Venue Details

46 Star Starred
Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
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79 events
70 reviews
81 stars
Get there early to get a good seat, not a bad view in the house but some of the seats are broken and uncomfortable. Plays tend to be general admission.
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79 events
70 reviews
81 stars
Free parking at the church down the street (Holy Trinity) for all performances Thurs-Sun
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"Ploughed Under: An American Songbook"
9 ratings
2.4 average rating
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21 events
9 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 19 2013

We saw a preview, which was opened to the public for constructive criticism purposes. The show we saw wasn't really something I was too enamored of as it stood, but it was the first time it opened to the public, and I suspect it will go through...continued

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60 events
11 reviews
21 stars
attended Apr 21 2013

The sound was WAY TOO LOUD. We left at intermission because I got a headache. The songs all sounded the same (except for the jazzy one) and it was challenging to decipher the lyrics. I was pretty disappointed and embarrassed (for the person I...

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37 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

We had a great time. The show was very entertaining.

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_Created and Composed by Kevin O’Donnell


Kevin O’Donnell’s enveloping, rich musical scores for The House have propelled the Sparrow to flight, Valentine to victory, and Houdini to battle Death. His original compositions now come front-and-center as The House weaves American folk stories and tall tales into a rich tapestry of all-original music. This theatrical concert is carefully focused on vocal and rhythmic dynamics, echoing the clarity and power of African and Native American folk music. Each song is a story into itself, some familiar, some forgotten, connecting to our musical roots to the churning of our early history.

About the Ticket Supplier: The House Theatre of Chicago

The House is an ensemble of multi-talented artists who work together to create new works of popular theatre. In The House, theatre, music, dance, magic, and spectacle combine to inspire imagination, breaking down the bariers between actors and audience, uniting the two in the joy of storytelling.