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Tlistings

What's Happening in Local Theater

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Press Openings:

August 23rd, "The Audience" TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 281-8463 or
www.timelinetheatre.com.

August 26th, PEACEBOOK Festival, Collaboraction, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. FYI (312) 226-9633 or www.collaboraction.org.

Now Playing in Indiana:

Through August 27th, "Much Ado about Nothing" Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF), DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame, South Bend. FYI www.shakespeare.nd.edu.

August 24th & September 2nd, "Barrymore's Ghost" Dunes Summer Theatre, 288 Shady Oak Dr Michigan City. FYI (219) 879-7509 or www.dunesartsfoundation.org.

August 25th through September 3rd, "Love Letters" Dunes Summer Theatre, 288 Shady Oak Dr Michigan City. FYI (219) 879-7509 or www.dunesartsfoundation.org.

**** August 25th through September 9th, "How to Eat Like a Child And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up" Chicago Street Theatre, 154 Chicago Street, Valparaiso. FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.

Now Playing in Illinois:

Through August 26th, World Premiere, "Fight City" The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., Chicago. FYI (866) 811-4111 or www.TheFactoryTheater.com.

Through August 26th, "At the Table" Broken Nose Theatre, The Den Theatre (Upstairs Main Stage), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.

**** Through August 27th, "Madagascar" Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

Through August 27th, "The God of Isaac" Grippo Stage Company, Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. FYI (800) 838-3006 or www.grippostagecompany.com

Through August 27th, "Romeo and Juliet" Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, in neighborhood parks across Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

Through August 27th, "Gypsy" Music Theater Works, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston. FYI (847) 920-5360 or www.LightOperaWorks.com.

Through August 28th, "THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Attack of the Phantom of the BBQ" Barrel of Monkeys, Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 506-7140 or www.barrelofmonkeys.org.

Through August 30th, Chicago Premiere, "Hir" Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

Through September 3rd, "Moby Dick" Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N Michigan Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org/

Through September 3rd, Cirque du Soleil - Luzia, United Center, 1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago. FYI (312) 455-4500 or www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia

Through September 3rd, "Dance to the Music: More than Hip Hop" Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.

Through September 10th, "Disney's Aladdin" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

Through September 10th, "Sister Africa" Genesis Theatrical Productions, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago. FYI (773) 935-6875 or www.athenaeumtheatre.com.

Through September 16th, "THE GOLDEN GIRLS – THE LOST EPISODES" Hell in a Handbag Productions, Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI www.handbagproductions.org.

Through September 16th, Chicago Storefront Premiere! "Shockheaded Peter" Black Button Eyes Productions, The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 935-6875 or www.athenaeumtheatre.org.

Through September 16th, "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice, Chicago. FYI (773) 528-9696 pr www.redtheater.org.

Through September 16th, "A Persephone Pageant" Walkabout Theater Company, a part of the Chicago Park District’s “Night Out in the Parks”. Free outdoor performances in Chicago parks: August 20th, Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave.; Saturday, August 26th, Rainbow Beach Park, 2873 E. 75th St.; August 27th, Walsh Playground Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. Fee-based indoor performances: September 2nd, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago; September 19th, Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest.

Through September 17th, World Premiere, "Trevor: The Musical" Writers Theatre, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

Through September 17th, "The Veil" Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (773) 340-9438 or www.idlemuse.org.

August 24th through September 23rd, Chicago Premiere, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City" Route 66 Theatre Company, The Den Theatre (Upstairs Theatre 2A), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.route66theatre.org.

Through September 24th, "Machinal" Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.greenhousetheater.org.

Through September 24th, "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 325-1700 or www.mercurytheaterchicago.com.

Through September 30th, "Barbecue" Strawdog Theatre Company, LookOut Visiting Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted Street, Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/seasons/2017-18/barbecue/?id=24118.

Through October 1st, "Spamilton" Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, Chicago. FYI (312) 988-9000 or www.theroyalgeorgetheatre.com.

August 23rd through October 15th, "Honeymoon in Vegas" Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com.

August 24th through October 15th, Regional Premiere, "Rock of Ages" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

August 27th through October 15th, "Bonnie and Clyde" Kokandy Productions, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.kokandyproductions.com.

Through November 12th, "The Audience" TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 281-8463 or
www.timelinetheatre.com.

**** Through December 31st, "Mother Goose’s Garden" Ages 0-5, Emerald City Theatre, Emerald City’s Little Theatre, 2933 N. Southport, Chicago. FYI www.emeraldcitytheatre.com.

Through January 7th, 2018, "Hamilton" Broadway in Chicago, The PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

Open Run, "Tony & Tina's Wedding" Chicago Theater Works, Resurrection Church, 3309 North Seminary Ave., Reception at Vinnie Black’s Colosseum, 1113 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI www.tonylovestina.com/.

Open Run, "VAMP" A Music Comedy Drinking Show, MCL Chicago, 3110 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 610-5930 or www.mclchicago.com/vamp.html.

Open Run, "The Infinite Wrench" Neo-Futurists, The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 878-4557 or www.neofuturists.org.

Open Run, "Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno" Second City, 1616 N. Wells St., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

Open Run, "The Second City - 105th Revue" Second City, 1616 N. Wells St Chicago. FYI 312-662-4562 or www.upcomedyclub.com.

Open Run, "The Second City e.t.c.'s 41st Revue" Second City, 1616 N. Wells St Chicago. FYI 312-662-4562 or www.upcomedyclub.com.

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:

Through September 23rd, "Three Sisters" On the Hill, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin. FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org.

Through September 29th, "Pericles, Prince of Tyre" On the Hill, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin. FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org.

Through September 30th, "The Unexpected Man" Touchstone Theatre, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin. FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org.

Through October 5th, "The Maids" Touchstone Theatre, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin. FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org.

Through October 6th, "Cyrano de Bergerac" On the Hill, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin. FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org.

Through October 7th, "A Flea in Her Ear" On the Hill, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin. FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org.

Through October 8th, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" On the Hill, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin. FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org.

Through October 22nd, "A View from the Bridge" Touchstone Theatre, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin. FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org.

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

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