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Theater

Midsommer Flight announces cast for 2017 holiday season production of Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT

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Midsommer Flight, a professional not-for-profit theatre company that was one of five Finalists for this year’s League of Chicago Theatres Emerging Theatre Award, will stage Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for the third consecutive holiday season, complete with its acclaimed musical score. The comedy will be performed in the Show House room at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive, for three weekends - from November 30 – December 17, 2017.

TONY AWARD NOMINEE ORFEH CAST IN PRE-BROADWAY WORLD PREMIERE OF "PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL

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Broadway In Chicago and Producer Paula Wagner are delighted to announce that Tony Award nominee Orfeh will return to Broadway in PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL. Based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall’s PRETTY WOMAN, the new musical will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018 at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a strictly limited 5-week engagement beginning March 13, through April 15, 2018.

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences presents "Sleeping Beauty"

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Experience one prince’s journey to save his beautiful princess with Marc Robin’s musical adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, SLEEPING BEAUTY, brought to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from November 10 through December 30, 2017, with a press opening on Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m.

The Second City Announces Casting For The 106th Mainstage Revue

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In one of the comedy industry’s most anticipated traditions, iconic Chicago comedy institution The Second City is proud to announce the cast of their upcoming 106th Mainstage revue, set to open in October, 2017.

THE HOLIDAY TRADITION “YIPPEE KI-YAY MERRY CHRISTMAS: A DIE HARD CHRISTMAS MUSICAL” RETURNS TO MCL CHICAGO FOR A FOURTH YEAR

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MCL Chicago Executive Producer Alex Garday is thrilled to announce the return of the critically acclaimed holiday musical parody “Yippee Ki-Yay, Merry Christmas: A Die Hard Christmas Musical” to the MCL Chicago stage. The campy musical has become a holiday staple for many Chicagoans and audiences from around the globe. All performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Nov. 17, 2017 - Jan. 13, 2018 at MCL Chicago (3110 N. Sheffield Ave.).

Midwest Premiere! About Face Theatre and Theater Wit Present SIGNIFICANT OTHER

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About Face Theatre and Theater Wit are pleased to present the Midwest premiere of the romantic comedy SIGNIFICANT OTHER by Joshua Harmon, playwright of the hit comedy Bad Jews. Directed by AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm, SIGNIFICANT OTHER will play November 3 – December 9, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or www.theaterwit.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Wednesday, November 8 at 7 pm.

Pride Films and Plays presents "His Greatness"

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Three men - a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler - find themselves together for two days in a hotel room in Vancouver. The ensuing battle for power, love and loyalty is frequently funny, engagingly dark and ultimately moving. HIS GREATNESS, inspired by a ‘potentially true story’ during the declining days of Tennessee Williams, is an intimate insight into the mind of a familiar public figure, grappling with the loss of former glory and desperate for a return to form and success. Pride Films and Plays will stage the play from October 14 – November 12, 2017 in The Buena, the 50-seat venue of the Pride Arts Center. The Buena is located at 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago.