Friday October 20 9:04 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

What's Happening in Local Theater

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Coming:

TBA, Midwest Premiere, "Our Great Tchaikovsky" Hershey Felder and Eighty-Eight Entertainment, Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, Chicago. FYI (312) 988-9000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

October 22nd through November 19th, "Lysistrata Jones" Refuge Theatre Project, Unity Lutheran Church; 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago. FYI www.refugetheatre.com.

October 25th through December 17th, "Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White" The Artistic Home Theatre. 1376 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (866) 811-4111 or www.theartistichome.org/.

October 25th through December 31st, "Newsies" Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com.

October 26th through December 3rd, World Premiere, "Welcome to Jesus" American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron Street, Chicago. FYI 773-409-4125 or www.atcweb.org.

October 26th through December 21st, "42nd Street" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

October 27th through December 10th "J.B.", City Lit Theater Company, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org.

October 27th through December 10th, "Yerma" Theatre Y & Red Tape Theatre co-production, 4546 N. Western Ave, Chicago. FYI www.theatre-y.com/.

**** October 28th through November 24th, "Akeelah and the Bee" Adventure Stage Chicago, Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St., Chicago. FYI (773) 342-4141 or www.adventurestage.org.

November 1st through 19th, "School of Rock" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

November 1st through 30th, "Die Walküre" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

November 2nd, 3rd, 4th, PEACEBOOK Festival, Collaboraction, PEACEBOOK West Side/Austin, La Follette Park, 1333 N. Laramie Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 226-9633 or www.collaboraction.org.

November 2nd through 19th, "Creditors" Touchstone Theatre, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin. FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org.

November 2nd through December 3rd, "The Belle of Amhurst" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

November 2nd through December 10th, "Significant Other" About Face Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI www.aboutfacetheatre.com.

November 3rd through 19th, "The Primary English Class" 4th Street Theatre, 125 N. Fourth Street, Chesterton. FYI (219) 926-7875 or www.ncca4thstreet@comcast.net.

November 3rd through December 9th, "Significant Other" About Face Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 975-8150, www.aboutfacetheatre.com or www.theaterwit.org.

November 4th through 18th, "Rooming House" Lucky Plush, The 1700 Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted, Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.Steppenwolf.org, LuckyPlush.com.

November 4th through December 23rd, "Fade" Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

November 8th through December 3rd, "Othello, or The Moor of Venice" Invictus Theatre, Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI www.invictustheatreco.com.

November 8th through December 23rd, "The Importance of Being Ernest" Writers Theatre, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

November 9th through December 2nd, "Escape to Margaritaville" Broadway in Chicago, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

November 9th through December 17th, "The Book of Will" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

November 9th through December 17th, U.S. Premiere, "Wild Boar" Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall, The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St., Chicago. FYI (312) 857-1234 or www.silkroadrising.org.

November 9th through December 31st, World Premiere, "The Minutes" Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

November 10th through 19th, "Eating Raoul" The Drama Group, 330 202nd St, Chicago Heights. FYI (708) 755-3444, www.dramagroup.org or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3063992.

**** November 10th through December 30th, "Sleeping Beauty" The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.MarriottTheatre.com.

November 10th through December 31st, "KEN LUDWIG’S ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS" Emerald City Theatre, Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

November 11th through December 17th, "Lizzie" Firebrand Theatre, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.firebrandtheatre.org.

November 14th through 16th, "Woman of the Year" Porchlight Revisits, Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

November 14th through January 14th, "Altar Boyz" Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, No Exit Café, 6970 N Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (800) 595-4849 or www.theo-u.com.

November 16th through December 23rd, "A Wonderful Life: The Musical" Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

November 17th through December 30th, 16th Anniversary Production "It's A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!" American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

November 17th through January 13th, "Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas: A Die Hard Christmas Musical" MCL Chicago, 3110 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. FYI www.mclchicago.com.

November 18th through December 31st, 40th Annual Production, "A Christmas Carol" in the Albert, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.GoodmanTheatre.org/LaHavanaMadrid.

November 19th through December 10th, "The Pearl Fishers" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

November 19th through December 17th, U.S. Premiere, "Wild Boar" Silk Road Rising, 77 W. Washington St, Lower Level, Chicago. FYI (312) 857-1234 x201 or www.wildboarplay.org.

November 21st through December 3rd, "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

November 22nd through January 7th, "Puff: Believe It or Not" Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.remybumppo.org.

**** November 22nd through January 7th, "Elf": The Musical" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

November 24th through December 10th, "A Christmas Story" Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso. FYI (219) 548-9137 or www.memorialoperahouse.com.

November 24th through December 18th, "It's a Wonderful Life" Chicago Street Theatre, 154 Chicago Street, Valparaiso. FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.

November 24th through December 30th, "This Way Outta Santaland (and other Xmas miracles)" Theater Wit, 1229 N. Belmont, Chicago. FYI (773) 975.8150 or www.theaterwit.org.

November 24th through December 31st, "The Christmas Schooner" Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 325-1700 or www.mercurytheaterchicago.com.

November 25th through December 30th, "RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER 2017" Hell in a Handbag Productions, Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI www.handbagproductions.org.

November 25th through December 31st, "Barney the Elf" Other Theatre, the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago www.TheOtherTheatreCompany.com.

November 30th through December 17th, "Twelfth Night, or What You Will" Midsommer Flight, Show House room at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 Stockton Dr., Chicago. FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

December 1st through 17th, "A Fabulous 50's Christmas" Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond. FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.

December 1st through January 21st, "Red Velvet" Courtyard Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

**** December 2nd through 17th, "Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party" Chicago Children's Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine St., Chicago. FYI (872) 222-9555 or www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

December 5th through 10th, "Gobsmacked!" Broadway in Chicag, Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

December 5th through January 27th, "Turandot" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

December 5th through January 28th, "Beautiful—The Carole King Musical" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

December 6th through January 21st, "Wicked" Broadway in Chicago, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

December 7th through January 21st, World Premiere, "BLKS" Upstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

December 8th through 17th, "You Better Watch Out" Hammond Community Theatre, Beatniks on Conkey, 418/420 Conkey Street, Hammond. FYI (219) 852-0848 or www.hammondcommunitytheatre.org/

December 9th through January 21st, "The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story" Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.

December 11th only, Untitled Project, American Theater Company’s (ATC) Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) SEASON 33 CORE PROJECTS, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, Chicago. FYI www.atcweb.org/.

December 18th only, "Any of my Enemies" American Theater Company’s (ATC) Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) SEASON 33 CORE PROJECTS, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, Chicago. FYI www.atcweb.org/.

December 23rd through January 1st, "Peter Pan" Music Theater Works, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston. FYI (847) 920-5360 or www.LightOperaWorks.com.

Coming in 2018

January 5th through 28th, Chicago Premiere, "NEVERMORE: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe" Black Button Eyes Productions, The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI www.nevermorechicago.brownpapertickets.com.

January 5th through February 24th, World Premiere, "The Antelope Party" Theater Wit, 1229 N. Belmont, Chicago. FYI (773) 975.8150 or www.theaterwit.org.

January 11th through February 11th, "All My Sons" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

January 11th through February 24th, Chicago Premiere, "Five Mile Lake" Shattered Globe Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.shatteredglobe.org.

January 11th through February 25th, World Premiere, "Traitor" A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago. FYI (312) 943-8722, or online at www.aredorchidtheatre.org.

January 12th through 23rd, "Whisky Neat" The Drama Group, 330 202nd St, Chicago Heights. FYI (708) 755-3444, www.dramagroup.org or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3063992.

January 12th through March 11th, "Rose" Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.greenhousetheater.org.

January 13th & 14th, "P3M5: The Plurality of Privacy Project" In Collaboration with the Goethe-Institut: A Pairing of Staged Readings, Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall, The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St., Chicago. FYI (312) 857-1234 or www.silkroadrising.org.

**** January 13th through February 18th, "Montauciel Takes Flight" KidSeries, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

January 13th through February 18th, "Yank! A WWII Love Story" Pride Films and Plays, Pride Arts Center - The Broadway, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (800) 737-0984 or www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

**** January 16th through February 18th, World Premiere, "My Wonderful Birthday Party!" Chicago Children's Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine St., Chicago. FYI (872) 222-9555 or www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

January 17th through 21st, "Encounter: An Explorative Event Series" Collaboraction Studios, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 226-9633 or www.collaboraction.org.

January 18th through March 25th, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

January 19th through February 3rd, "Hurlyburly" Chicago Street Theatre, 154 Chicago Street, Valparaiso. FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.

January 24th through February 25th, Chicago Premiere "Women in Jeopardy" 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 10th, "Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream" the Yard, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

January 24th through March 11th, Chicago Premiere, "Nice Girl" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St, Chicago. FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.

January 25th through March 4th, "Skeleton Key" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

January 25th through March 4th, Chicago Premiere, "We're Gonna Be Okay" American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron Street, Chicago. FYI 773-409-4125 or www.atcweb.org.

January 25th through March 11th, Chicago Premiere, "You Got Older" Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

January 26th through March 11th, "Merrily We Roll Along" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

**** January 27th through February 25th, "Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare" Ages 5+, Emerald City Theatre, Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln, Chicago. FYI www.emeraldcitytheatre.com.

January 30th through February 11th, "The Humans" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

Winter (2018) "For the Loyal" Interrobang Theatre Project, The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. FYI www.interrobangtheatreproject.org.

February 3rd & 4th, "Pure Land" In Collaboration with the Goethe-Institut: A Pairing of Staged Readings, Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall, The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St., Chicago. FYI (312) 857-1234 or www.silkroadrising.org.

February 4th through 28th, "I Puritani" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

February 7th through March 18th, "A Moon for the Misbegotten" Writers Theatre, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

February 7th through March 18th, "Cabaret" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

February 7th through April 1st, "Southern Gothic" Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park, Chicago. FYI (773) 891-8985 or www.windycityplayhouse.com.

February 8th through March 11th, "Fear and Misery of the Third Reich" Haven Theatre, The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.haventheatrechicago.com.

February 9th through March 11th, "Breach: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate" Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

February 9th through April 8th, "Hang Man" The Gift Theatre, 4802 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 283-7071 or www.thegifttheatre.org/.

February 14th through March 3rd, "The Burn" Steppenwolf for Young Adults, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

February 14th through March 4th, "Love Never Dies" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

February 16th through March 25th, World Premiere "Six Corners" American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

February 16th through April 8th, "Anna Karenina" Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

February 17th through March 16th, "Cosi fan tutte" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

February 21st through April 15th, "Schiller's Mary Stuart" Courtyard Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

February 21st through April 22nd, World Premiere, "Plantation!" Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N Michigan Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org/.

February 22nd through March 23rd, "Steel Magnolias" Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

March/April, World Premiere TBA, Pride Films and Plays, Pride Arts Center - The Buena, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (800) 737-0984 or www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

March 1st through April 8th, Midwest Premiere, "Time was on Our Side" About Face Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI www.aboutfacetheatre.com.

**** March 2nd through 17th, "Sideways Stories fro Wayside School" Chicago Street Theatre, 154 Chicago Street, Valparaiso. FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.

March 2nd through April 15th, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" City Lit Theater Company, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org.

March 3rd through 21st, "Faust" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

March 3rd through April 15th, "Cyrano" BoHo Theatre, Theatre Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, FYI (866) 811-4111 or www.BoHoTheatre.com.

March 4th through March 31st, Chicago Premiere, "Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea" First Floor Theater, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.firstfloortheater.com.

March 4th through April 8th, Chicago Premiere "You for Me for You" Sideshow Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI www.sideshowtheatre.org.

March 6th through 8th, " They're Playing Our Song" Porchlight Revisits, Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

March 8th through April 15th, World Premiere, "Through the Elevated Line" Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall, The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St., Chicago. FYI (312) 857-1234 or www.silkroadrising.org.

March 9th through 18th, "A New Brain" The Drama Group, 330 202nd St, Chicago Heights. FYI (708) 755-3444, www.dramagroup.org or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3063992.

March 9th through April 29th, "Finian's Rainbow" Two-piano concert version, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, No Exit Café, 6970 N Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (800) 595-4849 or www.theo-u.com.

March 9th through April 29th, Chicago Premiere, "Women Laughing Alone With Salad" Theater Wit, 1229 N. Belmont, Chicago. FYI (773) 975.8150 or www.theaterwit.org.

**** March 10th through April 8th, "An Epic Tale of Scale" Chicago Children's Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine St., Chicago. FYI (872) 222-9555 or www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

March 12th, "Diagram of a Paper Airplane" American Theater Company’s (ATC) Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) SEASON 33 CORE PROJECTS, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, Chicago. FYI www.atcweb.org/.

March 13th through April 15th, "Pretty Woman: The Musical" Broadway in Chicago, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

March 15th through April 15th, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

March 15th through April 22nd, "The Beauty Queen of Lenane" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

March 17th through 25th, "Fellow Travelers" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

**** March 17th through April 22nd, "You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?" KidSeries, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

March 19th only, "To the Moon" American Theater Company’s (ATC) Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) SEASON 33 CORE PROJECTS, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, Chicago. FYI www.atcweb.org/.

March 20th through April 29th, "A Taste of Things to Come" Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

March 21st through April 8th, "On Your Feet" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

March 21st through April 29th, "hang" Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.remybumppo.org.

March 21st through June 10th, "Smart People" Writers Theatre, Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

**** March 24th through May 26th, "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical", Ages 3+, Emerald City Theatre, Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln, Chicago. FYI www.emeraldcitytheatre.com.

March 26th, "La Ronde" American Theater Company’s (ATC) Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) SEASON 33 CORE PROJECTS, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, Chicago. FYI www.atcweb.org/.

March 28th through April 29th, "Mary's Wedding" First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W 31st St., off Rt. 83, Oak Brook. FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org.

March 28th through May 13th, World Premiere, "The Gentleman Caller" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St, Chicago. FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.

Spring: Ripped Festival: Edition 16, American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

April 5th through May 20th, "The Doppelgänger (an international farce)" Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

April 5th through June 17th, "South Pacific" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

April 6th through May 6th, "Doing It" Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

April 7th through May 20th, "9 to 5 The Musical" Firebrand Theatre, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.firebrandtheatre.org.

April 10th through 15th "The Sound of Music" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

April 14th through May 13th, World Premiere, "Other Ways to Resist" Other Theatre, the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago www.TheOtherTheatreCompany.com.

April 12th through May 27th, "33 to Nothing" A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago. FYI (312) 943-8722, or online at www.aredorchidtheatre.org.

April 13th thorugh 28th, "Moonlight and Magnolias" Chicago Street Theatre, 154 Chicago Street, Valparaiso. FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.

April 19th through May 27th, "A Blue Island in the Red Sea" Collaboraction Studios, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 226-9633 or www.collaboraction.org.

April 19th through June 3rd, "Memphis" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

**** April 24th through June 3rd, World Premiere, "Last Stop on Market Street" Chicago Children's Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine St., Chicago. FYI (872) 222-9555 or www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

April 24th through June 24th, "Macbeth" the Yard, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

April 25th through June 3rd, "Once" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

April 26th through June 9th, Chicago Premiere, "How to Use a Knife" Shattered Globe Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.shatteredglobe.org.

April 27th through May 6th, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

April 27th through May 20th, "Jesus Christ Superstar" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

April 27th through June 10th, "Prometheus Bound" City Lit Theater Company, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org.

April 27th through June 10th, "Birds of a Feather" Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.greenhousetheater.org.

April 27th through May 26th, Chicago Revivial, "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

May 2nd through June 17th, "Suddenly Last Summer", Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St, Chicago. FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.

May 3rd through June 3rd, "Forever Plaid" Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

May 3rd through June 3rd, "Grace" Interrobang Theatre Project, The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. FYI www.interrobangtheatreproject.org.

May 3rd to June 10th, World Premiere, "Diagram of a Paper Airplane" American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron Street, Chicago. FYI 773-409-4125 or www.atcweb.org.

May 4th through 13th, "Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike" The Drama Group, 330 202nd St, Chicago Heights. FYI (708) 755-3444, www.dramagroup.org or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3063992.

May 9th through June 17th, "Buried Child" Writers Theatre, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

May 10th through June 10th, Chicago Premiere, "The Originalist" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

May 10th through June 17th, "Cry It Out" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

May 10th through June 20th, Midwest Premiere, "De Troya" Halcyon Theatre, in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 413-0454 or www.halcyontheatre.org.

May 13th through June 9th, Chicago Premiere, "The Feast" First Floor Theater, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.firstfloortheater.com.

May 17th through 27th, World Premiere, "Hollow/Wave" Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall, The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St., Chicago. FYI (312) 857-1234 or www.silkroadrising.org.

May 22nd through 24th, "Do Re Mi" Porchlight Revisits, Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

May 23rd through June 3rd, "Waiting for Godot" from Ireland, Druid Theatre, Courtyard Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

May 23rd through August 19th, World Premier, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N Michigan Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org/.

May 24th through July 1st, Midwest Premiere, "Bull in a China Shop" About Face Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI www.aboutfacetheatre.com.

May 25th through June 8th, "Fool for Love" Chicago Street Theatre, 154 Chicago Street, Valparaiso. FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.

May 25th through June 24th, "Mies Julie" Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

May 25th through July 15th, "Neverwhere" Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

May 29th through June 3rd, "Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

May 31st through July 1st, World Premiere, "The Displaced" Haven Theatre, The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.haventheatrechicago.com.

May 31st through July 15th, Chicago Premiere, "Guards at the Taj" Upstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

Summer 2018 (dates TBD), "A Little Night Music" BoHo Theatre, Theatre Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, FYI (866) 811-4111 or www.BoHoTheatre.com.

June 1st through July 29th, "Hamlet" The Gift Theatre, 4802 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 283-7071 or www.thegifttheatre.org/.

June 7th through July 8th, "The Laramie Project" AstonRep Theatre Company, The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI www.astonrep.com.

June 12th through July 15th, "The Cher Show" Broadway in Chicago, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

June 15th through July 22nd, "Last Call at No Exit: A Summer Cabaret" at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, No Exit Café, 6970 N Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (800) 595-4849 or www.theo-u.com.

June 18th only, "FARMED: the Orwell Radio" American Theater Company’s (ATC) Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) SEASON 33 CORE PROJECTS, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, Chicago. FYI www.atcweb.org/.

June 22nd through July 29th, World Premiere, "Tilikum" Sideshow Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI www.sideshowtheatre.org.

June 25th only, "Soot and Linen" American Theater Company’s (ATC) Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) SEASON 33 CORE PROJECTS, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, Chicago. FYI www.atcweb.org/.

July 3rd through 22nd, "Waitress" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

July 5th through August 26th, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

July 6th & 7th, "Much Ado about Nothing" Central Park Plaza, downtown Valparaiso, Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso. FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.

July 11th through August 19th, World Premiere, "Shrew'd" First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W 31st St., off Rt. 83, Oak Brook. FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org.

July 12th through 15th, "Much Ado about Nothing" Chicago Street Theatre, 154 Chicago Street, Valparaiso. FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.

July 12th through August 12th, "The Lady with All the Answers" Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

July 17th through 29th, "The Color Purple" Broadway In Chicago, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

July 27th through August 5th, "Fame" The Drama Group, 330 202nd St, Chicago Heights. FYI (708) 755-3444, www.dramagroup.org or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3063992.

July/August, "Victims of Duty" A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago. FYI (312) 943-8722, or online at www.aredorchidtheatre.org.

Fall, (dates TBD), "110 in the Shade" BoHo Theatre, Theatre Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, FYI (866) 811-4111 or www.BoHoTheatre.com.

September 6th through October 28th, "Little Shop of Horrors" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

September 13th through October 14th, "Ghost The Musical" Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

October 12th through December 9th, Midwest Premiere, "Cosmologies" The Gift Theatre, 4802 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 283-7071 or www.thegifttheatre.org/.

**** November 9th through January 27th, 2019, "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.

November 15th through December 23rd, "Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical" Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

Coming in 2019

February 7th 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.

*** Family & Children's Entertainment