Tuesday December 18 10:01 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Theater

Shattered Globe Theatre and Theater Wit announce Casting for Chicago Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES January 10 – March 9

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Shattered Globe Theatre and Theater Wit are pleased to announce casting for the Chicago premiere of Will Eno’s heartbreaking new comedy THE REALISTIC JONESES, directed by Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler, who has directed the Chicago premieres of four of Eno’s plays.

American Theater Wing, Creator of the Tony Awards, Recognizes Silk Road Rising

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Silk Road Rising is thrilled to announce that the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Tony Awards, is awarding Silk Road Rising with its 2018 National Theatre Company grant.

Pride Films and Plays to produce fourth annual production of BARNEY THE ELF

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The musical of an elf who must leave the North Pole to find a new home after Santa Claus retires has itself found a new home for its fourth annual incarnation. BARNEY THE ELF, Bryan Renaud and Emily Schmidt’s LGBTQ-themed musical inspired by the ELF feature film, will be staged in the Broadway theatre of the Pride Arts Center from Friday December 14 through Sunday, January 6. Michael D Graham will direct the production.

University of Chicago opens Green Line Performing Arts Center in Washington Park

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The University of Chicago recently announced the opening of the Green Line Performing Arts Center, providing a vital new theater venue and rehearsal space to support the arts in the Washington Park neighborhood and across Chicago’s South Side.

Footlight Players present Hysterical Holiday Comedy "A Doublewide, Texas Christmas

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Footlight Players have a holiday gift for everyone with their next production of "A Doublewide, Texas Christmas", presented for 7 performances December 7th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th.

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces Casting for Chicago Premiere of I CALL MY BROTHERS

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Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of Jonas Hassen Khemiri's drama I CALL MY BROTHERS, a day in the life of an Arab-Swedish man who must dodge suspicion after a car bomb rattles Stockholm, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles and directed by guest director Abhi Shrestha,

World Premiere! Strawdog Theatre Company Presents the HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS

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Strawdog Theatre Company celebrates the holidays with its world premiere adaptation of the family classic HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS, based on the book by Eric Kimmel, with book and adaptation by ensemble member Michael Dailey*, music and lyrics by Jacob Combs, direction by Jacqueline Stone and music direction by Rachel Hoovler. HERSHEL will play December 1, 2018 – January 5, 2019 at Strawdog’s new home at 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago’s Northcenter neighborhood. Single tickets are currently available at www.strawdog.org. Season subscriptions are currently available. The press opening is Sunday, December 2 at 1 pm.

"Plaid Tidings" at the Towle Theater

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The Towle Theater is changing things up this Holiday Season. After fifteen years of producing A Fabulous 50’s Christmas, they have decided to offer something different this year. Still staying with the 1950/1960’s theme, the Towle will present Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings by Stuart Ross. It offers the best of Forever Plaid tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” our boys are back to do their Christmas Special.