Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Upcoming Events

The Mousetrap
Drama
Runs Jan 31Mar 16, 2019

The longest-running play in London’s West End and one of the best mysteries ever written for the stage. A group of strangers become stranded in an English country …

Higher and Higher: A Rock ‘N Soul Shindig! Starring Chester Gregory
Music
Feb 27, 2019

Broadway showstopper Chester Gregory (Motown: The Musical, Hairspray, Sister Act, Dreamgirls) has all the right moves, singing solid gold hits from the Motown era including “My Girl,” “Higher …

The Presenters’ Club: The Local Honeys
Music
Mar 13, 2019

The Local Honeys are comprised of Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs. Stokley from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, and Hobbs from the foothills of the Appalachian …

In to America
Children’s/Family, Drama
Runs Mar 18Mar 22, 2019

A powerful drama that traces the American immigrant experience from Jamestown to present day through the stories of ordinary men, women and children who departed their homelands in …

The Legacy Show
Music
Mar 21, 2019

The Legacy Show is a multimedia concert of music by African-American composers performed by violinist Tami Lee Hughes and pianist Byron Burford-Phearse. The program features classical music infused …

Skerryvore
Music
Mar 22, 2019

Two-time winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award, Skerryvore have been on a meteoric journey that has taken them all over the world. A …

Creole Stomp
Music
Mar 23, 2019

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

Side By Side: A Steve & Eydie Tribute
Music
Mar 24, 2019

Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé entranced the world from the 1950s through the 1970s as the superstars of the golden age of lounge entertainment. Induction into the Songwriters …

Uptown Girls
Music
Mar 28, 2019

Uptown Girls is an explosive new female vocal trio, performing some of the most dynamic, top-of-the-charts pop hits from the 1970’s to present day. These three fierce, powerhouse …

Heartache Tonight
Music
Mar 29, 2019

From the powerful guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the shimmering harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” Heartache Tonight delivers a true Eagles concert experience in every detail. Each …

Lucas Bohn’s Lesson Plans to Late Night
Comedy
Mar 30, 2019

“Lesson Plans to Late Night” is a one-man comedy show about Lucas’ transition from elementary school teacher to national touring comedian. “Lesson Plans to Late Night” is truly …

Corky Siegel Chamber Blues with Lynne Jordan
Music
Mar 31, 2019

Harmonica virtuoso and composer Corky Siegel brings classical and blues fans shoulder-to-shoulder. “Gritty Chicago blues and rarefied classical chamber music might not seem like a match made in …

The Jungle Book
Children’s/Family, Musical
Runs Apr 02Apr 12, 2019

The literary classic comes to life in this action-packed musical! Join a young boy named Mowgli as he learns the importance of friendship and survival with the help …

Ilya Yakushev, Pianist
Music
Apr 05, 2019

The young Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev, with many awards and honors to his credit, continues to astound and mesmerize audiences at major venues on three continents. The New …

The Lettermen
Music
Apr 06, 2019

The Lettermen are Tony Butala, Donovan Tea, and Bobby Poynton. The letter sweaters may only make a brief appearance at each Lettermen performance, but The Lettermen harmony is …

sMOkeyTOWN
Music
Apr 11, 2019

Originally conceived as a 60th birthday gift to her father, Andrea Prestinario created sMOkeyTOWN, which salutes Smokey Robinson’s historic songwriting canon with party hats, pomp, and some serious …

Fareed Haque and the Secret Tango Society
Music
Apr 12, 2019

This unique concert features virtuoso classical and electric guitarist Fareed Haque in his exploration of his Latin roots. Recently Haque came to the realization that there were few …

Green River Revival
Music
Apr 13, 2019

If you are searching for North America’s most authentic sounding CCR tribute, look no further than Canada’s own Green River Revival. The singer sounds so much like John …

The Comedy Jam with Mike Toomey and Guests
Comedy
Apr 17, 2019

A regular performer on WGN Morning News, Mike is also the creator and star of the hilarious one-person show “TV and Me,” which enjoyed a highly successful run …

Lean On Me: The Brotherhood of Rock And Roll, Starring Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones
Music
Apr 18, 2019

PBS television stars (Under the Streetlamp) and former Jersey Boys castmates Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones unite on inspirational rock anthems by The Beatles, The Righteous Brothers, …

BritBeat
Music
Apr 20, 2019

BritBeat Beatles Tribute Band is a ‘Multimedia Concert Journey Through Beatles Music History’ and tells the story of the Beatles from their early days at the Cavern Club …

Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael in “The Piano Men” – The songs of Barry Manilow, Michael Feinstein and Billy Joel
Music
Apr 25, 2019

Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael perform “THE PIANO MEN.” Called “beyond fabulous” by Chicago WFMT, the duo will celebrate and pay tribute to three iconic piano men – …

The Chicago Bar Association Presents
The 95th Annual Bar Show Big Little Laws, A Whodunnit
Comedy, Music
Apr 26, 2019

The Chicago Bar Association’s Bar Show is an irreverent musical comedy revue parodying local and national political, sports, and showbiz figures, performed entirely by Chicago area lawyers and …

rePercussion
Children’s/Family, Comedy
Apr 27, 2019

rePercussion is an extraordinary comedy drumming experience! Going beyond interactive drumming, they blend sight, sound, and laughter bringing to the stage a highly entertaining, mind-blowing experience. Blurring the …

Metropolis Gala
Music, Variety
Apr 27, 2019

Join Metropolis for this signature fundraising event, the Metropolis Gala – Night of the Stars, at Arlington International Racecourse. This black-tie suggested evening begins when we roll out …

Metropolis School of the Performing Arts
King Midas and the Miraculous Golden Touch
Children’s/Family
Runs May 02May 04, 2019

King Midas is the richest person in the world, yet he is not satisfied. He wants even more gold. A mysterious strange offers Midas the opportunity to wish …

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Musical
Runs May 16Jun 29, 2019

Broadway’s greatest farce promises to have audiences rolling in the aisles. This fast-paced, witty, and irreverent comedy is one of the funniest musicals every written. A Funny Thing …

111 W. Campbell
Arlington Heights IL 60005
847-577-2121
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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