Theater openings in January


January 3rd, 7:30 pm ET, StageWorks Staged Reading, Somewhere in Between, Acting Ensemble, Ensemble on the Avenue, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, South Bend.  $10.  FYI (574) 232-2559 or

January 7th, 7:00 pm, Season Preview, Towle Theater, Towle Theater, 5205n Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  $5.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or


January 5th, 7:30 pm,  In the Family, Tirrany Reigns and Ramona Mirage in collaboration with Pride Arts, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago.  $20-$25.  FYI www,

January 7th, 7:30 pm, Pegasus Theatre Chicago presents the 36th Annual Young Playwrights FestivalChicago Dramatists, 765 N. Aberdeen, Chicago.  $15-$30.  FYI (773) 878.8864 or 

January 11th, 7:30 pm, The Icicle Picnic: Journey for the Sun, Cabinet of Curiosity, Chopin Theater, 1543 W Division Street, Chicago.  $25 adults, $15 youth (18 and under) FYI

January 12th, 7:30 pm, The Golden Gals Live! starring Ginger Minj, Mercury Theatre Chicago, 3745 N. Southport, Chicago.  FYI

January 13th, 8:00 pm, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago, IO Theatre, 1501 N Kingsbury St., Chicago.  $30.  FYI

January 14th, 7:30 pm, TICK, TICK...BOOM, BoHo Theatre, The Edge Theater, 5451 N Broadway, Chicago.  $12-$35.  FYI

January 17th, 7:30 pm, Chicago, Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago.  FYI FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and

January 18thChicago International Puppet Festival, at venues large and small throughout the city.  FYI

January 19th, 6:00 pm, Chicago Shakespeare Slam!  Courtyard Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago FYI (312) 595-5600 or

January 19th, 7:30 pm, Cabaret, Porchlight Music Theatre, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., Chicago.  FYI (773) 777-9884 or

January 20th, 7:00 pm, Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret,  Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theater, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. Tickets: $20 general public; $5 veterans, active military and military families.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or

January 20thEzekiel's Wheel, MPAACT, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  FYI (773) 404-7336 or   

January 21st, 8::00 pm, And Neither Have I Wings To Fly, First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83, Oak Brook.  FYI (630) 986-8067 or

Januaey 22nd, 3:00 pm, The Birthday Party, City Lit Theatre, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave (Inside Edgewater Presbyterian Church), Chicago.  $29-$34.  FYI (773) 293-3682 or  

January 22nd, 3:30 pm, World Premiere, The Great Khan, Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago.  $15-$40.  FYI 773.728.7529 or

January 23rd, 7:00 pm,  the ripple, the wave that carried me home, A Co-Production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or

January 25th, 7:30 pm, Hansel and Gretel, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI  

January 27th, 8:00 pm, Andy Warhol in Iran,  Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300

January 28th, 7:30 pm, Wuthering Heights, A co-production with the National Theatre, Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, In the Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago FYI (312) 595-5600 or

January 29th, 3:00 pm, Late Night Catechism 30th Anniversary, Theatre at the Center, Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  $33.  FYI (219) 836-3255 or  1:00 pm (doors open at 12:30 pm), Pre-show Dinner, CVPA Ballroom, $30 plus tax & gratuity.  FYI (219) 836-1930 ext 2.  

January 30th, 7:30 om, World Premiere, Radial Gradient, Shattered Globe Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont St., Chicago.  $20-$35.  FYI (773) 975-8150 or  

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