• Theater This Week

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    Now Playing in Indiana

    Through May 22nd, Teen Fest, Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso.  FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.  

    Through May 22nd, Hope and Gravity, Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.  

    Through May 22nd, The Lonesome West, South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N Main St. South Bend.  FYI (574) 234-1112 or www.sbct.org.  

    Now Playing in Illinois:

    **** Through May 21st, Shrek the Musical, The Theatre for Young Audiences, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

    Through May 22nd, Fiddler on the Roof, Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    Through May 22nd, Picasso at the Lapin Agile Citadel Theatre Company, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest.  $40-$45.  FYI (847) 735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org 

    **** Through May 22nd, Saturdays & Sundays at 10:30 am & 12:30 pm, Carmela Full of Wishes, Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine, Chicago.  FYI chicagochildrenstheatre.org

    Through May 22nd, Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

    Through May 22nd, audio adaptation of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter,Steppenwolf for Young Adults.  The restreaming is available for FREE to all Chicagoland teachers and students along with a companion Study GuideStudent and teacher registration is now open HEREFYI steppenwolf.org/education

    Through May 22ndMike Birbiglia's The Old Man and the Pool, Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  $55-$75.  FYI (312) 3351650 or steppenwolf.org/OldManandThePool 

    Through May 22nd, World Premiere, At the Vanishing Point, The Gift Theatre, at Filament Theatre, 4040 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 283-7071 or thegifttheatre.org.  

    May 23rd, 6:30 pm, 2022 Broadway In Chicago Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA), Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago.  FYI www.BroadwayInChicago.com/about/IHSMTA/

    May 23rdChicago Sings Stephen SondheimPorchlight Music Theatre's annual fundraising concert, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave.  Chicago.  FYI www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

    May 23rd, 7:30 pm, Motherland, Chicago Writers’ Bloc. 2022 New Plays Festival, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $10.  FYI https://writersblocfest.org/2022-play-festival

    Through May 28th, Notes and Letters, Underscore Theatre Company, Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.. Chicago.  FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.  

    Through May 28th, World Premiere, On the Greenbelt, Strawdog Theatre Company at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.strawdog.org.

    Through May 29th, Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, Broadway in Chicago, James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    May 20th through 29th, Water by the Spoonful, Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston.  FYI 847-491-7282 or https://wirtz.northwestern.edu/2021-2022-season/.  

    Through May 29th, Naperville, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), Playhouse Theatre, the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.atthemac.org

    Through May 29th, All's Well That Ends Well, Courtyard Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  FYI  312.595.5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

    Through May 29th, The Tragedy of King Christophe, House Theatre of Chicago, at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St, Chicago.  FYI  (773) 769-3832 or www.thehousetheatre.com.   

    Through May 29th, Spring Awakening, Porchlight Music Theatre, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., Chicago.  FYI $25-$75.  FYI (773) 777-9884 or PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

    Through May 29th, School of Rock, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

    Through May 29th, Emma's Child,  City Lit Theatre, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave (Inside Edgewater Presbyterian Church), Chicago.  $25-$30.  FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org.  

    Through May 29th, The Play That Goes Wrong Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse at Watertower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    Through May 31stThe Caucasian Inner Circle, or, Hooray for Billionaires! (TCIC,o,HFB!), The Conspirators at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. (at Milwaukee Ave.), Chicago.  $10 at the door with advance reservations.  witness@conspirewithus.org.  FYI www.conspirewithus.org.

    Through June 3rd, The Pavilion, Artistic Home, Upstairs Mainstage, The Den Theater, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  $35.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.thedentheatre.com.  

    Through June 4thRasheeda Speaking, Shattered Globe Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.sgtheatre.org

    May 19th through June 5th, Seven Days at Sea, Light and Sound Productions, The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway St., Chicago.  $20-$40.  FYI LightAndSoundProductions.org.

    Through June 5th, Middle Passage, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago.  $20-$45.  FYI (773) 761.4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com

    Through June 6th, The Sound of Music, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200, www.ticketmaster.com.or www.MarriottTheatre.com.   

    Through June 11th, World Premiere, The Secretaries: A Parable, First Floor Theater, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.firstfloortheater.com.  

    Through June 11th, The Magnolia Ballet," About Face Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  Ticket information coming soon.  FYI www.aboutfacetheatre.com

    Through June 11th, Chicago Premiere, Friends with Guns, Broken Nose Theatre, The Den Theatre. 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  Pay-what-you-can.  FYI  www.brokennosetheatre.com

    Through June 12th, Two Trains Running, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

    Through June 12th, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Invictus Theatre Company, 1106 W. Thorndale, Chicago.  FYI www.invictustheatreco.com

    Through June 12th, Somewhere Over the Border, Teatro Vista, Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago.  FYI  teatrovista.org

    Through June 12th, Chicago Premiere, When We Were Young and Unafraid, AstonRep Theatre Company, The Edge Off-Broadway Theatre, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.astonrep.com.

    Through June 12th, Seagull, by Anton Chekhov, translated, adapted & directed by Yasen Peyankov, NEW Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell, , Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

    Through June 12th, World Premiere, Last Hermano,"  A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago.  Tickets go on sale October 4th.  FYI www.aredorchidtheatre.org

    ****Through June 12th, Jonathan Rockefeller’s Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage AdaptationMercury Theatre Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago.  FYI winniethepoohshow.com.

    Through June 18th, The Chinese Lady, TimeLine Theatre Company at T heater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 281-8463 x6 or timelinetheatre.com.

    Through June 25th, Richard III, Prometheus Theatre Ensemble, The Factory Theatre, 1623 W. Howard Street, Chicago.  $25-$30.  FYI www.prometheantheatre.org.

    Through June 26th,  Melissa Ross’ The Luckiest, Raven Theatre, East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville), Chicago.  FYI  (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.  

    Through July 2ndSex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  $49.95-$79.95.  FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.sextipsplay.com.   

    Through July 3rd, Six, Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    Through July 10th, Athena, Gillian TheatreWriters Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.  

    Through July 31st, Lookingglass Alice, Lookingglass Theatre in Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago.  FYI (312) 337-0665, www.lookingglasstheatre.org

    Open Run, James M. Barrie's The New Word, Mesalliance Repertory Theatre.  30 minute radio play..  Free,  Now streaming at www.misalliancerepertory.org

    Open run, 2 live performances per week, The Infinite Wrench The Neo-Futurists Theater, 5153 N Ashland Ave, Chicago.  $10.  FYI www.neofuturists.org.

    Open run, Wednesday-Sunday, 7:00 pm, Sunday Brunch Matinees, 12:00 pm, Teatro ZinZanni Dreams and Wishes, Randolph Entertainment, 14th floor, Cambria Hotel, 32 W. Randolph St., Chicago.  $119 - $189.  FYI (312) 488-0900 or www.zinzanni.com/Chicago.

    Open Run, Thursdays-Sundays at 7:00pm, Fridays and Sundays at 10pm, The Signature ShowChicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $50-$80.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com. 

    At Second City 

    Open Run, Thursdays through Sundays, 7:00 & 10:00 pm, 110th Revue, Mainstage, The Second City.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Thursdays through Sundays, 7:00 & 10:00 pm, The Best Decision You've Ever Made, e.t.c., The Second City.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Mondays–Wednesdays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 4:00 pm, The Best of The Second City, UP Comedy Club, The Second City,  third floor of Piper’s Alley, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $29.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Thursdays–Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Sundays at 5:00 and 8:00 pm, Sing Out, Second City, UP Comedy Club, The Second City,  third floor of Piper’s Alley, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $29.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Sundays at 12:00 noon, The Second City’s Improv Brunch, UP Comedy Club, The Second City,  third floor of Piper’s Alley, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $29.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Fridays at 11:00 pm, The Second City’s Improv All-Stars, UP Comedy Club, The Second City,  third floor of Piper’s Alley, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $29.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Saturdays at 11:00 pm, The Second City’s Late Night Date Night, UP Comedy Club, The Second City,  third floor of Piper’s Alley, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $29.00.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

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