Wednesday March 21 10:33 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan


Firebrand Theatre Presents 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL

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Following its critically acclaimed hit LIZZIE, Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to conclude its inaugural season with the musical comedy 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick, direction by Artistic Director Harmony France, music direction by Andra Velis-Simon and choreography by Kasey Alfonso.



Amy Rubenstein, Artistic Director of Windy City Playhouse, announced today that the immersive theatrical production “Southern Gothic” has been extended through Sunday, May 27. From its opening, “Southern Gothic” has received unanimous critical acclaim. Written by Leslie Liautaud and directed by David H. Bell, “Southern Gothic” opened to enthusiastic reviews, with Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune giving the production four stars, noting “Imagine going to see ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ and sitting on the couch next to Martha, matching her shot for shot, and you get the basic idea” and adding “I loved it, and so do a lot of Tribune Readers.”

Collaboration presents the World Premiere of A BLUE ISLAND IN THE RED SEA, April 12th-May 20th


Welcome to the Grand Opening of the new Chicago Racism Museum, where community leaders and residents are gathering for a multimedia - and meta-theatrical - exhibit that explores the history of racism in Chicago.

That’s the opening of A Blue Island in the Red Sea, a world premiere live theater docudrama that exposes the history Chicagoans often try to forget.

American Blues Theater announces its 2018-2019 Season


American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the lineup for its 2018 – 2019 Season, “Home Sweet Home.” American Blues’ 33rd Season will include the Chicago Premieres of On Clover Road by Steven Dietz, directed by Halena Kays and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne, directed by Kurt Johns; Flyin’ West by Pearl Cleage, directed by Chuck Smith; the 17th annual production of It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra’s film, directed by Gwendolyn Whiteside; and The Spitfire Grill – a musical book, lyrics, and music by James Valeq & Fred Alley, music directed by Malcolm Ruhl. All performances in the 2018-2019 Season will take place at Stage 773, located at 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago.

Rehearsals Have Begun for Steppenwolf’s World Premiere of The Doppelgänger (an international farce)


Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s highly anticipated world premiere comedy, The Doppelgänger (an international farce) written by Chicagoland native Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Showtime’s Masters of Sex, Off-Broadway’s Handbook for an American Revolutionary). Directed by ensemble member Tina Landau (SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical), this hilarious farce features an 11-member cast led by actor and comedian Rainn Wilson, well-known for his role as “Dwight Schrute” on NBC’s award-winning comedy The Office, in the role of Thomas Irdley/Jimmy Peterson.

About Face Theatre announces Casting for Midwest Premiere of BULL IN A CHINA SHOP May 24th – July 1st at Theater Wit


About Face Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Midwest premiere of Bryna Turner’s comedy BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, based on the true story of revolutionary academics and lovers Mary Woolley and Jeanette Marks.

Broadway In Chicago Season Announcement


Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce its upcoming season line-up which features six time 2017 Tony and 2018 Grammy Award winning Best Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival HELLO, DOLLY! starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley, ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, MISS SAIGON and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG.

Last chance to register! Join us in San Diego, March 22-25, 2018!


The third biennial international Shakespeare in Prisons Conference (SiPC) will be held March 22–25, 2018 at The Old Globe in San Diego, part of the theatre’s evolving Arts Engagement and Globe for All programs designed to make theatre matter to more people.