Amidst recent suspension of group gatherings and, thus, live performances, many Belmont District Theaters have opted into providing digital, remote and streaming programming for patrons to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. Some virtual programming is also accessible via the “Shows” tab at the top of the page.
See below for the full list of programming currently available online:
Enjoy free classes taught by American Blues Ensemble members and artists. For all ages – improve your craft or learn a new skill. This is your opportunity to level up. Email Classes@AmericanBluesTheater.com to learn more and enroll today.
This is a POWER HOUR!
The Annoyance Theatre’s latest live stream is a watch-along party of snack-sized videos submitted by local comedians. Cigarette Sandwich (Chicago’s most sketch comedy group) will host in traditional power hour style, screening one video every minute with shots of beer in between. The hosts will be doing some live comedy and audience participation via chat, so…
Time has always been a construct, but now it really feels that way. The Power Hour count down gives time meaning again. Grab a few brews, and drink away the chaos, one minute at a time.
Saturday, April 25th. 9pm Central
The building might be closed, but the competitive spirit lives – virtually! Join us Friday and Saturday Nights at 7:30PM and 9:30PM for some abbreviated ComedySportz matches. We’ll still have two teams, we’ll still have a Ref and we’ll still have all the awesome games you love. Come check out this virtual new world and may the best team win. Seating is limited so we are using EventBrite to make sure we have enough “seats” for everyone. This is a free event for all, but we are also raising funds for our actors so feel free to donate!
ReCeSz is our daily kids show. Are your kids stir crazy from being trapped in the house? Do they need a 30 minute break to have fun, laugh, dance, jump and see other children? If you answered yes to any of those questions, congrats, you’ve done math. And we have a solution – ReCeSz. For now, you can attend ReCeSz by using our Zoom Theater link: https://zoom.us/j/117479756 if you want to participate, or if you just want to watch we stream on Facebook as well. If ReCeSz gets too popular, we’ll move to a sign up system! EVERY DAY AT 12PM.
Vino Veritas is back, with new tellers, new stories and new bottles of wine. Join host Susan Haarman as she welcomes Chicago’s best storytellers to this one-hour affair. Susan will also open the stage to anyone who feels the liquid courage and wants to jump up. Wednesdays at 7pm, April 8 and April 22. Zoom link to be posted in the event discussion the week of.
In a city rife with crime and corruption, a hero emerges. The Shade, who rushes in where fools fear to tread…with predictable results. Luckily for Chicago, there’s the Vamp, female crimefighter replete with all the skill and talent the Shade lacks. Can the Shade save Chicago from crime? Can the Vamp save The Shade from himself?
Eclectic Full Contact Theatre presents Throwing Shade, the 1930’s radio satire you’ve been dying for. Uploading every Wednesday on all your favorite podcast sites!
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Improvised D&D is a Dungeons and Dragons style podcast where we take 3 intrepid heroes from the local adventurer’s guild and send them on an epic improvised quest guided by one of our dungeon masters! What makes it improvised? Our dungeon masters have lost control of the NPCs! Listen as our heroes endure triumph and tragedy, romance and revenge, all while reckoning with the whims of the almighty D20!
Out On A Whim’s Improvised D&D brings you a pre-recorded campaign in place of their regular Sunday night live show! Head to www.otherworldtheatre.org to donate and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
Captain Ariadne Minos must ferry the latest fourteen tributes to her home planet of Crete, where they will be fed as sacrifices to a fearsome bull. On the journey, she makes a surprise connection to two of her more forceful passengers: the headstrong prince Theseus, and Pneuma, a Healer who is outraged to face death with her medical education incomplete. However, as the spaceship nears its final destination, Ariadne must weigh the comfort of her new friends against family loyalties which have haunted her across the galaxy. The time has come for her to reconcile between monsters, gods, and men.
Theater’s most famous disabled character comes to Theater Wit like you’ve never seen him before—in the vicious, no-holds barred brutal politics of high school. Richard, picked on because of his cerebral palsy (and his semi-creepy tendency to monologue), is determined to become class president.
But the road to power is never smooth, and Richard must decide: is it better to be loved or feared?
Join us for the Chicago premiere of Mike Lew’s devastatingly funny, sharply written new play about perception, disability and the lengths we’re willing to go to rise above our station in life.