The world-renowned Imago Theatre, esteemed for its family-friendly works, presents a program of inventive masks, crazy costumes and unique audience participation. 'Frogz!' is penguins playing musical chairs, a cat trapped in a giant paper bag, orbs running wild through the audience, and a madcap revue of illusion, comedy and fun that has inspired audiences worldwide. 'Frogz!' has been described as Cirque Du Soleil-style acrobatics mixed with Mummenschanz-like mime, set in a playground unlike any other you might imagine.
Chicago native Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with a rapid fire wit. She first hit the mainstream consciousness during her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom 'Suddenly Susan,' but is now best known for her hit, Emmy-winning reality show, 'Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List,' as well as her annual New Year's Eve hosting gig with Anderson Cooper on CNN.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band, formerly known as the Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band, is a blues rock group based in Jacksonville, Florida. Formed in 2010, the band is led by husband-and-wife musicians Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, and primarily features members from their solo groups. Their debut album, Revelator, won a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album.
Renaissance bluesman Guy Davis (guitar, harmonical and vocals) is a solo player in the style of his heroes, Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell and Mississippi John Hurt. Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible by performing the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original songs, stories, and performance pieces.
The Chieftains uncovered the wealth of traditional music from the Emerald Isle, making it their own with a style that is exhilarating and definitive. During a 40-year career, they have become the most influential and renowned of Irish folk ensembles.
'The Sing-Off,' NBC's No. 1 rated a cappella music competition, is hitting the road this winter for the 2015 Sing-Off Live Tour. The Sing-Off Live Tour will feature the newly crowned best a cappella group in the country, along with other finalists from the latest season of The Sing-Off, performing their a capella versions of the biggest chart topping songs viewers fell in love with from the show. The brand new tour will include individual sets from each act, all new group numbers, ultimate sing-off's and a few new surprises. To purchase tickets go to www.singofftour.com.
Comedian Hannibal Buress has earned both the honor of performing at the Montreal "Just For Laughs" Festival and the well-earned respect of his peers, who regard him as one of the brightest young talents to emerge from the city of Chicago. A natural storyteller who can captivate a room with his words alone, Hannibal generates huge laughs with the laidback, quirky observations that have become his trademark style. Timeout Magazine named him the 2007 "Funniest Person in Chicago" and New York Magazine listed him as one of their top ten "Comics to Watch."