Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Upcoming Events

Anything Goes
Comedy, Musical
Runs Sep 19Nov 02, 2019

A high-seas romp showcasing one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores. Music, dance, and romance are set to the age old tale of boy meets girl in this …

Darin: Bobby’s Biggest Hits, starring Christopher Kale Jones
Oct 23, 2019

PBS retro-rocker and Jersey Boys star Christopher Kale Jones embodies the dazzling versatility of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Darin. Jones won hearts nationwide starring as …

Disney’s The Lion King JR.
Children’s/Family, Musical
Runs Nov 07Nov 09, 2019

The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back …

Who’s Who: A Celebration of the Music of The Who
Nov 09, 2019

Daltry, Townshend, Entwistle and Moony have created some of the most timeless rock music ever made. Spawning decades and over 100 million records worldwide, The Who is one …

America’s Sweethearts
Nov 10, 2019

America has loved the swinging sounds of female close-harmony groups even before The Andrews Sisters hit the airwaves with “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön” in 1937, but audiences …

The Comedy Jam with Jim Flannigan and Guests
Nov 13, 2019

Clean comedian Jim Flannigan has become a mainstay at the top comedy clubs around the country, including Zanies, The Improv, The Laugh Factory and Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club …

Karen Mason Sings Kander & Ebb & All That Jazz
Nov 14, 2019

Arlington Heights native KAREN MASON returns to the Metropolis on November 14! Broadway star of LOVE NEVER DIES, MAMMA MIA, WONDERLAND, HAIRSPRAY, and SUNSET BOULEVARD, and recipient of …

Irish Heritage Singers: Songs of the Irish Heart
Nov 15, 2019

The Irish Heritage Singers concert will explore music ranging from choral settings of poems by William Butler Yeats published in 1919 to songs by U2 along with traditional …

Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show
Nov 16, 2019

“Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show” is the international touring tribute show to the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard & Pollstar listed show is now celebrating …

Fareed Haque and the Secret Tango Society Band
Nov 22, 2019

Features virtuoso classical and electric guitarist Fareed Haque in his exploration of his Latin roots. Haque will perform his own unique arrangements of classic Latin American popular songs …

Spoonful of Sugar – Celebrating the Music Career of Julie Andrews
Nov 23, 2019

Coloratura soprano Diane Penning and tenor Paul Langford bring to life the spirit of Julie Andrews and her amazing music career with solos and duets from her most …

A Christmas Carol
Children’s/Family, Classic, Holiday, Literary Adaptation
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 …

Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night
Comedy, Holiday
Nov 29, 2019

Get into the Christmas spirit with Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night. Brush up on your Yuletide trivia, play for actual prizes in this uniquely interactive show. Vicki …

Deacon Blues: The All-Star Grammy® Tribute to Steely Dan
Nov 30, 2019

Eleven stellar musicians, composers and educators based in Chicago, they share a unique passion for the Becker/Fagen repository, better known to the world as Steely Dan. Deacon Blues …

A Cherry, Cherry Christmas Neil Diamond Tribute
Holiday, Music
Dec 02, 2019

A selection of song from Neil Diamond’s four Christmas albums and, of course, his greatest hits.

Denny has spent over 20 years traveling the country performing the songs and …

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre
Classic, Holiday
Dec 03, 2019

This 1940s radio style adaptation of Frank Capra’s film classic is a guaranteed holiday winner. The four-member company masterfully conquers multiple characters & sound effects while saving their …

The 12 Dames of Christmas starring Angela Ingersoll
Holiday, Music
Dec 04, 2019

Emmy nominee Angela Ingersoll captures the festive sounds of a dozen divas. Ingersoll is known for her outstanding Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow (Los Angeles, Chicago) …

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 …

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 …

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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