Shows

I enjoy attending live performances in a variety of different genres of music and theatre. Below is a partial list of performances I have attended. I derived this list from past blog entries, Facebook posts, and calendar events. The earliest records I found were from a series of web pages I posted back in 1999 that described a trip I took to London. I have not kept a formal list of all the performances I have attended in the past so some shows are missing.

UPCOMING:

  1. 11-25-17: Kurt Elling at City Winery, Chicago, IL
  2. 10-28-17: Ben Folds and a Piano at Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
  3. 10-24-17: Lisa Loeb at SPACE, Evanston, IL

PAST:

  1. 9-16-17: I Love the 90s: The Party Continues Tour (DJ Dee Wiz, Snap!, O-Town, Biz Markie, All-4-One, Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray, TLC) at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  2. 9-10-17: Stevie Nicks at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  3. 9-2-17: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls at Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
  4. 8-27-17: John Mellencamp at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  5. 8-25-17: Alanis Morissette at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  6. 8-20-17: Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Ludwig Wicki, Conductor, with Chicago Children’s Choir, Chicago Chorale, The Lakeside Singers; and Kaitlyn Lusk, Soprano, perform the score of Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King live
  7. 8-19-17: Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Ludwig Wicki, Conductor, with Chicago Children’s Choir, Chicago Chorale, The Lakeside Singers; and Kaitlyn Lusk, Soprano, perform the score of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers live
  8. 8-4-17: Tony Bennett at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  9. 7-27-17: Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland Baroque Orchestra) all-Vivaldi concert at Martin Theatre, Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  10. 7-15-17: OneRepublic with James Arthur and Fitz & The Tantrums at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  11. 6-24-17: Common at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  12. 6-19-17: Josh Kelley at City Winery, Chicago, IL
  13. 6-11-17: Four Voices – Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Indigo Girls at Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
  14. 4-8-17: Rufus Wainwright at City Winery, Chicago, IL
  15. 2-16-17: Ben Folds and a Piano at Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
  16. 2-11-17: 10,000 Maniacs at City Winery, Chicago, IL
  17. 12-3-16: Hamilton at The PrivateBank Theatre, Chicago, IL
  18. 11-5-16: Lisa Loeb at The Warehouse, Carmel, IN
  19. 10-21-16: Ari Hest at City Winery, Chicago, IL
  20. 10-9-16: Squirrel Nut Zippers at City Winery, Chicago, IL
  21. 10-1-16: Hamilton at The PrivateBank Theatre, Chicago, IL
  22. 9-30-16: Ben Folds and a Piano at Majestic Live Theatre, Madison, WI (including master class, meet & greet, sound check)
  23. 8-27-16: Train with Andy Grammer at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  24. 8-14-16: Don Henley at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  25. 8-13-16: Tony Bennett at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  26. 8-12-16: Josh Bell, Chris Botti, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  27. 8-9-16: Chicago Symphony Orchestra plays Bernstein and Brahms Second Symphonies at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  28. 8-7-16: Dolly Parton at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  29. 7-18-16: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band with Emmylou Harris at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  30. 7-14-16: Chicago Symphony Orchestra plays Holst’s The Planets at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  31. 7-9-16: Duran Duran (Paper Gods on Tour) with CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  32. 7-3-16: Chris Cornell with Fantastic Negrito at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  33. 7-1-16: Indigo Girls with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Mullins at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  34. 6-25-15: The Fray and Gavin DeGraw at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  35. 6-9-16: Howard Jones, OMD, and Barenaked Ladies at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  36. 5-15-16: Kurt Elling at City Winery, Chicago, IL
  37. 5-13-16: Ben Folds and yMusic at The Riviera, Chicago, IL (meet & greet)
  38. 5-7-16: Alton Brown (Eat Your Science) at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL
  39. 4-17-16: Lisa Loeb at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
  40. 4-14-16: The Mountain Goats at City Winery, Chicago, IL
  41. 3-19-16: Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage at Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
  42. 3-5-16: The Flick (play) at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, IL
  43. 2-13-16: 10,000 Maniacs at City Winery, Chicago, IL (meet & greet)
  44. 1-30-16: Beautiful, The Carole King Musical at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL
  45. 11-22-15: Zoë Keating at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
  46. 11-16-15: Ben Folds and yMusic at Old National Centre (Murat Theatre), Indianapolis, IN
  47. 9-6-15: O.A.R. at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  48. 9-4-15: Frank Sinatra, Jr. at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  49. 8-30-15: Santana at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  50. 8-24-15: KT Tunstall at City Winery, Chicago, IL
  51. 8-16-15: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Star Trek) at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  52. 8-8-15: Pippin at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL
  53. 7-25-15: City of Angels at Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Lincolnshire, IL
  54. 7-20-15: Colbie Caillat at City Winery, Chicago, IL
  55. 7-11-15: City of Angels at Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Lincolnshire, IL
  56. 6-27-15: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (Cheek to Cheek) at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  57. 6-21-15: Tedeschi Trucks Band and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (Wheels of Soul Tour) at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  58. 6-6-15: Ben Folds and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra at Chicago Theater, Chicago, IL
  59. 5-16-15: Ben Folds and yMusic at Park West, Chicago, IL (meet & greet)
  60. 5-15-15: Ben Folds and yMusic at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
  61. 5-12-15: Billy Elliot the Musical at Drury Lane Theatre, Oak Brook, IL
  62. 1-15-15: Chuck Ragan at City Winery, Chicago, IL
  63. 12-13-14: Newsies at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL
  64. 12-6-14: Mythbusters Behind the Myths Tour at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL
  65. 12-3-14: Lisa Loeb at City Winery, Chicago, IL (meet & greet)
  66. 8-23-14: Train at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  67. 8-7-14: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King) at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  68. 7-31-14: Cascabel at Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL
  69. 7-25-14: Umphrey’s McGee at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  70. 7-18-14: Marc Cohn at City Winery, Chicago, IL (meet & greet)
  71. 7-3-14: Earth, Wind & Fire at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  72. 6-26-14: James Taylor at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  73. 6-21-14: Ari Hest (with Hayward Williams) at City Winery, Chicago, IL (meet & greet)
  74. 6-15-14: The Last Ship at Bank of America Theatre, Chicago, IL (met Sting very briefly)
  75. 6-13-14: The Kids in the Hall Live at Chicago Theater, Chicago, IL
  76. 4-25-14: Lisa Loeb at Bloomington Center for Performing Arts, Bloomington, IL
  77. 3-28-14: Paula Poundstone at City Winery, Chicago, IL (meet & greet)
  78. 2-8-14: Alton Brown Live at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL
  79. 1-12-14: Janis Siegel at City Winery, Chicago, IL (meet & greet)
  80. 10-29-13: Frank Turner at The Vic, Chicago, IL
  81. 9-27-13: Manhattan Transfer at City Winery, Chicago, IL
  82. 8-28-13: Natalie Cole (with Ramsey Lewis and his Electric Band) at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  83. 7-20-13: Under The Sun Tour including Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, Fastball at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  84. 7-19-13: Sheryl Crow at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  85. 6-14-13: Frank Turner (with Beans on Toast) at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, (Murat Theatre; meet and greet)
  86. 5-10-13: Lisa Loeb (with Jonny Polonsky and guest Jim Peterik) at City Winery, Chicago, IL
  87. 4-5-13: Archer Live! at Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
  88. 12-29-12: War Horse at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL
  89. 12-28-12: Book of Mormon at Bank of America Theatre, Chicago, IL
  90. 12-23-12: Book of Mormon at Bank of America Theatre, Chicago, IL
  91. 12-8-12: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL
  92. 11-4-12: Gavin DeGraw at Park West, Chicago, IL (private event)
  93. 9-30-12: Ben Folds Five (and Kate Miller-Heidke) at Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
  94. 6-29-12: Ben Folds Five at World’s Largest Block Party at Old St. Pat’s, Chicago, IL
  95. 10-26-11: Ben Folds and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Circle Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
  96. 10-22-11: Chess the Musical at Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, ON (Europe version)
  97. 10-21-11: Michael Jackson, The Immortal World Tour (Cirque du Soleil) at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
  98. 10-14-11: Lisa Loeb at Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, IL (meet & greet)
  99. 9-4-11: Billy Elliot the Musical at Canon Theatre, Toronto, ON
  100. 7-20-12: Rock of Ages at Drury Lane Theatre, Water Tower, Chicago, IL
  101. 6-3-11: Lisa Loeb at Viper Alley, Lincolnshire, IL (meet and greet)
  102. 5-1-11: Billy Elliot the Musical at Canon Theatre, Toronto, ON
  103. 3-31-11: Billy Elliot the Musical at Canon Theatre, Toronto, ON (evening)
  104. 3-30-11: Billy Elliot the Musical at Canon Theatre, Toronto, ON (matinee)
  105. 3-30-11: The Second City (This Party’s a Riot!) at The Second City, Toronto, ON
  106. 3-29-11: Billy Elliot the Musical at Canon Theatre, Toronto, ON
  107. 12-4-10: Messiah Rocks: A Joyful Noise at LaSalle Bank Theatre, Chicago, IL
  108. 11-27-10: Billy Elliot the Musical at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL (Chicago closing night)
  109. 11-14-10: Billy Elliot the Musical at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL (#10)
  110. 11-4-10: Ben Folds (Lonely Avenue tour) at Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL
  111. 10-23-10: Ben Folds and a Piano at Butler University, Clowes Memorial Hall, Indianapolis, IN
  112. 10-17-10: Billy Elliot the Musical at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL
  113. 10-10-10: Billy Elliot the Musical at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL
  114. 9-12-10: Billy Elliot the Musical at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL (matinee)
  115. 9-11-10: Billy Elliot the Musical at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL (evening)
  116. 8-3-10: Billy Elliot the Musical at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL
  117. 7-31-10: Shrek the Musical at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL
  118. 4-19-10: Ben Folds (with Kate Miller-Heidke) at Vic Theater, Chicago, IL
  119. 4-11-10: Billy Elliot the Musical at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL (opening night Chicago; Elton John, attendance; all 4 Billys performed finale)
  120. 3-25-10: Ben Folds with North Carolina Symphony at Meymandi Hall (Progress Energy Center), Raleigh, NC
  121. 3-21-10: Billy Elliot the Musical at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL (preview)
  122. 12-6-09: Star Wars, Concert at United Center, Chicago, IL
  123. 10-11-09: Ben Folds at at Old National Centre, Indianapolis,, (Murat Theatre)
  124. 8-8-09: Spring Awakening National Tour at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL (with Jake Epstein)
  125. 6-8-09: Hedwig and the Angry Inch at American Theater Company, Chicago, IL
  126. 6-7-09: Legally Blonde at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL
  127. 3-21-09: Ben Folds (Way to Normal tour) at Old National Centre, Indianapolis,, (Murat Theatre; meet and greet)
  128. 9-18-08: Ben Folds Five (Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner) at University of North Carolina, UNC Memorial Hall, Raleigh, NC
  129. 9-6-08: The Full Monty at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Lincolnshire, IL
  130. 6-8-08: Jersey Boys at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL
  131. 6-13-07: Phillip Glass (Book of Longing) at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
  132. 10-21-06: Pirate Queen at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL
  133. 7-30-06: Wicked at Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL (#8)
  134. 7-2-06: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Drury Lane Theatre, Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL
  135. 7-18-05: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, New York, NY (date is approximate)
  136. 7-18-05: The Light in the Piazza, New York, NY (date is approximate)
  137. 7-18-05: Wicked, New York, NY (date is approximate)
  138. 7-18-05: Spamalot, New York, NY (date is approximate)
  139. 7-18-05: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, New York, NY (date is approximate)
  140. 7-15-04: The Boy from Oz, New York, NY (with Hugh Jackman; date is approximate)
  141. 7-15-04: Wonderful Town, New York, NY (date is approximate)
  142. 7-15-04: Chicago (musical), New York, NY (with Paige Davis; date is approximate)
  143. 7-14-03: Movin’ Out, New York, NY
  144. 7-15-03: Gypsy, New York, NY (with Bernadette Peters)
  145. 8-3-02: Movin’ Out, Chicago, IL
  146. 1-6-99: Art (play), London, England
  147. 1-5-99: Rent at Shaftesbury Theatre, London, England
  148. 1-2-99: Into the Woods at Donmar Warehouse, London, England (evening)
  149. 1-2-99: Amadeus (play), London, England (matinee)
  150. 1-1-99: Alarms and Excursions (play) at Gielgud Theatre, London, England
  151. 12-31-98: London Symphony Orchestra (A Viennese Evening Concert) at Barbican Centre, London, England
  152. 12-30-98: Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre, London, England
  153. 12-30-98: Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, England
  154. 12-29-98: Filumena (play) at Piccadilly Theatre, London, England
  155. 12-28-98: The Weir (play) at Royal Court Theatre, London, England