Best bets: Shen Yun dazzles at Rosemont Theatre, Jamie Kennedy hits the Improv

  • Shen Yun tours to the Rosemont Theatre from Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 14-17.

    Shen Yun tours to the Rosemont Theatre from Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 14-17. Courtesy of Shen Yun

 
 
Posted2/11/2019 6:00 AM

Chinese culture

The traveling Chinese music and dance spectacular Shen Yun returns for a run of performances starting Thursday at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $80-$200. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, Feb. 14 and 16; 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16; and 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

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Victoria Jaiani and Alberto Velazquez star in the Joffrey Ballet's new production of "Anna Karenina" at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Victoria Jaiani and Alberto Velazquez star in the Joffrey Ballet's new production of "Anna Karenina" at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago. - Courtesy of Cheryl Mann/Joffrey Ballet
Tolstoy tragedy

The Joffrey Ballet presents "Anna Karenina," featuring choreography by Yuri Possokhov and an original score by composer Ilya Demutsky. This world premiere collaboration with The Australian Ballet arrives locally for 10 performances starting Wednesday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. $35-$199. (312) 341-2300 or joffrey.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, Friday, Feb. 15, Thursday, Feb. 21, and Friday, Feb. 22; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 and 24

Mark Gatiss ("Sherlock," "Doctor Who") stars as King George III in Nottingham Playhouse's production of Alan Bennett's drama "The Madness of George III," which is screened as part of the NT Live series at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.
Mark Gatiss ("Sherlock," "Doctor Who") stars as King George III in Nottingham Playhouse's production of Alan Bennett's drama "The Madness of George III," which is screened as part of the NT Live series at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. - Courtesy of National Theatre Live
Royal crisis

Mark Gatiss ("Sherlock," "The Favourite") recently starred in the title role "The Madness of George III" for Nottingham Playhouse in England. NT Live filmed this revival of Alan Bennett's acclaimed historical drama, and it screens on Thursday and Sunday, Feb. 17, at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $24. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, and noon Sunday, Feb. 17

Jamie Kennedy performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 14-17.
Jamie Kennedy performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 14-17. - Associated Press, 2016
'Scream' with laughter

Actor, writer and comedian Jamie Kennedy ("Scream") returns to perform a series of standup sets starting Thursday at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $27-$65 on Feb. 14; $27 with a two-item purchase for other performances. (847) 240-2001 or chicago.improv.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16; and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

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