Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Upcoming Events

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Runs Jul 18Aug 31, 2019

Buddy tells the true story of Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise to fame from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be the Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic …

An Evening with Steve Cochran and Friends
Sep 07, 2019

Steve Cochran is a Chicagoland favorite as the morning drive host on WGN Radio. He covers the day’s headlines with an analytical eye and his characteristic comedic slant …

LIVE From the Garden [Revisited]: Elton John
Sep 13, 2019

From the creators of LIVE In Central Park [Revisited]: Simon and Garfunkel comes a new live tribute concert in celebration of the historical Elton John 1974 appearance at …

An Evening with Kevin Farley and Guests
Sep 14, 2019

Kevin Farley has truly established himself as a comedic presence on stage and screen. Multi-tasking his truly gifted talents seems easy for Farley because he does it all …

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 …

Sunday Soiree Fundraiser
Sep 29, 2019

Sunday Soiree: Ladies of Laughter #LOL is Metropolis’ fun, ladies annual fundraiser! The Metropolis Ballroom will be filled with vendors featuring everything from jewelry to clothing, to purses, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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) …

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 …

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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