songs by A.A. Milne, this beautiful fresh stage adaptation is told with stunning life-sized puppetry through the eyes of the characters we all know and love, in a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood.
This production is created by renowned family entertainment creator Jonathan Rockefeller, and made by Rockefeller Productions alongside Disney Theatrical Productions. Following a record-breaking New York premiere in 2021, The Hundred Acre Wood is heading across the United States in 2023.
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show.As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.
Hailing from Tanzania, the ZUZU African Acrobats celebrate the 2,000-year-old Bantu culture of East Africa in every performance.
Performing ancient traditions passed on by elders, this troupe delivers incredible acrobatics, energizing African drumming, singing and dancing, and gravity defying stunts while simultaneously displaying the grace, beauty and strength of the African culture.
Who Hijacked My Fairtytale? Starring Kelly Swanson
Join Kelly Swanson - award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, author of Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale - as she takes you on a twisted journey to a happier ever after.
You’ll laugh yourself silly! From muffin tops to age spots to “the girls” gone wild, no topic is off limits as Kelly laughs about being a woman in today’s world. But underneath the humor is a lot of heart and a powerful message about embracing what makes you unique.
You walk out of the show feeling refreshed and empowered, with a message that will last much longer than the laughs. Grab your friends and join us for a colossal GIRLS NIGHT OUT. You’ll be glad you did.
Because it’s all fun and games ’til the hair gets messed up. And it’s never too late to write a new ending to your fairy tale.
Welcome to Fairytales on Ice where dreams are reality and adventures are around every corner!
Featuring Beauty & The Beast!
Join Belle, The Beast, and some new friends as they skate through adventures, magic and celebration - but beware of the enchantress who wants to have the beast remain a monster for the rest of his days.
Can Belle, her friends and our audience help save the day?
This non-stop thrilling adventure features over the top magic illusions, spectacular special effects, an all original award winning soundtrack, and thrilling jumps, spins, and pair lifts- All on ICE!
The only company in the world to perform the signature trademark style, Hiplet Ballerinas of Chicago, Illinois fuse classical pointe technique with African, Latin, Hip-Hop and urban dance styles rooted in communities of color.
Promoting inclusivity in both their cast and audience, Hiplet features true-toned tights, modern music, and dancers of all shapes, sizes and colors.
Since going viral in 2016 thanks to appearances on Good Morning America and Buzzfeed, the company has amassed over a billion views on YouTube, starred in a feature documentary, made a cameo in Shawn Mendes’ “Youth” music video, and performed across the world. The Hiplet Ballerinas are also often found in high-fashion campaigns from the runways of Paris Fashion Week to ads for Desigual and Swarovski Crystal.
Their premiere tour will support the Chicago Multicultural Dance Center and the scholarships the studio provides.
Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles Experie
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles.
This amazing band, anchored by brothers Billy, Matthew and Ryan McGuigan perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience. This is done through request cards that audience members fill out prior to the show. On those cards, the audience member only needs to fill out three things: their name, their favorite Beatles song and the reason why they chose that song. The cards are collected and two minutes before the show begins, a set list is created based upon the songs chosen by that particular audience. As an added treat, the reasons that the audience members chose those songs make up the narrative of the evening.
Every show is different, every show is interactive, and every show proves that The Beatles music truly is the soundtrack to our lives.
ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
HER VOICE. HIS VISION. THEIR STORY.
ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Now their story is an all-new exhilarating original musical winning the hearts of critics and audiences alike, with the Chicago Tribune declaring “IT’S A HIT!” and The New York Times cheering, “The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this undeniably crowd-pleasing musical!” ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3” and “Coming Out of the Dark.” Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish!
Amos Nachoum has lead great expeditions for individual adventurers and institutions like Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Discovery Channel, Armani, Disney, and Colombia Pictures. For National Geographic, he was team leader for separate photo expeditions to document the Red Sea, Great White Sharks, and Killer Whales.
Above all else, Amos loves people as much as wildlife. His concern for both inspired him to co-found Israel’s Marine National Park on the Red Sea.
Though his interest in conservation began with sharks, he looks to bring attention to the most fragile regions of the underwater realm with preservation of the environment foremost in his mind. His favorite way to raise awareness and stimulate passion for the ocean is to help guests experience it first-hand. For those unable to join him on his adventures, he brings the oceans to the world through his photography and public speaking engagements.
After 25 years, Chicago is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder Chicago has been honored with 6 tony awards®, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary —you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still...Chicago
The Southern Fried Chicks have busted out of the hen house for a night on the town with their new show, the "Cage Free Comedy Tour!" Join the Chicks for a night of free-range comedy starring Etta May, Sonya White, and Mia Jackson. Get to know the Chicks like never before! The new Cage-Free Comedy Tour features new stories, music, audience participation, singing, dancing and a multimedia show that you are sure to enjoy.
Traditional Celtic music at its best! With fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, haunting ballads and a good dose of humor, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.
"Formed from a Paisley pub session in 1968, seminal trailblazers the Tannahill Weavers now also rank as national treasures." - Glasglow Celtic Connections 2018
“If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It’s irresistible!” – The New York Times
You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?
Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” “It Takes Two,” and incorporating “Ladies Choice” from the musical film adaption, HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times).
This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).
Born in South Florida to a Jamaican father and Barbadian mother, Malcolm, 23, and his 20-year old brother Umoja learned to play violin through South Florida's public school system, and attended Dillard High School for the Performing Arts. Together, these brothers are Sons of Mystro.
They use their violins to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs and their own creations accompanied by a DJ and a drummer. They are winners of the Emerging Artist under 21 yrs old award at IRAWMA (International Reggae and World Music Awards). Their debut recording, "Reggae Strings" is available now wherever music is streamed or sold. Mentored by Black Violin, these artists' stars are on the rise.
Described as a modern day Mr. Rogers with hipster appeal, The Joshua Show inspires us to spread kindness, joy, and love in attempt to make the world a happier place to live. Joshua Holden creates entertainment that evokes the feeling of joy in audiences of children and adults. The subject matter of his work teaches valuable lessons about celebrating our differences, finding joy in everyday life, and respecting our feelings and the feelings of others. Through live music, puppetry, physical comedy, and tap dancing The Joshua Show is guaranteed to brighten your day and fill you with warm fuzzies.
"Mr. Holden has dedicated his shows to lightening the mood of all in the theater, puppets and humans alike." - The New York Times
THE OTHER MOZART is the true, untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.
Described by the New York Times as "strikingly beautiful", the one woman drama is set in and on a magnificent 18-foot dress, created to fill and spill over the entire stage. THE OTHER MOZART is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters.
With the opulent beauty of the dress and hair design, the sweet smell of perfume and the clouds of dusting powder rising from the stage, THE OTHER MOZART is a multi-sensual experience that transports the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight - but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejjudice where, finally, this other Mozart tells her story.