Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

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A Christmas Carol
Children’s/Family, Classic, Holiday
Runs Nov 29Dec 24, 2019

This retelling of the Charles Dickens classic is filled with warmth, humor, music and holiday cheer. Wealthy miser Ebenezer Scrooge greets every Christmas with a “Bah, Humbug”. That …

The Lakeside Singers present
It’s The Best Time of the Year
Holiday, Music
Dec 09, 2019

Founded in 1999, The Lakeside Singers are dedicated to bridging the worlds of classical and contemporary choral music with a membership that is drawn from both disciplines.  The …

Uncle Larry’s Holiday Humbug Comedy Show
Comedy, Holiday
Dec 10, 2019

Known as “Uncle Lar”. Larry Reeb is the wise cracking politically incorrect relative everyone knows like any concerned relative “Uncle Lar” wants to help, so in his own …

Anthony Nunziata in Amore: The Great American & Italian Love Songs
Holiday, Music
Dec 11, 2019

Internationally-acclaimed singer, songwriter, entertainer and Carnegie Hall Headliner Anthony Nunziata brings his soulful and lyrical tenor voice to the greatest love songs ever written. Anthony re-imagines “I Will …

Here We Come A-Caroling: Holiday Favorites
Children’s/Family, Holiday, Music
Dec 15, 2019

An original cabaret performance written by Metropolis Voice Faculty Tiffany Gates and Nathan W. Brown. Students will be featured in solos and ensembles along with faculty as they …

Christmas in Ireland Featuring Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill
Holiday, Music
Dec 16, 2019

Experience the magic of holiday music with Ireland’s most Exciting young Tenor, Emmet Cahill. Having recently sold out New York’s Carnegie hall, Emmet returns to Chicago to perform …

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
Dec 17, 2019

The most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra …

Elisabeth von Trapp: Home for Christmas Concert
Holiday, Music
Dec 18, 2019

In a holiday presentation full of enchantment, Elisabeth von Trapp presents a joyous family celebration of festive holiday music from around the world and tells heartwarming stories of …

The Second City presents The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Sweater
Comedy, Holiday, Improv
Runs Dec 21Dec 31, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year-ish! Laugh along with The Second City as comedy’s best and brightest roast the chestnuts outta all the things we lovingly …

Skip Griparis: Rockin’ Comic Impressionist
Comedy, Music
Jan 02, 2020

The Major League star & powerhouse singer/guitarist presents his energetic comedy & music stage show – hilarious take-offs of James Taylor to Eric Clapton, Springsteen, Rocky, Prince, David …

TV & Me
Jan 03, 2020

Mike Toomey takes you on a journey back into 60’s and 70’s TV Land. Mike Toomey’s TV & Me is a must see for those of the TV …

An Evening with Andy Woodhull and Friends
Jan 04, 2020

Andy recently appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden. He has also appeared on Conan. He has a half hour special on Comedy Central. In 2014 …

The Knific Quartet: A Jazz Adventure!
Jan 05, 2020

The Knific Quartet melds virtuosity, lyricism, and musical influences from around the world to provide an intimate and exciting concert experience. This family ensemble presents stirring originals, Brazilian …

A Rock’n Roll Tribute…From Elvis to The Beatles! Featuring The Neverly Brothers
Jan 10, 2020

The Neverly Brothers concerts are a tribute to one of the most exciting chapters in music history: the birth, near death and resurrection of rock n’ roll. Their …

Just Imagine: The John Lennon Experience starring Tim Piper
Jan 11, 2020

JUST IMAGINE is an extraordinary rock ‘n’ roll celebration of the life and music of John Lennon starring look-and-sing-alike artist Tim Piper. Just Imagine intertwines John Lennon’s songs …

The Boomer Babes: Sill Rockin’
Comedy, Music
Jan 12, 2020

The Boomer Babes celebrate and spoof their generation with zany wit and musical flair. Pam Peterson and Jan Slavin sing and schmooze about the 1950’s, 1960’s and facing …

Tsukasa Taiko in Concert
Jan 16, 2020

The unmistakable sound of Taiko (Japanese drums), typically heard only at seasonal festivals and temples in Japan, is elevated to a new level on the Metropolis Stage.

Celebrating over …

Resurrection – A Journey Tribute
Runs Jan 17Jan 18, 2020

Resurrection – A Journey Tribute is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of Journey. Resurrection – A Journey Tribute faithfully (pun intended) re-creates the experience of a …

3 Redneck Tenors: Broadway Bound
Comedy, Music
Jan 24, 2020

Join these 3 singing cousins as they stampede their way through Broadway’s greatest hits! You’ll hear them belt out their version of tunes from such favorite shows as …

Greg Warren
Jan 25, 2020

Greg Warren, most recently seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show and Comedy Central Presents, has built a strong fan base with an act …

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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