Friday January 19 10:27 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan



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Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the cast and creative team for the second production in the 2017 – 2018 season, Henrik Ibsen’s Pillars of the Community by Samuel Adamson, January 19 - March 3, 2018 with direction by Strawdog ensemble member Elly Green.

Definition Theatre Company Announces Final Production of 2017/18 Season the Chicago Premiere of Moon Man Walk


Definition Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tyrone Phillips and Managing Director Neel McNeill, announces the final production of its 2017-2018 Season, the Chicago premiere of Moon Man Walk, written by James Ijames and directed by Tyla Abercrumbie. Moon Man Walk runs January 26 - February 25, 2018 in the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, as part of Definition’s tenure in the Victory Gardens Resident Theater Program. The press opening is Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for final production of 2017/2018 Season "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat"


Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for the final production of its 2017/2018 season – the irresistible Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. This production is directed by Alan Souza with choreography by Grady M. Bowman. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat runs January 19, 2018 – March 25, 2018 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m.



Promethean Theatre Ensemble will continue its twelfth season with Jean Giraudoux’s THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT. First produced in 1945, Giraudoux’s satiric comedy reveals a plot by a group of corrupt business executives to dig up the streets of Paris, so they can pump oil that they believe lies beneath. Their plot is challenged by the titular “Madwoman,” the eccentric Countess Aurelia, an idealist who resolves to fight back and rescue humanity from the scheming and corrupt developers with the help of her fellow outcasts and her fellow madwomen.

Chicago Premiere! Raven Theatre Presents NICE GIRL


Raven Theatre is pleased to continue its 35th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Melissa Ross’s humorous and heartfelt play NICE GIRL, directed by Lauren Shouse, playing January 24 – March 11, 2018 in Raven’s 105-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series Presents "The Accidental Curator" Written and Performed by Ensemble Member Molly Regan


Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series is pleased to present, as part of the Winter 2017-18 lineup, The Accidental Curator, written and performed by ensemble member Molly Regan and directed by Mary B. Robinson. Regan, who was encouraged by former Artistic Director Martha Lavey to write this show, was most recently seen on the Steppenwolf stage in The Herd, Tribes, and Good People. The Accidental Curator runs for three performances only, January 12 and 13 at 8pm and January 14 at 2pm in the 1700 Theatre, 1700 N Halsted St.

About Face Theatre Announces Casting for Midwest Premiere of TIME IS ON OUR SIDE


Following its sell-out hit SIGNIFICANT OTHER, About Face Theatre is pleased to announce casting for the second production of its 2017-18 season, the Midwest premiere of R. Eric Thomas’ gleeful mystery TIME IS ON OUR SIDE, directed by Artistic Director Megan Carney.

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces A Loving and Humorous Tribute to Gilda Radner Coming to the Chicago Stage

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Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue – is pleased to announce BUNNY, BUNNY: GILDA RADNER A SORT OF LOVE STORY, directed by Warner Crocker, running from February 9th through April 1, 2018. Press opening is Saturday, February 10th at 8:00pm. A funny, tender, and touching play, based on the book of the same name, former Saturday Night Live writer Alan Zweibel recalls his eccentric kinship spanning 14 years with beloved SNL actress Gilda Radner.