Sunday December 17 3:42 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Theater

Star-Crossed Lovers and Political Intrigue Take the Stage in Bellini's Olympic-Caliber Masterpiece I Puritani

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Lyric Opera of Chicago heats up this winter with Vincenzo Bellini’s romantic masterpiece I Puritani, a story of love and loyalty featuring Grammy-nominated American tenor and Lyric favorite Lawrence Brownlee, who returns to Lyric after his acclaimed debut here in Cinderella. I Puritani has long been a popular opera, one of few set in the 1600s, and is a passionate story of star-crossed lovers with a happy ending—which makes for a fantastic date night or first-time experience at the opera house.

Hammond Community Theater Presents "You Better Watch Out"

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Hammond Community Theater Presents "You Better Watch Out" by Don Hodgins; A Christmas Comedy directed by Wayne Puchkors, running through December 17th at Beatniks on Conkey.

Chicago Premiere! Black Button Eyes Productions Presents NEVERMORE – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan

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Following its hit production of SHOCKHEADED PETER, Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 season with the Chicago premiere musical NEVERMORE – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, the moving life story of the iconic American writer told through haunting music, poetic storytelling and stunning stagecraft, with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson.

More than 300 Chicagoland high school students unite in Chicago Shakespeare Slam 2017

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brought together more than 300 high school students from 47 public, private and parochial schools across the region for this year’s Chicago Shakespeare Slam. A series of Saturday workshops and regional preliminary bouts throughout the fall culminated in a raucous and fun-filled Finals Bout on Monday, December 11th on CST’s Courtyard Theater stage.

WICKED ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE DAY OF SHOW DRAWING FOR $25 TICKETS

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Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that a WICKED day-of-show drawing for a limited number of seats will take place inside Block 37. Throughout the run of the show on each performance day, people can pick up entry forms at the Block 37 guest services booth during business hours up until two hours prior to the performance. Entry forms are placed into the WICKED hat, one entry per person. Names will be drawn two hours before each performance for twenty seats at $25 each, cash only.

Silk Road Rising Presents P3M5: The Plurality of Privacy Project in 5-Minute Plays

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Silk Road Rising (Chief Programming Officer & Mission Trustee, Jamil Khoury, and Executive Director, Malik Gillani) is proud to announce P3M5: The Plurality of Privacy Project in 5-Minute Plays, the first in a pairing of staged readings in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the next mainstage production it its 2017 – 2018 season Merrily We Roll Along

Lifeline theatre Announces World Premiere of ANNA KARENINA

Lifeline Theatre presents the world premiere of Anna Karenina