Tuesday December 11 3:02 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Theater

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries Presents World Premiere of "We Found A Hat"

Deep in the desert, two tortoises work together to overcome all obstacles the harsh landscape throws their way. Sizi and Kai are the best of pals and nothing ever comes between them… until one day they find a hat. They both look great in the hat.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”

This tour de force musical comedy tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way.

TONIKA LEWIS JOHNSON’S FOLDED MAP PROJECT TO BE ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE AS PART OF COLLABORACTION’S ENCOUNTER SERIES, JAN 15-27

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Collaboraction, Chicago’s home for social-issue driven contemporary theater, announces the 2nd annual Encounter, a two-week winter festival or theater, dance and spoken word curated around the themes of equity and inclusion, January 15-27, 2019.

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STAGE 773 ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF LI’L BUDS THEATRE COMPANY

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Stage 773, Chicago’s beloved off-Loop theatre venue located at 1225 W Belmont, is excited to announce its acquisition of Li’l Buds Theatre Company, a not-for-profit children’s theater organization based in Chicago, effective January 1, 2019.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Presents the Chicago Premiere of A Doll’s House, Part 2

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of A Doll’s House, Part 2 by award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath, helmed by acclaimed director Robin Witt and featuring ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Emmy), Sandra Marquez (Nora) and Yasen Peyankov (Torvald), with Barbara Robertson (Anne Marie). Hnath’s bitingly funny play continues this classic story 15 years after the infamous door slam that ended Ibsen’s original play.

“A Nice Family Christmas” and “The Christmas Schooner;” at South Bend Civic Theatre!

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“A Nice Family Christmas” and “The Christmas Schooner;” Twice As Much Christmas at South Bend Civic Theatre!

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS AT CHICAGO STREET THEATRE

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Audiences can experience the much beloved holiday special, A Charlie Brown Christmas live at Chicago Street Theatre located at 154 W Chicago Street in downtown Valparaiso through December 16th. Tickets for the production range from $15 to $25 per person and can be purchased through the theatre's Box Office at 219-464-1636 X1 or online at ChicagoStreet.org. The theatre enjoys sharing holiday classics with the community in their November and December slot and A Charlie Brown Christmas gave directors, Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano and Kathleen Erny the opportunity to revisit one of their favorites.

Pride Films and Plays to mount Chicago premieres of off-Broadway hit AFTERGLOW and Harvey Fierstein’s CASA VALENTINA in 2019

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Pride Films and Plays has secured rights to two of the most-sought-after New York hits of recent seasons, and will stage both in 2019, according to a statement issued by company Executive Director David G. Zak.