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posted: 3/29/2013 6:01 PM

Metropolis adds new comedy revues, concerts

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  • Broadway star Liz Callaway is set to perform in concert at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights on Friday, Nov. 1.

      Broadway star Liz Callaway is set to perform in concert at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights on Friday, Nov. 1.

  • Corky Siegel

      Corky Siegel

  • Megon McDonough

      Megon McDonough


The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights announced Friday a slate of recently added concerts and comedy shows for its 2013-14 season. On the bill are:

• "GayCo: Weddings of Mass Destruction," Saturday, Aug. 17: Chicago's oldest LGBT sketch comedy troupe returns with a revival of one of its hit revues.

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• "The Second City: Happily Ever Laughter," Friday, Aug. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 14: Chicago's world-famous sketch comedy company returns to Arlington Heights with a show that skewers targets ranging from political gridlock to talentless reality TV stars.

• "Shining Star: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire," Friday, Oct. 25: A tribute band helps you groove to tunes "September," "Sing a Song" and "Shining Star."

• "TV & Me," Saturday, Oct. 26: Comedian Mike Toomey of WGN fame returns with his nostalgic one-man show looking at his obsessive childhood watching hit TV shows from the 1960s and '70s.

• "An Evening with Liz Callaway," Friday, Nov. 1: The Broadway star sings a concert of musical favorites.

• "Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman," Thursday, Nov. 14, through Sunday, Nov. 16: The hit one-man comedy about the differences between men and women returns.

• "Heartless: The Music of Heart," Friday, Nov. 22. A tribute band recalls the group that delivered such hits as "These Dreams," "What About Love" and "Barracuda."

• "The Second City's Holiday in the Heights," Thursday, Dec. 5, through Monday, Dec. 30, with a special "New Year's Eve with The Second City" show on Tuesday, Dec. 31: The Second City returns with another adults-only holiday revue.

• "Corky Siegel & Megon McDonough Holiday Party," Tuesday, Dec. 10: Local musicians team up for a concert of classic Christmas songs.

• "A White Christmas Holiday Concert," Monday, Dec. 16: The revue, inspired by the classic title film, features songs like "Sisters" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

For more information and ticketing details, Call (847) 577-2121 or visit

-- Scott C. Morgan

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