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Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night Nov 27 - Jan 3, 2016  
Royal George Theatre Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night
In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while also answering questions about Christmas traditions, the origin of St. Nick, where do candy canes come from, miracles in the Bible . . . and the funniest true and false quiz about St. Nick and the Baby Jesus you'll ever find. Add to that a box of wacky prizes, fun bingo cards, and a lot of Catholic humor.
Hope Throws Her Heart Away Nov 27 - Dec 20, 2015  
Genesis Theatrical at Profiles Theatre - The Alley Stage Hope Throws Her Heart Away
Hope Throws Her Heart Away is a comedy/drama about a woman who has gone adrift trying to be all things to all people, pleasing everyone but herself. It's the journey of growing up after growing up and finding a path by getting lost. In tune with Hope's conflicted personality, this is a one-woman show-performed by three actresses.
My Way... A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra Nov 27 - Jan 10, 2016  
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe My Way... A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
This cabaret conceived by Todd Olson and David Grapes features more than two dozen songs popularized by Sinatra and will be performed by a cast of two men and two women. Anzevino, Ramey and Portman will again serve as stage director, music director and choreographer.
Miracle on 34th Street Nov 27 - Dec 19, 2015  
Overshadowed Theatrical Productions Miracle on 34th Street
It's that time of year again and we are celebrating the season with our production of Miracle on 34th Street. The play is based on the beloved 1947 film original and adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Nov 28 - Dec 20, 2015  
Provision Theater Company The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The first book in Barbara Robinson's popular Herdmans series, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, introduced the world to the six "worst kids in the world." This hilarious and heartwarming comedy, adapted for the stage by Robinson herself, follows the delinquent Herdman children, who attend church for the first time because they're told there will be snacks. Over the rest of the town's objections, the ne'er-do-wells are cast in the Christmas play -- a sure-fire recipe for disaster. A song-filled celebration of the holiday season's transformative power, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is delightful time for the whole family.
A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol Nov 28 - Jan 3, 2016  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol
A hip-hop holiday treat set to a bangin' beat! CST and Chicago hip-hop sensation the Q Brothers-creators of Othello: The Remix and Funk It Up About Nothin'-have toured around the world, playing to sold-out houses in Edinburgh, Germany, South Korea, Australia and London. Now the team turns up the volume on Charles Dickens' classic tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall and dubstep to epic rock ballads. The Ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present and Future lead Scrooge on a journey filled with rhythm, rhyme and redemption.
A Christmas Carol Nov 28 - Dec 24, 2015  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre A Christmas Carol
A timeless holiday favorite, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol returns in the Metropolis' annual production, which has been delighting audiences since 2001. Join Scrooge, Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a variety of colorful characters as they help misguided miser Ebenezer Scrooge discover love, joy and the true meaning of Christmas. The production features an adaptation of Dickens' classic by resident playwright Scott Woldman with musical arrangements by Micky York. York directs a cast of mainly local actors as well as Jerry Miller as Ebenezer Scrooge.
Christmas Dearest Nov 28 - Jan 2, 2016  
Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic Christmas Dearest
T'was the night before Christmas and MGM's biggest star, Miss Joan Crawford, is filming the title role in "Oh Mary," a splashy new musical biography about The Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Poor Joan needs a drink. And a REWRITE! Jesus has all the best lines, the costumes aren't sexy at all, and the guy playing Joseph is a big clumsy oaf! If they will just do it Joan's way maybe she can salvage the picture. Join Handbag as Joan visits her shady past, her appalling present and her eye-popping future - in a tale of glamorous redemption set to music.
Robin Hood and Maid Marian Nov 28 - Dec 29, 2015  
Strawdog Theatre Robin Hood and Maid Marian
Legend's most heroic outlaw comes to Strawdog this holiday season in an all new production with Forks and Hope. The archer, his band of outlaws and his love, Marian, take the audience on a swashbuckling adventure in this family-friendly world premiere.
The Heir Apparent Nov 29 - Jan 17, 2016  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater The Heir Apparent
Staged by Tony Award-winning director John Rando, this cheeky romp is another hilarious retooling of a classic from acclaimed playwright David Ives, creator of Chicago Shakespeare's wildly popular The School for Lies and A Flea in Her Ear. Young Eraste has it all-good looks, a beautiful fiancee and the prospect of a sizable inheritance from an elderly uncle. There's just one snag: the uncle won't die and he has bequeathed his entire fortune to someone else. Whatever will the young man do? Hilarious rhyming couplets and contemporary slang abound as seventeenth-century bawdiness is catapulted into the twenty-first.
The Great Annoyance Melodrama and Vaudeville Holiday Revue Nov 29 - Dec 27, 2015  
Annoyance Theatre The Great Annoyance Melodrama and Vaudeville Holiday Revue
"The Great Annoyance Melodrama and Vaudeville Holiday Revue" presents a seasonal comedy show packed full of talent, excitement and the worst gingerbread cookies in the world. In a theater experience straight out of yesteryear, the assembled cast puts on a melodrama titled "The 12 Games of Christmas" or "How a Town Pined for a Tree." The story is of Carol Christmas, a brave park ranger who must protect the largest Christmas tree in the nation against her resort owning nemesis who has set out to destroy it. While the action unfolds, the vaudevillian players tap dance, tell jokes and profess their love to classic Holiday song! "The Great Annoyance Melodrama and Vaudeville Holiday Revue" is full of pratfalls, music, running gags, and dancing guys and gals. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll boo, you'll cheer at high-drama thrills and the winter chills.
A Rocky Mountain Christmas Nov 30  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre A Rocky Mountain Christmas
A family holiday tradition comes to life in A Rocky Mountain Christmas as Jim Curry performs the music from John Denver's many Christmas Music collections. Memorable melodies that speak to the heart of the holidays like "Silver Bells," "Silent Night," and "O Holy Night," along with John's own "Christmas for Cowboys," "Noel, Christmas Eve," "Aspenglow," and "The Peace Carol." Enjoy these songs along with John's all-time hits like "Rocky Mountain High," "Sunshine On My Shoulders," and "Back Home Again," as Jim Curry and his band perform in this heart-felt seasonal show.
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Dec 1 - Feb 21, 2016  
Ford Oriental Theatre Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
The Lion King Dec 2 - Jan 17, 2016  
Cadillac Palace Theatre The Lion King
Experience the phenomenon as it once again leaps onto the Cadillac Palace Theatre stage. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you'll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life." Let your imagination run wild at the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls "a landmark event in entertainment."
Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff Dec 2 - Jan 3, 2016  
Broadway Playhouse Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff
Whether you camped outside a bookstore for three days awaiting the release of the Deathly Hallows or you don't know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, the comedy, magic and mayhem of POTTED POTTER makes for an entertaining and hilarious visit to the theatre. The fast-paced show, which has made audiences aged six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed) roar with laughter all over the world, POTTED POTTER is perfect for the entire family.
Barney the Elf Dec 2 - Dec 20, 2015  
The Other Theatre Company at The Greenhouse Theater Center Barney the Elf
Yando Lopez and Chicago drag queen sensation Dixie Lynn Cartwright star in this musical parody of Elf. After Santa Claus retires, his wicked son begins a not-so-jolly reign as the new head of Christmas. The North Pole begins to crumble under his bigoted rule, and Barney the Elf is forced to leave his home for being different from the others. Soon he embarks on a fabulous journey of self-discovery (or is it elf-discovery?) that lands him in one of Chicago's hottest drag bars. But can he truly leave Christmas behind for a new life in the big city? Barney the Elf brings musical numbers galore and plenty of queer holiday cheer to Chicago's Greenhouse Theatre Center.
Mrs. Claus, A Holiday Musical! Dec 3 - Dec 23, 2015  
Chicago Kids Company at Beverly Arts Center Mrs. Claus, A Holiday Musical!
Theatre for Children (CKC) presents Mrs. Claus, A Holiday Musical! a one-hour musical adaptation! Chicago Kids Company's Holiday Classic returns for the 16th Year! Our biggest and most colorful show will put you in the Holiday Spirit in no time. Join the new Elf Class of 2014 as they try to find the missing "list" in time for Christmas. The show runs one hour with no intermission, and is targeted for kids aged 2 to 12.
Domesticated Dec 3 - Feb 7, 2016  
Steppenwolf Theatre Domesticated
Politician Bill Pulver faces the cameras to stumble his way through a carefully crafted apology as his wife Judy stands stoically behind him…but what is she REALLY thinking? We are about to find out in Bruce Norris’s wickedly funny, unpredictable play about a marriage burst apart by a sex scandal. This scathing, wildly entertaining play investigates gender politics, modern marriage and the sexual mysteries of the animal kingdom.
A Kokandy Christmas Dec 3 - Dec 23, 2015  
Theater Wit A Kokandy Christmas
There's no Christmas like A Kokandy Christmas, a brand new holiday production by the acclaimed resident company of Theater Wit. Featuring five of Chicago's brightest musical theater talents -- Emily Grayson, Christina Hall, Garrett Lutz, Jaymes Osbourne and Sasha Smith -- A Kokandy Christmas is a mix of stories and songs, sprinkled with new musical arrangements of new and old favorites by Michael Potsic and Aaron Benham. Settle in and make yourself at home for a family-sized portion of holiday cheer!
Space Warps: Revenge of the Recaps Dec 3 - Dec 27, 2015  
Under The Gun Theater Space Warps: Revenge of the Recaps
With the imminent release of The Force Awakens this winter, the world is once again descending into Star Wars mania. Many people may be tempted to watch the first six movies in order to prepare for this latest installment. Under The Gun Theater will be offering a better way for fans to catch up before the big release with their unauthorized parody recap show, Space Warps: Revenge of the Recaps. The show covers the plot of all six movies, compressing them into a single hour of comedy. It features light sabers and blasters, puppets and a surprising variety of ways for female characters to braid their hair.
Steampunk Christmas Carol Dec 3 - Dec 6, 2015  
Pendulum Theater Space Steampunk Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens meets Jules Verne ("the Father of Science Fiction") in EDGE Theater and Steampunk Chicago's inventive reimagining of the classic holiday tale A Christmas Carol. Set in fanciful Victorian England, mechanized ghosts tell of the fate of a world without Christmas. In this land of industry, populated with strange machines powered by gas, gears and electricity, Scrooge comes to realize that the best investment man can make is in mankind. Witness the revolution of a soul when Jared McDaris' Steampunk Christmas Carol swings into Chicago's Pendulum Space.
Merry Christmas, Mulch Pile! Dec 3 - Dec 6, 2015  
Mercy Street Theatre at Hairpin Arts Center Merry Christmas, Mulch Pile!
Santa Claus is done with Christmas. No more gifts, no more carols, no more cheer. While on his final sweep of the globe, Saint Nick befriends Laura, a young trans woman just coming to terms with her identity. Santa hides while Laura struggles to be seen as they search for the thing between selfish and selfless.
Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play Dec 3 - Dec 20, 2015  
The Artistic Home Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play
Delivered as an old-time radio play, complete with onstage sound effects, Miracle on 34th Street is perfect for families looking for a fun outing that captures the spirit of the season. Full of laughs, holiday magic and music, Miracle on 34th Street tells the story of a department store Santa who claims to be the one and only Kris Kringle. Can he prove to the world that Santa is real while making one-little girl's dreams come true?
Exit Dec 3 - Dec 20, 2015  
The Greenhouse Theater Center Exit
See the world through the eyes of Lucy, a woman with bipolar disorder, as she exposes the private wars we're all waging just beneath the surface. Using music, movement and theater, the Greenhouse Theater Center ensemble aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness and create a platform for discussion. In this genre-defying work, six performers are joined by two dancers who personify Lucy's inner plight for normality, creating a visual representation of her personal turmoil. With Lucy as a common denominator, the characters in Exit each demonstrate how we create our own illusions of happiness, stifling our ability to feel fear -- and love -- in the process.
Ask Your Doctor Dec 3 - Feb 11, 2016  
Annoyance Theatre Ask Your Doctor
"Ask Your Doctor" tells the story of a newly hired sales rep who quickly learns what great lengths the pill companies will go to in order to maximize profits. Jillian Mueller ("Trigger Happy," "Angela of Death," "Slamazons!") who both directs and developed the concept for the show, says her inspiration came from a fascination and disgust with the status quo of an under reported, often insidious multi-billion dollar industry.
Twist Your Dickens Dec 4 - Dec 27, 2015  
Goodman Theatre Twist Your Dickens
The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire Twist Your Dickens returns for a second smash year with hilarious new surprises. Scrooge, Tiny Tim, three ridiculous ghosts and a cast of Second City's funniest members take the Owen stage by storm as wicked parody and daring improv run rampant. Written by former The Colbert Report writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort and featuring nods to beloved yuletide specials, Twist Your Dickens makes for a heaping host of holiday hilarity.
The Nutcracker Dec 4 - Dec 27, 2015  
The Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium Theatre The Nutcracker
Since premiering in 1987, Joffrey Ballet's production of The Nutcracker has become America's favorite Nutcracker, touring coast to coast more than any other. This beloved holiday masterpiece for the whole family features the entire ballet company, plus local children's choruses, young dancers and the Chicago Philharmonic performing Tchaikovsky's famous score live. It's the magical tale of young Clara, whose Christmas gift of a nutcracker comes to life and brings her to a fantastic winter wonderland. With larger-than-life scenery and entertaining storytelling, Joffrey's performance is an evening of pure enchantment and a glorious holiday tradition.
Happy Holly-daze - A Drinking Game Performance Dec 4 - Dec 19, 2015  
Cornservatory Happy Holly-daze - A Drinking Game Performance
It's the most wonderful time for a beer at Corn Productions as we present Happy Holly-daze: A Drinking Game Performance. Now in its fourth year, the beloved holiday show blends original sketch comedy and drinking games... with a twist of holiday cheer. The Rockettes ain't got nothin' on this BYOB holiday blowout! Get blitzed with Blitzen. Rowdy with Rudolph. Drunk with... Santa. Make this a December to vaguely remember.
Yippee Ki-Yay, Merry Christmas Dec 4 - Jan 9, 2016  
MCL Chicago Yippee Ki-Yay, Merry Christmas
It's Christmas Eve at Nakatomi Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. New York cop Bruce McClane is there to rekindle love between himself and his estranged wife. Everyone seems headed toward a merry Christmas until Hans Solo and his group of German terrorists take everyone in the building hostage...except McClane.
The Toy Shoppe Dec 4  
McAninch Arts Center The Toy Shoppe
Pop-country music legend Kenny Rogers ("The Gambler," "Islands in the Stream") wagered he could turn a segment from his annual Christmas show into a full-fledged family musical, and now The Toy Shoppe comes to the stage at The Mac, starring Alan Thicke (Growing Pains). Thicke may be best known as an actor, not to mention as the father of pop phenomenon Robin and the star of his own reality show Unusually Thicke, but he has his own set of powerful pipes, and he'll put them to good use in this sweet seasonal story that The New York Times calls "a glorious homespun family delight." Rogers created the story and penned 11 original songs for the show, which is set in a small toy store that's home to lots of holiday magic.
The Second City's Holidazed and Confused Revue Dec 4 - Dec 20, 2015  
Paramount Theatre The Second City's Holidazed and Confused Revue
Second City's annual holiday engagement in downtown Aurora is a seasonal must-see, thanks to their famous skits, naughty songs and so, so many laughs. The Paramount's 173-seat Copley Theatre - a space so intimate, you're up close and personal with all that Second City fun - is the ideal setting, and convenient too. No need to go to downtown Chicago to experience their funny, festive show - get some eggnog, get out to Aurora and get ready to laugh.
Fifty Shades of Grey in Fifty Minutes Dec 4 - Dec 18, 2015  
Under The Gun Theater Fifty Shades of Grey in Fifty Minutes
From the makers of the hit comedy show, "Porn Minus Porn," this new production highlights the tone-deaf dialogue from hopeless ingenue Anastasia Steele and creepy billionaire stalker Christian Grey. The Under the Gun Ensemble will read their scripts for the first time live on stage to help convey the same acting style as Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.
Maul Santa Dec 4 - Dec 19, 2015  
The Public House Theatre Maul Santa
Christmas is in danger! After 1,000 years of marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Claus' relationship is on the rocks. As their tension boils over during one of their routine mall stops, a zombie invasion breaks out, threatening to destroy the holiday season. Can Mr. and Mrs. Claus work past their differences to save not only Christmas but life as we know it Will they mend their fractured relationship before humanity is doomed? Time to get locked and loaded for this action packed Zombie Rock Musical!
Twas The Fight Before Christmas Dec 4 - Dec 5, 2015  
Robert Frosty Theatre Company at Gorilla Tango Theatre Twas The Fight Before Christmas
Tired of your typical, old, Christmas stories? Looking to liven up your holidays? 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas takes all your favorite Christmas tales like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman and throws them in a world where carnage and bad puns reign supreme!
Boom Dec 4 - Dec 13, 2015  
Honest Theatre at Flat Iron Arts Building Boom
"Sex to change the course of the world!" This is the promise made in an online personal ad that unites Jules, a grad student in marine biology, and Jo, a journalism student, in a small underground laboratory. As Jo aggressively seduces Jules, she learns that his descriptor was a little more literal than she had originally thought. Jules, studying the recently strange behavior of beaugregory damselfish, has deduced that the world is going to end - tonight. Join us for this hilarious tale of the apocalypse and the unlikely pair brought together by fate to repopulate the Earth.
Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 6  
Rosemont Theatre Great Russian Nutcracker
An authentic Russian Christmas puppet play and Masha's magical toy cabinet are new for 2014 as the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker returns to Rosemont for the holiday season. All the wonder and beauty of this stunning production is back as well, with the gorgeous Swarovski crystal-laden costumes, life-sized matrushka dolls, 10-foot tall silk puppets and a special "Dove of Peace" formation, where two dancers become one bird with a 20-foot wingspan. This is your chance to see the award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet perform Olympic-worthy leaps, lifts and pirouettes as they tell the heartwarming tale of Masha meeting her prince.
Bel Canto Dec 7 - Jan 17, 2016  
Lyric Opera Bel Canto
The novel and opera are inspired by the Peruvian hostage crisis of 1996-97, triggered when a diplomatic party at the Japanese ambassador's mansion was commandeered by revolutionaries posing as waiters. After a siege lasting four months, government troops stormed the mansion, rescuing most of the hostages. López, then an 18-year-old composer, watched the daily news reports at home in Lima. When general director Anthony Freud, Fleming, and Davis asked him in 2011 to write an opera based on the novel, "that was when I felt the stars were aligning," López recalls. "I had a very personal connection with the material." He adds that librettist Nilo Cruz "served as a bridge between me and Ann Patchett's novel."
A Carpenters' Christmas Dec 8  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre A Carpenters' Christmas
While The Carpenters are known for over a dozen chart topping hits, they also won over their fans with their Christmas celebrations. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock and her 6-piece backing band are keeping The Carpenters' holiday traditions alive and bringing their unforgettable Christmas songs to the stage. Based on the music of The Carpenters' two holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, and featuring "Merry Christmas Darling" and the jazzy "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," it's a holiday concert that spreads joy and cheer to all.
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose Dec 9 - Jan 3, 2016  
Raven Theatre Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose
When the world's greatest detective finds a stolen gem inside a Christmas goose, he and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson set off on one of their patented adventures in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose. A stage adaptation of one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most popular stories -- "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" -- this hour-long comedy-mystery is a charming holiday whodunit that follows the famous duo as they attempt to track down the mystery in Yuletide London. Beloved for its closing sing-along and festive live accompaniment, this ever-popular show returns for its annual engagement at Raven Theatre with a new selection of songs and dances.
The Orchestra Dec 9 - Jan 10, 2016  
Akvavit Theatre at Rivendell Theatre The Orchestra
The Orchestra follows a group of has-been rockers who've been playing weddings for peanuts. But when a band-mates famous sister visits them at a gig - they see an opportunity for one fimnal push for fame. It's "Fargo meets This Is Spinal Tap" in a performance that has all of Finland abuzz - and that's saying something in a land where extroverted Finns look at your shoes when they talk!
The Eight Reindeer Monologues Dec 9 - Dec 27, 2015  
Foundlings Theatre Company at City Lit Theater The Eight Reindeer Monologues
In this wickedly dark comedy, scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of ungentlemanly conduct. As mass media descends upon the event, the other members of the team demand to have their say, and a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf to the tainted Saint himself. Director Cheryl Snodgrass, (one of the original producer/directors in 1994 -Madison WI- and The Reader's Critic's Choice in the 1996 Chicago remount) returns to this show's helm as The Eight continues to be politically relevant even after 21 years. Not for the faint of heart or those easily offended. Or children.
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol Dec 10 - Dec 13, 2015  
Organic Theater Company at Meiley-Swallow Hall Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol
Everybody knows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's miraculous redemption, but what about his late business partner, Jacob Marley? Marley, after all, was the ghost responsible for the old miser's transformation, so isn't it time he got a little recognition? In the funny and heartwarming Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, he does. Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He's even given his own private tormentor: a malicious sprite who thoroughly enjoys her work. To escape his own bonds, Marley must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge's heart is opened -- but not before Marley discovers his own. This is the eighth annual production of Tom Mula's adaptation of Dickens' classic at Naperville's Meiley-Swallow Theatre.
Tidings of Tap! Dec 11 - Dec 13, 2015  
UIC Theatre Tidings of Tap!
Chicago Tap Theatre celebrates the holiday season true to form, choreographing an energetic evening of dance to seasonal standards and lesser known holiday songs in this show for the whole family. Described by the Chicago Tribune as "undeniably charming and wholesome fun," Tidings of Tap! is choreographed by Yonally, Kirsten Uttich, Richard Ashworth and Caleb Teicher and is a performance that captures the spirit of the holidays through joyful noise - celebrating Christmas, Chanukah and the winter season.
Baritones Unbound Dec 11 - Jan 3, 2016  
Royal George Theatre Baritones Unbound
Conceived by three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch, and written by Kudisch along with Broadway veteran Merwin Foard, Metropolitan Opera star Jeff Mattsey, and Musical Director Timothy Splain, BARITONES UNBOUND explores "the uncommon voice of the common man." Starting in 1791 with the first major baritone role, Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute, our Baritone guides create for our eyes and ears each musical period raising the Baritone's stature making him hero, anti-hero, and ultimately the romantic voice of the common man. Using theatrical and musical mechanisms, world-renowned voices but, above all, a lot of comedy, Broadway star Marc Kudisch, and international opera stars Nathan Gunn (amusingly referred to as the Barihunk or the Hunkitone) and Mark Delavan (The Voice of God) give you an unforgettable, laugh-filled, thoughtful and ultimately moving musical theatrical evening.
The Second City's Holidazed Dec 11 - Dec 31, 2015  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre The Second City's Holidazed
Hear that? Yes, it's the sound of bells a-jingling already. Next thing you know dreidels are spinning and pumpkin-spiced everything is everywhere. Now your family is in town, you're numbed to frosty snowmen and Black Friday bargains...and it's not even December! Thankfully The Second City is here with the perfect upheaval of your holiday malaise: Holidazed bursts the monotony of the season with a riotous send-up of all things holiday. Put your turkey baster down and bring the whole family to laugh until your cheeks flush with ho-ho-holidazed joy!
Dynamite Divas Dec 12 - Jan 24, 2016  
Black Ensemble Theater Dynamite Divas
What happens when you put Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson and Gladys Knight together in the same room for a day? Well you certainly get some great nostalgic music that's for sure. Originally presented in 2001, Dynamite Divas also features a spiritual visit from Nina Simone and Whitney Houston, with a guest appearance from Queen Beyonce (not the real one!) who asks the Diva, "And Why Not Me."
Tinsel! The Musical Dec 12 - Dec 27, 2015  
Li'l Buds Theatre Company at No Exit Cafe Tinsel! The Musical
A nearsighted reindeer is stuck living a humdrum life as a clumsy waitress at Frosty the Snowman's diner until her life changes and she becomes a famous recording artist in the family holiday show Tinsel! The Musical. Featuring a unique blend of country, jazz, blues and pop music, Tinsel! is a toe-tapping tale that is perfect for everyone, teaching audience members young and old about the rewards of being true to yourself and following your dreams, no matter how far-fetched they seem.
Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular Dec 12  
Rosemont Theatre Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular
Combining some of the world's greatest circus performers with a live symphony orchestra, Cirque Musica transforms its one-of-a-kind show into a winter wonderland spectacular. Set to a program of favorite holiday songs, these veteran performers of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Cirque du Soleil perform amazing feats of athleticism and grace. Soaring aerialists and acrobats defy gravity while strongmen and jugglers pull off the impossible. Not your typical Christmas show, the Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular is sure to get you in the Yultetide spirit while giving you a unique and entertaining experience. Catch all the high-flying fun at the Rosemont Theatre.
Gotta Dance Dec 13 - Jan 17, 2016  
Bank of America Theatre Gotta Dance
In 2007, a group of expert dancers was tasked with getting professional basketball's first ever senior citizen dance team performance-ready. The venue? Center court. The genre? Hip-hop. Over the coming months, bonds would be formed, generation gaps would be crossed, and, eventually, some pretty hot moves would be busted. Gotta Dance tells the remarkable true story of these wildly diverse seniors with a common goal, the young coaches who help them achieve it, and the unlikely art form that brings them all together.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Dec 18 - Dec 19, 2015  
Rosemont Theatre Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," made its network television debut delighting audiences across the country. The longest-running and highest-rated television special comes to life, live on stage with "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" featuring the world's most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters. Rudolph and friends, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, help Santa save Christmas during a tour this holiday season.
The Nutcracker Dec 19 - Dec 20, 2015  
McAninch Arts Center The Nutcracker
With eye-popping costumes, stirring choreography and Tchaikovsky's timeless score played by the New Philharmonic Orchestra, Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will enchant the entire family. This annual holiday ballet tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll one Christmas Eve and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. McAninch Arts Center is the perfect place to experience this much-beloved ballet that always dazzles with its battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy.
Guys And Dolls Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2016  
Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium Guys And Dolls
Broadway's classic musical about gamblers and the gals who love them. Songs include "Luck Be a Lady," "I've Never Been in Love Before," "A Bushel and a Peck" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," with full orchestra.
Harlem Globetrotters Dec 29 - Dec 30, 2015  
Allstate Arena Harlem Globetrotters
For almost a century, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters have been showcasing some of the greatest athletes on the planet with their unrivaled family show. Now, for their 90th Anniversary World Tour, the Globetrotters are assembling a rotating roster of their best-loved players and bringing you all the ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, side-splitting comedy and on-court fan interaction that have made them legends. You might catch female stars TNT and Sweet J's dazzling dribbling, two-time Guinness World Record holder Thunder's monster dunks, or showmen Big Easy, Ant and Hi-Lite's hilarious antics. See for yourself why the Globetrotters have won hundreds of millions of fans worldwide when they hit the court at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
29th Young Playwrigths Festival Jan 1 - Jan 23, 2016  
Pegasus Theatre Chicago at Chicago Dramatists 29th Young Playwrigths Festival
The 29th Young Playwrigths Festival is a citywide playwriting competition that gives voice to Chicago high schoolers by teaching them to craft one-act plays. The winning teens join with professional directors and actors to workshop and stage their scripts as part of Pegasus Theatre Chicago's main stage season. The second oldest such festival in the country, the competition enhances language arts, encourages independent, high-level thinking and strong personal values and influences career development for area teens.
No Wake Jan 6 - Feb 7, 2016  
Route 66 Theatre at The Greenhouse Theater Center No Wake
In NO WAKE, Nolan and Rebecca have moved on since their divorce - she to a new husband and he to a series of failed relationships. However, when an unexpected tragedy brings them back together, they're forced to navigate a web of grief and guilt that leads to tears, laughter and ultimately, hope. At once deeply touching and filled with humor, NO WAKE takes an honest look at the grieving process and the unexpected consequences it can bring.
Satchmo at the Waldorf Jan 7 - Feb 7, 2016  
Court Theatre Satchmo at the Waldorf
After one of his final performances, Louis Armstrong retires backstage and begins to reminisce about his incredibly successful career. As the evening unfolds, he reveals an intimate, unknown portrait of the man behind the trumpet and the ever-evolving struggle to live with dignity as a Black musician in a White world. Written with theatrical ingenuity by Terry Teachout, who has entrusted Artistic Director Charlie Newell with the play's Midwest premiere, Armstrong's story is told through the voice of a single actor playing both Armstrong and his Jewish manager Joe Glaser, bringing to life an emotional journey of deep friendship and its tragic destruction. Satchmo at the Waldorf is an intimate exploration of Armstrong's life, legacy, and above all, jazz.
The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Jan 7 - Feb 25, 2016  
Under The Gun Theater The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
Improvisation, my dear Watson! The quick-witted comedy minds of Chicago's Under the Gun Theater present, for your amusement, The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson. The world's most brilliant detective is back, using his mile-a-minute mind to solve cryptic puzzles and vile crimes ... as crafted by members of the audience. The movie world hasn't been able to stump Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch or Sir Ian McKellan -- but can you outmaneuver the cast of The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson?
Bruise Easy Jan 7 - Feb 14, 2016  
American Theater Company Bruise Easy
Suburbia. Today. In the glow of florescent streetlights, two estranged siblings meet in the driveway of their childhood home and begin the conversation of a lifetime. With Bruise Easy, LeFranc presents a poetic and haunting portrait of middle-class America.
The Gilded Age: A Story of Today Jan 8 - Feb 21, 2016  
City Lit Theater The Gilded Age: A Story of Today
A panoramic romp through Twain's America--which is to say, ours--The Gilded Age gives us a steamboat race on the Mississippi, strange dealings on the floors of Congress, and a high society murder trial. The Hawkins family holds 75,000 acres of Tennessee land that they are sure will someday make them rich. Their beautiful adopted daughter Laura travels to Washington DC to become a lobbyist and persuade or connive the federal government to buy the land. With the help of a Senator, Laura Hawkins enters nouveau riche Washington society, leads a scandalous life, and gains her opportunity to match wits with Congress.
Byhalia, Mississippi Jan 8 - Feb 14, 2016  
The New Colony at The Den Theatre Byhalia, Mississippi
Jim and Laurel Parker are about to become new parents. They are broke. They are loud. They are "proud white trash." When Laurel finally gives birth to their overdue child, she and Jim are faced with the biggest challenge of their lives: their baby boy is black, the result of Laurel's affair the previous year. The lives of their families and friends are thrown into turmoil in Byhalia, Mississippi, a town with a racially-charged past that still affects its present.
Mutt Jan 9 - Feb 14, 2016  
Red Tape Theatre and Stage Left Theatre at Theater Wit Mutt
The Republican Party finally realizes it has a problem with race. So it decides its best chance for success in the 2016 presidential election is to back a candidate who's of "mixed race," white and Asian descent.. They think they've found their man in Len, a multiracial war hero who can check off every single box - and maybe a couple more boxes no one knows about. A blisteringly funny satire that skewers not only the elephants in the room but the donkeys too, Mutt burns down the entire house of racial cards.
Animals Out Of Paper Jan 14 - Feb 27, 2016  
Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit Animals Out Of Paper
Andy, a calculus teacher and avid fan, pressures a reclusive Ilana, a world famous origami artist, into becoming an unwitting mentor to a troubled teenage prodigy, Suresh. These three intriguingly flawed characters begin to reshape and mold each other's lives in much the same way they fold and crease their origami art.
Vices and Virtues Jan 15 - Mar 6, 2016  
Profiles Theatre - The Main Stage Vices and Virtues
An Evening of Vices. An Evening of Virtues. Running in rotating repertory, Profiles presents two full evenings of short works by Neil LaBute, each filled with many surprises, both virtuous and otherwise. Each evening features stories of lust and hate, humor and sadness, virtue and depravity. Through them all, "love" is the dominant theme-what it is, what it's not and how far it can be stretched.
Le Switch Jan 15 - Feb 21, 2016  
About Face Theatre at Theater Wit Le Switch
In the world-premiere romance LE SWITCH, marriage equality finally reaches the U.S. and commitment-shy David finds himself unsure how to react to the nation's honeymoon phase. Nervous in the face of "wedding fever," he retreats to his home full of unopened books and his grieving activist roommate. When his best friend's bachelor party takes him to Montreal, he's unexpectedly swept off his feet by a beautiful young florist. In the months that follow, David and his non-traditional family must decide for themselves what it really means to be committed, what it means to be married and what it means to be queer.
Sparky Jan 16 - Feb 21, 2016  
Lifeline Theatre Sparky
Libby desperately wants a pet, but her mother says she can only have one that doesn't need to be walked, bathed, or fed. So she orders a sloth and names him Sparky. It's love at first sight... even if Sparky doesn't know how to fetch and always loses at Hide-and-Seek (though he's very good at playing "statue"). But after know-it-all Mary Potts mocks Sparky as lazy and unimpressive, Libby must throw a backyard talent show to highlight the talents of her misunderstood companion. Roll up for the first-ever "Trained Sloth Extravaganza!" and learn about accepting your friends for who they are, in this world premiere musical based on the delightful 2014 book by Jenny Offill, illustrated by Chris Appelhans.
Mothers and Sons Jan 22 - Feb 28, 2016  
Northlight Theatre Mothers and Sons
Nearly 20 years after her son's death, Katharine pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of his former partner, who is now married to another man and has a young child. Confronted with the life her son might have led, Katharine is challenged to face the powerful ways in which society has changed around her and to accept an ever-evolving definition of family.
The Glass Menagerie Jan 22 - Mar 6, 2016  
The Hypocrites at The Den Theatre The Glass Menagerie
Beautiful and heart-wrenching, THE GLASS MENAGERIE focuses on a man obsessed with regrets from his past. Living on the streets, he navigates an audience through the gritty back-alleys of his imagination. Truth and delusion collide in director Hans Fleishmann's newest re-imagining of Tennessee Williams' classic memory play.
The Old Friends Jan 27 - Mar 26, 2016  
Raven Theatre The Old Friends
Set in the 1960s in the fictional town of Harrison, Texas, The Old Friends tells of the combative members of two longtime old-money Texas families. When hometown beauty Sibyl returns to Harrison after a long absence, not-quite-forgotten passions and jealousies resurface in a wildly funny play that is, uncharacteristically for Foote, brutally satiric in its depiction of small-town people with big money..
The Drawer Boy Jan 27 - Feb 28, 2016  
Redtwist Theatre The Drawer Boy
A young actor from a Toronto theatre troupe, wishing to write a play about running a farm, visits the rural Canadian home of two middle-age men-lifelong friends tending to their duties. As the actor develops his play, the two men share their stories, which turn out to be fiction, yet lead to unexpected twists and turns...and ultimately the raw truth of tragic missed opportunities. Featuring Jeff Award-winners and company members Brian Parry and Aaron Kirby.
The Flick Feb 4 - May 8, 2016  
Steppenwolf Theatre The Flick
Three underpaid employees sweep up stale popcorn in a run-down movie house called The Flick, one of the last theaters in Massachusetts still projecting 35mm films. For Avery, this isn’t a dead-end job. It’s a way to get closer to the art form he loves. Passionate debates about cinema lead to a friendship of sorts with co-workers Sam and Rose. But will their tentative bond survive as they reveal what they actually need from each other? The Flick is a heartfelt cry for the kind of authentic connection we all want, even if we’re a little afraid of it.
Looking Over the President's Shoulder Feb 5 - Mar 6, 2016  
American Blues Theater at The Greenhouse Theater Center Looking Over the President's Shoulder
Before Lee Daniels' The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Dwight Eisenhower. The Washington Post wrote, "the appeal is its peeking through the keyhole quality." Featuring Black Theater Alliance Award winner Manny Buckley*. * Denotes Ensemble member or Artistic Affiliate of American Blues Theater.
Cabaret Feb 9 - Feb 21, 2016  
Bank of America Theatre Cabaret
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Chicago! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL'S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." Leave your troubles outside - life is beautiful at CABARET, JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF's Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
Cocked Feb 12 - Mar 13, 2016  
Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Cocked
Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor's troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by Victory Gardens' Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz (Rest, The Whale), returns to Victory Gardens after gripping audiences at the 2014 IGNITION Festival of New Plays.
Jerusalem Feb 12 - Apr 3, 2016  
Profiles Theatre - The Main Stage Jerusalem
On St George's Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny "Rooster" Byron is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants his dad to take him to the fair, and a motley crew of locals want his ample supply of drugs and alcohol. A comic, contemporary vision of rural England, Jez Butterworth's wildly original epic play is both a lament about the erosion of country life, as well as a rebuff to the antiseptic modern world.
Muse of Fire Feb 13 - Mar 13, 2016  
Genesis Theatrical Productions at Redtwist Theatre Muse of Fire
In Auschwitz, 1942, Jewish prisoners took it upon themselves at grave personal risk to perform comedy. This is their story, as one group struggles to perform a farce based on the first great anti-Semitic tragedy of the 20th century: the infamous Dreyfus Affair. As the play goes on, and dark secrets begin to emerge about the reason for its performance, those performing must ask themselves, can comedy truly have meaning in the face of horror? Who really has the last laugh?
A Loss of Roses Feb 17 - Apr 2, 2016  
Raven Theatre A Loss of Roses
In Inge's drama, which opened on Broadway in 1959 starring a 22-year-old Warren Beatty, a widow and her 21-year-old son are getting by in a small Depression-era Kansas town when their old friend, a down-on-her-luck but attractive actress, moves in with the two. They learn that survival comes at a price and that moving on requires letting go. The Wall Street Journal said this nearly-lost classic by the author of Bus Stop and Picnic is "a fine play that should never have slipped from sight."
If/Then Feb 23 - Mar 6, 2016  
Cadillac Palace Theatre If/Then
IF/THEN is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today - and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, this "thoroughly fascinating, intellectually and musically rich new musical (Chicago Tribune)" simultaneously follows one woman's two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives we lead, as well as the lives we might have led.
Blood Wedding Mar 2 - Apr 24, 2016  
Lookingglass Theatre Blood Wedding
When a young bride-to-be receives a visit from a former paramour on her wedding day, a family blood feud threatens the celebration and sparks a deadly dance of love and deception, family and revenge, beauty and betrayal. Lorca - one of Spain's most revered and controversial dramatists - dared to pen a seductive tale of passion and vendetta in a rural Spanish community, one that speaks to any heart longing for true connection. Lookingglass celebrates Lorca's revolutionary theatrical vision and this bold and timeless work in an immersive experience lush with music, movement, and poetic storytelling.
I've Got the World on a String: Harold Arlen's Songs of Love and Loss Mar 4 - Apr 10, 2016  
City Lit Theater I've Got the World on a String: Harold Arlen's Songs of Love and Loss
Joe's Bar. Manhattan. Summertime, the middle of the 1940s. The first act is very late at night; the second is the next evening. Three men and three women. A piano player. They've got the world on a string. For a while, anyway.
42nd Street Mar 8 - Mar 20, 2016  
Cadillac Palace Theatre 42nd Street
With book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, 42nd STREET is based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley's 1933 movie and tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the leading lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star.
Long Day's Journey Into Night Mar 10 - Apr 10, 2016  
Court Theatre Long Day's Journey Into Night
Court Theatre is thrilled to deepen its relationship with playwright David Auburn as he directs one of the greatest plays penned in the twentieth century, Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece Long Day's Journey Into Night. As a once bright morning fades slowly into a dreary fog of evening in the Tyrone household, members of the family crash together and pull apart inside a web of long-held suffering, buried secrets, and unspoken trauma. As powerful as it is poignant, Long Day's Journey into Night offers a searing depiction of a family as they struggle to heal themselves and forgive each other.
Butler Mar 11 - Apr 17, 2016  
Northlight Theatre Butler
Early in the Civil War, three escaped slaves arrive at a Union fort to seek sanctuary from Major General Butler. Despite the conflict between the states, law requires that the slaves be returned to their rightful owner. Seeking a solution that satisfies both ethics and duty, Butler embarks on a battle of words and wits, calling into question what is legal versus what is right in a captivating story based on actual events
Rent Mar 11 - May 1, 2016  
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe Rent
The rock-infused score by Jonathan Larson will be performed in the intimate No Exit Cafe; a venue with more than a slight resemblance to the Life Cafe, the musical's setting for its first act finale. Scott Weinstein, director of Griffin's Titanic, and Seussical the Musical at Chicago Shakespeare will direct. Daniel Spagnuolo, choreographer of Kokandy Productions' The Full Monty will choreograph. Ramey will be music director.
Arcadia Mar 16 - Apr 24, 2016  
Writers Theatre Arcadia
In the heart of a 19th century English country estate awash in secret desires, illicit affairs and professional rivalries, a brilliant young student proposes an earthshaking scientific theory. Two hundred years later at that same estate, academic adversaries Hannah and Bernard race to unravel the enticing mysteries left behind in a heated battle for intellectual and sexual dominance. Part detective story and part comedy of manners, Tom Stoppard's elegant, time-jumping masterpiece forges a complex comedy of wit, romance, poetry, sex and scientific theory, introducing characters whose lives and passions intersect across the centuries.
Matilda The Musical Mar 22 - Apr 10, 2016  
Ford Oriental Theatre Matilda The Musical
The story of a very bright and rebellious little girl, with special powers. Matilda's parents, Mr and Mrs Wormwood, have no time for her and treat her as a nuisance. She spends most of her time reading books from the library astonishingly quickly, whilst they watch the telly and Mr Wormwood sells dodgy used cars. At school things are no better as despite the care and support of her teacher, the lovely Miss Honey, Matilda has to contend with the terrifying headmistress Miss Trunchbull who rules the school with cruelty and fear. Matilda fights against the injustices at home and at school. Eventually she decides the grown-ups should be taught a lesson and in the process discovers her supernatural powers.
Mary Page Marlowe Mar 31 - May 29, 2016  
Steppenwolf Theatre Mary Page Marlowe
Mary Page Marlowe is an accountant from Ohio. She’s led an ordinary life, making the difficult decisions we all face as we try to figure out who we really are and what we really want. As Tracy Letts brings us moments—both pivotal and mundane—from Mary’s life, a portrait of a surprisingly complicated woman emerges. Intimate and moving, Mary Page Marlowe shows us how circumstance, impulse and time can combine to make us mysteries…even to ourselves.
Hillary and Clinton Apr 1 - May 1, 2016  
Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Hillary and Clinton
Imagine that in an alternate universe, very much like our own, is another world where a woman named Hillary is trying to become president of a country called the United States of America. In a hotel room in New Hampshire in 2008, Hillary is poised to lose her last Primary Election. When her husband Bill arrives in the middle of the night to offer support, he turns the campaign upside down. Fresh from the IGNITION Festival of New Plays, Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton is a fast-paced, no-holds-barred glimpse into a political storm of another world. Chay Yew directs Hnath's 2008 Primary Election fantasy, exploring the extraordinary sacrifices one is willing to make in order to gain ultimate power.
The Realization of Emily Linder Apr 6 - May 8, 2016  
Redtwist Theatre The Realization of Emily Linder
Emily Linder, a 70-ish widow, says she's had a premonition about her own death, which will come very soon. To prepare all the details, she quickly gathers her two grown daughters who, in turn, bring a caregiver to help with Emily's final days. The caregiver, a savvy outsider who can see this quirky family from an objective viewpoint, gets to the bottom of Emily's peculiar plan, and challenges her to take charge of reality, which can sometimes be more elusive than expected.
Bullets Over Broadway Apr 19 - May 1, 2016  
Bank of America Theatre Bullets Over Broadway
A playwright who needs someone to back his next show. A mobster who needs some way to please his showgirl girlfriend. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship - or a brand new musical comedy! Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the 20s roar, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is written by Woody Allen, with original direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman and based upon the screenplay of the acclaimed film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath (Beautiful). Hailed by Time Magazine as "Musical Theatre Gold!" and described as "A Fun Machine from Start to Finish!" by The New Yorker, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY tells the story of an aspiring young playwright newly arrived on Broadway in 1920's New York who is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.
The House of Blue Leaves Apr 20 - Jun 18, 2016  
Raven Theatre The House of Blue Leaves
Set in Queens, New York during Pope Paul VI's 1965 visit, struggling songwriter Artie wants to be famous and feel important while his heavily medicated wife Bananas just wants to feel. Can Artie's old high school buddy, now a Hollywood movie producer, give him a shot at the big time? Or will a blessing from the Pope do the trick?