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What's Happening in Local Theater

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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 30th through June 17th, "This Boat Called My Body” presented by For Youth Inquiry Performance Company of the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health in partnership with Chicago Park District at Palmisano Park, 2700 S. Halsted (former Stearns Quarry), Chicago. FYI www.icah.org/boat

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.

June 1st through July 1st, "Burnham's Dream: The White City" Lost and Found Productions, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.theaterwit.org.

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 8th through July 14th, "Wild Women of Planet Wongo" Not Too Fancy Productions, LLC, Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division, Chicago. FYI www.PlanetWongo.com.

June 9th through 17th, "The Pirates of Penzance" Music Theater Works, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston. FYI (847) 920-5360 or www.MusicTheaterWorks.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 13th through 16th, "Graceland" Canterbury Summer Theatre, 807 Franklin Street, Michigan City. FYI (219) 874-4269, info@canterburytheatre.org or www.canterburytheatre.org.

June 13th through September 2nd, "Djembe! The Show" Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 935-6100, www.djembetheshow.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

June 14th through August 5th, "Monty Python's Spamalot" Venus Cabaret Theater at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport, Chicago. FYI (773) 325-1700 or www.MercuryTheaterChicago.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 19th through September 7th, "The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol 2" Hell in a Handbag, Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark, Chicago. FYI (773) 327-5252 or www.handbagproductions.org.

June 20th through 30th, "The Bikinis" Canterbury Summer Theatre, 807 Franklin Street, Michigan City. FYI (219) 874-4269, info@canterburytheatre.org or www.canterburytheatre.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 23rd through July 29th, "Support Group for Men" Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (312) 443-3800.

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/.

June 27th through August 19th, "Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure" Courtyard Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.

June 29th through September 15th, 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.

June 30th through September 9th, "Heartbreak Hotel" 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.

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 14th, "End of the Rainbow" Canterbury Summer Theatre, 807 Franklin Street, Michigan City. FYI (219) 874-4269, info@canterburytheatre.org or www.canterburytheatre.org

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 7th & 8th, "Two Gentlemen of Verona" Midsommer Flight, Lincoln Park, 2045 N Lincoln Park West, Chicago 60614. FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

July 10th through August 19th, Stacy Keach in "Pamplona" Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (312) 443-3800.

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 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, "Two Gentlemen of Verona" Midsommer Flight, Gross Park, 2708 W Lawrence, Chicago 60625. FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

July 14th through August 26th, "A Tribute to the Blues: From Muddy to BB Starring Rick Stone and Theo Huff" Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.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 18th through 28th, "Tick, Tick...Boom!" Canterbury Summer Theatre, 807 Franklin Street, Michigan City. FYI (219) 874-4269, info@canterburytheatre.org or www.canterburytheatre.org

July 21st through August 23rd, "The Harvest" Griffin Theatre Company, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.griffintheatre.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 28th & 29th, "Two Gentlemen of Verona" Midsommer Flight, Touhy Park (7348 N Paulina, Chicago 60626. FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

July/August, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, touring to neighborhood parks, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes

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 2nd through 4th, "A Texas Romance" Canterbury Summer Theatre, 807 Franklin Street, Michigan City. FYI (219) 874-4269, info@canterburytheatre.org or www.canterburytheatre.org

August 4th, 5th, 11th. 12th, "Two Gentlemen of Verona" Midsommer Flight, Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago 60616. FYI www.midsommerflight.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.

August 15th through September 23rd, "Vietgone" Writers Theatre, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

August 17th through September 15th, World Premiere, "Nightmares and Nightcaps: The Stories of John Collier" Black Button Eyes Productions, The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio Two), 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 935-6875 or www.athenaeumtheatre.org.

August 18th & 19th, "Two Gentlemen of Verona" Midsommer Flight, Touhy Park (7348 N Paulina, Chicago 60626. FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

August 18th through 26th, Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" Music Theater Works, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston. FYI (847) 920-5360 or www.MusicTheaterWorks.com.

August 25th, 26th, "Two Gentlemen of Verona" Midsommer Flight, Lincoln Park, 2045 N Lincoln Park West, Chicago 60614. FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

August 30th through September 30th, "Radio Golf" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

August 30th through September 30th, "Homos, or Everyone in America" Pride Films Films and Plays, The Buena, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

September 5th through October 21st, "Legally Blonde" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.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 7th through 23rd, "Cockeyed" Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond. FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.

September 11th through October 14th, World Premiere, "Tootsie" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

September 12th throgh 22nd, "BigMouth" Big in Belgium, SKaGeN, Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes

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

September 13th through October 21st, "Curve of Departure" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

September 20th through October 28th, "The Artificial Jungle" Hell in a Handbag, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 327-5252 or www.handbagproductions.org.

September 20th through November 4th, World Premiere, "Downstate" Upstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

September 21st through November 4th, "Indecent" Victory Gardens, 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

September 26th through December 16th, World Premiere, "Witch" Writers Theatre, The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

September 29th through November 4th, "Hip Hop Revolution" Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.

October 2nd through 21st, "Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Broadway in Chicago, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

October 3rd through November 18th, "Rock and Roll" The Artistic Home Theatre, 1376 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (866) 811-4111 or www.theartistichome.org.

October 4th through 31st, World Premiere, "Masque Macabre" Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W Berenice Ave., Chicago. FYI www.strawdog.org.

October 4th through November 18th, "Crumbs from the Table of Joy" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St, Chicago. FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.

Octboer 5th through 14th, "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.MusicOperaWorks.com.

October 5th through 21st, "Patience and Sarah" Third Eye Theatre Ensemble, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI www.thirdeyete.com.

October 5th through 27th, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" Steppenwolf for Young Adults, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

October 5th through November 3rd, "Flyin' West" American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

October 11th through November 11th, "Frankenstein" Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.remybumppo.org.

October 11th through November 11th, "It's Only A Play" Pride Films Films and Plays, The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

October 12th through November 25th, "Gypsy" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

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 13th through November 2nd, Mozart's "Idomeneo" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

October 15th through 31st, Directors Haven 2018, Haven Theatre, The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.haventheatrechicago.com.

October 17th through 28th, "Swan Lake" Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago. FYI www.joffrey.org.

October 18th through December 2nd, World Premier, "The Scientific Method" Rivendell Theatre, 5775 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 334-7728 or www.RivendellTheatre.org.

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

October 23rd through November 4th, "Fight Night" Big in Belgium, Ontroerend, The Yard at Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes

October 23rd through November 17th, "Hello, Dolly!" Broadway in Chicago, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

October 25th through November 25th, "Neverland" Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave. (near Kedzie & Addison), Chicago. FYI www.propthtr.org.

October 29th & 30th, "New Faces Sing Broadway 1964" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

November 1st through December 2nd, World Premiere, "Frankenstein" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

November 3rd through 16th, "Siegfried" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

November 7th through December 16th, "Twelfth Night" Writers Theatre, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

November 7th through January 13th, World Premiere, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Christmas Pantomime" Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N Michigan Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org/.

November 8th through December 16th, World Premiere "Mansfield Park" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

November 9th through December 23rd, "Rightlynd" Victory Gardens, 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.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 10th, 15th, 18th, “Iolanta” Chicago Opera Theater, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan, Chicago. FYI (312) 704-8414 or www.cot.org.

November 13th through December 8th, "Miss Saigon" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

November 14th & 15th, "1776" 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 6th, "The Wizard of Oz" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

November 15th through January 6th, Chicago Premiere, "Familiar" Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

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.

November 15th through December 29th, "The Revolutionists" Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W Berenice Ave., Chicago. FYI www.strawdog.org.

November 16th through January 5th, "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 December 9th, "Il trovatore" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

November 20th through December 2nd, "Book of Mormon" Broadway in Chicago, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

November 29th through December 16th, "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 30th, "The Nutcracker" Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago. FYI www.joffrey.org.

December 1st through January 5th, World Premiere, "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W Berenice Ave., Chicago. FYI www.strawdog.org.

December 1st through January 20th, "Cendrillon" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

December 4th through 16th, "The Play That Goes Wrong" Broadway in Chicago, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

December 6th through January 27th, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Courtyard Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

December 8th through January 27th, "Women of Soul" Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.

December 13th through January 27th, World Premiere, "La Ruta" Upstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

December 18th through January 6th, "Fiddler on the Roof" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.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

January 8th through 13th, "The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical" Broadway in Chicago, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

January 9th through TBA, "Noises Off" Immersive Theatre, Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago. FYI (773) 891-8985 or www.windycityplayhouse.com.

January 10th through 25th, "La boheme" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

January 11th through February 16th, Chicago Storefront Premiere, "Evil Dead: The Musical" Black Button Eyes Productions, Pride Arts Center (The Broadway), 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI www.blackbuttoneyes.com.

January 12th through February 23rd, 30th Annual RhinoFest, The Prop Thtr with Curious Theatre Branch, Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave. (near Kedzie & Addison), Chicago. FYI www.propthtr.org.

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

January 22nd through February 3, "Us/Them" Big in Belgium, BRONKS, Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.

January 23rd through March 16th, "Short Shakespeare! Macbeth" Courtyard Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

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

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

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

January 31st through March 3rd, "The Father" Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.remybumppo.org.

January 31st through March 17th, Chicago Premiere, "A Doll's House, Part 2" Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

February 1st through March 3rd, "Pipeline" Victory Gardens, 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

February 1st through March 15th, Chicago Premiere, "On Clover Road" American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

February 2nd through 22nd, "Elektra" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

February 6th through March 17th, "The Producers" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

February 6th through March 17th, August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" 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 10th, Midwest Premiere, "The Total Bent" Haven Theatre, The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.haventheatrechicago.com.

February 7th through March 24th, "How I Learned to Drive" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St, Chicago. FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.

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.

February 12th through March 10th, "Dear Evan Hansen" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

February 13th through 24th, "Anna Karenina" Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago. FYI www.joffrey.org.

February 13th through March 31st, "Requiem for a Heavyweight" The Artistic Home Theatre, 1376 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (866) 811-4111 or www.theartistichome.org.

February 13th through April 7th, World Premiere, "Act(s) of God" Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N Michigan Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org/.

February 16th, 21st, 24th, "The Scarlet Ibis" Chicago Opera Theater, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan, Chicago. FYI (312) 704-8414 or www.cot.org.

February 16th through March 22nd, "La traviata" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

February 19th through March 10th, "An Inspector Calls" Worldstage from the United Kingdom, National Theatre of Great Britain, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

February 25th through 27th, "New Faces Sing Broadway - 1941" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

February 28th through March 31st, "Southern Comfort" Pride Films Films and Plays, The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

March 2nd through 16th, World Premiere, "Radical" Steppenwolf for Young Adults, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

March 2nd through 17th, "Ariodante" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

March 5th through 31st, "Two Pints" Worldstage from Ireland, Abbey Theatre, CST's The Pub, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

March 6th & 7th, "Can-Can" 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 7th, "Behold, A Pale Horse" Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave. (near Kedzie & Addison), Chicago. FYI www.propthtr.org.

March 14th through April 14th, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

March 14th through April 20th, "Nina Simone: Four Women" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

March 15th & 17th, "An American Dream" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

March 15th through April 6th, "2 Unfortunate 2 Travel" Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave. (near Kedzie & Addison), Chicago. FYI www.propthtr.org.

March 20th through June 9th, "A Number" Writers Theatre, The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

March 21st through May 5th, Chicago Premiere, "Yen" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St, Chicago. FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.

March 29th through April 27th, Chicago Premiere, "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

April 5th through May 5th, "Cambodian Rock Band" Victory Gardens, 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

April 10th through May 26th, "A Chorus Line" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

April 17th through June 9th, "Hamlet" Courtyard Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

April 18th through June 9th, Chicago Premiere, "The Children" Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

April 24th through May 5th, "Across the Pond" Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago. FYI www.joffrey.org.

April 24th through June 2nd, World Premiere, "August Rush" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

April 25th & 28th, "Moby-Dick" Chicago Opera Theater, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (312) 704-8414 or www.cot.org.

May 1st through TBA, "The Recommendation" Immersive Theatre, Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago. FYI (773) 891-8985 or www.windycityplayhouse.com.

May 2nd through June 16th, Chicago Premiere, "The Undeniable Sound of Right Now" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St, Chicago. FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.

May 3rd through June 2nd, "West Side Story" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

May 8th through June 16th, "Next to Normal" Writers Theatre, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

May 8th through August 4th, World Premiere, "Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein" Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N Michigan Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org/.

May 9th through June 9th, World Premiere, "The Adventures of Augie March" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

May 9th thorugh June 15th, "Into the Breeches" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

May 10th through June 22nd, World Premiere, "Take Me" Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W Berenice Ave., Chicago. FYI www.strawdog.org.

May 10th through June 29th, "The Spitfire Grill" American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

May 16th through June 16th, "Bloomsday" Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.remybumppo.org.

May 22nd & 23rd, "Minnie's Boys" 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 July 7th, "Wig Out" Upstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

May 30th through June 29th, "Desire in a Tinier House" Pride Films Films and Plays, The Buena, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

May 30th through July 28th, World Premiere, "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

June 3rd through June 5th, "New Faces Sing Broadway NOW" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

June 7th through July 7th, "Miriam for President" Victory Gardens, 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

June 18th through August 4th, Chicago Premiere, "Ada and the Engine" The Artistic Home Theatre, 1376 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (866) 811-4111 or www.theartistichome.org.

July 5th through August 18th, "True West" Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

July 11th through August 18th, Chicago Premiere, "Kiss" Haven Theatre, The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.haventheatrechicago.com.

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