Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

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Noises Off
Runs Jan 30Mar 14, 2020

Enjoy a glimpse backstage with the comedy that has been hailed as the funniest farce ever written. A production plummeting off the rails takes center stage in this …

Alice in Wonderland
Children’s/Family, Musical
Runs Mar 11Mar 20, 2020

Follow Alice as she travels down the Rabbit Hole to the most amazing places! Along her fantastic journey she’ll meet the Mad Hatter, March Hare, Cheshire Cat, Tweedle-Dee …

Creole Stomp
Mar 20, 2020

Creole Stomp has captured the ears and the feet of Louisiana music fans across North America. A recognized African Creole Accordion and French Creole Fiddle master, bandleader Dennis …

Mar 21, 2020

Described as ‘The sound of Young Scots Power Folk,’ (Mark Radcliff, BBC Radio 2), the band – Tiree brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (whistles & accordion), …

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, featuring Cantor Pavel Roytman and Etel Melamed
Mar 22, 2020

One of the first klezmer revival groups in the Midwest, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band has been Chicago’s go-to band for Jewish music since 1983. With their jazz-inflected Big …

Liz Callaway: Broadway and Beyond
Mar 26, 2020

Chicago’s own Liz Callaway returns home in a concert featuring music from The Great White Way, as well as the pop and film worlds. An Emmy winner and …

Van Morrison Party with The Commitments Tribute
Mar 27, 2020

Rock n’ Soul & Jazz fans – SoundTracks Of A Generation presents two tributes to the Emerald Isle! The Soul Commitments perform all the heart, all the soul, …

Mar 28, 2020

Lissie grew up in Rock Island, Illinois, near the Mississippi River, speaking her mind and writing songs on her acoustic guitar from an early age. After releasing her …

Reflections – A Kathak Dance Show
Mar 29, 2020

REFLECTIONS: Reconciling who we are with who we aspire to be. Tales – traditional , neo-classical and the modern – narrated in the ancient story-telling Indian Classical dance …

The April Female Funny Fools Comedy Jam
Comedy, Stand-Up
Apr 01, 2020

It’s All Fools’ Day at the Comedy Jam and this time it’s being taken over by four of Chicago’s funniest female stand-up comics all on one stage, all …

Apr 02, 2020

The exceptional talents of critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy, EmiSunshine have captured the nation’s attention. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed by outlets such as No Depression, …

An Evening with Ronnie Rice and Guest: It’s Not a Concert, It’s a Party!
Apr 03, 2020

Ronnie Rice began his musical career as a solo performer in Evanston, Illinois. In the late 1960s, Ron joined the Chicago-based group, The New Colony Six and sang …

The Petty Hearts – America’s Definitive Tribute to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Apr 04, 2020

The Petty Hearts are a nationally touring Tom Petty tribute band celebrating the life and musical legacy of Tom Petty’s amazing 40-year career in rock and roll.  The …

SOPA Cabaret – A Brand New Day: Broadway Musicals of the 21st Century
Music, Musical
Apr 05, 2020

In this original School of the Performing Arts Cabaret, Metropolis students are featured performing along with Voice Faculty Tiffany Gates and Nathan W. Brown as they sing and …

Defending the Caveman
Runs Apr 09Apr 11, 2020

The “outrageously funny and surprisingly sweet exploration of the gender gap” (Chicago Sun Times) has made Defending the Caveman “a comic phenomenon.” (New York Times)

Caveman is a hilariously …

One Night in Memphis
Apr 16, 2020

“One Night in Memphis” is a rocking concert tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Over 90 minutes …

The Chicago Experience: A Tribute to Rock with Horns
Apr 17, 2020

The Chicago Experience is just as it sounds – a group of musicians who call Chicago home, and who share a love for the music of one of …

The Baby Boomer Show
Comedy, Stand-Up
Apr 18, 2020

Fellow baby boomers and veteran comedians, Jan McInnis and Kent Rader have joined forces to develop The Baby Boomer Comedy Show, CLEAN, Stand-Up Comedy for people born before …

Whose Horizontal Line Is It Anyway?
Children’s/Family, Comedy
Runs Apr 21Apr 24, 2020

Learn math while you laugh. Whose Horizontal Line Is It Anyway explores middle-school math concepts through interactive games, humorous sketches and expert subject talks. The ensemble blends two …

Comedy Dance Chicago
Comedy, Dance
Apr 23, 2020

Comedy Dance Chicago presents their joyful, hilarious, interactive show! Brimming with word play, physical comedy, and good music, you’re sure to say “My face hurts from smiling!” See …

Southern Nights: Michael Ingersoll Sings Glen Campbell
Apr 24, 2020

PBS star and nationally touring recording artist Michael Ingersoll celebrates beloved musical legend Glen Campbell. A gifted storyteller, Ingersoll honors Campbell’s extraordinary rags to riches journey with grit, …

The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet
Children’s/Family, Comedy, Literary Adaptation
Runs Apr 30May 02, 2020

A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines — similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with …

An Evening with Pete Lee
May 02, 2020

Pete Lee was the first standup comedian to get a standing ovation on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and it resulted in him appearing on the show …

Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters, the Decade Tour
May 09, 2020

Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with the surprisingly deep material of her unabashedly catchy pop music. …

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Comedy, Musical
Runs May 21Jun 27, 2020

Sail to the French Riviera for humor, high jinks and mischief. Based on the hit MGM film of the same name, this sophisticated and suave musical comedy was …

111 W. Campbell
Arlington Heights IL 60005
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is a live theatre, entertainment and arts education facility in downtown Arlington Heights, IL, and has quickly become one of Chicagoland’s leading venues for quality programming.

The complex is home to a 350 seat theater, rehearsal rooms, a dance studio, classrooms and thirteen music studios. Metropolis presents and produces Plays, Musicals, Comedies and The Second City, Rock Concerts and Cabaret Shows.

The School offers classes in Acting, Musical Theatre, Drama and Dance for all ages.

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