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Live Productions Coming Soon: 

July 30th, 6:00 pm, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, Movies in the Parks: The Color Purple, Rosenblum Park,  7547 S. Euclid Ave. (South Shore), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

July 31st, 6:00 pm, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, Movies in the Parks: The Wiz, South Shore Cultural Center,  7059 S. South Shore Dr.  (South Shore), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

July 31st, 6:30 pm (doors open at 5:30), Court presents the Spotlight Reading Series, To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: A Portrait of Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words.  Theatre West, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th Street, Chicago.  Reserve free tickets at (773) 753-4472 or CourtTheatre.org 

July 31st through August 18th, Million Dollar Quartet, Peninsula Players, 4351 Peninsula Players Road, Fish Creek (Door County), WI $47-$53.  FYI (920) 868-3287 or tickets@peninsulaplayers.com

August 1st, 5:30 pm, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, Piotrowski Park, In partnership with Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4247 W. 31st St.  (South Lawndale), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

August 1st, 5:30 pm, Lookingglass Theatre in Association with Actors Gymnasium presents Portal, an immersive performance experience full of circus, dance and puppetry.  Part of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Services’ and Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks.  Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago.  Free.  Bring your lawn chairs.  FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.LookingglassTheatre.org

August 1st, 5:30 pm, Dinner/Discussion, 7:00 pm Documentary, Court presents the Spotlight Reading Series, To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: A Portrait of Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words.  Penthouse, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th Street, Chicago.  Reserve free tickets at (773) 753-4472 or CourtTheatre.org 

August 1st through 3rd, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Canterbury Summer Theatre, 807 Franklin Street, Michigan City.  FYI (219) 874-4269 or info@canterburytheatre.org. 

August 1st & 2nd, 6:00, July 3rd, 2:00 pm, Midsommer Flight presents Romeo and Juliet, Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina, Chicago. Bring your own picnic, chairs & blankets.  Free but reservations encouraged.  FYI https://midsommerflight.ticketspice.com/romeo-and-juliet

August 2nd, 6:00 pm, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, Movies in the Parks: Wish, Ellis Park, 3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (Douglas), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

August 2nd, 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30), Court presents the Spotlight Reading Series, The Anticipation of Eve (short story).  Theatre West, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th Street, Chicago.  Reserve free tickets at (773) 753-4472 or CourtTheatre.org 

August 2nd through 11th, Cotton Patch Gospel, Ross Summer Music Theatre at Center Stage Studio Theatre, 227 Center Street, Hobart.  FYI (219) 777-0698 or https://www.onthestage.tickets/show/m-and-m-productions/6684835925cbf114c3cdd343

August 2nd through 11th, Hair, The Drama Group, 330 202nd Street, Chicago Heights.  FYI at 708-755-3444 or www.dg.booktix.com.

August 2nd through September 27th, Dancing at Lughnasa, American Players Theatre, 5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green, WI.  FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org/tickets

August 3rd, TBA, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council's Annual Arts Festival, Douglass Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr. (North Lawndale), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

August 6th, 5:30 pm, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, Austin Town Hall Park, In partnership with Move Me Soul, 5610 W. Lake St.(Austin), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

August 6th, 7:30 pm ET, Staged Reading, Ghosts, Acting Ensemble, Ensemble on the Avenue, 602 E. Mishawaka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI http://www.actingensemble.com/box-office

August 7th, 5:30 pm, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, Wild Wednesdays, Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave.(Garfield Park), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

August 8th, TBA, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, Back to School Party, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., (Lincoln Square), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

August 8th, 5:30 pm, Lookingglass Theatre in Association with Actors Gymnasium presents Portal, an immersive performance experience full of circus, dance and puppetry.  Part of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Services’ and Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks.  Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave., Chicago.  Free.  Bring your lawn chairs.  FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.LookingglassTheatre.org

August 8th & 9th, 8:00 pm, August 10th, 3:00 & 8:00 pm, August 11th, 3:00 pm, Chicago Music Theatre Festival, Produced by Kokandy Productions, Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series, Steppenwolf's 1700 Theater, 1700 N. Halsted, Chicago.  $20.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org/lookout

August 8th through 11th, Kokandy Productions presents The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theater, 1700 N Halsted St., Chicago.  Tickets on sale at a later date.  FYI www.kokandyproductions.com

August 8th through 18th, Carousel, Music Theater Works, North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  $39-$106.  FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.musictheaterworks.com

August 9th, 6:00 pm, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, Bronzeville Summer Nights, Location TBA, (Bronzeville), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

**** August 9th & 10th, 7:00 pm, Dear Edwina JR., Towle Youth Theatre Ensemble, Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.   FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.  

August 9th through 25th, Fat Theatre Project presents The InterPlays, Berger Park Coach House, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago.  $15 suggested donation.  FYI email fattheatreproject@gmail.com

August 9th through September 28th, King Lear, American Players Theatre, 5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green, WI.  FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org/tickets

August 10th, 3:00 pm, Lookingglass Theatre in Association with Actors Gymnasium presents Portal, an immersive performance experience full of circus, dance and puppetry.  Part of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Services’ and Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks.  Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St., Chicago.  Free.  Bring your lawn chairs.  FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.LookingglassTheatre.org

August 10th, 5:30 pm, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave., (Hermosa/Belmont‑Cragin), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

August 10th through September 28th, Constellations, American Players Theatre, 5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green, WI.  FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org/tickets

August 11th, 5:00 pm, Lookingglass Theatre in Association with Actors Gymnasium presents Portal, an immersive performance experience full of circus, dance and puppetry.  Part of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Services’ and Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks.  Talmadge Park, 927 Noyes St., Evanston.  Free.  Bring your lawn chairs.  FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.LookingglassTheatre.org

August 12th, 6:15 pm, FREE BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SUMMER CONCERT, sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

August 13th through September 1st, Back to the Future: The Musical, Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

August 14th, 6:00 pm, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, Movies in the Parks: Soul, Murray Park, 743 W. 73rd St., (West Englewood), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

August 14th through 24th, Rachel Bloom: Death, Let Me Do My Show, Downstairs Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org/RachelBloom 

August 15th, 5:30 pm, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, West Pullman Park, 401 W. 123rd St., (West Pullman), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

August 15th through 18th, 47th Annual Dunes Broadway Cabaret, Romantic Journeys, Dunes Summer Theatre, 288 Shady Oak Dr., Michigan City.  FYI (219) 879-7509 or www.dunesarts.org.  

August 16th through 25th, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Hammond Community Theatre at Beatniks on Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond.  FYI (219) 852-0848 or www.hammondcommunitytheatre.org.  

August 16th through 25th, Robyn Mineko Williams and Artists (RMW&A) presents Hisako’s House, The Nishimura Residence, 1S140 Pine Lane, Lombard.  $40 General admission; $80 Performance & Family Meal ticket.  FYI https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hisakos-house-by-robyn-mineko-williams-and-artists-tickets-928068035477.

August 17th, 1:00 pm, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, THE P.L.A.N., Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave., (Garfield Park), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

August 17th, It's Complicated, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  FYI (773) 404-7336 or boxoffice@greenhousetheater.org 

August 18th, 3:30 pm, Shakes in the Park: Twelfth Night, Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest, 1358 W. Morse Ave., (Rogers Park), Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/shakesinthecity.

August 18th through September 22nd, Normal Heart, Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago.  FYI www.redtwist.org.  

August 20th through September 1st, As You Like It, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Professional Company, Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Notre Dame, IN.  $10-$75.  FYI shakespeare.nd.edu.

August 21st through September 1st, Mary's Wedding, Peninsula Players, 4351 Peninsula Players Road, Fish Creek (Door County), WI $47-$53.  FYI (920) 868-3287 or tickets@peninsulaplayers.com

August 21st through September 15th, A Raisin in the Sun, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

August 21st through October 6th, The Full Monty, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

August 21st through October 13th, 1776, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com

August 23rd, 6:00 pm, Collaboration & Teatro Vista partnership with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) present La Havana Madrid, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph, Chicago.  Free.  FYI MillenniumPark.org 

August 23rd through September 28th, Black Button Eyes Productions presents A Shadow Bright and Burning, the Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway St., Chicago. $40,  FYI www.blackbuttoneyes.com

August 23rd through October 6th, World Premiere, The House of Ideas, City Lit Theatre Company, second floor (accessible via elevator), Edgewater Presbyterian Church, 1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago.  $25-$35.  FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org 

August 28th through October 20th, The Audience, Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Summer 2024, Scary Town, Hell in a Handbag Productions.  The Clutch, 4335 N. Western Ave., Chicago FYI https://www.tickettailor.com/events/hellinahandbagproductions/980115

September 4th through October 20th, Stranger by Agatha Christie, Peninsula Players, 4351 Peninsula Players Road, Fish Creek (Door County), WI $47-$53.  FYI (920) 868-3287 or tickets@peninsulaplayers.com

September 5th through 28th, Gwydion Theatre Company presents This Is Our Youth, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  FYI (773) 404-7336 or boxoffice@greenhousetheater.org 

September 5th through 29th, World Premiere, Royko: The Toughest Man In Chicago, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago.  FYI https://royko.brownpapertickets.com/

September 5th through October 6th, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  or www.northlight.org/subscribe.

September 5th through October 6th, The Outsider, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), Playhouse Theatre, McAninch Arts Center on the campus of College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $44.  FYI www.btechicago.com. or www.AtTheMAC.org.

September 5th through October 27th, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.  

September 6th through 22nd, Slow Food, Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  $24.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org

September 6th through 29th, East Texas Hot Links, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

September 6th through October 6th, Henry V, Jentes Family Courtyard Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.   FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

September 10th through 15th, The Book of Mormon, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

September 10th through February 1, 2025Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

September 11th through October 13th, Illinois Premiere, The Cottage, Citadel Theatre, West Campus building, Lake Forest School District, 300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.  $45.  FYI (847) 735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org

September 12th through October 10th, Gift Theatre presents TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Filament Theatre (4041 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  FYI 773-283-7071 or boxoffice@thegifttheatre.org

September 12th through October 27th, Noises Off, Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

September 14th through October 6th, Rigoletto, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI lyricopera.org/newseason.

September 14th through October 13th, Inherit the Wind, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

September 19th through 22nd, Voices from the Heartland (Local Playwrights), Dunes Summer Theatre, 288 Shady Oak Dr., Michigan City.  FYI (219) 879-7509 or www.dunesarts.org.  

September 21st through November 10th, Jackie Taylor’s Blue Eyed Soul Sung By Brown Eyed People, Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark, Chicago.  FYI 773-769-4451 or www.blackensembletheater.org.  

September 22nd, 11:00 am, Porchlight Music Theatre's 2024 ICONS Gala Brunch, The Ritz-Carlton Chicago at Water Tower Place, 160 E. Pearson St., Chicago.  $350-$500.  FYI PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

September 24th through 29th, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

September 26th through October 10th, Fidelio, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI lyricopera.org/newseason.

September 26th through October 13th, Young Frankenstein, Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso.  $50 loge, $25 Adults, $23 Seniors/Students/Military.  FYI (219) 548-9137 or https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pcmoh

September 26th through October 27th, Ironbound, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville), Chicago.  FYI (773) 338-2177 or raventheatre.com 

September 26th through January 19th, The Choir of Man, Apollo Theater, 2550 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago.  Tickets start at $35.  FYI (773) 935-6100 or www.ticketmaster.com. 

September 28th, 1:00 & 7:00 pm, Spider-Man™: Across the Spider-Verse Live in Concert, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago.  $40-$105.  FYI www.BroadwayInChicago.com

Fall 2024, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Babes with Blades Theatre Company, The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St, Chicago.  $20-$35. FYI BabesWithBlades.org

Fall 2024, 2024 Destinos Festival at The Magic Parlor, Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) At The Magic Parlour
In partnership with Dennis Watkins and Goodman Theatre, 50 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

October 2nd through November 3rd, twenty50, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

October 2nd through November 10th, An Act of God, Paramount's BOLD Series, Copley Theatre, 8 E. Galena, Aurora.  FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

October 4th, Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes and Season Opening Gala, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI lyricopera.org/newseason.

October 4th, 7:00 pm, October 5th, 2:00 pm, Staged Reading, Problem House by Joe Shetina, Nothing Without a Company, North Mansion at Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago.  FYI nothingwithoutacompany.org 

October 4th through 6th, South Bend Civic Theatre presents The Play That Goes Wrong, O'Laughlin Auditorium, Moreau Center for the Arts, Mary's College, 54100 LeMans Drive, South Bend.  FYI www.sbct.org.

October 5th through November 3rd, Chicago Premiere, Primary Trust, Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

**** October 8th through November 10th, Milo Imagines the World, Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave., at Monroe, Chicago.  4-play subscriptions start at $110 with 25% discount before July 27th. $30-$40 Single tickets on sale August 26th.  FYI (312) 374-8835, groupsales@chicagochildrenstheatre.org or chicagochildrenstheatre.org

October 10th through November 3rd, World Premiere, The Golden Girls Meet The Skooby Don’t Gang: The Mystery of The Haunted Bush, Chopin Theatre Mainstage, 1543 W Division St., Chicago.  $38 Advanced General Admission; $45 General Admission'; $48 at the door; $60 Reserved ViP.  FYI handbagproductions.org or bit.ly/hauntedbush.

October 10th through December 22nd, Into the Woods, Kokandy Productions, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St., Chicago.  FYI www.kokandyproductions.com.

October 11th through November 16th, Refracted Theatre Company presents Coronation, Bookspan Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  Tickets on sale August 1st @ RefractedCo.com.

October 17th through 27th, American Premiere, Atonement, choreographed by Cathy Marsdon, Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

October 17th through November 10th, Nat Turner in Jerusalem, American Players Theatre, 5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green, WI.  FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org/tickets

October 17th through November 17th, Dear Elizabeth, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Theater Wit, 1228 W. Belmont, Chicago. $15-$55.  FYI Subscriptions: RemyBumppo.org  Single tickets on sale July 1th: TheaterWit.org

October 18th through 27th, Black Comedy, Beatniks Entertainment, Beatniks on Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond.  $20.  FYI (219) 852-0848 or www.beatniksonconkey.com.  

October 18th through 24th, The Birds, Warner Studio Theatre, South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N. Main, South Bend.  FYI www.sbct.org.

October 18th through November 3rd, "Spells & Superstitions," Brightside Theatre 2024-25 Season, Dracula.  Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville.  $32-$37.  FYI (630) 447-TIXS (8497) or www.BrightSideTheatre.com

October 18th through December 1st, 30th Anniversary Production, Seven Guitars by August Wilson,  City Lit Theatre Company, second floor (accessible via elevator), Edgewater Presbyterian Church, 1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago.  $25-$35.  FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org 

October 18th through December 2nd, World Premiere, Sofa King Queer, Nothing Without a Company, Coach House at Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan Rd., Chicago.  FYI nothingwithoutacompany.org 

October 20th through December 8th, Royal Shakespeare Company, Pericles, Jentes Family Courtyard Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.   FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

October 22nd through November 3rd, Some Like It Hot, Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

October 24th through November 17th, Little Shop of Horrors, Music Theater Works, North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  $39-$106.  FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.musictheaterworks.com

October 24th through December 15th, World Premiere, Leroy and Lucy, Ensemble Theatre in Honor of Helen Zell, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

October 26th through November 10th, Until the Flood, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Ave., Evanston.  $32.  FYI (847) 866-5914 or www.fjtheatre.com

October 30th through December 29th, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com

October 30th through January 19th, Disney's Frozen, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

October 31st through January 5th, Every Brilliant Thing, Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.  

November 1st, 2nd & 3rd, GovState Theatre and Performance Studies presents Re-Writing the Declaration, The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park.  FYI (708) 235-2222 or tickets@govst.edu 

**** November 6th through January 12th, Disney's Little Mermaid, Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

November 8th through December 8th, Falsettos, Co-Production with TimeLine Theatre Company; Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

November 9th through 30th, The Marriage of Figaro, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI lyricopera.org/newseason.

November 12th through 24th, A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

November 13th through 15th, South Bend Civic Theatre presents A Christmas Truce, Goshen Theater, 216 South Main Street, Goshen.  FYI www.sbct.org.  

November 13th through December 15th, Dames at Sea, Citadel Theatre, West Campus building, Lake Forest School District, 300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.  $45.  FYI (847) 735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org

November 14th through 24th, The Comedians, An Audible Original, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville), Chicago.  FYI (773) 338-2177 or raventheatre.com 

November 14th through December 15th, The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), Playhouse Theatre, McAninch Arts Center on the campus of College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  FYI www.btechicago.com. or www.AtTheMAC.org.

**** November 15th through 23rd, South Bend Civic Theatre presents Disney's Finding Nemo Jr., Battell Community Center, 904 Main Street, Mishawauka.  FYI www.sbct.org.

**** November 15th through January 5th, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Marriott's Theatre for Young Audiences, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com

November 16th through December 1st, Lyric Premiere, Blue, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI lyricopera.org/newseason.

November 16th through December 30th, 47th Annual A Christmas Carol, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

November 20th through December 24th, A Christmas Carol, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

November 22nd, 7:00 pm, November 23rd & 24th, 2:00 & 5:00 pm, COD College Theater: “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, McAninch Arts Center (MAC) on the campus of College of DuPage (COD), 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $14 Youth, $16 Adults.  FYI (630) 942.4000 or  www.AtTheMAC.org.

**** November 23rd, The Beatrix Potter Holiday Party, Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave., at Monroe, Chicago.  4-play subscriptions start at $110 with 25% discount before July 27th. $30-$40 Single tickets on sale August 26th.  FYI (312) 374-8835, groupsales@chicagochildrenstheatre.org or chicagochildrenstheatre.org

November 24th through December 29th, A Christmas Carol, The Theatre for Young Audiences, Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

November 26th through December 1st, Mean Girls, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

November 29th through December 15th, Scrooge! The Musical, Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso.  $50 loge, $25 Adults, $23 Seniors/Students/Military.  FYI (219) 548-9137 or https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pcmoh

November 29th through December 29th, Louisa Mae Alcott's Little Women, Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  or www.northlight.org/subscribe.

December 2024, Dates TBA, 20th Annual New Stages Festival, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

December 1st through 15th, Dickens Christmas Carol Dinner Show RETURNS, Theatre at the Center, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  $35.  FYI (219) 836-3255 or https://www.theatreatthecenter.com.  Pre-show Sunday Brunch ($35) or Lunch ($32) options available, Trama Catering & Events.  Reservations - 219-836-1930, Ext. 2. 

December 2nd through 13th, 9:15 & 11:15 am, Dickens for KIDS Christmas Carol, Theatre at the Center, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  $10 Field Trips.  FYI (219) 836-3255 or https://www.theatreatthecenter.com

December 3rd through 15th, & Juliet, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

**** December 6th, 7th & 8th, It's A Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play, The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park.  FYI (708) 235-2222 or tickets@govst.edu 

December 6th through 28th, Christopher Wheeldon's The Nutcracker, Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

December 17th through January 5th, Les Miserables, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

December 19th through 29th, Legally Blonde: The Musical, Music Theater Works, North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  $39-$106.  FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.musictheaterworks.com

December 21st through January 26th, A Gamble On Huff: The Story of Gamble & Huff, Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark, Chicago.  FYI 773-769-4451 or www.blackensembletheater.org.  

Coming in 2025

January 10th through February 23rd, Chicago Premiere, Glassheart,  City Lit Theatre Company, second floor (accessible via elevator), Edgewater Presbyterian Church, 1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago.  $25-$35.  FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org 

January 11th through February 23rd, Chicago Premiere, Fat Ham, a co-production with Definition Theatre.  Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

January 14th through February 2nd, Regional Premiere, Jaja's African Hair Braiding, The Yard, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.   FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

January 17th through 26th, "Spells & Superstitions," Brightside Theatre 2024-25 Season, TBA in concert.  Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville.  $32-$37.  FYI (630) 447-TIXS (8497) or www.BrightSideTheatre.com

January 21st through February 9th, Avaaz, Carl & Marilynn Thoma Theater Upstairs, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.   FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

January 22nd through February 23rd, Primary Trust, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

January 23rd through February 23rd, The Heart Sellers, Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  or www.northlight.org/subscribe.

January 23rd through February 23rd, Frida...A Self Portrait, Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.  

**** January 25th through February 16th, Manual City's The Magic City, Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave., at Monroe, Chicago.  4-play subscriptions start at $110 with 25% discount before July 27th. $30-$40 Single tickets on sale August 26th.  FYI (312) 374-8835, groupsales@chicagochildrenstheatre.org or chicagochildrenstheatre.org

January 29th through March 2nd, Chicago Premiere, the american vicarious’ DEBATE: BALDWIN VS. BUCKLEY, TimeLine Theatre Company in partnership with The Theatre School at DePaul University, Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont St., Chicago.  FYI (773) 281-8463 x6 or visit timelinetheatre.com.

January 29th through March 30th, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

January 30th through March 2nd, Native Gardens, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), Playhouse Theatre, McAninch Arts Center on the campus of College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  FYI www.btechicago.com. or www.AtTheMAC.org.

January 30th through March 16th, Fool for Love, Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

February -March, 2025, World Premiere, Circus Quixote, Joan and Paul Theatre at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. , Chicago.  FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.LookingglassTheatre.org

**** February 4th through March 8th, Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream, Jentes Family Courtyard Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.   FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

February 6th through March 16th, Gift Theatre presents World Premiere, CYGNUS, Filament Theatre (4041 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  FYI 773-283-7071 or boxoffice@thegifttheatre.org

February 7th through March 9th, A Raisin in the Sun, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

February 8th through 16th, Lyric Premiere, Sondra Radvanovsky in Concert: The Puccini Heroines, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI lyricopera.org/newseason.

February 8th through March 16th, Betrayal, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

February 12th through March 30th, Waitress, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

February 13th through March 22nd, A Lie of the Mind, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville), Chicago.  FYI (773) 338-2177 or raventheatre.com 

February 19th through March 23rd, I and You, Citadel Theatre, West Campus building, Lake Forest School District, 300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.  $45.  FYI (847) 735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org

February 20th through March 2nd, Golden Hour, including The Princess & the Pea by Dani Rowe, Heimat by Cathy Marston, Under the Trees' Voices by Nicholas Blanc & a world premiere by Yuri Possokhov, Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

March 5th through 30th, Twelfth Night, TheatreSquared in partnership with National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) and Play On Shakespeare, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

**** March 11th through May 3rd, Go Dog Go! Ve Perro ¡Ve!  Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave., at Monroe, Chicago.  4-play subscriptions start at $110 with 25% discount before July 27th. $30-$40 Single tickets on sale August 26th.  FYI (312) 374-8835, groupsales@chicagochildrenstheatre.org or chicagochildrenstheatre.org

March 12th through April 27th, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Paramount's BOLD Series, Copley Theatre, 8 E. Galena, Aurora.  FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

March 13th through 23rd, In partnership with Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA), Teatro La Plaza's Hamlet, From Peru, with an ensemble of actors with Down Syndrome.  Carl & Marilynn Theater Upstairs, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.   FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

March 14th through 23rd, Joffrey Academy of Dance presents Winning Works, Edlis Neeson Theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago.  $30.  FYI joffrey.org/winningworks.

March 15th through April 12th, La Bohème, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI lyricopera.org/newseason.

March 21st through April 27th, North American Premiere, Sunny Days (Chronicles Rock Band, The Kinks), The Yard, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.   FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

March 27th through May 18th, Chicago Premiere, The Book of Grace, Ensemble Theatre for Helen Zell, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

March 30th through April 11th, Lyric Premiere, The Listeners, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI lyricopera.org/newseason.

April 3rd through 6th, GovState Theatre and Performance Studies present Dog Sees God, The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park.  FYI (708) 235-2222 or tickets@govst.edu 

April 3rd through May 4th, Translations, Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.  

April 5th through 20th, The Beatrix Potter Tea Party by Chicago Children's Theatre, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville), Chicago.  FYI (773) 338-2177 or raventheatre.com 

April 10th through 13th, The Joffrey Ballet and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, includes newly commissioned ballets by choreographers Amy Hall Garner and Nicolas Blanc set to the music of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson and Darius Milhaud.  Armour Stage, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan, Chicago.  FYI  joffrey.org or www.cso.org

April 10th through May 11th, Prayer for the French Republic, Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  or www.northlight.org/subscribe.

April 16th through May 11th, In the Grove of Forgetting, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

April 16th through May 18th, A Jukebox for the Algonquin, Citadel Theatre, West Campus building, Lake Forest School District, 300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.  $45.  FYI (847) 735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org

April 19th through May 18th, World Premiere, BUST, An Afrocurrentist Play, a co-production with Alliance Theatre.  Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

April 25th, Lyric Premiere, Rising Stars in Concert, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI lyricopera.org/newseason.

April 25th through May 11th, "Spells & Superstitions," Brightside Theatre 2024-25 Season, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville.  $32-$37.  FYI (630) 447-TIXS (8497) or www.BrightSideTheatre.com

April 25th through May 18th, Berlin, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

April 29th through May 25th, Hymn, Jentes Family Courtyard Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.   FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

April 30th through June 15th, Cats, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

May 1st through June 1st, Art, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Theater Wit, 1228 W. Belmont, Chicago. $15-$55.  FYI Subscriptions: RemyBumppo.org  Single tickets on sale July 1th: TheaterWit.org

May 1st through June 7th, World Premiere, Gorgeous, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville), Chicago.  FYI (773) 338-2177 or raventheatre.com 

May 2nd through June 15th, World Premiere Adaptation, R.U.R. (ROSSUM'S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS), City Lit Theatre Company, second floor (accessible via elevator), Edgewater Presbyterian Church, 1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago.  $25-$35.  FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org

May 3rd through June 1st, The Antiquities by Jordan Harrison, A World-Premiere Co-Production with Playwrights Horizons and Vineyard Theatre.  Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

May 8th through 19th, Gift Theatre presents TEN, A 10-minute performance festival of new work written, directed, and performed by various local artists.  Filament Theatre (4041 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  FYI 773-283-7071 or boxoffice@thegifttheatre.org

May 16th through 25th, T2's Arkansas New Play Festival, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas; The Momentary in Bentonville and at the Medium in Springdale.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

May/June 2025, Dates TBA, World Premiere, A New Play - Title TBA, by Jordan Harrison, Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

June 4th through 29th, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

June 5th through 15th, Chicago Premiere, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

June 5th through July 13th, Chicago Premiere, You Will Get Sick, Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

June 10th, Gift Theatre presents The Fires by Jennifer Rumberger In The Works Reading Series, Filament Theatre (4041 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  FYI 773-283-7071 or boxoffice@thegifttheatre.org

June 13th through 29th, "Spells & Superstitions," Brightside Theatre 2024-25 Season, Pippin.  Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville.  $32-$37.  FYI (630) 447-TIXS (8497) or www.BrightSideTheatre.com

June 19th through July 27th, World Premiere, Dhaba on Devon Avenue, TimeLine Theatre Company in partnership with Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI (773) 281-8463 x6 or visit timelinetheatre.com.

June 21st through July 27th, The Color Purple, The Musical, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

June-July 2025, World Premiere, Iraq, but Funny, Joan and Paul Theatre at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. , Chicago.  FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.LookingglassTheatre.org

July 2025, Dates TBA, A Gathering of Indigenous CreativityIn Partnership with the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian,  Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

July 2025, Dates TBA, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, 30th Anniversary Tour, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W Randolph, Chicago.  Group Sales available at  (312) 977-1710 or GroupSales@BroadwayInChicago.com.  Single tickets will go on sale at a later date. 

Summer 2025, 50 Wards: A Civic Mosaic, Lookingglass Video Project: films highlight each of Chicago’s 50 wards focusing on sites, sounds, people, restaurants and more that may be found in that specific ward.  Series currently has 10 wards available for viewing at www.LookingglassTheatre.org.

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