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Live Productions Coming Soon:  

November TBD through January, Christmas Dearest, Hell in a Handbag Productions, Venue & dates TBD.  FYI www.handbagproductions.org.

November 1st & 2nd, 8:00 pm, November 3rd, 3:00 pm, "The Joy of Life" Concert Cabaret Series, Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $45.  FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensembletheater.org.  

November 2nd, The Library by Scott Burns, STAGEWORKS Staged Readings, Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

November 2nd through 7th, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

November 2nd through December 5th, Pre-Broadway World Premiere Paradise Square Broadway in Chicago, James M. Niederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

November 3rd through 14th, Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski starring David Strathairn, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

November 3rd through 27th, Mozart, The Magic Flute Lyric Opera of Chicago, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.  

November 3rd through December 4th, I’m Not A Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce Theatre 68 and the Venus Cabaret Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago.  $69-$79 FYI www.LennyBruceOnStage.com or www.mercurytheaterchicago.com

November 4th, 7:30 pm, Rack Up by Eliza Bent, Goodman Theatre’s Playwrights Unit featuring free readings from emerging playwrights, Goodman’s Alice Center, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  Free but reservations required. 

November 4th, 7:00 pm, November 5th & 6th, 7 & 9:30 pm, November 7th, 4:00pm, Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  $35-$55.  FYI thedentheatre.com.

November 4th through 14th, The Originalist Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

November 5th through 14th, The Miracle on South Division Street Footlight Players of Michigan City, Footlight Theatre, 1705 Franklin Street, Michigan City.  FYI (219)874-4035 or www.footlightplayers.org 

November 5th through 20thThe Yellow Wallpaper, choreographed and Directed by Executive Artistic Director Ellyzabeth Adler; RE|dance Group’s “The Attic Room, choreographed by Michael Estanich; Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble,  Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave., Chicago.  $20.  FYI www.danztheatre.org.

November 5th through January 9th, Sister Act Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago.  FYI www.MercuryTheaterChicago.com.

November 7th through January 9th, Hundred Days Kokandy Productions, The Chopin Theater, 1543 W Division St., Chicago.  $30-$38.  FYI www.kokandyproductions.com,

**** November 10th through January 9thCinderella Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

November 11th through December 12th, Bug by Tracy Letts, Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

November 11th through December 19th, Her Honor Jane Byrne Lookingglass Theatre in Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago.  FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org

November 12th, 7:00 pm, World Premiere, Contemporary Chamber Opera, Undying Love Hearing in Color, Kehrein Center for the Arts (5628 W Washington Blvd, Chicago.  $20.  FYI https://www.hearingincolor.org/undyinglove

November 12th & 13th, 7:00 & 9:30 pm, Comedian Sarah Cooper on the Heath Main Stage, Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, Chicago.  FYI  (773) 697-3830 or www.thedentheatre.com.  

**** November 12th through 21st, in person, December 3rd through 12th, streaming, "Imagine U: Last Stop on Market Street" 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/.  

November 12th through December 12th, God of Carnage AstonRep Theatre Company, The Edge Off-Broadway Theatre, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.astonrep.com.

**** November 12th through January 2nd, The Snow Queen House Theatre of Chicago, at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St, Chicago.  FYI  (773) 769-3832 or www.thehousetheatre.com.     

November 13th, 7:30 pm, "A Jazzy American Salute" The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra (LCSO), La Porte’s Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge Street, La Porte.  FYI www.lcso.net

November 13th & 14th, "Fighting Words Festival" Babes with Blades Theatre Company, The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard Street, Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.babeswithblades.org.  

November 13th, 7:30 pm, November 14th, 3:00 pm, New Philharmonic: “Dvorák’s New World” New Philharmonic, orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Belushi Performance Hall, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $53.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

November 13th through 28th, Catán, Florencia En El Amazonas Lyric Opera of Chicago, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.  

November 14th, 3:00 pm, Dante 360, featuring art historian Elizabeth Lev and the renowned vocal ensemble, Schola Antiqua, celebrating the Year of Dante through music, performance and art inspired by the great Italian poet.   Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture, 2936 N Southport Ave., Chicago.  $20-$35  FYI www.athenaeumcenter.org/dante

November 15th through December 5th, World Premiere, Primer an audio drama, Broken Nose Theatre, The Den Theatre. 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  Pay-what-you-can.  FYI  www.brokennosetheatre.com

November 17th & 18th, Porchlight Revisits: Nunsense Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (773} 777-9884 or  PorchlightMusicTheatre.org 

**** November 17th through December 23rd, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Citadel Theatre Company, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest.  $40-$45.  FYI (847) 735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org 

November 17th through January 2nd, Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody Right Angle Entertainment, Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  Tickets start at $29.  FYI (773) 935-6100 or www.ticketmaster.com. 

November 18th through 21st, Fall Series, 44th Season: RE/CHARGE, Hubbard Street Dance, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph Street, Chicago.  Tickets start at $72.  FYI (312) 334-7777 or www.hubbardstreetdance.com.

November 19th, "Debussy & Ravel" Violinist Geneva Lewis will join pianist Adam Neiman and cellist Alexander Hersh, Guarneri Hall, 11 East Adams, Suite 350A, Chicago.  Tickets go on sale July 1st at www.guarnerihall.org.

November 19th, 7:00 & 9:30 pm & November 20th, 7:00 & 9:30 Comedian  Janeane Garofalo, Heath Main Stage, Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  $26.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.thedentheatre.com.  

November 19th through January 9th, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

**** November 19th through January 22nd, Disney's Frozen Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

**** November 20th through December 12thHershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Strawdog Theatre Company at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.strawdog.org.

**** November 20th through December 24th, Saturdays & Sundays at 9:30 & 11:30 am, The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party    Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine, Chicago.  FYI chicagochildrenstheatre.org

November 20th through December 31st, 44th Annual Production of A Christmas Carol Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.  

November 21st, 3:00 pm, Simply Serenades: Brahms, Dvorak, and World Premiere by Bingham Maestro Scott Speck conducts the Chicago Philharmonic, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.  Single tickets begin at $25.  On sale July 19th.  FYI www.chicagophilharmonic.org.  

November 21st, 7:00 pm, The Texas Tenors, The McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $55-$75.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.atthemac.org.  

November 24th through January 30th, Don Clark presents When Harry Met Rehab Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.  $42-$85.  FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.whenharrymetrehab.com

November 26th through December 12th, Holiday Inn Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso.  FYI (219) 548-9137 or www.memorialoperahouse.com 

November 26th through December 19th, World Premiere, Stove Toucher 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

November 26th through December 23rd, The Second City's Holiday Revue, It's a Wild, Wacky, Wonderful Live, Copley Theatre, 8 East Galena Blvd, Aurora.  $37.  FYI https://paramountaurora.com/events/the-second-citys-holiday-revue-2021/

November 26th through December 26th, Who's Holiday! Theater Wit, 1229 N. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  $20-$35.  FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.TheaterWit.org.  

**** November 26th through December 31stIt’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! American Blues Theater at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.  $25-$65.  FYI  (773) 871-3000 or www.americanbluestheater.com 

November 26th through January 2nd, World Premiere, Mr. Dickens' Hat Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  www.northlight.org/subscribe.

November 28th, 7:30 pm, Art on theMART, in partnership with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, will present Shaping the Future, Featuring Select Works Created by Teenagers in Chicago’s After School Matters Program.  Full Winter Program Includes Nutcracker Projection by Joffrey Ballet and AI-Generated Piece from Ouchhh Studios.  Projections are visible to the public from Wacker Drive and along the Chicago Riverwalk.  FYI www.artonthemart.com.  

November 28th, 7:30 pm, “Thanksgiving Messiah” conducted by Nicholas Kraemer, Music of the Baroque.  North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. (www.northshorecenter.org) $25-$95.  FYI (312) 551-1414 or www.baroque.org

November 28th, 7:30 pm, “Thanksgiving Messiah” conducted by Nicholas Kraemer, Music of the Baroque.  Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Dr. (www.harristheaterchicago.org).  $25-$95.  FYI (312) 551-1414 or www.baroque.org

November 29th, 7:30 pm, "An Evening with David Sedaris" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.  $54-$64.  FYI DavidSedarisOnTour.com and ParamountAurora.com.

December 2nd, 11:00 am, “Dickens Christmas Carol Luncheon Show” hosted by Chef Joe Trama and Trama Catering featuring Philip Potempa & Crista Zivanovic.  Ballroom, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  $35  FYI (219) 836-1930 ext 2 or www.cvpa.org.

December 2nd, 6:30 pm, “Dickens Christmas Carol Dinner Show” hosted by Chef Joe Trama and Trama Catering featuring Philip Potempa & Crista Zivanovic.  Ballroom, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  $45  FYI (219) 836-1930 ext 2 or www.cvpa.org.

December 3rd through 12th, Sweat The Drama Group, 330 202nd St, Chicago Heights.  FYI (708) 755-3444 or www.dramagroup.org.  

December 3rd through 19th, A Fabulous 50's Christmas Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.

December 3rd through January 23rd, 8-Track: The Sound of the 70s Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, Howard Street Theatre, 721 Howard Street, Evanston.  FYI (773) 347-1109 or www.theo-u.com 

December 4th, 2:00 & 7:00 pm, The Art Deco Nutcracker A&A Ballet (A&A), Athenaeum Theater, 2936 North Southport Ave., Chicago.  $25.  FYI https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1080375?utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_me...

December 4th, "Leslie Odom Jr. The Christmas Tour" Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

**** December 4th through 26th, Christopher Wheeldon's reimagined The Nutcracker. Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

December 5th, 11:00 am, “Dickens Christmas Carol Luncheon Show” hosted by Chef Joe Trama and Trama Catering featuring Philip Potempa & Crista Zivanovic.  Ballroom, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  $35  FYI (219) 836-1930 ext 2 or www.cvpa.org.

December 5th, 7:00 pm, Comedian Gareth Reynolds, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  $16-$33.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.thedentheatre.com 

December 7th, Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig, STAGEWORKS Staged Readings, Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

December 7th, 9th & 10th, "Holiday Pops", 80+20 Season of Anniversaries, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt.  Auditorium at Living Hope Church, 9000 Taft Street, on the Merrillville/Crown Point border.  FYI (219) 836-0525 or www.NISOrchestra.org  

December 7th through January 30th, 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.

December 8th through 23rd, Q Brothers Christmas Carol. written by Q Brothers Collective (JQ, GQ, Jax & Pos), The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

December 9th through January 22nd, Dishwasher Dreams Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols TheatreWriters Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.  

December 11th, "Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live" Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

December 11th, 8:00 pm, Kurt Braunohler and BANANAS Live!, The Den’s Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  $18-$45.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.thedentheatre.com 

December 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th, "A Black Ensemble Holiday Spectacular" Concert Cabaret Series, Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $45.  FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensembletheater.org.  

December 11th & 17th, 7:30 pm, December 19th, 3:00 pm, "Becoming Santa Claus" Chicago Opera Theater, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan, Chicago.    Subscriptions ($135-$450) available nowsingle tickets on sale August 1st.  FYI (312) 704-8414 or www.cot.org

December 11th through January 2nd, World Premiere, "Christmas Karol: An Uptown Holiday Celebration of Diversity" PrideArts, The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago.  FYI www.pridearts.org,

December 12th, 4:00 pm, "The Second City: It's A Wild, Wacky, Wonderful Life" McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $30-$48.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

December 14th, "Metamorphosis of Romanticism" Pianist William Wolfram with violinist Stefan Hersh (Guarneri Hall Artistic Director) and cellist Alexander Hersh.  Guarneri Hall, 11 East Adams, Suite 350A, Chicago.  Tickets go on sale July 1st at www.guarnerihall.org.

December 14th through 19th, "Pretty Woman: The Musical" Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

December 14th through January 30th, "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.

December 16th, 8:00 pm, “Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts” conducted by Andrew Megill, Music of the Baroque.  Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest, Ill.(www.graceriverforest.org).  $35-$100.  FYI (312) 551-1414 or www.baroque.org

December 17th, 8:00 pm, “Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts” conducted by Andrew Megill, Music of the Baroque.  St. Michael Church, 1633 N Cleveland Ave., Chicago (www.st-mikes.org).  $35-$100.  FYI (312) 551-1414 or www.baroque.org

December 17th & 18thCOLIN QUINN: THE LAST BEST HOPE, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.thedentheatre,org

**** December 18th, 2:00 & 7:00 pm, December 19th, 1:00 & 5:00 pm, Salt Creek Ballet: “The Nutcracker” With Tchaikovsky’s score performed live by New Philharmonic, orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Belushi Performance Hall, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $33.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

December 18th, 2:00 pm, “Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts” conducted by Andrew Megill, Music of the Baroque.  Saints Faith, Hope, & Charity Church, 191 Linden St., Winnetka, Ill.  (www.faithhope.org).  $35-$100.  FYI (312) 551-1414 or www.baroque.org

December 19th, 2:00 pm, “Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts” conducted by Andrew Megill, Music of the Baroque.  Alice Millar Chapel- Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, Ill. (www.northwestern.edu/millarchapel).  $35-$100.  FYI (312) 551-1414 or www.baroque.org

**** December 21st through January 2nd, Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Broadway in Chicago, James M. Niederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

December 23rd through January 2nd, "Billy Elliott the Musical" Music Theater Works, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.  FYI www.MusicTheaterWorks.com.

December 31st, 1:30, 5:00 & 8:30 pm, New Philharmonic: “New Year’s Eve Concert” New Philharmonic, orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Belushi Performance Hall, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $53.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

Coming in 2022

January TBA, Chicago Shakespeare SLAM, in high schools across the region and onstage at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

January 4th, "The Minotaur" by Anna Ziegler, STAGEWORKS Staged Readings, Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

January 6th through February 27th, Chicago Premiere, "The Moors"  A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago.  Tickets go on sale October 4th.  FYI www.aredorchidtheatre.org

January 7th through February 12th, World Premiere "Mary Rose" Black Button Eyes Productions, The Edge Theater   (mainstage), 5451 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago.  $30.  Tickets go on sale at a later date.  FYI https://www.blackbuttoneyes.com/

January 7th through February 20th, "The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains" City Lit Theatre, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave (Inside Edgewater Presbyterian Church), Chicago.  $29-$32.  FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org.  

January 11th through 23rd, Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma" Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

January 14th through 23rd, "Beyond the Fringe" Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

January 15th, 7:30 pm, Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah, Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  Tickets to individual productions will go on sale on August 13th.  FYI https://tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/

January 15th, 7:30 pm, January 16th, 3:00 pm, New Philharmonic: “A Night at the Movies” New Philharmonic, orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Belushi Performance Hall, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $53.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

January 15th through February 27th, "Blues in the Night" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (773} 777-9884 or  PorchlightMusicTheatre.org 

**** January 20th through 23rd, "Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search PartyAllstate Arena, 6920 North Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.  FYI www.DisneyOnIce.com  

January 20th through February 20th, "Fireflies" Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  www.northlight.org/subscribe.

January 22nd through 30th, Mazzoli/Vavrek, "Proving Up" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.  

January 22nd through February 17th, August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean" Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.  

January 23rd, 2:00 pm, Wild Hope, with photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale, National Geographic Live Series, Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  Tickets to individual productions will go on sale on August 13th.  FYI https://tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/

January 26th through February 27th, World Premiere, Agatha Christie's "The Secret Council" First Folio Theatre, 1717 31st Street, (on the grounds of the Mayslake Peabody Estate) Oak Brook.  FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org.

January 26th through March 15th, "Groundhog Day" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

January 27th through February 27th, "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

January 27th through March 5th, Chicago Premiere, "Botticelli in the Fire" First Floor Theater, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.firstfloortheater.com.  

January 27th through March 13th, "Women of Soul" Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago.  FYI www.MercuryTheaterChicago.com.

January 28th, 7:30 pm, "The Greatest Love of All" A Tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids, McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $49-$69.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

January 28th through 30th, "MFA Collaboration Series: In His Hands" 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/.  

January 28th through March 20th, "Evita" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

January 29th & 30th, 13th Annual Writer's Series, Virtual Performances.  AstonRep Theatre Company.  FYI www.astonrep.com.

**** January 29th through February 27th, Saturdays & Sundays at 10:30 am & 12:30 pm, "Leonardo and Sam" Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine, Chicago.  FYI chicagochildrenstheatre.org

January 29th through March 13th, "Queen of the Night" Victory Gardens Theater, Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  FYI (773) 871-3000 or victorygardens.org.  

February TBA, "1919" by Eve L. Ewing, NEW Round Theatre, Steppenwolf for Young Adults, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

February 1st, "I and You" Lauren Gunderson (rights pending) STAGEWORKS Staged Readings, Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

February 1st through 13th, "Hairspray" Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

**** February 3rd through 6th, "Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search PartyAllstate Arena, 6920 North Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.  FYI www.DisneyOnIce.com  

February 3rd through 13th, "Something Rotten" 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/.  

February 3rd through March 6th, "The Lady from the Sea" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

February 4th through 20th, "Jerry's Girls" a musical revue of Jerry Herman classics, Footlight Players of Michigan City, Footlight Theatre, 1705 Franklin Street, Michigan City.  FYI (219)874-4035 or www.footlightplayers.org 

February 5th, 7:30 pm, Trinity Irish Dance Company, Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  Tickets to individual productions will go on sale on October 27th.  FYI https://tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/

February 9th through March 13th, "Outside Mullingar" Citadel Theatre Company, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest.  $40-$45.  FYI (847) 735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org 

February 9th through March 27th, "Beautiful Thing" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com

February 10th through March 13th, World Premiere, "When There Are Nine" PrideArts, The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago.  FYI www.pridearts.org,

February 11th, 7:40 pm, "Piaf! The Show" McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $53.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

February 11th through March 12th, World Premiere, "This Is Only a Test" Broken Nose Theatre, The Den Theatre. 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  Pay-what-you-can.  FYI  www.brokennosetheatre.com

February 11th through March 13th, "the ripple, the wave that carried me home" Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.  

February 12th, 5:00 & 8:00 pm, "The Second City: The Best of the Second City" McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $30-$48.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

February 12th, 7:30 pm, Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández,  Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  Tickets to individual productions will go on sale on October 27th.  FYI https://tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/

February 12th through March 19th, "The Drag Seed" (Chicago) Helll in a Handbag Productions, The Chopin Downstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago.  FYI www.handbagproductions.org.  

February 16th & 17th, Porchlight Revisits "Passing Strange" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (773} 777-9884 or  PorchlightMusicTheatre.org 

February 16th through 27th, "Don Quixote" Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

February 16th through April 10th, World Premiere, "Lucy and Charlie's Honeymoon" Lookingglass Theatre in Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago.  FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org

February 17th through March 20th, "Ruined" Invictus Theatre Company, 1106 W. Thorndale, Chicago.  FYI www.invictustheatreco.com

February 18th through 20th, "MFA Collaboration Series: Peerless" 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/.  

February 18th through 27th, "Doubt" The Drama Group, 330 202nd St, Chicago Heights.  FYI (708) 755-3444 or www.dramagroup.org.  

February 22nd through 27th, "The Simon and Garfunkel Story" Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

February 22nd through March 6th, "Come from Away" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

February 24th through March 6th, "The Ballad of Mu Lan" 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/.  

February 24th through April 3rd, World Premiere, "King James" by Rajiv Joseph, Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

February 25th through 27th, "This. Is. Monster Jam™!" Allstate Arena | 6920 North Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on September 28th   FYI www.ticketmaster.com. 

February 26th through April 24th, "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" Broadway in Chicago, James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

February 27th, 2:00 pm, Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the CretaceousNational Geographic Live Series, Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  Tickets to individual productions will go on sale on October 27th.  FYI https://tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/

March 1st, "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" by James Lecense, STAGEWORKS Staged Readings, Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

March 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 7:30 pm, March 5th, 2:00 & 8:00 pm, March 6th, 3:00 pm, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,  Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  Tickets to individual productions will go on sale on October 27th.  FYI https://tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/

March 3rd & 4th, "Rach & Blue" 80+20 Season of Anniversaries, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt.  Auditorium at Living Hope Church, 9000 Taft Street, on the Merrillville/Crown Point border.  FYI (219) 836-0525 or www.NISOrchestra.org  

March 2nd through 13th, "Hadestown" Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

March 2nd through 13th, Spring Series, 44th Season: RE/CHARGE, Hubbard Street Dance, Museum of Contemporary Art’s Edlis Neeson Theater, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $72.  FYI (312) 334-7777 or www.hubbardstreetdance.com.

March 3rd through April 3rd, "Wife of a Salesman" Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols TheatreWriters Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.  

March 4th, 7:30 pm, BoDeans, McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $60-$80.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

March 4th, 7:30 pm, "The Beekeeper" 2021/22 Vanguard Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan, Chicago.   Subscriptions ($135-$450) available nowsingle tickets on sale August 1st.  FYI (312) 704-8414 or www.cot.org

March 6th, 7:00 pm, "“Mardi Gras Mambo” Featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Nathan and The Zydeco Cha Cha’s, McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $60-$65.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

March 11th through 20th, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecological Exam at Sloane-Kettering" Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

March 11th through May 1st, "Who's Your Baghdaddy, or How I Started the Iraq War" Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, Howard Street Theatre, 721 Howard Street, Evanston.  FYI (773) 347-1109 or www.theo-u.com 

March 12th, 3:00 & 7:00 pm, Drum Tao, McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $40-$49.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

March 12th through April 10th, Puccini, "Tosca" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.  

March 12th through April 17th, "Good Night, Oscar" Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.  

March 13th, 4:00 pm, Danu St. Patrick's Day Celebration, McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $50-$60.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

March 14th, "Winter Winds" Oboist Michael Henoch’s ensemble, Dempster St. Pro Musica with Chicago Symphony Orchestra colleagues Jennifer Gunn, flute; John Bruce Yeh, clarinet; William Buchman, bassoon; and Oto Carillo, horn.  Guarneri Hall, 11 East Adams, Suite 350A, Chicago.  Tickets go on sale July 1st at www.guarnerihall.org.

March 15th through April 24th, Pre-Broadway World Premiere, "The Notebook" The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

March 17th through April 16th, "Laced" About Face Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  Ticket information coming soon.  FYI www.aboutfacetheatre.com

March 23rd through April 24th, Jane Austen's "Emma" First Folio Theatre, 1717 31st Street, (on the grounds of the Mayslake Peabody Estate) Oak Brook.  FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org.

March 24th through April 8th, Blanchard/Lemmons, "Fire Shut Up in My Bones" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.  

March 25th, 7:30 pm, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $50-$55.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

March 26th, 7:30 pm, March 27th, 3:00 pm, Ballet Hispánico – Doña Perón: The Rise and Fall of a Diva,  Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  Tickets to individual productions will go on sale on October 27th.  FYI https://tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/

March 27th, 3:00 pm, "Fanfare Chicago: Respighi, Midwest Premiere by Higdon, World Premieres by Moya and Hubbell"  Maestro Scott Speck conducts the Chicago Philharmonic, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E Randolph St, Chicago.  Single tickets begin at $25.  On sale July 19th.  FYI www.chicagophilharmonic.org.  

March 27th, 4:00 pm, The Ten Tenors Presents  "Love Is in the Air" McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $66-$85.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

March 29th through July 3rd, "Six" Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse, 175 East Chestnut, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

March 31st through April 10th, "The Drag Seed" (New York) Hell in a Handbag Productions, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, 66 E. 4th St., New York, NY  FYI www.handbagproductions.org.  

April 1stSir Andrew Davis Conducts Beethoven 9  Lyric Opera of Chicago, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.  

April 1st through 10th, "Drinking Habits" Footlight Players of Michigan City, Footlight Theatre, 1705 Franklin Street, Michigan City.  FYI (219)874-4035 or www.footlightplayers.org 

April 1st through May 1st, "The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci" Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.  

April 1st through May 28th, Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

April 2nd through May 1st, World Premiere, "In Every Generation" Victory Gardens Theater, Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  FYI (773) 871-3000 or victorygardens.org.  

April 3rd, 4:00 pm, Heather Headley, McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $95-$100.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

April 5th, the Fry Street Quartet will perform a new work they have commissioned by Chicago pianist and singer Clarice Assad, as well as music by Benjamin Britten.  Guarneri Hall, 11 East Adams, Suite 350A, Chicago.  Tickets go on sale July 1st at www.guarnerihall.org.

April 5th, "My Barking Dog" by Eric Coble, STAGEWORKS Staged Readings, Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

April 9th, 7:30 pm, April 10th, 3:00 pm, New Philharmonic: “West Side Story” in Concert" New Philharmonic, orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Belushi Performance Hall, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $53.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

April 12th & 13th, Innovative cellist Oliver Herbert and Naumberg-award-winning pianist Xiaohui Yang in performances of the Complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas.  Guarneri Hall, 11 East Adams, Suite 350A, Chicago.  Tickets go on sale July 1st at www.guarnerihall.org.

April 13th through May 29th, "Ragtime" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

April 14th through May 15th, "Intimate Apparel" Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  www.northlight.org/subscribe.

April 15th 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.  

April 17th, 2:00 pm, Social by Nature with photographer Ronan Donovan, National Geographic Live Series, Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  Tickets to individual productions will go on sale on October 27th.  FYI https://tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/

April 19th through 24th, "The Prom" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

April 20th 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 

April 21st through June 12th, World Premiere, "Last Hermanos"  A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago.  Tickets go on sale October 4th.  FYI www.aredorchidtheatre.org

April 22nd through 24th, "MFA Collaboration Series: Late, A Cowboy Song" 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/.  

April 22nd through May 1st, "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" 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/.  

April 22nd through May 28th, World Premiere, "On the Greenbelt" Strawdog Theatre Company at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.strawdog.org.

April 22nd 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.   

April 23rd & 29th, 7:30 pm, May 1st, 3:00 pm, "Quamino's Map" Chicago Opera Theater, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan, Chicago.    Subscriptions ($135-$450) available nowsingle tickets on sale August 1st.  FYI (312) 704-8414 or www.cot.org

**** April 23rd 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

April 23rd through May 29th, "All's Well That Ends Well" Courtyard Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

April 23rd through May 29th, "Spring Awakening" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (773} 777-9884 or  PorchlightMusicTheatre.org 

April 27th through May 8thSpring Program: Of Mice and Men and Balanchine’s Serenade, Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

April 28th through May 29th, "One Man, Two Guvnors" 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

April 28th through June 12th, "Seagull" by Anton Chekhov, translated, adapted & directed by Yasen Peyankov, NEW Round Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

April 29th through May 8th, "Crowns" The Drama Group, 330 202nd St, Chicago Heights.  FYI (708) 755-3444 or www.dramagroup.org.  

April 29th through May 8th, "The 91st Annual Waa-Mu Show" 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/.  

April 29th through May 8th, "Big Scary Animals" Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

May 3trd, "Kill Move Paradise" by James Ijames, STAGEWORKS Staged Readings, Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

May 3rd through 8th, "Jersey Boys" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

May 4th through June 19th, Chicago Premiere, "The Luckiest" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com

May 5th & 6th, "Movie Classics" 80+20 Season of Anniversaries, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt.  Auditorium at Living Hope Church, 9000 Taft Street, on the Merrillville/Crown Point border.  FYI (219) 836-0525 or www.NISOrchestra.org  

May 5th 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.  

May 5th through July 17th, "Athena" Gillian TheatreWriters Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.  

May 8th, 7:00 pm, The Oak Ridge Boys, McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $75-$85.  FYI (630) 942-4000, or www.atthemac.org.

May 12th through 15th, Summer Series, 44th Season: RE/CHARGE, Hubbard Street Dance, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph Street, Chicago.  Tickets start at $72.  FYI (312) 334-7777 or www.hubbardstreetdance.com.

May 12th 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

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

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

May 12th through August 21st, "Lookingglass Alice" Lookingglass Theatre in Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago.  FYI (312) 337-0665, www.lookingglasstheatre.org

May 13th 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

May 13th 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.

May 16thDempster St. Pro Musica returns with Spring Strings: music by Mozart, Stravinsky, and Beethoven played by the Lincoln Quartet, violinists Qing Hou and Lei Hou, violist Lawrence Neuman, and cellist Kenneth Olsen.  Guarneri Hall, 11 East Adams, Suite 350A, Chicago.  Tickets go on sale July 1st at www.guarnerihall.org.

May 17th through 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.

May 17th through 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 18th & 19th, Porchlight Revisits "The Apple Tree" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (773} 777-9884 or  PorchlightMusicTheatre.org 

May 20th & 21st, 7:30 pm, May 22nd, 2:00 pm, Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg - Russian Hamlet, Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  Tickets to individual productions will go on sale on October 27th.  FYI https://tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/

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/.  

May 24th through June 5th, "Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

May 25th through June 26th, World Premiere Musical Event, "It Came from Outer Space" Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

May 27th through 29th, "MFA Collaboration Series: Men on Boats" 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/.  

May 27th through July 10th, "The Outsiders" Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.  

May 28th through July 3rd, "A Fine Feathered Murder: A Miss Marbled Mystery" Hell in a Handbag Productions, The Chopin Downstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago  FYI www.handbagproductions.org.

May 29th, 7:00 pm, "Aretha Rising" Maestro Scott Speck conducts the Chicago Philharmonic, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E Randolph St, Chicago.  Single tickets begin at $25.  On sale July 19th.  FYI www.chicagophilharmonic.org.  

June (TBA), "Hurricane Diane" starring Kelli Simkins, Theater Wit, 1229 N. Belmont Ave., Chicago.   FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.TheaterWit.org.  

June 2nd through July 3rd, Chicago Premiere, "Adam" PrideArts, The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago.  FYI www.pridearts.org,

June 3rd through 19th, "The Sound of Music" Footlight Players of Michigan City, Footlight Theatre, 1705 Franklin Street, Michigan City.  FYI (219)874-4035 or www.footlightplayers.org 

June 7th, "The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson, STAGEWORKS Staged Readings, Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

June 10th through 19th, "Run for Your Wife" The Stables Theatre of Hastings, England at The Drama Group, 330 202nd St, Chicago Heights.  FYI (708) 755-3444 or www.dramagroup.org.  

June 10th through July 31st, "Steel Magnolias" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

June 10th through July 31st, "Godspell" Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, Howard Street Theatre, 721 Howard Street, Evanston.  FYI (773) 347-1109 or www.theo-u.com 

June 10th through August 7th, "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago.  FYI www.MercuryTheaterChicago.com.

June 11th, 7:30pm, Giordano Dance Chicago, Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  Tickets to individual productions will go on sale on October 27th.  FYI https://tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/

June 11th through July 17th, Regional Premiere, "cullud wattah" Victory Gardens Theater, Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  FYI (773) 871-3000 or victorygardens.org.  

June 16th & 17th, "Iconic Hits of the 70s" 80+20 Season of Anniversaries, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt.  Auditorium at Living Hope Church, 9000 Taft Street, on the Merrillville/Crown Point border.  FYI (219) 836-0525 or www.NISOrchestra.org  

June 16th through July 24th, "Choir Boy" by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

June 17th through 26th, "Who's Afraid of Virginai Woolf?" Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

June 18th through 25thUntitled About Face Youth Theatre Show, About Face Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  Ticket information coming soon.  FYI www.aboutfacetheatre.com

June 23rd through July 24th, "Pearl's Rollin' with the Blues" Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols TheatreWriters Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.  

June 28th through July 10th, "My Fair Lady" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

July 1st through August 14th, "The Playboy of the Western World"  City Lit Theatre, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave (Inside Edgewater Presbyterian Church), Chicago.  $29-$34.  FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org.  

July 7th, "Peter and Alice" by John Logan (rights pending) STAGEWORKS Staged Readings, Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

July 7th through August 7th, Ken Ludwig’s "Dear Jack, Dear Louise" Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  www.northlight.org/subscribe.

July 12th through August 7th, "Get Out Alive" Haven Theatre at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.havenchi.org.  

July 19th through 31st, 50th Anniversary North American tour "Jesus Christ Superstar" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

July 19th through August 21st, "The Devil Wears Prada" Broadway in Chicago, James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

August 2nd, "Two Thirds Home" b Padraic Lillis, STAGEWORKS Staged Readings, Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

August 5th through 14th, "Leading Ladies" The Drama Group, 330 202nd St, Chicago Heights.  FYI (708) 755-3444 or www.dramagroup.org.  

August 5th through 14th, "Becky Shaw" Acting Ensemble, ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE, 602 E. Mishawauka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI  www.actingensemble.com/box-office/   

August 26th through October 30th, "Clue: The Musical" Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago.  FYI www.MercuryTheaterChicago.com.

September through October, "The Tempest" directed by Sheldon Epps, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

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