Monday October 22 10:27 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Theater

Drury Lane Theatre Announces 2019/2020 Season featuring two Regional Theatre premieres

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Drury Lane Theatre announces the complete lineup of its 2019/2020 season, including two award-winning Regional Theatre premieres—the imaginative Matilda, based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, and the beautifully captivating Gershwin musical An American in Paris. The thrilling season also includes the revival of the exhilarating The Color Purple, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel; the magical musical for all ages Mary Poppins; and Agatha Christie’s edge-of-your-seat murder mystery And Then There Were None. The season runs April 2018-March 2019 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

Citadel Theatre presents "The Little Foxes"

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"Little Foxes", a drama by Lillian Hellman – arguably the most influential female American playwright of the 20th Century – explores a power struggle between members of a wealthy Alabama family in 1900, where the men have all the power and influence. Or at least they think they do – the men of the Hubbard family may have met their match in the brilliantly ruthless matriarch Regina Hubbard Giddens.

Porchlight Music Theatre begins its sixth season of Chicago’s “lost” musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Tony Award-winner, Porchlight Music Theatre brings to Chicago the impassioned arguments and world-changing visions that were fought over in those sweltering summer days in Philadelphia nearly 250 years ago.

Refuge Theater Project Announces "The Last Session"

The Last Session, an off-Broadway hit in its original run in 1997, reunites a group of singers, friends and band mates to record one final album, except for the unexpected arrival of a guest singer who spoils what was supposed to be a nice, quiet goodbye party.

The House Theatre of Chicago Announces Its Annual Production of "The Nutcracker"

The House’s unique take on this classic story has become an annual tradition for many offering something for everyone during the holiday season. The show is fast-paced, beautifully choreographed, family-friendly and moving for even those who might be on the Grinch’s side from time to time.

KENNY INGRAM PERFORMS A FUNDRAISING CONCERT READING OF SHANE BOY DARLING AT RUTH PAGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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Performed as a concert reading, the play is a cosmic ride of laughter, inspiration and reflections on life and overcoming adversity, Ingram reflects on his career, family history and how he dealt with his greatest challenge – being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Strawdog Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere Immersive Theatrical Experience MASQUE MACABRE October 4 – October 31

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Just in time for Halloween, Strawdog Theatre Company launches its 31st season with the world premiere of MASQUE MACABRE, a dark and bloody thrill ride inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe – think Carrie meets Eyes Wide Shut. The handlers of a "bad boy" entrepreneur go to extremes to give him one last big bash before his past catches up to him. An explorative immersive theatre experience a la Sleep No More, guests travel from room to room throughout the space and follow stories of revenge and murder as they play out in real time.

TUTA Theatre Chicago Announces Casting for the U.S. Premiere of RADIO CULTURE October 17 – December 2

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TUTA Theatre Chicago is pleased to announce casting for its U.S. Premiere of RADIO CULTURE, an intimate depiction of one day in the life of a young Belorussian, by writer and artist Maxim Dosko, in a new English translation by Natalia Fedorova and Amber Robinson, directed by Amber Robinson.