Friday August 17 11:07 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Theater

Teatro Vista announces 18-19 season: American Jornalero by E. Cardona Jr., S. Walker's The Abuelas, La Havana Madrid returns

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Teatro Vista, Chicago’s leading professional Latinx theater company for nearly 30 years, announced today its 2018-19 season line-up.

Griffin Theatre Company announces Casting for the Chicago Premiere of THE HARVEST July 21st – August 25th at The Den Theatre

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Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its the Chicago premiere of THE HARVEST, Samuel D. Hunter’s drama about a group of young missionaries preparing to travel to the Middle East, directed by Jonathan Berry.

KINKY BOOTS Returns to Chicago January '19

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Broadway In Chicago and TROIKA Entertainment are thrilled to announce that back by popular demand, KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS), will return to Chicago at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph), for a limited one-week engagement Jan. 22 – 27, 2019. KINKY BOOTS originated its Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago in Oct. 2012.

Due to popular demand American Blues Theater announces an encore run of BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story

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American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story runs through September 15th at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now.

First Folio Theatre Presents World Premiere Musical SHREW'D! Under-the-Stars in July

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Chicago’s premier outdoor professional theatre, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents the world premiere of SHREW’D!, a new musical based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, adapted by Executive Director David Rice and Lydia Hiller, with music by Christopher Kriz and lyrics by Lydia Hiller and David Rice. Directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller, SHREW’D! previews July 11-13, opens July 14 and runs through August 19, 2018.

FOOTLIGHT PLAYERS GEAR UP FOR THEIR 69TH SEASON

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The Footlight Players Community Theater is proud to announce their new Board of Directors for the 69th season.

PHOTO: (Back L-R) Jim Milcarek (at-large), Bill Wild (Treasurer), Gary Bartholomew (at-large). (Front L-R) Robert Komendera (President), Laura Meyer (V-President), Lara West (Secretary), Thom Nelson (at-large)

First Feld Entertainment-Produced "Sesame Street Live" Slated for Rosemont Theatre

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Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!, family entertainment’s sunniest and funniest street celebration, will visit the Chicago area, Oct. 12 - 14, 2018, for eight performances at the Rosemont Theatre. The inaugural production under Feld Entertainment’s new partnership with the non-profit educational organization, Sesame Workshop, features favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a brand-new sensory adventure live on stage.

Artistic Director Jacob Harvey leaves Greenhouse Theater Center

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The Greenhouse Theater Center (GTC) announced today Artistic Director Jacob Harvey left the Lincoln Park institution at the end of June 2018.