LookOut, Steppenwolf's new multi-genre performance series, presents a wide variety of work coming from a diverse array of voices, emerging and established alike. Unless specified otherwise, all performances take place in Steppenwolf''s new 1700 Theatre, an intimate 80 seat cabaret-style venue nestled behind Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks.
The Jabez Country Opry
by Mark Roberts
Music by Robbie Fulks
Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31
The Jabez Country Opry tells the story of the last night of a small Kentucky honky-tonk and the performers, who gather for one final show before the building is torn to the ground. This new work by playwright Mark Roberts, features original music by Grammy nominee Robbie Fulks. In this special concert presentation, the piece is performed with a live country band led by Mr. Fulks.
Matthew Santos and Chihsuan Yang With Special Guest ESCP
Saturday, April 1
An intimate premier of two-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew Santos, and 3Arts awardee Chihsuan Yang's new collaborative material, along with special debut of ESCP, a brand new duo consisting of Chihsuan Yang and longtime collaborator Bob Garrett.
Babe-alon 5's Martini Hour
Monday, April 3
Babe-alon 5 is a comedic vocal trio, bringing back the tunes of the baby and silent boomer generations. They also bring you shtick, sass, and much laughter. Babe-alon 5's Martini Hour will include special musical guests, as well as a delicious recipe for your crockpot.
Sound + Fury: A Night of Electronic Storytelling
Monday, April 24 at 7pm
Silent Marvin (Marvin Quijada) and MCJK (Gabriel Ruiz) bring a night of lyrics and vocals weaved through electronically driven Latin, house, and hip-hop music to the 1700 theater.
Saints and Sinners
Sunday, April 30 at 7:30pm
Monday, May 8 at 7pm
A story telling night that explores the grey areas we find in a binary obbsessed society through personal stories told by a collection of Latinx Chicagoans.
An Evening with Carlos Flores and Julio Bishop
Sunday, May 7 at 7:30
Join historian and acclaimed photographer Carlos Flores and DJ Julio Bishop for this one-night only event exploring the rich history Puerto Rican culture in Chicago.
An Evening of Sizzling Mambo with Saladeen Alamin
Sunday, May 21 at 7:30pm
Legendary dancer and teacher Saladeen Alamin will lead a free evening of Latin dance that will begin with a brief instructional session and be followed by DJ's spinning a variety of styles of music throughout the night while guests enjoy music, dancing, and Steppenwolf's bar & cafe, Front Bar.
Audra McDonald in Concert with Will Swenson & Seth Rudetsky
Prime Seating: $150
Main Floor Seating: $99
Balcony Seating: $79
Student Rush: $15 at Curtain
Record-breaking 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and pianist Seth Rudetsky will perform at Steppenwolf on May 22 for one night only, joined by special guest and Tony nominee Will Swenson.