Theater openings in September

Indiana

September 8th, 8:00 pm, Sidekicked, Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  $24.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org

September 8th, 7:30 pm ET, The Sweet Delilah Swim Club, Warner Studio Theatre, South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N. Main, South Bend.  FYI www.sbct.org.

September 13th, 2:00 pm, Behind Julia Child's Apron starring Leslie Goddard, Theatre at the Center, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  $40.  FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.theatreatthecenter.com.  Pre-show Dining option featuring a menu of Julia Child recipe favorites, $35.  FYI Trama Catering (219) 836-1930 x2.

September 14th, 7:00 pm, Voices from the Heartland: New Plays in Progress, Dunes Summer Theatre, 288 Shady Oaks Drive, Michigan City.  $35 ($150 season) FYI www.dunesarts.org.

September 23rd, 2:00 pm, Memorial Opera House Foundation, in partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Indiana in Valparaiso and The Penguin Project® present Annie, Jr. at The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana – Valparaiso Club, 708 Evans Ave, Valparaiso.  FYI  https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=19&p=1 or penguinproject@memorialoperahouse.com.

Illinois

September 1st, 8:00 pm, Curious Theatre Branch presents the World Premiere of Moon at the Bottom of the Ocean, Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago.  Pay-what-you-can, $20 suggested.  FYI CuriousTheatreBranch.com.

September 2nd, 7:00 pm, The Baldwin | Giovanni Experience, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Ave., Evanston.  $30.  FTY (847) 866-5914 or www.fjtheatre.com

September 3rd, 3:00 pm, The Age of Innocence, City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773)-293-3682 or www.citylit.org

September 3rd, 3:00 pm, A Taste of Soul, Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  $25.  FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.

September 7th, 7:00 pm, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

September 8th, 5:30 pm, Porchlight ICONS: Celebrating Ben Vereen, featuring the presentation of the 2023 ICONS Award to the legendary Ben Vereen+ and the 2023 Luminary Award to WGN’s Paul M. Lisnek+.  Athenaeum Center, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago.  $500 (main floor reserved with cocktail reception), $250 (main floor), $100 (balcony).  FYI  (773) 777-9884 or PorchlightMusicTheatre.org 

September 8th, 8:00 pm, Little Shop of Horrors, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

September 10th, 2:00 pm, Congo Square Theatre presents Welcome to Matteson!  Abbott Hall at Northwestern University Chicago Campus, 710 N DuSable Lake Shore Dr.. Chicago.  $45.  FYI congosquaretheatre.org/welcome-to-matteson.

September 10th, 2:30 pm, Cat's Cradle, based on the book by Kurt Vonnegut.  Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

September 12th, 7:30 pm, A View from the Bridge, Shattered Globe Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  FYI  (773) 975-8150 or sgtheatre.org.  

September 13th, 7:30 pm, Birthday Candles, Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  or www.northlight.org/subscribe.

September 14th, 7:30 pm, HAMILTON! Broadway in Chicago, James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com

September 14th, Limited two week run - remount of sold out world premiere, Motherhouse, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 334-7728  or www.RivendellTheatre.org.

September 15th, 7:30 pm, The Mousetrap, Citadel Theatre, West Campus building, Lake Forest School District, 300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.  $40-$45.  FYI (847) 735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org

September 16th, 3:00 pm, Revolution, A Red Orchid Theatre, 5631 N. Wells Street, Chicago.  FYI  (312) 943-8722 or www.aredorchidtheatre.org.

September 16thMassage Therapy, Open Space Arts, 1411 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago.  $25.  FYI https://www.goelevent.com/OpenSpaceArts/e/Search

September 16th, 8:00 pm, The Duchess of Malfi, Babes with Blades, The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., Chicago.  $28-$35.  FYI BabesWithBlades.org.  

September 16th, 8:00 pm, Idle Muse Theatre Company presents Jane: Abortion and the Underground, The Edge Off-Broadway Theater, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave., Chicago.  $20.  FYI  (773) 340-9438 or IdleMuse.org 

September 18th, 7:00 pm, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Gift Theatre at Filament Theatre, 4040 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 283-7071 or thegifttheatre.org.  

September 18th, 7:30 pm, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago.  FYI www.remybumppo.org

September 23rd, 9:30 am, World Premiere, Mesmerized: A Ben Franklin Science & History Mystery, Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine, Chicago.  Ages 7 & up.  $30-$40.  FYI  (312) 374-8835 or www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org.  

September 23rd, 7:30 pm,  Chicago Premiere, Sanctuary City, In the Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

September 23rd, 7:30 pm, The Flying Dutchman, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI lyricopera.org/newseason

September 23rd, 7:30 pm, Third Eye Theatre Ensemble presents The Consul by Giancarlo Menotti, The Edge Theater, 5451 N Broadway, Chicago.  $25-$40.  FYI www.thirdeyete.com.

September 26th, 7:00 pm, The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

September 27th, 7:30 pm, TimeLine Theatre's Chicago Premiere Production, The Lehman Trilogy, Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com

September 29th, 7:00 pm, American Psycho, Kokandy Productions, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St., Chicago.  FYI www.kokandyproductions.com.

September 29th, 7:30 pm, Eurydice, Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org

 

Elsewhere

September 8th,  New York Premiere, Goodman Theatre Production, Swing State, Audible Theater's Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue – one block south of W. 3rd Street), New York.  FYI https://swingstateplay.com/

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