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Entertainment

SKETCH COMEDY ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR 18th ANNUAL CHICAGO SKETCH COMEDY FESTIVAL JAN 10 – 20, 2019

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Stage 773 announces applications are now open for The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival’s 18th Anniversary. The nation’s largest and most highly anticipated sketch comedy festival takes place January 10th through 20st, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. “SketchFest” continues to grow and evolve year after year, cementing the city's reputation as the comedy hub of the nation. The festival “whose laughs are right on track,” says the Chicago Sun Times, features every form of sketch comedy imaginable, from perverted musical puppets to high-brow political satire.

CITY WINERY CHICAGO ANNOUNCES DOMES RETURN TO CITY WINERY AT THE RIVERWALK OCTOBER 10-DECEMBER 16 ON MARINA PLAZA

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City Winery at the Riverwalk announces the return of its popular heated River Domes from Wednesday, October 10 – Sunday, December 16, offering guests private outdoor seating and shelter on the Riverwalk. City Winery will begin taking River Dome reservations in September. City Winery at the Riverwalk is located on the south bank of the Chicago River between Dearborn and State Streets at 11 W. Riverwalk South.

ROSEMONT THEATRE CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH SIX SHOWS THROUGHOUT DECEMBER 2018

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This holiday season, Rosemont Theatre will feature six spectacular Christmas shows, starting on December 1 and ending December 22. All productions will take place at the Rosemont Theatre (5400 N. River Road). Tickets go on sale Friday, July 27 at 10am via Ticketmaster and can also be purchased at the box office.

Hamilton: The Exhibition Announces New Chicago Opening Date: April 6, 2019 Prior To Tour Of U.S. Cities

HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION – a 360-degree, immersive ​exhibit ​that will travel to select U.S. cities – ​has set a new opening date of April 6, 2019 in Chicago, it has been announced by Jeffrey Seller, producer of the musical HAMILTON​. HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION ​– on display in a specially-built free-standing structure the size of a football field --​ opens this spring for a limited engagement ​on Northerly Island​ in Chicago, where HAMILTON has played a sold-out run since 2016.

"CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE," THE HOLIDAY STAGE SPECTACULAR, ILLUMINATES THE CHICAGO THEATRE STARTING DEC. 12

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CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE brings its popular and electrifying stage spectacular to The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State Street, with eight unforgettable performances presented by Jam Theatricals. This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a combination of a Broadway musical and a Cirque adventure wrapped into a spectacular holiday gift for the entire family. Tickets are on sale now.

Craig Ferguson, Second City, Purple Reign, Barbra & Frank and The Midtown Men coming to Aurora's Paramount Theatre in 2018-19

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Paramount Theatre announced five nationally acclaimed comedy and music artists who will bring star power, big laughs and beautiful music to downtown Aurora in 2018-19.