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Theater

THE HOUSE THEATRE OF CHICAGO ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR ITS WORLD PREMIERE SEASON OPENER, BOREALIS

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The House Theatre of Chicago is proud to announce casting and the production team for the company’s season opener, Borealis. Director Monty Cole helms the professional premiere of playwright Bennett Fisher’s epic adventure through the corporate guts of Big Oil. Borealis runs August 30 through October 21 at Chopin Theatre’s Upstairs Theater, 1543 W. Division St.

ONE NIGHT ONLY! NO LIMITS PRESENTS SILENT NO MORE, A THEATRICAL DOCUMENTARY

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No Limits, a nationwide non-profit organization proudly presents Silent NO MORE, directed by No Limits Founder and Executive Director Dr. Michelle Christie featuring five-time American Comedy Award nominee Kathy Buckley (the award winning PBS special “No Labels, No Limits”), acclaimed author Rebecca Alexander (“Not Fade Away”) and alum of the No Limits Theater Group, on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at The Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn Street.

A NEW COMEDY MUSICAL, TOOTSIE PRE-BROADWAY WORLD PREMIERE

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Broadway In Chicago and Scott Sanders Productions have announced individual tickets for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE, are on-sale now. TOOTSIE will play a pre-Broadway engagement this fall at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL) from September 11 – October 14. The production will go to Broadway in spring 2019.

AVENUE Q EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND Now playing through November 4th

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Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, is pleased to announce the extension of AVENUE Q through November 4, 2018 due to popular demand. After an incredible run in 2004, this lovingly revived Broadway musical is wowing audiences yet again with its relatable humor and heartwarming message. Hedy Weiss of WTTW’s Chicago Tonight highly recommends the show saying it’s “not only clever and refreshingly frank but wholly charming” and Rachel Weinberg of BroadwayWorld raved that, “AVENUE Q will provide uproarious and NSFW laughs for days, but it also will touch your heart and provide a much-needed dose of theatrical sunshine.” Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book in 2004, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart.

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces Ninth Season: Identity/Crisis

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Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to announce its ninth season, featuring three knockout dramas presented at its new resident home, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. This season, Interrobang explores “identity/crisis,” with three plays featuring characters on the edge of something new, battling old demons and making room for fresh starts.

Pemberley Productions & Verdant Productions Present PRIVATE PEACEFUL by Michael Morpurgo

From Michael Morpurgo, the celebrated author of the international hit War Horse, comes the critically acclaimed production, Private Peaceful. Simon Reade’s stage adaptation of Morpurgo’s award-winning book garnered rave reviews throughout its 2017 and 2018 tours across Ireland, including 5-star reviews from The Guardian, The Sunday Herald, and The Irish Mail. Starring Shane O’Regan, his moving story of Tommo Peaceful’s life, from growing up in rural England to enlisting to fight in the first World War, comes to Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, IL, October 17 through November 11—the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

London’s Thriller ‘The Woman in Black’ Takes the Stage at the Royal George Theatre this Fall

Over eight million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful – and terrifying - theatre events ever staged, and it’s coming to shock audiences in Chicago this fall. The Woman in Black – London’s long-running West End play - will open at Chicago’s Royal George Theatre in November with all the stage thrills that have led audiences in London to shriek in fear for 30 years.

THEATER UNSPEAKABLE PRESENTS “THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION” OCTOBER 17th – NOVEMBER 11th AT THE GREENHOUSE THEATER CENTER

Theater Unspeakable, a devised, physical theater company based in Chicago that has received tremendous critical acclaim across the U.S., presents THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, a whirlwind re-telling of the American fight for independence at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Avenue, for a limited engagement from October 17 through November 11, 2018. Prior to its Chicago run, THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION will play in Washington D.C at the Kennedy Center, and following Chicago in Washington at the Edmonds Center for the Arts and California at the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo.