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Coming Soon: 

April 24th through 27th, "La hija de Rappaccini" Chicago Opera Theater, Streaming via Valhalla Media Live.  Tickets ($20) are available for purchase until 7:30pm on Tuesday, April 27, at www.cot.org/hija. Ticket-holders will have 72 hours to stream the opera.   

April 26th through May 9th, "Measure for Measure" by William Shakespeare, Goodman Theatre's Encore.  Closed captioning provided in English. Streaming free and on demand.  Reservations available now at www.GoodmanTheatre.org/Encore.  FYI www.goodmantheatre.org.  

April 26th through August 31st, world premiere audio adaptation of "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter" This audio adaptation is available FREE for all educators to share with their students in grades 9 and above.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

April 28th through May 30th, "The Last Match" Writers Theatre, filmed by HMS Media for Online Streaming.  Tickets will go on sale to the public in early April.  $40-$100.  FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

April 30th, 6:00 pm, Ralph B. Peña's "Vancouver" Ma-Yi Theater Company, in association with The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.  Open run after premiere at www.ma-yistudios.com for audiences 13 and older.  Free but donations encouraged.  FYI www.chicagopuppetfest.org,

 April 30th, 7:00 pm, World Premiere, "Under the Tree’s Voices" Joffrey Studio Series, the Joffrey Ballet.  Live Streaming from the Joffrey’s Gerald Arpino Black Box Theatre via the Joffrey’s website at www.Joffrey.orgFYI Joffrey.org/StudioSeries.

May 2nd, 6:30 pm, "Titanique: The Maiden Voyage Concert" starring Celine Dion.  Streaming live from New York's Le Poisson Rouge.  Early Bird Tickets (through April 11th) $25.  FYI https://www.stellartickets.com/o/titanique/events/titanique-the-maiden-v...

May 3rd, 7:00 pm, Live Virtual Reading of "Southern Baptist Sissies" Pride Arts.  $10.00.  FYI (773)857-0222 or www.pridearts.org 

May 5th through 30th, World Premiere "Goods" Artemisia Theatre followed by thematically relevant video after-show discussions.  Streaming on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=artemisia+theatre+chicago.  $15-$30.  FYI www.artemisiatheatre.org.  

May 8th, 7:00 pm, on demand through 15th“The Venetians” Oak Park Festival Theatre in partnership with Kane Repertory Theatre.   $25. Tickets go on sale in April.  FYI www.oakparkfestival.com.

May 9th, 7:00 pm, "A Portrait of My Mother" written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Jarrott Productions.  Live-stream tickets ($5) are currently available through TicketWeb or through jarrottproductions.com.   

Open Run, "A Portrait of My Mother" written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Jarrott Productions.  Live-stream tickets ($5) are currently available through TicketWeb or through jarrottproductions.com.  

May 16th, 7:00 pm, "Anna and Sergei" starring Hershey Felder as Sergei Rachmaninoff.  Live from Florence, Hershey Felder Presents.  Live broadcast followed by a week of extended “on-demand” viewing access to the recording (available one-hour after the live broadcast ends).  $55 per household.  FYI https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hershey-felder-as-sergei-rachmaninoff-in-an...

May 16th, 6:30pm, Reading of "A Distinct Society" with live post-show discussion, streaming through May 20th, Northlight’s Interplay New Play Development program.  Free (donations suggested), but registration required to receiver viewing link.  FYI www.northlight.org/events/interplay-distinct-society/

May 17th, 5:00 pm, The 2021 Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration, Live on Zoom.  FYI http://merrittawards.com

May 20th, 7:00 pm, Live Virtual Reading of "Jeffrey" Pride Arts.  $10.00.  FYI (773)857-0222 or www.pridearts.org 

May 21st, 7:00 pm, "Once in a Bleu Moon" Sideshow Theatre's  House Party Series.  FYI www.sideshowtheatre.org.  

May 24th, 7:00 pm, "National Merit" BoHo Theatre 2021, Reading Series Live-streamed on Zoom.  Suggested donation $5.00.  Info and tickets at www.bohotheatre.com

June 2021, "Ages of the Moon" a filmed play by Sam Shepherd (run time 55 minutes), Steppenwolf NOW Virtual Stage, Virtual Membership $75.  FYI (312) 335-1650, or www.steppenwolf.org/now.

June 1st, 7:00 pm, Live Virtual Reading of "Shakespeare's R & J" Pride Arts.  $10.00.  FYI (773)857-0222 or www.pridearts.org 

July 13th, "Drive-In at the End of the World" part of Sideshow’s “The Freshness Initiative” Ticket sales TBA.  FYI www.sideshowtheatre.org.

August 20th, 7:00 pm, "Fabuloso!" Sideshow Theatre's  House Party Series.  FYI www.sideshowtheatre.org.  

September 17th, 7:00 pm, "The Whisperer's Apprentice" Sideshow Theatre's  House Party Series.  FYI www.sideshowtheatre.org.  

October 20th through November 14th, World Premiere "Into a Blaze: The Triangle Shirtwaist" Artemisia Theatre followed by thematically relevant video after-show discussions.  Streaming on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=artemisia+theatre+chicago.  $15-$30.  FYI www.artemisiatheatre.org.  

Tentative Upcoming Live Theater Productions:  

Coming in 2021:

April 29th through May 30th, "Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry, 1912)" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  A digital version will be available to stream for patrons who do not yet wish to attend in person.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

May 6th through June 6th, "One Man, Two Guvnors" Buffalo Ensemble Theatre, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, P.O. Box 630, Glen Ellyn.  FYI (630) 942-3008 or AtTheMAC.org.

May 21st through 23rd, an evening of one-act plays written by area playwrights, Dan Schaff, Stefan Barkow, Dean Johanson, and Paula Evans.  Free with no reserved seating.  Mask required.  FYI www.footlightplayers.org.  

June 19th through 26th, "Legends of the 50s and 60s: Greatest Hits" Music Theater Works, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.  FYI www.MusicTheaterWorks.com.

June 30th through August 15th, Midwest Regional Premiere, "Kinky Boots" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

July 8th through August 8th, "Othello" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  A digital version will be available to stream for patrons who do not yet wish to attend in person.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

July 15th through August 21st, William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" Oak Park Festival Theatre, Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave., Oak Park.  $38. Tickets go on sale in May.  FYI www.oakparkfestival.com.

August 21st through 28th, "Mamma Mia!" Music Theater Works, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.  FYI www.MusicTheaterWorks.com.

September 1st through October 17th, "Rock of Ages" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

September 17th through November 7th, "Forever Plaid" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

October TBA, "The Jigsaw Bride: A Frankenstein Story" First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St. (& Rt. 83), Oakbrook.  FYI  (630) 986.8067 or www.firstfolio.org

October 5th through January 30th, 2021, "Six" Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse, 175 East Chestnut, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

October 16th through November 13th“The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story” Oak Park Festival Theatre, Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave., Oak Park.  $38. Tickets go on sale in August.  FYI www.oakparkfestival.com.

October 30th through November 6th, "Ragtime" Music Theater Works, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.  FYI www.MusicTheaterWorks.com.

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

**** November 18th through January 23rd, 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 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.

December 23rd through January 1st, "Billy Elliott the Musical" Music Theater Works, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.  FYI www.MusicTheaterWorks.com.

Coming in 2022

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

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.

February TBA, "Agatha Christie's Secret Council" a Tommy & Tuppence Mystery, First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St. (& Rt. 83), Oakbrook.  FYI  (630) 986.8067 or www.firstfolio.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 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. 

April TBA, Jane Austen's "Emma" First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St. (& Rt. 83), Oakbrook.  FYI  (630) 986.8067 or www.firstfolio.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 13th through May 29th, "Ragtime" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

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 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 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. 

 

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