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What's Happening in Local Theater

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Press Openings:

January 23rd, "Million Dollar Quartet" Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. FYI (847) 634-0200, www.marriotttheatre.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

January 24th, "Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party" Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont. FYI (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

January 26th, "All Childish Things" First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W 31st St., off Rt. 83, Oak Brook. FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org.

January 26th, "Photograph 51" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

January 27th, "Swamp Baby" MPAACT, Greenhouse Theatre Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.mpaact.org.

Now Playing in Indiana:

Through February 2nd, "Keely and Du" Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso. FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.

Now Playing in Illinois:

Through January 26th, "Tedium....and Other Sensations" Neo-Futurist Ensemble, The Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Avenue (at Foster), Chicago. FYI www.neofuturists.org.

Through January 27th, "Kinky Boots" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

January 24th through 27th, "L'après midi d'un foehn" Worldstage from France, Compagnie Non Nova, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

Through January 27th, The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, 80 performances of 24 shows from 11 countries over 11 days at 19 different Chicago-area venues. FYI www.chicagopuppetfest.org.

January 24th through 27th, "Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party" Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont. FYI (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Through January 27th, 32nd Young Playwrights Festival, Pegasus Theatre Chicago, Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen, Chicago. FYI (773) 878-8864 or www. PegasusTheatreChicago.org.

Through January 27th, The Donmar Warehouse Production of "St. Nicholas" The Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago. FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

Through January 27th, "Radio Culture" TUTA Theatre Chicago, 4670 N. Manor Ave., Chicago. FYI www.tutatheatre.org/upcoming-radio-culture/.

Through January 27th, "Women of Soul (With a Tribute to the Queen)" Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.

**** Through January 27th, "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Through January 27th, "The Full Monty" Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, 721 Howard Street, Evanston. FYI (800) 595-4849 or www.theo-u.com.

Through January 27th, World Premiere, "La Ruta" Upstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

Through January 27th, COLLABORACTION’S ENCOUNTER SERIES, Collaboraction, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd Floor, Chicago. FYI (312) 226-9633 or www.collaboraction.org.

Through January 31st, "La boheme" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

Through February 2nd, Chicago Premiere, "I Call My Brothers" Interrobang Theatre Project, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. FYI www.interrobangtheatreproject.org.

Through February 2nd, 22nd Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., & the Heartland Event Space (Formerly Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 761.4477, or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

Through February 3rd, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Courtyard Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

Through February 3, "Us/Them" Big in Belgium, BRONKS, Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.

Through February 9th, "Little Women the Musical" Brown Paper Box Co., Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice, Chicago. FYI (773) 528-9696 or www.BrownPaperBox.org.

Through February 10th, "I Know My Own Heart" Pride Arts Center – The Buena, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (866) 811-4111. (773) 857-0222 or www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

Through February 16th, Chicago Premiere, "Dada Woof Papa Hot" About Face Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI www.aboutfacetheatre.com.

Through February 16th, Chicago Storefront Premiere, "Evil Dead: The Musical" Black Button Eyes Productions, Pride Arts Center (The Broadway), 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI www.blackbuttoneyes.com.

**** Through February 17th, "We Found A Hat" KidSeries, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

Through February 17th, "Photograph 51" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

Through February 17th, "Fuente Ovejuna" City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago. FYI www.citylit.org.

Through February 17th, "The Woman in Black" Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI www.ticketmaster.com or www.theroyalgeorgetheatre.com.

**** Through February 17th, "THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Star-Studded Stories" Barrel of Monkeys, Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 506-7140 or www.barrelofmonkeys.org.

Through February 23rd, 30th Annual RhinoFest, The Prop Thtr with Curious Theatre Branch, Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave. (near Kedzie & Addison), Chicago. FYI www.propthtr.org.

January 24th through February 23rd, "How to Defend Yourself" Victory Gardens, 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

Through February 24th, "How to Catch Creation" Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago. FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

Through February 24th, "All Childish Things" First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W 31st St., off Rt. 83, Oak Brook. FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org.

January 24th through March 2nd, World Premiere, "The Janice" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

Through March 3rd, "Swamp Baby" MPAACT, Greenhouse Theatre Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.mpaact.org.

**** Through March 3rd, "X-Marks the Spot: An Extra Sensory Experience" (Ages 8 and up) Chicago Children's Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine St., Chicago. FYI (872) 222-9555 or www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

Through March 9th, Chicago Premiere, "The Realistic Joneses" Shattered Globe Theatre with Theater Wit, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.shatteredglobe.org.

Through March 10th, "FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure" Filament Theatre, 4041 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 270-1660 or www.filamenttheatre.org.

Through March 10th, "Million Dollar Quartet" Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. FYI (847) 634-0200, www.marriotttheatre.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

January 25th through March 10th, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

Through March 17th, The Second City's 107th Mainstage Revue, Second City, 1616 N. Wells St, Chicago. FYI (312) 337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

Through March 17th, "Cardboard Piano" TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 281-8463 x6 or www.timelinetheatre.com.

Through March 31st, "Noises Off" Immersive Theatre, Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago. FYI (773) 891-8985 or www.windycityplayhouse.com.

Through May 26th, "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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