Chicago City Guide – Performing Arts

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Broadway in New York City maybe the epicenter for performing arts in the United States, but Chicago boasts a pretty impressive performing arts scene as well.

    Female Speaker: For the best theater in America, take a left at 42nd Street and head west for about 900 miles.

    When you want to see the next big thing, see it in Chicago. The city boasts five Tony Award winning theater companies, original world's premiere productions, and breathtaking classical performances by the likes of the Joffrey Ballet, the Lyric Opera, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. And when you want the bright lights of Broadway, head to the bustling Downtown Theater District where Broadway and Chicago features iconic first-class production classics like Chicago, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, and Wicked on several grand stages.

    Male Speaker: It's just one niece I think; the other one is her friend. I am a terrible uncle.

    Female Speaker: Whether you prefer the compelling drama of Tony Award winning Steppenwolf and Goodman Theaters, mind-blowing theatrics at the Looking Glass Theater or more classical performances at the Shakespeare Theater, this great American city has it all.

    Prepare to laugh till you cry in Chi-Town, the birthplace of improv comedy and Second City where the likes of John Belushi, Steve Carell and Tina Fey got their start.

    An evening at the theater would not be complete without a memorable dining experience. In Chicago, you can choose from countless restaurants within strolling distances of the stage or take advantage of specials available to theater patrons at several local restaurants.

    After a night on the town, there are plenty of places to rest your head. From hip lodging to boutique hotels, eco-friendly to iconic as well as national brands, all recognized for quality and service. Chicago's accommodations are second to none.

    Male Speaker: Have you ever witnessed any violent acts?

    Female Speaker: You're about to.

    Female Speaker: Thanks to its world renowned theaters, award winning performances, side splitting comedies, and foot stomping musical reviews. When it comes to the performing arts, Chicago is sure to entertain.