Friday January 19 10:34 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Theater

The Greenhouse Theater Center Presents ROSE

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Following its hit production of MACHINAL, Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to continue its 2017-18 season with the return of Laurence Leamer's critically acclaimed drama ROSE. Recently honored with a 2017 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Solo Performance, celebrated Chicago actress Linda Reiter reprises her role as matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in this intimate piece directed by Steve Scott. ROSE will play January 12 – March 11, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.

Chicago Premiere! Black Button Eyes Productions Presents NEVERMORE – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan

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Following its hit production of SHOCKHEADED PETER, Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 season with the Chicago premiere musical NEVERMORE – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, the moving life story of the iconic American writer told through haunting music, poetic storytelling and stunning stagecraft, with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham, NEVERMORE will play January 5 – 28, 2018 at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago.

IMMERSIVE THEATER COMES TO WINDY CITY PLAYHOUSE WITH THE WORLD-PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF “SOUTHERN GOTHIC” BY LESLIE LIAUTAUD

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Windy City Playhouse announces an expansion in programming with a world-premiere immersive theatrical production, “Southern Gothic,” premiering February 7, 2017 in an open-ended engagement. Written by Leslie Liautaud and directed by David H. Bell, “Southern Gothic” gives audiences the opportunity to be a “fly on the wall” at a cocktail party in Ashford, Georgia in the 1960s where four couples gather together to celebrate a birthday.

Playwright, performer and drag legend Charles Busch to return to Pride Arts Center with MY KINDA ‘60S January 21 and 22

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Tony Award nominee, Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement honoree and two-time MAC Award winner, Charles Busch, who performed two sold-out shows at Pride Arts Center in January 2017, will return on January 21 and 22 with CHARLES BUSCH: MY KINDA ‘60S - a new show that gets to the essence of this legendary entertainer.

The Drama Group presents Chicago Premiere of a New Play, "Whiskey Neat"

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The Drama Group is thrilled to debut the Chicago Premiere of a new play by Paul E. Milord, WHISKEY NEAT, produced and directed by Paul Milord and Deb Brunette. Performances will be held at The Drama Group’s Milord Studio Theatre on January 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm and matinees on January 14 & 21 at 2:00 pm.

PORCHLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE ANNOUNCES CAST FOR ITS FIRST PRODUCTION OF 2018, STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S "MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG"

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Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the next mainstage production it its 2017 – 2018 season Merrily We Roll Along, January 26 – March 11, 2018, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, with direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, associate direction and musical staging by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham at Porchlght’s home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Merrily We Roll Along is based on the play by the same name written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents high-energy North American debut of Olivier Award-winning production Jesus Christ Superstar

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In the first rock ‘n’ roll performances of its production history, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar—the North American debut of Timothy Sheader’s explosive, high-energy, Olivier Award-winning production from London’s Regent’s Park Open-Air Theatre, presented April 27-May 20, 2018 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening April 28). Single tickets for the production start at $44 and are on sale now at www.lyricopera.com/jcs, in person at the Lyric Opera House box office or by calling 312-827-5600.

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents high-energy North American debut of Olivier Award-winning production Jesus Christ Superstar

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In the first rock ‘n’ roll performances of its production history, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar—the North American debut of Timothy Sheader’s explosive, high-energy, Olivier Award-winning production from London’s Regent’s Park Open-Air Theatre, presented April 27-May 20, 2018 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening April 28). Single tickets for the production start at $44 and are on sale now at www.lyricopera.com/jcs, in person at the Lyric Opera House box office or by calling 312-827-5600.