American Blues Theater

Upcoming Events

Days of Decision – the music of Phil Ochs
Music, Virtual
Runs Nov 01Nov 02, 2020

Join us for a virtual Phil Ochs tribute concert performed by award-winning Artistic Affiliate Zachary Stevenson (“Buddy” in The Buddy Holly Story). Featuring powerful songs and incredible stories, …

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!
Classic, Holiday, Musical
Runs Nov 12, 2020Jan 02, 2021

THE CHICAGO ORIGINAL – Joseph Jefferson Award nominated production & Ensemble

This is the second longest-running holiday play in Chicago! For 19 years, the American Blues Ensemble has treated …

Green Day’s American Idiot
Runs Jun 25Aug 14, 2021


Exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post 9/11 world, borne along by Green Day’s electrifying score. “Invigorating …

Runs Sep 03Oct 16, 2021

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This is the sensational drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues, who now works as a garbage man …

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Chicago IL 60640
(773) 327-5252
Winner of American Theatre Wing’s prestigious National Theatre Company Award, American Blues Theater is a premier arts organization with an intimate enviroment that patrons, artists, and all Chicagoans call home. American Blues Theater explores the American identity through the plays it produces and communities it serves. American Blues Theater follows three guiding values both on and off its stages- to be accessible, responsible, and true. Our diverse and multi-generational artists have established the second oldest professional Equity Ensemble theater in Chicago.
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