• Theater This Week

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    Now Playing in Indiana

    July 17th through 21st, 2:00 & 7:30 pm, "The Mystery Of Amelia Earhart" A One Woman Play starring Leslie Goddard, Theatre at the Center, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  $40.  FYI (219) 836-3255 ext 1 or www.theatreatthecenter.com/on-stage/2024/amelia-earhart

    July 19th & 20th, 8:00 pm, July 21st, 2:30 pm, Lear, Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso.  $22-$25.  FYI (219) 464-1636, boxoffice@chicagostreet.org or  https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=cstin. 

    July 17th through 27th, Country Is: The Music of Main Street in Concert, Canterbury Summer Theatre, 807 Franklin Street, Michigan City.  FYI (219) 874-4269 or info@canterburytheatre.org. 

    July 19th through 28th, Pippin, Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  $24.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org

    July 19th through 28th, Disaster, Genesius Guild, Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church Hammond, 6635 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  $17-$19.  FYI (219) 501-8228 or https://www.genesiusguild.net/current-production

    Now Playing in Illinois:      

    July 15th, 7:00 pm, Scratch Night, a curated theater showcase of works-in-progress.  11th Physical Theater Festival Chicago, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago.  $15-$20.  FYI PhysicalFestival.com.

    July 16th & 17th, 7:00 pm, Little Carl by Theatre Y Youth Ensemble (Chicago), 11th Physical Theater Festival Chicago, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago.  $15-$20.  FYI PhysicalFestival.com.

    July 17th, 9:00 pm, The Cost of Living by DV8 Physical Theatre (United Kingdom), 11th Physical Theater Festival Chicago, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago.  $15-$20.  

    **** July 17th through 20th, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center creates a residency with the French-English theater company Voloz Collective, teaching the summer camp students theater skills and then invite the students and their families to see the performances at Theater Wit. 11th Physical Theater Festival Chicago, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4048 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago.  FYI PhysicalFestival.com.

    July 18th, 7:00 pm, July 19th & 20th, 9:00 pm, Macacos by Clayton Nascimento (Brazil), 11th Physical Theater Festival Chicago, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago.  $15-$20.  FYI PhysicalFestival.com.

    July 18th, 19th & 20th, 8:00 pm, TJ AND DAVE With special musical guest Ike Reilly, Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago. $20-$40.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or visit www.GoodmanTheatre.org

    July 19th, 7:00 pm, Disillusioned by Brynne Frauenhoffer, NEW STAGES RESIDENCY READINGS, Alice Rappoport Center for Education and Engagement, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  Free.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or visit www.GoodmanTheatre.org

    July 19th, 8:00 pm, The Sandra Delgado Experience, Epiphany Center for the Arts, 201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago.  General admission $35, VIP tables $90-$300.  FYI epiphanychi.com

    July 19th & 20th, 6:00, July 21st, 2:00 pm, Midsommer Flight presents Romeo and Juliet, Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood, Chicago. Bring your own picnic, chairs & blankets.  Free but reservations encouraged.  FYI https://midsommerflight.ticketspice.com/romeo-and-juliet

    July 19th & 20th, 7:00 pm, July 21st, 3:00 pm, The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much by Voloz Collective (France/England), 11th Physical Theater Festival Chicago, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago.  $15-$20.  FYI PhysicalFestival.com.

    Through July 21st, 11th Physical Theater Festival Chicago, international, national and local performances, workshops and conversations will be held at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., the Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St. and Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4048 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago.  Individual performances $15-$20, Festival passes $85-$100.  FYI PhysicalFestival.com.

    **** July 20th, 11:00 am, July 21st, 1:00 pm, Don’t Make Me Get Dressed by The Gottabees (Boston) 11th Physical Theater Festival Chicago, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago.  $15-$20.  FYI PhysicalFestival.com.

    Through July 21st, Token Theatre presents Zac Ephron, A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N Wells St, Chicago.  $30-$40.  FYI www.tokentheatre.net.

    Through July 21st, The Hot Wing King, Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org. 

    July 22nd, 7:00 pm, Leftover Men by Rammel Chan and Matthew C. Yee, NEW STAGES RESIDENCY READINGS, Alice Rappoport Center for Education and Engagement, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  Free.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or visit www.GoodmanTheatre.org

    Through July 28th, Goods, Artemesia @ the Little Studio, Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave., Chicago.  Pay-what-you-can.  FYI artemisiatheatre.org

    Through July 28th, The Salon, Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark, Chicago.  FYI 773-769-4451 or www.blackensembletheater.org. 

    Through July 28th, Jersey Boys, Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago.   FYI www.mercurytheaterchicago.com/ 

    July 20th through August 4th, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Ave., Evanston.  $32.  FYI (847) 866-5914 or www.fjtheatre.com

    Through August 4th, Haven Chicago presents Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  FYI www.havenchi.org

    Through August 4th, World Premiere, Little Bear Ridge Road, Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

    **** Through August 11th, Don't Let the Pigeons Drive the Bus! The Musical, Marriott's Theatre for Young Audiences, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com 

    July 18th through August 11th, Wells and Welles, Lucid Theater Company at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago
    (Second Floor of the Historic Edgewater Presbyterian Church)  $25.  FYI www.eventbrite.com/e/wells-and-welles-tickets-887960091537 

    Through August 18th, Savor After Hours starring Val Chmerkovskiy, Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    **** Through August 18th, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $40 or Pay-what-you-can.  FYI www.otherworldtheatre.org. 

    Through September 25th, David Parr's Magical Thinking, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark, Chicago.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or info@chicagomagiclounge.com

    Through August 11th, 2 Pianos 4 Hands, Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  or www.northlight.org/subscribe.

    Through August 11th, World Premiere, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

    Through August 11th, Beehive: The 60's Musical, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com

    Through August 17th, Romeo and Juliet, Oak Park Festival Theatre, Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Avenue, Oak Park.  FYI www.oakparkfestivaltheatre.com

    Through August 18th, Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, Pegasus Theatre Chicago, Chicago Dramatists, 798 N. Aberdeen, Chicago.  $15-$20.  FYI PegasusTheatreChicago.org

    Through August 18th, World Premiere of the Polish version of The Last Wide Open by Audrey Cefaly, American Blues Theatre, 5627 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago.  FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com

    Through August 18th, Ain't Misbehavin', 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 August 31st, The Second City’s Beach Party (No Beach Included), Thursdays through Saturdays, 8:00 pm,  UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Through August 31st, Love Chaos & Dinner, Teatro Zinzanni, Spiegeltent ZaZou, Hotel Cambria, 32 W. Randolph, Chicago.  $99-$129.  FYI https://zinzanni.com/chicago/

    July 19th through September 1st, The Lord of the Rings - A Musical Tale, The Yard, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.   FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

    July 18th through September 29th, Alice By Heart, Kokandy Productions, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St., Chicago.  FYI www.kokandyproductions.com.

    Through December 30th, Million Dollar Quartet, Paramount’s new Stolp Island Theatre, 5 E. Downer Place, Suite G,, Aurora.  FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

    Through December 31st, 7:30 pm, Dennis Watkins in partnership with the Goodman Theatre & Petterino's announces The Magic Parlor with Dennis Watkins, 50 W. Randolph, Chicago.  $85 ($115 for performance + encore experience).  FYI (312) 443-3800 or TheMagicParlourChicago.com.

    Through January 28th, The Devil Is in the Detours, 112th Revue, Mainstage, The Second City. 1616 N. Wells, Chicago.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    At Second City 

    Open Run, Tuesdays through Thursdays. 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00 & 10:00 om, Sundays, 7:00 pm, 112th Revue, Mainstage, The Second City. 1616 N. Wells, Chicago.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Thursdays, 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00 & 10:00 pm, Sundays, 4:00 pm, Oh, the Places You'll Glow, e.t.c. Theatre, The Second City, 230 W. North Avenue, Chicago.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Through August 28th, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, You Got Gamed,  e.t.c. Theatre, The Second City, 230 W. North Avenue, Chicago.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Through November 25th, Sundays, 12:00 noon, The Second City’s Improv Brunch, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Through November 24th, Fridays & Saturdays, 11:00 pm, After Hours, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Mondays, 8:00 pm, The Best of The Second City, Main Stage, The Second City, 1616 N. Wells, Chicago.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Now Playing in Michigan:

     

    Now Playing in Wisconsin:

    Through July 28th, The Angel Next Door, Peninsula Players, 4351 Peninsula Players Road, Fish Creek (Door County), WI $47-$53.  FYI (920) 868-3287 or tickets@peninsulaplayers.com

    Through September 7th, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, American Players Theatre, 5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green, WI.  FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org/tickets

    Through September 17th, The Virgin Queen Entertains Her Fool, American Players Theatre, 5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green, WI.  FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org/tickets

    Through September 18th, Wolf at the Door, American Players Theatre, 5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green, WI.  FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org/tickets

    Through September 20th, Ring Round the Moon, American Players Theatre, 5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green, WI.  FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org/tickets

    Through September 29th, Much Ado About Nothing, American Players Theatre, 5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green, WI.  FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org/tickets

    Now Playing Elsewhere: 

    Through August 4th, Saturdays & Sundays, The Front Page, Culver City Public Theatre outdoor stage, Dr. Paul Carlson Memorial Park, Culver City, CA.  Free.  FYI https://www.ccpt.org/

    Now Playing in London: 

    Link to London guide: https://www.londontheatre.co.uk/theatre-news/news/your-guide-to-london-theatre-shows

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