Metropolis adds comedy, concerts to mainstage lineup

  • Arlington Heights native and Broadway veteran Karen Mason ("Sunset Boulevard," "Mamma Mia!") performs at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in November.

    Arlington Heights native and Broadway veteran Karen Mason ("Sunset Boulevard," "Mamma Mia!") performs at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in November.

 
 
Updated 6/12/2019 4:11 PM

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights announced the addition of six shows: three concerts and two comedy showcases, including a Sept. 7 show featuring WGN radio host Steve Cochran and friends.

"Live from the Garden," a re-creation of Elton John's November 1974 concert at Madison Square Garden that featured a guest appearance by John Lennon, takes place Sept. 13.

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Arlington Heights native Karen Mason returns to her hometown Nov. 14 with her cabaret show "All That Jazz" featuring music by composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb ("Cabaret," "Chicago," "Kiss of the Spider Woman").

Following Mason on Nov. 16 is "Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show," a live tribute concert to the indefatigable band responsible for "Satisfaction," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Brown Sugar."

Singer Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of the famed Maria von Trapp, the inspiration for "The Sound of Music," performs a Christmas concert Dec. 18, while comedian Andy Woodhull ushers in the new year Jan. 4, 2020.

Performances take place at 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Tickets range from $35 to $55. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com.

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