Friday March 22 11:58 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan


Babes with Blades Theatre Company Presents “Othello”


Babes With Blades Theatre Company’s (BWBTC) 21st season continues with its biennial William Shakespeare production. In 2019, the Shakespeare production is Othello, April 11 – May 25, 2019, directed by Mignon McPherson Stewart and fight directed by Samantha Kaufman, at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St.

Summer teen HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING for ages 13 to 18 in Wilmette


Music Theater Works is currently auditioning teens for the summer youth production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Rehearsals are June 13 through 28, at the Music Theater Works rehearsal center, 516 4th Street in Wilmette. The free public performance on Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 pm, is at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston.

THE CHOIR OF MAN tickets on sale now


Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce tickets to THE CHOIR OF MAN will go on sale on Thursday, January 10. THE CHOIR OF MAN will play Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place for a limited one-week engagement March 12-17, 2019.

Broadway star Corey Cott (Newsies, Bandstand) and Mikaela Bennett to lead Lyric Opera’s WEST SIDE STORY


Acclaimed Broadway performer Corey Cott and rising star Mikaela Bennett will headline Lyric Opera of Chicago’s premiere of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking American musical West Side Story, presented from May 3 – June 2, 2019 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening May 4, 2019).

World premiere of Remember the Alamo recreates the Battle of the Alamo with live audience & Neo-Futurist flair Feb 28-April 27


Continuing their 30th Anniversary Season, The Neo-Futurists present the world premiere mainstage production Remember the Alamo from February 28 to April 27, 2019 (opening March 4) at The Neo-Futurist Theater. In this new show created by Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member Nick Hart and directed by Artistic Director Kurt Chiang, an ensemble takes over The Neo-Futurist Theater, refuses to leave and obstructs all production in the theater until the audience and actors work to recreate the Battle of the Alamo in its entirety—through the inevitable "death" of the audience. Hart assumes the role of William B. Travis, chief commander of the Texas army at the Alamo, with the audience as his faithful and willing soldiers during the siege. Remember the Alamo expands on the grand American traditional of historical reenactment with the meta-theatrical style, honest narratives and personal takes that have defined The Neo-Futurists for 30 years.

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS


Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today that a production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will run on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. The press opening is Sunday, March 10 at 7pm.

MUSIC THEATER WORKS Musical Theater Summer Workshops give youth a chance to sing, dance and act this summer


Music Theater Works is now accepting enrollments for the 2019 Musical Theater Summer Workshop. Young people ages 8 to 13 will learn singing, dancing and acting in preparation for a free public performance, where family and friends are invited to watch them perform a mini-musical. No experience or audition required, and everyone gets a part.

Janet Ulrich Brooks joins Cast of Steppenwolf's THE CHILDREN


Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of The Children written by Lucy Kirkwood and helmed by celebrated Chicago director Jonathan Berry. The cast includes previously announced ensemble members Ora Jones (Rose) and Yasen Peyankov (Robin), with acclaimed actress Janet Ulrich Brooks (Hazel) rounding out the cast. Following sold out runs in London and New York, Steppenwolf is proud to present this brave, humane and beautifully written play that confronts the responsibility each generation must face for the way it leaves the world.