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What's Happening in Local Theater

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Press Openings:

March 22nd, "POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical" Hell in a Handbag Productions, The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (800) 838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

March 22nd, "Landladies" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

March 23rd, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

March 23rd, "Bright Star" Boho Theatre, Greenhouse Theatre Cener, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago. FYI www.bohotheatre.com.

March 23rd, "Best for Winter, being a short Shakespeare adapted from The Winter’s Tale and other works" Idle Muse Theatre Company, The Edge Theater Off-Broadway, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 340-9438 or www.idlemuse.org.

Now Playing in Indiana:

March 23rd & 24th, World Premiere, "One Helluva Ride: The Bessie Stringfield Story" Beatniks on Conkey, 420 Conkey St., Hammond. FYI (219) 852-0848 or www.beatniksonconkey.com.

Through March 24th, "Memphis" Merrillville Performing Arts Department with M & M Productions, Reinhardt Auditorium, Merrillville High School, 276 E 68th Pl, Merrillville. FYI (219) 650-5307 ext.7012, (219) 413-1213 or www.ticketor.com/mhschoir/upcomingevents?pageid=145965.

Through March 31st, "Million Dollar Quartet" Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

Through March 31st, "Caroline, or Change" Wilson Auditorium, South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N Main St, South Bend. FYI (574) 234-1112 or www.sbct.org.

Now Playing in Illinois:

Through March 22nd, "La traviata" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

Through March 23rd, "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde" Promethian Theatre Ensemble, Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W. Berenice Ave., Chicago. FYI www.prometheantheatre.org.

Through March 23rd, "I Wanna F#!&ing Tear You Apart" Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 334-7728 or www.RivendellTheatre.org.

Through March 24th, "A Bronx Tale" Broadway in Chicago, Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

Through March 24th, Chicago Premiere, "Fulfillment Center" A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago. FYI (312) 943-8722 or www.aredorchidtheatre.org.

Through March 24th, "How I Learned to Drive" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St, Chicago. FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.

Through March 24th, "How to Live on Earth: Chimera Ensemble, The Pentagon Theater at Collaboraction Studios, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.chimeraensemble.com/.

Through March 30th, "The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes - The Valentine Edition" Hell in a Handbag Productions, Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 327-5252 or www.handbagproductions.org.

Through March 31st, "Two Pints" Worldstage from Ireland, Abbey Theatre, The Pub at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

**** Through March 31st, "Seussical!" Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. FYI (847) 634-0200, www.marriotttheatre.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Through March 31st "Doubt: A Parable" Gift Theatre, presented as a part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series, Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (773) 283-7071 or www.thegifttheatre.org.

Through March 31st, "Southern Comfort" Pride Films Films and Plays, The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

Through April 6th, "2 Unfortunate 2 Travel" Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave. (near Kedzie & Addison), Chicago. FYI www.propthtr.org.

Through April 7th, World Premiere, "Act(s) of God" Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N Michigan Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org/.

Through April 7th "The Man Who Was Thursday" Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

Through April 7th, "Behold, A Pale Horse" Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave. (near Kedzie & Addison), Chicago. FYI www.propthtr.org.

Trough April 7th, "Detour Guide" Silk Road Rising, The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St, Chicago. FYI (312) 857-1234 or www.silkroadrising.org.

Through April 14th, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

Through April 14th, "Mamma Mia" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Through April 14th, "Mahalia Jackson: Moving Through The Light" Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.BlackEnsembleTheater.org.

Tthrough April 14th, "Sweat" Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago. FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

Through April 14th, "Requiem for a Heavyweight" The Artistic Home Theatre, 1376 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (866) 811-4111 or www.theartistichome.org.

Through April 15th, "2 Unfortunate 2 Travel" Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave., Chicago. FYI www.propthtr.org.

**** Through April 20th, "Corduroy" Emerald City Theatre, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave., Chicago. FYI www.emeraldcitytheatre.com.

**** Through April 20th, "The Time Warp Trio" KidSeries, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

Through April 20th, "Good Enough" 16th Street Theater, Berwyn Cultural Center, 6420 16th Street, Berwyn. FYI (708) 795-6704 or www.16thstreettheater.org.

Through April 21st, "Best for Winter, being a short Shakespeare adapted from The Winter’s Tale and other works" Idle Muse Theatre Company, The Edge Theater Off-Broadway, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 340-9438 or www.idlemuse.org.

Through April 21st, "Landladies" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

Through April 21st, "The Bridges of Madison County" Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, 721 Howard Street, Evanston. FYI (800) 595-4849 or www.theo-u.com.

Through April 27th, "Hands on a Hardbody" Refuge Theatre Project, Mason Hall in the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. FYI www.RefugeTheatre.com.

Through April 27th, "Remember the Alamo" Neo-Futurist Ensemble, The Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Avenue (at Foster), Chicago. FYI www.neofuturists.org.

Through April 27th, "Little Shop of Horrors" Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 325-1700 or www.MercuryTheaterChicago.com.

Through April 28th, "POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical" Hell in a Handbag Productions, The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (800) 838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

March 24th through April 28th, Midwest Premiere, "The Ridiculous Darkness" Sideshow Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago. FY www.sideshowtheatre.org.

Through May 5th, "Bright Star" Boho Theatre, Greenhouse Theatre Cener, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago. FYI www.bohotheatre.com.

Through May 5th, Chicago Premiere, "Yen" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St, Chicago. FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.

Through May 5th, Chicago Premiere, "Hands on a Hardbody" Refuge Theatre Project, Atlas Arts Studio, 4809 N Ravenswood Ave., Chicago. FYI www.refugetheatre.com.

Through May 5th, Chicago Premiere, "Afterglow" Pride Arts Center – the Buena, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (866) 811-4111. (773) 857-0222 or www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

Through May 9th, "Romeo and Juliet" Teatro Vista’s 2019 student matinee series, presented at The Miracle Center, 2311 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000, www.teatrovista.org or www.victorygardens.org.

Through May 12th, "Admissions" Theater Wit, 1229 N. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.TheaterWit.org.

Through May 12th, "Noises Off" Immersive Theatre, Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago. FYI (773) 891-8985 or www.windycityplayhouse.com.

Through May 26th, "Southern Gothic" Immersive Theater, Windy City Playhouse South, 2229 S. Michigan, Chicago. FYI (773) 891-8985 or www.windycityplayhouse.com.

Through June 2nd, "She the People: The Resistance Continues" Up Comedy Club at The Second City, 230 W. North Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 662-4562 or www.secondcity.com/shows/chicago/people-girlfriends-guide-sisters/

Through June 2nd, "Djembe! The Show" Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 935-6100, www.djembetheshow.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Through June 9th, "A Number" Writers Theatre, The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

Through July 21st, "Hamilton" Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

Ongoing 50 weekends per year, "The Infinite Wrench" Neo-Futurist Ensemble, The Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Avenue (at Foster), Chicago. FYI www.neofuturists.org.

Open Run, "Blue Man Group" Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 348-4000, Ticketmaster (800) 982-2787, www.ticketmaster.com/bluemanchicago or www.blueman.com/chicago.

Now Playing in Michigan:

Now Playing in Wisconsin:

*** Family Friendly and/or Children's Theatre

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