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Live Theater at Metropolis (2014-2015 Friday 8 pm preview season.)

Enjoy live theater?  Only if interested in becoming a subscriber with the group, RSVP before June 26 and learn how to secure seat(s) with the group for the 2014/2015 Friday 8 pm Preview Season at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.  The subscription season begins July 11 and includes five shows for $90.  That's only $18 a show. Regular price is $38 per show. (All dates and show descriptions are below.) Once you RSVP I will then contact you with information you will need to secure a seat(s) with the group and pay for your subscription.  Note: If your schedule changes, please try to offer/sell your ticket(s) within the NW Sports & Social group first.  If you must, Metropolis will also exchange your ticket(s) up to 24 hours before the show at no charge within the same subscription series.  To do so, call the Metropolis box office at[masked] and follow their instructions to exchange tickets.  Either way, you have nothing to lose! 

All shows are at 8 pm.  There are plenty of restaurants nearby, so for those that are interested, I will also coordinate/reserve a place to meet for dinner before the show.

Show details below or at


Laughter on the 23rd Floor - July 11, 2014 

By Neil Simon

It’s 1953 and the writers of The Max Prince Show are hard at work creating comedy gold for NBC. With pressure from the network to make changes and budget cuts, amongst the political tensions of communism and a volatile tempered Max Prince, the writers have quite a task ahead of them. This diverse group of writers provides endless laughs with constant one-upmanship, mayhem, and individual neuroses. Based on Neil Simon’s early television career working with Sid Caesar, this group of social misfits will have you laughing from start to finish as they navigate through the changing world of TV in the 50’s. Come see this laugh out loud comedy New York Times calls “undeniably funny”.

Rated R


Dial "M" for Murder - September 19, 2014 

By Frederick Knott

Intrigue, blackmail, and mystery abound in this murder thriller. Can the perfect murder exist outside the pages of a crime novel? This is what Tony’s hope is as he plots to kill his wife hiring an ex-con and former college classmate to complete the well planned murder. Things quickly change as circumstances don’t go as planned and murderer ends up victim. A well-known story made popular by the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film, a true psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. "…original and remarkably good theatre - quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath." (New York Times)


Private Lives - January 16, 2015 

By Noel Coward

The show that proves there’s a fine line between love and hate. Noel Coward’s best known comedy is a plot-perfect marital farce that is sparklingly witty and wickedly vicious. Divorcees Elyot and Amanda are perfectly happy honeymooning with their new spouses in France. To their surprise, they bump into each other on their adjacent hotel balconies. Each trying unsuccessfully to convince their new spouse to leave immediately to avoid another awkward encounter, the two quickly reignite their old flame. Despite their volatile and stormy relationship in the past, the two cannot ignore the old attractions they feel and run away together to Paris. Quite a scandal for the socialites of the 1930’s, the respective jolted newlyweds follow suite and the comedic encounters continue.

Rated PG-13


An Evening with C.S. Lewis - March 13, 2015 

By David Payne

C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford and they are about to be treated to his compelling fireside manner, the engaging warmth of his humor and the tender story of a man who found romance in his fifties. As one of the most influential thinkers of the day, he recalls the people and events that served to inspire his thought and shape his life. With an Off Broadway run scheduled for the Fall of 2015, An Evening with C.S. Lewis has proved again and again to be an enthralling theatrical experience. Discover the insights of a man whose collected works made him a literary giant of the 20th Century. Join British actor David Payne in his remarkable portrayal of the highly-revered author who gave us the Narnia Chronicles.

Rated PG


The Drowsy Chaperone - May 15, 2015

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

A nod to the Jazz Age American musical, this fun show is a musical within a comedy. Follow a musical theatre lover as he takes the audience through the score of one of his favorite musicals. Centering around a fictional late 20’s musical in which a stage star, Janet Van De Graaff, plans to leave her life in the spotlight to marry a man that she just met. There are plenty of laughs in this bright musical The Associated Press hailed as “Delightful, Sparkling Entertainment!” With a frantic best man, snarky butler, ditsy showgirl, undercover gangsters and a romancing foreigner, this cast of characters is a delight.

Rated PG

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  • sandy/and N.

    this group is soooo active, the events keep rolling in, you have done a great job, of organizing--plays, tennis, hikes, movies, sport bars, race track!!!!!! i missed mentioning trivia, and cards. there's little people (grandkids) we are entertaining, the day of the races, but the announcements always look appealing.

    1 · June 27, 2014

  • Barbara

    Please note this is a deadline date to get subscribe as a group, and not an event date.

    June 23, 2014

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