Thursday February 21 11:00 am

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Theater

Raven Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season

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Raven Theatre is pleased to announce its 2019-20 Season, kicking off this fall with the Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds’ drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle and featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons. This warm, delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and re-connecting with what we’ve left behind.

Due to demand, Court Theatre to extend Photograph 51 through February 23rd

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Court Theatre, under the leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces additional performances of Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler and directed by Vanessa Stalling. Photograph 51 now runs through February 23, 2019, at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

First Floor Theater Announces Casting for I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD - April 20th - May 18th at The Den Theatre

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First Floor Theater is pleased to announced casting for its Chicago premiere of Halley Feiffer’s blisteringly funny play I’M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, directed by Cole von Glahn. Featuring Amanda Caryl Fink and Tim Kidwell, I’M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD will play April 20 – May 18, 2019 at FFT’s resident home, The Den Theatre (2B), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

Hell in a Handbag Productions Announces 2019 Season

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Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce its 2019 Season, launching this winter with the show that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, an unauthorized musical parody of the classic granddaddy of all disaster films, 1972’s The Poseidon Adventure. The much-anticipated revival of Handbag’s very first show features a book, music and lyrics by Artistic Director David Cerda* with Scott Lamberty, direction by Derek Van Barham, music direction by Andrew Milliken, and choreography by Breon Arzell. The cast includes ensemble members Sydney Genco*, Caitlin Jackson*, Elizabeth Lesinski*, David Lipschutz*, Stevie Love* and a boatload of others. POSEIDON will play at a venue befitting of an ocean liner: The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.

The World Inside Me, Chicago Children's Theatre's new show for Chicago's youngest theatergoers ages 2-5, debuts Feb 9-Mar 3

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Chicago Children’s Theatre’s The World Inside Me is a musical, sensory celebration of the human body. Kids explore cells, senses, intestines and each of their unique selves through this delightful new musical designed specifically for Chicago’s very youngest audiences. Part art, part science, The World Inside Me is your child’s ideal first live theater experience - an interactive, highly entertaining work that stimulates youngsters’ creativity and curiosity along the way.

IDLE MUSE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CAST AND CREW FOR BEST FOR WINTER, BEING A SHORT SHAKESPEARE ADAPTED FROM THE WINTER’S TALE

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Idle Muse Theatre Company proudly announces its first play of 2019, Best for Winter, being a short Shakespeare adapted from The Winter’s Tale and other works, adapted and directed by Evan Jackson, March 21 – April 20, at The Edge Theater Off-Broadway, a new space at 1133 W. Catalpa Ave.

Broken Nose Theatre Announces Casting for Midwest Premiere of LANGUAGE ROOMS April 19th – May 18th at The Den Theatre

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Broken Nose Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Midwest premiere of Yussef El-Guindi’s dark comedy LANGUAGE ROOMS, directed by Kaiser Zaki Ahmed. LANGUAGE ROOMS will feature Bassam Abdelfattah, Salar Ardebili, Bilal Dardai and Bradford Stevens.

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries Presents “The Time Warp Trio”

When Joe receives a magical book for his birthday, he and his pals are unexpectedly hurled across time and space. They first arrive in Camelot, a land menaced by an evil knight, a terrible giant, and a fire-breathing dragon. With quick thinking and a dash of courage the newly formed “Time Warp Trio” manages to survive, but the mysterious Book soon thrusts them into further adventures – each more challenging than the last!