Wednesday June 28 7:07 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

What's Happening in Local Theater

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

July 5th through 15th, "Tomorrow Morning" Canterbury Summer Theatre, 807 Franklin Street, Michigan City. FYI (219) 874-4269 or www.festivalplayersguild.org.

July 6th through August 13th, "My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy" North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.mysonthewaiter.com.

July 7th & 8th, "The Taming of the Shrew" Central Park Plaza, Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso. FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.

July 7th through August 5th, Chicago Premiere, "Beauty's Daughter" American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

July 8th through 23rd, "Standby" Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond. FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.

**** July 8th through 30th, "Pride Ever After" Pride Films and Plays, Pride Arts Center - The Broadway, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (800) 737-0984 or www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

July 8th 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

July 8th through August 27th, "Hamlet" Midsommer Flight, July 8-9 @ Lincoln Park (2045 N Lincoln Park West), July 15-16 and 22-23 @ Touhy Park (7348 N Paulina), July 29-30 and August 5-6 @ Schreiber Park (1552 W Schreiber), August 12-13 and 19-20 @ Gross Park (2708 W Lawrence), August 26-27 @ Lincoln Park (2045 N Lincoln Park West). FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

July 9th through August 20th, "Little Fish" Kokandy Productions, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.kokandyproductions.com.

July 10th through 12th, Sex in the Summer Series, Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.

July 11th through 23rd, "Something's Rotten" Broadway in Chicago, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

July 12th through August 13th, World Premiere, "The Blue" The New Colony, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.thenewcolony.org.

July 12th through August 20th, "As You Like It" First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W 31st St., off Rt. 83, Oak Brook. FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org.

July 13th through August 13th, "The Tin Woman" Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

July 13th through August 27th, "Madagascar" Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

July 14th through 22nd, "The Taming of the Shrew" CTG's Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso. FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.

July 16th through August 21st, "Twelfth Night" Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF), Touring Company, Parks & Gardens across northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. FYI www.shakespeare.nd.edu.

July 19th through 29th, "Love, Linda (The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter)" Canterbury Summer Theatre, 807 Franklin Street, Michigan City. FYI (219) 874-4269 or www.festivalplayersguild.org.

July 21st through 23rd, "The Big Bad Ugly" Hammond Community Theater, Beatniks on Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond. FYI (219) 852-0848 or www.Beantiksonconkey.com.

July 22nd 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.

July 25th through August 13th, "An American in Paris" Broadway in Chicago, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

July 27th through September 17th, "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 325-1700 or www.mercurytheaterchicago.com.

July 28th through August 6th, "Heathers, the Musical" The Drama Group, 330 W. 202nd St., Chicago Heights. FYI (708) 755-3444 or www.dramagroup.org.

August 3rd through 5th, "The Haunting of Hill House" Bossier Parish Community College (Louisiana), Canterbury Summer Theatre, 807 Franklin Street, Michigan City. FYI (219) 874-4269 or www.festivalplayersguild.org.

August 4th through 20th, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" Crown Point Community Theatre, 1125 Merrillville Rd, Crown Point. FYI (219) 805-4255 or www.cpct.biz.

August 4th through September 23rd, "Three Sisters" On the Hill, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin. FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org.

August 5th & 6th, "Twice, Thrice, Frice" Crescent & Star Staged Reading Series, Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall, The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St., Chicago. FYI (312) 857-1234 or www.silkroadrising.org.

August 7th through 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.

August 9th 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.

August 11th through 20th, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" Variety Theater Company, Beatniks on Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond. FYI (773) 817-5325 or Email varietytheatrecompany@gmail.com.

August 11th through September 17th, 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.

August 11th through September 24th, "Machinal" Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.greenhousetheater.org.

August 11th through September 29th, "Pericles, Prince of Tyre" On the Hill, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin. FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org.

August 12th through October 22nd, "A View from the Bridge" Touchstone Theatre, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin. FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org.

August 13th through September 16th, "Shockheaded Peter" Black Button Eyes, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 935-6875 or www.athenaeumtheatre.org.

August 15th through 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/September, 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.

August 19th & 20th, "Jihad Against Violence: Oh ISIS Up Yours" Crescent & Star Staged Reading Series, Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall, The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St., Chicago. FYI (312) 857-1234 or www.silkroadrising.org.

August 19th through 27th, "Gypsy" Music Theater Works, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston. FYI (847) 920-5360 or www.LightOperaWorks.com.

August 22nd through September 3rd, "LUZIA, a Waking Dream of Mexico!" Cirque du Soleil, Big Top at the United Center parking lot, 1901 W. Madison, Chicago. FYI www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia.

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

September (TBA), Midwest Premiere, "Cal in Camo" Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 334-7728 or www.RivendellTheatre.org.

September 1st through October 15th, "Deirdre of the Sorrows" City Lit Theater Company, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org.

September 6th through October 1st, 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.

September 7th through October 8th, "Five Guys Named Moe" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

September 7th through October 22nd, Chicago Premiere, "The Rembrandt" Upstairs Theatre at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

September 8th through 24th, "Hypnosis" Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond. FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.

September 8th through October 29th, "Sylvester: or the Wicked Uncle" Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

September 9th & 10th, "We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War" Crescent & Star Staged Reading Series, Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall, The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St., Chicago. FYI (312) 857-1234 or www.silkroadrising.org.

September 13th through October 29th, "Million Dollar Quartet" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

September 14th through October 15th, "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

September 14th through October 22nd, World Premiere, "The Legend of Georgia McBride" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

September 14th through October 8th, "1984" AstonRep Theatre Company, The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI www.astonrep.com.

September 14th through November 4th, Midwest Premiere, "The Oregon Trail" Halcyon Theatre, in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 413-0454 or www.halcyontheatre.org.

September 15th through 17th, "Open Season" The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, Chicago. FYI (773) 283-7071 or www.thegifttheatre.org.

September 15th through October 29th, "A New Brain" Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, No Exit Café, 6970 N Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (800) 595-4849 or www.theo-u.com.

September 16th through November 12th, "Thewww.theo-u.com Taming of the Shrew" Courtyard Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

September 19th through November 12th, "Fun Home" Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

September 19th through 23rd, "The Toad Knew" from France, La Compagnie du Hanneton, The Yard, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

**** September 19th through November 5th, "A Year with Frog and Toad" Chicago Children's Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine St., Chicago. FYI (872) 222-9555 or www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

September 20th through December 10th, "Becky Shaw" Windy CiBroadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. ty Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago. FYI (773) 891-8985 or www.windycityplayhouse.com.

September 22nd through October 23rd, "Perfect Arrangement" Pride Films and Plays, Pride Arts Center - The Broadway, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (800) 737-0984 or www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

September 23rd through October 15th, "Orphee et Eurydice" (Orpheus and Eurydice), Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

September 25th through October 8th, "Motown the Musical" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

September 27th through November 11th, World Premiere, "Bewildered" Hell in a Handbag Productions, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. FYI www.handbagproductions.org.

September 27th through November 12th, Chicago Premiere, "Choir Boy" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St, Chicago. FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.

September 27th through December 17th, Quixote: On the Conquest of Self", Writers Theatre, Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

September 28th through November 5th, Midwest Premiere, "Foxfinder" Interrobang Theatre Project, The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. FYI www.interrobangtheatreproject.org.

September/October, Chicago Premiere, "Bonnie & Clyde" Kokandy Productions, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI www.kokandyproductions.com.

Fall TBA, Title TBA, International Latino Theater Festival, Upstairs, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

October 4th through 21st, "The Crucible" Steppenwolf for Young Adults, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

October 4th through November 5th, World Premiere, "Punk" The New Colony, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.thenewcolony.org.

October 4th through November 5th, World Premiere, "The Man-Beast" First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W 31st St., off Rt. 83, Oak Brook. FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org.

October 4th through January 14th, "Hard Times" Lookingglass Theatre in Association with The Actors Gymnasium, 821 N Michigan Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org/.

October 5th, 6th, 7th, PEACEBOOK Festival, Collaboraction, PEACEBOOK South Side/Englewood, Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St., Chicago. FYI (312) 226-9633 or www.collaboraction.org.

October 5th through November 19th, "Evening at the Talk House" A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago. FYI (312) 943-8722, or online at www.aredorchidtheatre.org.

October 6th through 15th, "Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits, Music Theater Works, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. FYI (847) 920-5360 or www.LightOperaWorks.com.

October 6th through November 19th, "Billy Elliott" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

October 7th through November 19th, "The Harlem Renaissance" Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.

October 7th through November 5th, "Dracula - A Play" Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 325-1700 or www.mercurytheaterchicago.com.

October 12th through November 4th, "The Skin of Our Teeth" Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.remybumppo.org.

October 13th through December 10th, "A Swell in the Ground" The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, Chicago. FYI (773) 283-7071 or www.thegifttheatre.org.

October 14th through November 11th, "Rip, After Dark" Hell in a Handbag Productions, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. FYI www.handbagproductions.org.

October 19th, 20th, 21st, PEACEBOOK Festival, Collaboraction, PEACEBOOK Northwest Side/Hermosa, Kelyvn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 226-9633 or www.collaboraction.org.

October 20th through November 3rd, "Rigoletto" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

**** October 21st through November 26th, 'Arnie The Doughnut" KidSeries, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

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.

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, 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 4th through December 23rd, "Fade" Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.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 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 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 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 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 19th through December 10th, "The Pearl Fishers" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.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 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 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 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 1st through January 27th, "Turandot" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

**** 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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/.

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 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, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 27th through May 20th, "Jesus Christ Superstar" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 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, "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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 22nd through July 29th, World Premiere, "Tilikum" Sideshow Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI www.sideshowtheatre.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 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 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/August, "Victims of Duty" A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago. FYI (312) 943-8722, or online at www.aredorchidtheatre.org.

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