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Theater

Black Button Eyes Productions Announces 2018-19 Season

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Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce its 2018-19 season, kicking off late this summer with the world premiere of NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories of John Collier, a non-musical adaption of British author and screenwriter John Collier’s phantasmagoric short stories. Written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, the production will feature choreography by Derek Van Barham and star Kevin Webb with additional casting to be announced.

PORCHLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE BRINGS MEMPHIS, AN ORIGINAL STORY OF LOVE, SOUL AND ROCK ‘n’ ROLL, TO CHICAGO

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Porchlight Music Theatre’s Mainstage 2017-2018 season concludes with Memphis, April 19 – June 3, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Memphis, book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan, is directed by Daryl D. Brooks, assistant directed and choreographed by Christopher Carter, music directed by Jermaine Hill and assistant choreographed by Reneisha Jenkins.

Idle Muse Theatre Company Presents "Girl Found"

Clara Byczkowski

Inspired by true-life events, Girl Found explores how perceptions can be distorted in the desperate, primal pursuit of love.

American Blues Theater Presents BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story April 27 – May 26

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American Blues Theater concludes its 2017-2018 Season with BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lily-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story runs April 27th – May 26th at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is Friday, May 4th at 7:30 p.m.

Theatre at the Center To Open Forever Plaid on May 6

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Matt Edmonds, in the role of Sparky, Adam LaSalle as Francis, Yando Lopez as Jinx and Christopher Ratliff as Smudge star in Theatre at the Center’s spring musical Forever Plaid. Previews begin May 3 with Opening Night May 6 and performances continuing through June 3.

Raven Theatre Presents SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER May 2 – June 17

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Raven Theatre is pleased to conclude its 35th anniversary season with Tennessee Williams’ stark and intriguing drama SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER directed by Jason Gerace, playing May 2 – June 17, 2018 on Raven’s 105-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.raventheatre.com or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 pm.

‘West Side Story’ comes to Bishop Noll stage

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“West Side Story” is a triumphant legend where love transcends language, time and place. Bishop Noll Institute’s Drama Department will present this popular musical April 20 to 22, 28 and 29. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and at 2 p.m. Sundays.

Cast and crew announced for THE DAYS ARE SHORTER opening May 10 in The Buena, Pride Arts Center

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Full cast and crew have been announced for THE DAYS ARE SHORTER, by Evanston resident Corinne J. Kawecki. In Kawecki’s play, to be directed by Pride Films and Plays company member Iris Sowlat, 53-year-old Julia is afraid of getting older.