Diversions: 4 picks for the upcoming week
Updated: April 20, 2012 9:12AM
1. “Beyond the Fringe,” a British comedy stage revue written by Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller, will be presented by Oak Park Festival Theatre through May 6 at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 W. Madison St., Oak Park. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25; $20 for students and senior citizens. Student/Senior Night every Sunday, with tickets only $15. Industry Night every Thursday, $10 with headshot, resume or AEA card. Visit www.oakparkfestival.com.
2. Chicago Choral Artists presents a concert for Earth Day, with music by Sibelius, Brahms and Whitacre and a Midwest premiere of Robert Kyr’s “On the Nature of Creation,” at 4 p.m. April 22 at First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake St., Oak Park. A pre-concert talk by Robert Kyr will be at 3:30 p.m. $20; $15 seniors; $10 students; Conductor’s Circle $40. Visit www.chicagochoralartists.org or call (708) 848-1762.
3. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives perform country music at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at Dominican University’s Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest. Tickets are $21-$30. Call (708) 488-5000 or visit www.dom.edu/pac.
4. Ella Gill and Scott Daniel will present “Songs of Hope & Struggle” as a benefit concert for the Oak Park/River Forest Area Walk-In Ministry at 7 p.m. April 25 at FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Val Camilletti of Val’s Halla Records will serve as emcee. Walk-In Ministry offers its clients a range of programs and services to help them cope with financial strain and/or homelessness. Admission is $25 in advance; $15 for students; $30 at the door. Call (708) 386-1946, ext. 908, or visit www.walk-in-ministryoprf.org.