Monday December 18 3:38 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

What's Happening in Local Theater

shakeslight.JPG

Coming

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 28th, World Premiere, Daniel Noonan's "Blue Over You" Spot On Company, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Ave, Evanston. FYI www.BlueOverYou.com.

January 5th through February 4th, "The Light" The New Colony, The Den Theatre (2B), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.thenewcolony.org.

January 5th through February 11th, "It's My Penis (And I'll Cry If I Want To)" Written and Performed by Jamie Black, The Buena, Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (800) 737-0984 or www.pridefilmsandplays.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 18th, "Yank!" Pride Films Films and Plays, The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

January 11th through February 18th, "Flamingo and Decatur" Block St Theatre Co., Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.theaterwit.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 11th through April 1st, "The Second City’s She the People: Girlfriends’ Guide to Sisters Doing it for Themselves" The Second City’s UP Comedy Club, 3rd Floor, Piper’s Alley, 230 W North Ave, Chicago. FYI (312) 662-4562 or www.secondcity.com.

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. The Second City’s UP Comedy Club

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 19th through February 25th, MAGIC TREE HOUSE: SHOWTIME WITH SHAKESPEARE "A Hip-Hop Adventure on a Midsummer's Night" Emerald City Theatre, Apollo Theater, 2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago. FYI 773.935.6100 or www.EmeraldCityTheatre.com.

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 February 10th, World Premiere, "We the People – Songs of the Resistance" Flying Elephant Productions, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI www.flyingelephantproductions.com.

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 15th through March 11th, "Fear and Misery of the Third Reich" Haven Theatre, The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.haventheatrechicago.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.

February 23rd through March 11th, "Pageant Play" Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond. FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.

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 31st, World Premiere, "Kingdom" Broken Nose Theatre, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.

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 16th & 17th, "The Illusionists present Adam Trent" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

**** 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 6th through May 6th, "Ghosts of War" & "Letters Home" in rotating reportory, Griffin Theatre Company, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.griffintheatre.com.

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 4th through 20th, "Little by Little" Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond. FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.

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 2nd through 30th, "The Opportunities of Extinction" Broken Nose Theatre, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.

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.

June 9th through 17th, "Pirates of Penzance" Music Theater Works, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston. FYI (847) 920-5360 or www.LightOperaWorks.com.

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 13th through 29th, "Fun Home" Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond. FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.

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 26th through August 12th, "Defacing Michael Jackson" Flying Elephant Productions, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI www.flyingelephantproductions.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 21st through August 23rd, "The Harvest" Griffin Theatre Company, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.griffintheatre.com.

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.

August 8th through 26th, "Anything Goes" Music Theater Works, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston. FYI (847) 920-5360 or www.LightOperaWorks.com.

August 14th through 26th, "Tragedy of Othello, Moor of Venice" Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Patricia George Decio Theatre at Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC), South Bend. FYI www.shakespeare.nd.edu.

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 7th through 23rd, "Cockeyed" Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond. FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.

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

Octboer 5th, "Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine" starring Angela Ingersoll, Music Theater Works, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. FYI (847) 920-5360 or www.LightOperaWorks.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/.

October 20th through November 17th, "Plainclothes" Broken Nose Theatre, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.

**** 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.

December 22nd through 31st, "Into the Woods" Music Theater Works, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston. FYI (847) 920-5360 or www.LightOperaWorks.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