Wednesday February 20 12:09 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Theater

Promethean's "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde"

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Promethean’s critically-acclaimed production of Moisés Kaufman’s historical drama GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, which enjoyed a two-week run in December 2016, will be remounted from February 15 through March 23, 2019 at Strawdog Theatre, 1809 W. Berenice. GROSS INDECENCY, which Promethean Artistic Director Brian Pastor will again direct, will be performed with cross-gender casting in some roles, as it was in the company’s earlier production. Promethean Ensemble Member Jamie Bragg will reprise her leading role as Oscar Wilde.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces casting for "Short Shakespeare! Macbeth"

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare’s tale of political intrigue and personal ambition. Adapted and directed by Marti Lyons and featuring a dynamic ensemble cast, the production will be performed for the public on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m., February 16–March 16, 2019. After each performance, the actors remain on stage for a question-and-answer session, before joining the audience in the Lobby for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities.

'DJEMBE! The Show' makes U.S. debut at Apollo Theater, beginning March 19

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Following a smash-hit international tour, the new, interactive theatrical event, DJEMBE! The Show, makes its U.S. debut at the Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago), for a strictly limited engagement starting performances on March 19, 2019 (with an official premiere on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m.). DJEMBE! (JEM-bay) will engage audiences in a high-energy program of powerful storytelling and inspiring music, including iconic pop hits. Leading this lively musical journey will be the trio of Broadway talent Ben Hope (Once) as Emcee; critically-acclaimed Chicago musical theater artist Rashada Dawan (Caroline, or Change) on lead vocals; and Guinean master drummer and folklorist Fodé Lavia Camara, backed by an ensemble of world-class musicians.

ANASTASIA TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce tickets for ANASTASIA, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical inspired by the beloved film, will go on sale on Friday, January 25. ANASTASIA will make its Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement March 26 through April 7, 2019.

Lookingglass Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of Act(s) of God February 13–April 7

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Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Act(s) of God, by Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy, directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Act(s) of God runs February 13–April 7, 2019 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The press performances are February 22 and February 23 at 7:30 p.m.

BNI Drama Department to present 'Zombie Prom' April 12th-14th

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Bishop Noll Institute’s Drama Department will present the musical “Zombie Prom” April 12 to 14 in the BNI auditorium, 1519 Hoffman St. Enter Door C. Show times are 7:30 p.m. April 12 and 13 and 2:30 p.m. April 14.

MUSIC THEATER WORKS announces 2019 season, including Chicago professional premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

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Music Theater Works has announced its 2019 season, opening with the Pulitzer Prize-winning HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (June 8-16), followed by the Chicago professional premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (August 17-25), LERNER AND LOEWE’S GREATEST HITS (October 4-13), and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (December 21-31).

TEATRO VISTA TO PREMIERE THE ABUELAS, A MODERN-DAY, CHICAGO-SET SEQUEL TO THE MADRES FEBRUARY 9-MARCH 17 AT VICTORY GARDENS

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Teatro Vista announces the world premiere of Stephanie Alison Walker’s The Abuelas, a sequel to her acclaimed play The Madres, February 9-March 17, 2019 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. Press opening is Friday, February 15 at 8 p.m. Regular show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets, $20-$35, go on sale December 17. For tickets and information, visit www.teatrovista.org, www.victorygardens.org or call
(773) 871-3000.