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Hit It: Weekly Arts Roundup

By Rachelle Bowden in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 24, 2004 3:09PM

Elton John lovers beware: it’s not what you think it is. This is Verdi, in Italian, dig? This is opera.
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Tickets: $128–$170
Available for Nov. 24 and Nov. 27 only

Jazz Fusion
The best bargain around: Dance Chicago 2004 celebrates its tenth anniversary with a month-long festival. This weekend’s program features the River North Chicago Dance Company.
Athenaeum Theatre
Tickets: $20
Nov. 26–Nov. 28

Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years
Chicagoist is a sucker for all things Jackie-inspired, so we’ll be dressed in our most expensive and trés chic while we visit with her personal effects.
Field Museum
Tickets: $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and students (plus museum admission)
Through May 8

Naked Boys - Photo: www.bailiwick.orgMamma Mia
If jukebox musicals are your thing, odds are you’ve already seen it—but don’t let that stop you.
Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre
Tickets: $34.50–$75.50
Nov. 23 through Dec. 26

Naked Boys Singing!
Hot dog! Be thankful you can still ogle naked men legally. This fourth annual musical revue promises some “special surprises,” and you know we like the sound of that.
Bailiwick Repertory Theater
Tickets: $37–$42
Through Dec. 31

Omnium Gatherum
Off-Broadway comedy (seriously) about the emotional & spiritual fallout of September 11 gets its Chicago premiere.
Next Theatre Company, Evanston
Tickets: $12.50–$31
Through Dec. 12

Vienna Choir Boys
Come Friday afternoon, we’ll be needing a breather from all that spending—and who can resist a program offering that Copland classic, “I Bought Me a Cat”?
Symphony Center
Tickets: $25–$110+
Friday, Nov. 26, 3:00 p.m. only

Thanks, Kari!