Upcoming Shows

Below you’ll find the listings for all the performances we have currently scheduled. New performances pop up all the time, though, so keep checking back!

To see our entire season at a glance, click on the Season at a Glance submenu on the left.

Next to each event you’ll see a little icon. We have a number of different series that we do; each series involves the same 2nd Story style of storytelling you love, but incorporates a different partner element. At our Stories & Wine series, you can opt to partake in a four-wine tasting, where each wine is paired with one of our stories. At our Stories & Live Music series, we partner with a band or single musician to sculpt the evening. At our Stories & Chefs events, we give a stellar chef four stories and they craft four courses inspired by those stories, and the audience gets to experience it all!

Home for the Holidays

Doors at 7pm; stories and music start at 7:30pm.


Doors at 7pm; stories and music start at 7:30pm.

Following the tremendous success of their collaboration last season, 2nd Story and Lakeview Orchestra will once again team up to present a symphonic story sampler. The performance will explore the joy of the season, journeying through a tale of working disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to a nativity play casting gone horribly wrong. These heartfelt and funny stories will be combined with popular holiday tunes of Leroy Anderson, Tchaikovsky, and more for a evening of stories and songs sure to get your spirit soaring and toes tapping.

ROCKS Lakeview, located a few minutes walk north at 3463 N Broadway, is a proud restaurant partner with Lakeview Orchestra. Patrons will receive a 10% discount the night of the concert by showing their ticket stub or program book. ROCKS Lakeview also generously donates a portion of your bill back to Lakeview Orchestra. For more information about ROCKS Lakeview, visit www.rockslakeview.com or call 773-472-0493.

Curated by CP Chang and Earliana McLaurin. Directed by Dorothy Milne. Sound Design by Gregory Hughes and Lakeview Orchestra.

$15 online, $20 at the door, free for students while inventory lasts.

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Look Again: Stories of Rediscovering the Familiar

Doors at 7pm; show at 8pm.

“No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.” -Elizabeth Bowen

When we travel somewhere new, discoveries are everywhere: I’ve never seen that before! But what about the familiar – people, places and things we’re used to? Sometimes life sends us a carnival mirror, bending and twisting reflections of our surroundings, our memories, and ourselves. What happens when we look again at what we already know and discover something new? Has it been right in front of us all along? From preparing for a zombie apocalypse to an unexpected confrontation in Marquette Park, hear four stories of rediscovering the familiar.

Curated by Jess Kadish. Directed by Thrisa Hodits.

$20 online or at the door.

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