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Live Productions Coming Soon:    

May 23rd through June 14th, Chicago Writers’ Bloc. 2022 New Plays Festival, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $10.  FYI https://writersblocfest.org/2022-play-festival

May 24th, 7:30 pm, Long Term Care, Chicago Writers’ Bloc. 2022 New Plays Festival, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $10.  FYI https://writersblocfest.org/2022-play-festival

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 24th through August 28th, World Premiere, Skates, starring Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, Studebaker Theater inside the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago.  $46-$99.  FYI (312) 753-3210 or www.fineartsbuilding.com/events/skates.  

May 25th, 7:30 pm, Hell Is Cancelled: The Musical, Chicago Writers’ Bloc. 2022 New Plays Festival, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $10.  FYI https://writersblocfest.org/2022-play-festival

May 25th through July 10th, Hand to God, Paramount Theatre's Bold Series, Copley Theatre, North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.  FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.  

**** May 27th, 28th & 29th, LimeLights Presents Junie B. Jones The Musical, Jr., Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso.  FYI (219) 548-9137 or www.memorialoperahouse.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 29th through June 26th, Grandma's Jukebox, Black Ensemble Theater, Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street,  Chicago.  $50-$55.  FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.  

May 31st, 7:00 pm, Staged Reading of Paul Oaley Stovall’s Clear, A New Musical Experience,, Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (773} 777-9884 or  PorchlightMusicTheatre.org 

May 31st, 7:30 pm, A Stranger in This World: The Musical, Chicago Writers’ Bloc. 2022 New Plays Festival, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $10.  FYI https://writersblocfest.org/2022-play-festival

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

June 1st, 7:30 pm, Café Sounion, Chicago Writers’ Bloc. 2022 New Plays Festival, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $10.  FYI https://writersblocfest.org/2022-play-festival

June 1st through 18th, 57 Blocks, Free Street.  Immersive production begins at Pulaski Park, 1419 W Blackhawk St.   Audience boards a bus (show continues on bus) and travels down Ashland Ave., ending at The Storyfront, 4346 S. Ashland, Chicago.  Limited to 14 and up.  Just 12 audience members per night so there is a waitlist. .   http://57blocks.eventbrite.com.  FYI  https://freestreet.org.   

June 2nd through 12th, Don Quixote, Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.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 4th through 19th, Samm-Art Williams’ HOME, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston.  $30.  FYI www.fjtheatre.com.

June 6th, 7:30 pm, A Cornucopia of Short Plays, Chicago Writers’ Bloc. 2022 New Plays Festival, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $10.  FYI https://writersblocfest.org/2022-play-festival

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

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 8th, 7:30 pm, Driving the Dream: The Musical, Chicago Writers’ Bloc. 2022 New Plays Festival, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $10.  FYI https://writersblocfest.org/2022-play-festival

June 9th through August 7th, Cruel Intentions, Kokandy Productions, Chopin Theater, 1543 W Division St., Chicago.  FYI www.kokandyproductions.com.

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 19th, The Outsider, South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N Main St. South Bend.  FYI (574) 234-1112 or www.sbct.org.  

June 10th through July 17th, Tommy on Top, PrideArts, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago.  $35.  FYI (773) 857-0222 or www.pridearts.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 through July 17th, Regional Premiere, cullud wattah, Victory Gardens Theater, Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  FYI (773) 871-3000 or victorygardens.org.  

June 11th through July 17th, Life After, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.  

June 13th, 7:30 pm, A Stunning Evening of Short Plays, Chicago Writers’ Bloc. 2022 New Plays Festival, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $10.  FYI https://writersblocfest.org/2022-play-festival

June 14th, 7:30 pm, Meet Me on the Corner: The Musical, Chicago Writers’ Bloc. 2022 New Plays Festival, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $10.  FYI https://writersblocfest.org/2022-play-festival

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 16th through July 31st, 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.

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 19th through July 24th, Flex, West Theatre at TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  $20-$54.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

June 22nd through July 24th, World Premiere, It Came from Outer Space, Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  FYI  312.595.5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

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

June 24th through July 24th, Goodman Theatre presents Where We Belong, a Woolly Mammoth Theatre production in association with Folger Shakespeare Library, Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.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 (Dates TBA), Shakespeare in the Parks (Neighborhood Parks TBA), Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (Fridays in July), Fridays on the Green (A Musical Celebration), Black Ensemble Theater, Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street,  Chicago.  $50-$55.  FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.  

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 17th, COD College Theater Presents The SpongeBob Musical, MAC’s Playhouse Theatre, College of DuPage (COD), l425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $16 Adults, $14 Seniors/Students.  FYI www.AtTheMAC.org.        

July 7th through 24th, ENDS by David Alex, Davjasfran Entertainment, 5415 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  $25, Students & Industry $15.  FYI www.davjasfranentertainment.com.  

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 8th & 9thAs You Like It, Shakespeare in the Park at Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza in the Northwest Health Amphitheatre, Chicago Street Theatre.  Performance begins at dusk.  Free but bring your own lawn chair.  FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.  

July 8th through 24th, Reefer Madness, Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.  

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

July 14th, 6:30-9:30 pm, Refracted Salon, Refracted Theatre Company's Launch Event, Guild Row, 3130 N. Rockwell St., Chicago.  Free (proof of vaccination required).  FYI refractedco.com/season-2022/salon.

July 14th through 17th, As You Like It, Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso.  FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.  

July 14th through 17th, Roe v US, Artemisia Theater, Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI  artemisiatheatre.org.

July 15th & 16th, 6:00 pm,.July 17th, 7:00 pm, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Midsommer Flight, Lincoln Park, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago (60614).  Free.  Reservations available but not necessary.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets.    FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

July 15th through 31st, Something Rotten, South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N Main St. South Bend.  FYI (574) 234-1112 or www.sbct.org.  

July 16th & 17th 5:00 pm, COD College Theater Presents Ocean 9-1-1: Big Blue RescueLakeside Pavilion, College of DuPage (COD), l425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $16 Adults, $14 Seniors/Students.  FYI www.AtTheMAC.org.      

July 19th, 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/   

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. 

July 22nd & 23rd, 6:00 pm,.July 24th, 7:00 pm, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Midsommer Flight, Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence, Chicago (60625).  Free.  Reservations available but not necessary.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets.    FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

Juy 22nd through 31stAmerican Side Efectos – Workshop Production!, The New Coordinates at The Den Theatre,  1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI Den Box Office (773) 697-3830 or thenewcoordinates.org 

July 29th & 30th, 6:00 pm,.July 31st, 7:00 pm, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Midsommer Flight, Lincoln Park, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago (60613).  Free.  Reservations available but not necessary.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets.    FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

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

August 3rd through September 18th, Fun Home, Paramount Theatre's Bold Series, Copley Theatre, North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.  FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.  

August 5th & 6th, 6:00 pm, August 7th, 7:00 pm, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Midsommer Flight, Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S Rhodes, Chicago (60616).  Free.  Reservations available but not necessary.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets.    FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

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 12th & 13th, 6:00 pm, August 14th, 7:00 pm, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Midsommer Flight, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1801 S Indiana, Chicago (60616).  Free.  Reservations available but not necessary.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets.    FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

August 12th through 28th, Sense and Sensibility/Much Ado About Nothing, South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N Main St. South Bend.  FYI (574) 234-1112 or www.sbct.org.  

August 19th & 20th, 6:00 pm, August 21st, 7:00 pm, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Midsommer Flight, Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina, Chicago (60626).  Free.  Reservations available but not necessary.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets.    FYI www.midsommerflight.com.

August 19th through September 25th, World Premiere, Pro-Am, Sideshow Theatre Company, @ Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago,  Tickets sales TBA.  

August 21st through September 18th, My Brother Langston, Black Ensemble Theater, Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street,  Chicago.  $50-$55.  FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.  

August 23rd through 27th, Black Ensemble’s BPI (Black Playwrights Initiative) Presents: Sex in the Summer in the City Summer Series, Black Ensemble Theater, Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street,  Chicago.  $50-$55.  FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.  

August 24th through September 18th, World Premiere, It Came from Outer Space, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  $20-$54.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

August 25th through September 25th, Girlfriend, PrideArts, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago.  FYI (773) 857-0222 or www.pridearts.org 

August 25th through October 15th, William Shakespeare's Richard III, Babes with Blades Theatre Company, in partnership with he University of Illinois Chicago’s Disability Cultural Center, The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago.  FYI www.babeswithblades.org.

August 26th through 28th, Haven Chicago's first annual Festival au Cinéma, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  Festival au Cinéma accepting submissions through June 1st at havenchi.org/festival-au-cinema.  Tickets go on sale June 1st.  FYI havenchi.org.

August 26th through October 9th, Aztec Human Sacrifice, City Lit Theatre, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave (Inside Edgewater Presbyterian Church), Chicago.  $29-$34.  FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org.  

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

August 31st through October 16th, Dreamgirls, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

August 31st through October 23rd, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

September 1st through October 2nd, The Garbologists,  Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  www.northlight.org/subscribe.

September 1st through October 9th,  Chicago Premiere, The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

September 2nd through October 2nd, Arsenic and Old Lace, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

September 8th through October 9th, Clybourne Park, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.atthemac.org 

September 6th through October 16th, 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 

September 8th through November 6thSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Kokandy Productions, Chopin Theater, 1543 W Division St., Chicago.  FYI www.kokandyproductions.com.

September 9th through 18th, Silent Sky, South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N Main St. South Bend.  FYI (574) 234-1112 or www.sbct.org.  

September 9th through 25th, The Last Lifeboat, Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.  

**** September 9th through October 6th, Saturdays & Sundays at 10:30 am & 12:30 pm, Chicago Premiere, Manual Cinema presents Leonardo! A Wonderful Show about a Terrible Monster, Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine, Chicago.  Ages 5 and up.  Tickets start at $25.  FYI chicagochildrenstheatre.org

September 15th through October 2nd, World Premiere, St. Sebastian, Refracted Theatre Company's Debut Production, The Den Theatre (2B), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI refractedco.com/season

September 17th, 2:00 & 8:00 pm, Jekyll & Hyde in Concert, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main Street, St. Charles.  FYI  www.chicagolandtheatrefund.com 

September 19th through October 9th, Clyde's, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org. 

September 20th through 25th, Anastasia, Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

September 28th through December 4th, Wicked, Broadway in Chicago, Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph Street, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

September 29th through November 13th, Private Lives by Noel Coward, Raven Theatre, East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville), Chicago.  FYI  (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.  

Fall TBA, 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

October 4th through 29th, World Premier, 1919, Ensemble Theatre in Honor of Helen Zell, Steppenwolf for Young Adults, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

October 5th through November 20th, BULL: A Love Story, Paramount Theatre's Bold Series, Copley Theatre, North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.  FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.  

October 7th through November 13th, Swing State, Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org. 

October 8th & 9th, West Side Story, South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N Main St. South Bend.  FYI (574) 234-1112 or www.sbct.org.  

October 12th through 23rd, Beyond Borders, including Suite Saint-Saëns, a World Premiere choreographed by Chanel DaSilva and Vespertine, Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

October 12th through November 6th, Detroit '67, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  $20-$54.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

October 15th through November 7th, World Premiere, Last Ascent, The New Coordinates at The Den Theatre,  1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI Den Box Office (773) 697-3830 or thenewcoordinates.org 

October 17th, 6:00 pm, Joseph Jefferson Awards for Equity TheaterDrury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace.  FYI www.jeffawards.org.  

October 20th through May 19th, World Premiere, The Locusts, The Gift Theatre, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 283-7071 or thegifttheatre.org.  

October 21st through 30th, The Outsiders, South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N Main St. South Bend.  FYI (574) 234-1112 or www.sbct.org.  

October 21st through November 27th, Measure for Measure (set in Cuba), directed by Harry Godinez, Courtyard Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

October 29th through November 27th, RENT, Porchlight Music Theatre, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., Chicago.  FYI (773) 777-9884 or PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

October 30th through November 27th, Blue Heaven, Black Ensemble Theater, Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street,  Chicago.  $50-$55.  FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.   

November 2nd through December 4th, Jeeves Intervenes, First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83, Oak Brook.  FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org

November 4th through 13th, The Full Monty, South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N Main St. South Bend.  FYI (574) 234-1112 or www.sbct.org.  

November 9th through December 19th, Stones in His Pockets, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  $20-$54.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

**** November 9th through January 8th, Sound of Music, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

**** November 9th through January 9th, Elf the Musical, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

November 11th through December 4th, The Island, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

November 17th through December 17th, American Premiere, Strictly-for-adults Holiday Panto (pantomime), Jack Off the Beanstalk, PrideArts, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago.  FYI (773) 857-0222 or www.pridearts.org 

November 17th through December 18th, Seasons Greetings, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.atthemac.org 

November 17th through January 14thDisney’s The Lion King, Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

**** November 19th 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.  Ages 2 - 6.  Tickets start at $45 including both show and tea party.  FYI chicagochildrenstheatre.org

November 19th through December 31st, 45th Annual production of  A Christmas Carol, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org. 

November 25th through December 24th, Rolling World Premiere, Georgiana & Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley, Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  www.northlight.org/subscribe.

November 25th through December 30th, A Christmas Carol, The Theatre for Young Audiences, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

December 1st through 18th, New Stages Festival, Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org. 

**** December 1st through 24th, A Christmas Carol, West Stage, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  $20-$54.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

December 1st through January 15th, World Premiere, Bold Sisters, Ensemble Theatre in Honor of Helen Zell, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

**** December 2nd through 18th, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jr. South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N Main St. South Bend.  FYI (574) 234-1112 or www.sbct.org.  

**** December 3rd through 27th, The Nutcracker, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

December 6th through 31st, Dear Evan Hansen, Broadway in Chicago, James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

December 7th & 8th, Porchlight Revisits The Apple Tree, Porchlight Music Theatre, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., Chicago.  FYI (773) 777-9884 or PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

December 10th, 11th, 17th, & 18th, Black Ensemble's Christmas Cabaret, Black Ensemble Theater, Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street,  Chicago.  $50-$55.  FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.  

December 14th through January 15th, World Premiere, Little Women, adapted by Heather Chrisler, First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83, Oak Brook.  FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org

Coming in 2023

January (TBA), Chicago Shakespeare Slam!  In high schools across the region & on stage at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

January 13th through February 12th, the ripple, the wave that carried me home, A Co-Production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org. 

January 14th through February 12th, Cabaret, Porchlight Music Theatre, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., Chicago.  FYI (773) 777-9884 or PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

January 18th through February 26th, And Neither Have I Wings To Fly, First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83, Oak Brook.  FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org

January 19th through February 19th, Andy Warhol in Iran,  Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  www.northlight.org/subscribe.

January 20th through February 18th, One in Two, PrideArts, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago.  FYI (773) 857-0222 or www.pridearts.org 

January 25th through February 19th, VietgoneTheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  $20-$54.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

January 25th through March 8th, A Chorus Line, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

January 26th through February 19th, Wuthering Heights, A co-production with the National Theatre, Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, In the Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

January 28th through February 26th, Toni Stone, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org. 

February 1st through March 19th, Into the Woods, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

February 2nd through March 5th, Andy Warhol's Tomato, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.atthemac.org 

February 8th, 7:00 pm, Porchlight Revisits I Am A Camera, Porchlight Music Theatre, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., Chicago.  FYI (773) 777-9884 or PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

February 10th through March 5th, Fen, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

February 14th through March 11th, World Premiere, Chlorine Sky, Ensemble Theatre in Honor of Helen Zell, Steppenwolf for Young Adults, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

February 15th through 26th, Anna Karenina, Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

March 1st through April 9th, Sanctuary City, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  $20-$54.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

March 2nd through April 9th, Chicago Premiere, Describe the Night, Ensemble Theatre in Honor of Helen Zell, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

March 3rd through April 2nd, Loyalina, Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org. 

March 8th through April 9th, Twelfth Night, First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83, Oak Brook.  FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org

March 9th through March 26th, Chicago Premiere, Right To Be Forgotten, Raven Theatre, East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville), Chicago.  FYI  (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.  

March 10th through April 16th, The Comedy of Errors, Courtyard Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

March 16th through April 15th, Chicago Premiere, Gently Down the Stream, PrideArts, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago.  FYI (773) 857-0222 or www.pridearts.org 

March 27th, 6:00 pm, Joseph Jefferson Awards for Non-Equity TheaterPark West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.jeffawards.org.  

April 1st through 30th, The Cherry Orchard, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org. 

April 6th through May 14th, Chicago Premiere, Last Night and the Night Before, Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

**** April 10th through June 4th, Saturdays & Sundays at 9:30 & 11:30 am, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine, Chicago.  For all ages 6 months and up.  Tickets start at $25 including both show and tea party.  FYI chicagochildrenstheatre.org

April 12th through May 28th, School of Rock, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

April 13th through May 14th, The Porch on Windy Hill: a new play with old music,  Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  www.northlight.org/subscribe.

April 19th through 30th, Chicago Premiere, The Little Mermaid, Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

April 19th through May 14th, Chicken and Biscuits, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  $20-$54.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

April 28th through May 28th, Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production of Antonio’s Song / I Was Dreaming of a Son, Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org. 

May 6th through June 1stErnest Shackleton Loves Me, In association with Skylight Music Theater, Porchlight Music Theatre, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., Chicago.  FYI (773) 777-9884 or PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

May 11th through June 11th, American Premiere, Tango, PrideArts, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago.  FYI (773) 857-0222 or www.pridearts.org 

May 11th through June 25th, Chicago Premiere, The October Storm, Raven Theatre, East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville), Chicago.  FYI  (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.  

May 12th through June 11th, The Gospel at Colonus, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

May 24th & 25th, Porchlight Revisits Two by Two, Porchlight Music Theatre, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., Chicago.  FYI (773) 777-9884 or PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

June 7th through July 2nd, Pick Violet, TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.  $20-$54.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or theatre2.org/subscribe.

June 13th through July 23rd, The Who's Tommy, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org. 

June 15th through July 23rd, World Premiere, Another Marriage, Ensemble Theatre in Honor of Helen Zell, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

July 5th through August 6th, Marie and Rosetta,  Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  www.northlight.org/subscribe.

July 13th through August 20th, No Man's Land, Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

July 15th through September 10th, MJ 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. 

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