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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.
 
   
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Feb 12 - Feb 28, 2016  
Ethel M. Barber Theater - Northwestern A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
 
Travel to ancient Rome and experience the wild antics of the mischievous slave Pseudolus in Stephen Sondheim's laugh-out-loud musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. This slapstick romp sings and dances its way through mistaken identities, a house full of courtesans and an elaborate web of lies -- all adding up to one uproarious night of theater. The winner of six Tony Awards, Forum is one of the funniest musicals ever written, as Sondheim collaborated with writer Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H, Tootsie) to seamlessly combine situations from the timeless comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the fast-paced, slapstick energy of classic vaudeville. Step into the Ethel M. Barber Theater as House Theatre Company Member and Northwestern Theatre Adjunct Professor Matt Hawkins directs this musical comedy featuring the classic show tunes "Lovely," "Bring Me My Bride" and the Broadway favorite "Comedy Tonight."
 
   
All the World's a Stage Feb 12 - Mar 20, 2016  
Quest Theatre Ensemble at The Blue Theater All the World's a Stage
 
All the World's a Stage is a new musical that tells the beautiful story of life. The actors of this devised production tell personal stories of the many common experiences that connect us: birth, coming of age, love and relationships, career, loss of loved ones, aging and the greatest mystery of them all. The stories are connected by Shakespeare's concept that "All the world is a stage," and that even if the details of our lives vary, we all share many of the same great moments.
 
   
The Awake Feb 12 - Mar 12, 2016  
First Floor Theater at Flat Iron Arts Building The Awake
 
Malcolm, a devoted son, floats on a bed with his mother on an endless sea, as Gabrielle, an Eastern European actress, awakes to a new life in America. Meanwhile, Nate is on the run from a faceless interrogator. These three strangers discover that a mysterious corporation bonds them together. Moving between dreams and waking life, Ken Urban' s awardwinning play explores the unspoken culture of fear that is the new normal of American life.
 
   
Monster Jam Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2016  
Allstate Arena Monster Jam
 
Get ready to experience the awesome car-crushing excitement and one-of-a-kind racing of Monster Jam, the world's largest and most famous monster truck tour. Featuring some of the biggest truck names in the sport, Monster Jam brings you an all-star lineup of towering 12-foot-tall, 10,000-pound machines that soar through the air and tear up the custom-designed race course while smashing every obstacle in their path. Packed with adrenaline-pumping action, Monster Jam will have your whole family on their feet screaming for more.
 
   
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?
 
   
Skippyjon Jones in the Cirque de Ole Feb 13 - Jun 8, 2016  
Emerald City Theatre Company at Apollo Theater Skippyjon Jones in the Cirque de Ole
 
Our favorite feline, Skippyjon Jones, canon-blasts into his imagination and discovers an extraordinary circus world. Upon reuniting with his Chihuahua chums, the gang takes turns performing circus stunts, with Skippyjon to perform the daring final act. Taken from the best-selling book series, this captivating tale of trapeze dreams and flying machines is cherished by all.
 
   
Those Sensational Soulful '60s Feb 13 - Mar 19, 2016  
Black Ensemble Theater Those Sensational Soulful '60s
 
Those Sensational Soulful '60s is a highly energetic and fun remembrance of the golden era of the sixties. Black Ensemble will take audiences back in time as they bring back the hits of the great 60's groups such as The Temptations and The Four Tops, soul singers of the era including Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Mary Wells and many other soulful surprises.
 
   
Marnie and Phil: A Circus Love Letter Feb 13 - Mar 20, 2016  
The Actors Gymnasium at Noyes Cultural Arts Center Marnie and Phil: A Circus Love Letter
 
Marnie and Phil met when they were just young circus students, and became instant friends. But when the inevitable twists and turns of fate take them separate ways, they make a promise to always write to each other no matter where they are. As they each somersault through adventures of fame and heartache, and age begins to take its toll on their once nimble physiques, they seek each other out to perform one last show-their long-awaited debut!
 
   
Doo Wop Shoo Bop Feb 14 - Mar 20, 2016  
Black Ensemble Theater Doo Wop Shoo Bop
 
This melodic look at the Doo Wop era celebrates such iconic groups as The Platters, The Drifters and the Chantels. Doo Wop Shoo Bop first premiered in 1995 and has had several revivals because it is, indeed, a Black Ensemble Theater treasure. Snap your fingers to the beat as we take a stroll down memory lane hearing those beautiful songs like "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "This Magic Moment" and "Maybe." This production explores how the successful music of today is related to the magical era of Doo Wop, bringing the '50s into the 21st Century.
 
   
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."
 
   
Sancho: An Act of Remembrance Feb 17 - Feb 21, 2016  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Sancho: An Act of Remembrance
 
Celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company actor Paterson Joseph (Julius Caesar, HBO's The Leftovers) inhabits the curious, daringly determined life of Charles Ignatius Sancho-composer, social satirist, general man of refinement. Born on a slave ship but never a slave, immortalized by the great English painter Thomas Gainsborough, in 1774 Sancho became the first black person of African origin to vote in Britain. Among Sancho's circle of friends was David Garrick, celebrated Shakespeare actor and theater owner. Sancho was a renowned man of letters and quotes Shakespeare in his numerous letters more than any other author. This endlessly revealing, often funny one-man show casts a new light on the often misunderstood narratives of African-British experience.
 
   
The 39 Steps Feb 18 - Mar 20, 2016  
Theatre At The Center The 39 Steps
 
Adapted from the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film and the 1915 novel by John Buchan, the story follows Englishman Richard Hannay, who inadvertently embarks on a chaotic adventure full of narrow escapes and mishaps after trying to help a female spy. When he wakes up to find her dead in his apartment, he flees from the police and an espionage organization, desperately trying to find the truth.
 
   
The Vagina Melodies: The Musical Sketch Show Feb 18 - Mar 12, 2016  
Cornservatory The Vagina Melodies: The Musical Sketch Show
 
The theater darkens. A single spot illuminates a lone stool. Eve Ensler comes out to deliver a monologue from her famous play. Except the theater is Cornservatory and it's not Eve. And it's not her famous play, but rather the new musical sketch comedy from the folks that bring you "DRINK!" and "Happy Holly-daze", The Vagina Melodies: The Musical Sketch Show. Corn Production's latest is an all-singing, all-dancing musical sketch show that boldly and hilariously explores feminist issues from every angle. The diverse cast of women and men, including our "Eve Ensler" will gleefully present the brutal truth, backed-up with honest storytelling and lively song & dance for a wild and wonderful night of musical fun.
 
   
The 39 Steps Feb 18 - Apr 3, 2016  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre The 39 Steps
 
This ingenious comic stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The 39 Steps turns its tiny cast of four into more than 100 zany characters with a mix of Hitchcockian panache, spy-novel thrills and a touch of Monty Python absurdity. The two-time winner of both Tony and Drama Desk Awards, The 39 Steps is a fast-paced and funny whodunit brimming with action and romance. Accused of a murder he didn't commit, Richard Hannay flees from the authorities and encounters a string of hair-raising adventures -- as well as an unlikely love connection. Gasp and guffaw as the show's talented actors reenact the entire film (including every train chase, plane crash and murder), gleefully portraying the many spies, villains and other intriguing characters that inhabit this action-packed world. Strap yourself in and hang on for Metropolis Performing Arts Centre's production of The 39 Steps in Arlington Heights.
 
   
Ziryab, the Songbird of Andalusia Feb 18 - Feb 28, 2016  
Silk Road Rising at Chicago Temple Ziryab, the Songbird of Andalusia
 
Impresario Ronnie Malley guides us on an enchanting musical journey back to 9th century Islamic Spain where we meet Ziryab, a former slave who rose to extraordinary fame in the court of Abd ar-Rahman II. Witness Ziryab's story: a musician, poet, and polymath whose contributions-like Leonardo da Vinci's in centuries to come-helped shape the world we live in today.
 
   
Othello Feb 18 - Apr 10, 2016  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Othello
 
Fresh from Shakespeare's Globe and Royal Shakespeare Company, renowned British director Jonathan Munby returns to Chicago to stage Shakespeare's most intimate tragedy. In a black and white world, Othello and Desdemona fall in love, but the distinguished commander knows no maneuvers for the affairs of the heart. A stranger in a strange land, he falls under Iago's spell, mistaking a lethal enemy for his closest ally. Here, Shakespeare excavates the most elemental of human emotions: the all-consuming passion of love-and jealousy, featuring James Vincent Meredith in the title role.
 
   
Midnight Cowboy Feb 19 - Apr 10, 2016  
Lifeline Theatre Midnight Cowboy
 
Midnight Cowboy started life as a gritty novel, became a classic film starring Jon Voight and Dustin "I'm Walkin' here!" Hoffman, and now comes to the stage in Lifeline Theatre's new production. Texan Joe Buck naively arrives in New York City with big hopes of striking it rich as a hustler for wealthy socialites. But Joe soon falls prey to all manner of con artists and predators. Flat broke, he meets street savvy "Ratso" Rizzo, and this down-and-out pair try to get by in the harsh city any way they can. Capturing all the desperate loneliness of the novel, Midnight Cowboy paints an affecting portrait of modern life.
 
   
The Tempest Feb 19 - Mar 13, 2016  
Saint Sebastian Players at St. Bonaventure Church The Tempest
 
On a remote island, Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore order to his universe by reassembling the pieces of his banishment using artifice and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, Prospero's machinations reveal the true nature of some characters, the redemption and resolution of others and a royal suitor for his daughter Miranda.
 
   
I and You Feb 19 - Mar 6, 2016  
The Yard and Jackalope Theatre Company at The Frontier I and You
 
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
 
   
Redux Feb 20 - Apr 9, 2016  
Sirens at Under The Gun Theater Redux
 
Sirens is proud to bring back their "Highly Recommended" hit show Redux, a fully-improvised show that brings new insights to everyday relationships. The Chicago Reader stated, "Sirens have perfected...a method for exploiting unintended moments of awkwardness." Through emotionally grounded characters, some personal anecdotes from the cast, and Sirens' quick wit, Redux explores the richness and absurdity of the human condition.
 
   
New Country Feb 20 - May 14, 2016  
Fair Trade Productions at The Den Theatre New Country
 
In NEW COUNTRY, good-ole bad boy and country music star Justin Spears has the world on its knees. Tomorrow he's tying the knot, but tonight, he's tying one on with his entourage of ruthless managers, faux fans and friends, and his favorite pig-farming uncle. So how does this rambunctious rodeo go so wrong, so fast? Welcome to the NEW COUNTRY, where the hits just keep on comin,' and the raucous fun quickly turns to men behaving badly and gun totin' chickens coming home to roost. The New York Times described NEW COUNTRY as having "plenty of raunch, but just enough heart."
 
   
Romeo and Juliet Feb 22 - Mar 19, 2016  
Lyric Opera Romeo and Juliet
 
Few romances are as gorgeously written -- or as heartwrenching -- as Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. And Charles Gounod's opera staging of this tragic story takes it to a whole new level with the addition of some of the most lush, ecstatic music in the whole operatic repertoire. The Montague and Capulet families have been feuding for years. But when young Romeo Montague goes out with his friends to make trouble at a Capulet party, he meets Juliet, the Capulets' daughter, and the two fall madly in love with each other. Can true love prevail? Or will it crumble underneath an ancient and bloody feud? Backed by a powerful orchestra and stirring song duets, this opera will immerse you in all of the tragedy and passion when it takes to the stage at Chicago's Civic Opera House.
 
   
Spirit of '76 Feb 22 - Mar 26, 2016  
The Agency Theater Collective at Charnel House Chicago Spirit of '76
 
After a catastrophic event, members of Congress, their staffers and a few constituents are trapped in the Library of Congress with no hope of rescue. In these difficult times they turn to the only document that survives, an anti-suffrage play from 1868, for solace and structure. It does not go well.
 
   
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.
 
   
The Compass Feb 24 - Mar 12, 2016  
Steppenwolf for Young Adults at Steppenwolf Theatre The Compass
 
At the center of The Compass is a trial, determining the fate of a young person who used an app to make a life-altering decision. In this play, every show will end differently, depending on what you, the audience, decide. Join us as we navigate the question: When someone else, or something else, tells you what to do, what exactly are you responsible for? School performances are Tuesday through Friday at 10am and are reserved for school groups only.
 
   
Rolling Feb 24 - Apr 2, 2016  
Jackalope Theatre Company at Broadway Armory Rolling
 
When Valerie's groundbreaking story about a sexual assault is revealed to be a possible fraud, this renowned journalist returns to her small-town childhood home to hide from the relentless spotlight of the media and threats against her own safety - only to find the scrutiny of home to be just as sinister. This dark comedy from Calamity West shatters the boundary between public and private misogyny and asks: where can you run when you're not welcome at home?
 
   
Silent Sky Feb 25 - Mar 13, 2016  
Three Crows Theatre at The Side Project Silent Sky
 
A period drama about feminism, scientific advancement and the fight to cement one's legacy in the face of adversity, Silent Sky is set in the early 1900s and follows Henrietta Leavitt, an aspiring scientist who joins the Harvard Observatory's all-female "human computer" team. The women are kept behind the scenes and are told to keep their ideas and theories to themselves. As Henrietta navigates these impossible waters, she tries to keep her personal life and family obligations in focus. Silent Sky, presented by Chicago's Three Crows, examines a woman's place in professional society during a time of both historic discovery and endless oppression, when a woman's ideas were dismissed until a man could claim credit for them.
 
   
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Feb 26 - Jun 5, 2016  
Emerald City Theatre Company at Apollo Theater Schoolhouse Rock Live!
 
Through unforgettable songs such as "Just a Bill" and "Conjunction Junction," a nervous schoolteacher must discover how to charm his students through imagination and music on the first day of class. Based on the entertaining and educational Emmy Award-winning animated series, Schoolhouse Rock Live! brings the treasured Saturday-morning melodies of the '70s back in a hip new way.
 
   
Stomp Feb 26 - Feb 27, 2016  
Paramount Theatre Stomp
 
STOMP is an inventive, energizing and downright electrifying spectacle that blends dance, music, percussion and theatricals into one gigantic rhythm that will have your heart pounding. Explosive, provocative, witty andutterly unique, STOMP is an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.
 
   
A Phase Feb 26 - Mar 26, 2016  
Broken Nose Theatre at The Den Theatre A Phase
 
Newly single after a break-up that caught her off-guard, Sam realizes that her now-ex-boyfriend of five years was the only guy she'd ever known... in the biblical sense. She had placed sex on a pedestal, only to find herself now alone. In a crappy apartment. In a new city. The key to breaking out and moving on? Kick over the pedestal. A PHASE takes the well-worn tropes of the "girl finds fulfillment in a man" story and flips them on their ear, as Sam explores sex as a way of owning her life and the choices she makes along the way.
 
   
Flanagan's Wake Feb 26 - Apr 15, 2016  
Chicago Theatre Works Flanagan's Wake
 
Flanagan's Wake transports the audience to the fictional town of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, where local roustabout, Flanagan, has died. Here they meet an eclectic cast of characters including Fiona Finn, Flanagan's spirited fiancee of 22 years, Brian Ballybunion, his best friend and drinking mate, Father Damon Fitzgerald, the sharp-tongued parish priest, Mayor O'Doul, the town mayor and bartender, the innocent Mother Flanagan and several other colorful citizens. The mourners pay their respects to the deceased in the Irish tradition (with a quick stop at the pub first).
 
   
Zoyka's Apartment Feb 26 - Apr 2, 2016  
Bluebird Arts at Athenaeum Theatre Zoyka's Apartment
 
Post-Revolution Soviet Union wasn't exactly home to the easiest of entrepreneurial opportunities ... it was more like the scene of a desperate mass exodus. But while everyone around her was scrambling to escape from their economic discontent and make way to Paris, Madame Zoyka -- bold, intelligent and hardheaded woman that she was -- decided to turn her apartment into a dressmaker's shop. Focusing on her frantic efforts to save as much as she can before the opportunity disappears, Mikhail Bulgakov's Zoyka's Apartment presents all the tragedy and farcical comedy of one powerful woman's efforts. Watch it all unfold on the stage of Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three in Chicago.
 
   
Sex Lives of the Zebra Finch Feb 26 - Mar 20, 2016  
On the Spot Theatre Company at Berger Park Coach House Sex Lives of the Zebra Finch
 
Marla Harrison, a fifth grade teacher, doesn’t know what to do when the childhood friend, who almost married her husband, moves back to Chicago. Carl Harrison, a scientist connected to a study of the mating habits of the Zebra Finch, discovers that a failed engagement can cause havoc long after it has ended. John Martin, a software engineer, learns that trying to emulate the past romantic entanglements of others doubles your problems in the future. And, Sarah Martin, a real estate agent who couldn’t marry the man of her dreams, has to live with the one now sleeping next to her who seems to dream mostly of robots. Meanwhile, the children of these two couples, recent college graduates back at home, have their own plans that could make everyone reconsider the meaning of love.
 
   
Other Desert Cities Feb 26 - Mar 12, 2016  
Albright Theatre Company Other Desert Cities
 
It is Christmas Eve 2004 at the Palm Springs home of Polly and Lyman Wyeth, old-school Republicans who counted Ronald and Nancy Reagan among their close friends. They are joined by their daughter, Brooke, a liberal New York writer; son, Trip, who produces a celebrity courtroom reality show; and Polly's sister, Silda, fresh out of rehab.
 
   
The Internet Ate My Brain Feb 27  
Skokie Theatre The Internet Ate My Brain
 
A one-man "Forbidden Broadway of the Internet," the show skewers topics as varied as our obsession with online shopping, addiction to selfies, online romance, the decline of privacy, and more. "Technology has changed the ways we live, love, work, and think," Dyszel says. "It's taking us on a ride to a destination we may not have requested."
 
   
Bronzeville the Musical Feb 27  
Chicago Theatre Bronzeville the Musical
 
Bronzeville the Musical explores the rich history of African-Americans as they journeyed to Chicago in the early 20th century. This thought-provoking story is filled with testimonials, laughter, tears and voices of great courage, all conveying the experiences of those who took part in the "Great Migration." The Chicago Theatre production features vibrant choreography, soulful voices and spell-binding performances delivered by the city's own community actors. Hear an original score paying homage to hometown legends such as Robert Abbot, founder of the Chicago Defender, Lorraine Hansberry, the award-winning playwright and activist who penned A Raisin in the Sun, as well as the famed Lindy Hoppers, who danced their hearts out at the Savoy Ballroom. Bronzeville ties in jazz, blues and gospel tunes and features community artists and musical guests like the Mahdi Theatre Company's Jazz Orchestra.
 
   
Heathers: The Musical Feb 28 - Apr 24, 2016  
Kokandy Productions at Theater Wit Heathers: The Musical
 
HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is a rock musical based on the 1988 cult film Heathers. Seventeen-year-old Veronica Sawyer is a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: The Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. A hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal new show based on one of the greatest teen comedies of all time.
 
   
Mary Poppins Feb 28 - Mar 27, 2016  
Stage 773 Mary Poppins
 
Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the beloved Disney film, the hit Broadway musical adaptation of Mary Poppins lands on Stage 773 with a heartwarming score, spoonfuls of imagination and a flying nanny who's practically perfect in every way. Both you and your kids will be swept away by tunes as "Spoonful of Sugar," "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and of course, everybody's favorite tongue-twister, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." Mary Poppins was co-created by acclaimed British producer Cameron Mackintosh (Oliver!) and features music and lyrics by the legendary Sherman brothers, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, with a book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey). So head to Chicago's Stage 773 for the magic of Mary Poppins -- because "anything can happen if you let it."
 
   
Applause Mar 1 - Mar 3, 2016  
Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773 Applause
 
Based on the Academy Award winning film All About Eve starring Bette Davis, and the short story The Wisdom of Eve on which it is based, Applause tells the iconic story of Broadway legend "Margo Channing" (Kettenring) and her overzealous "fan" "Eve Harrington" (Lauren Roesner, a new Porchlight discovery making her Chicago debut). Harrington insinuates herself into the company of Channing and her circle of theater friends, playing the ingenue while plotting to steal Channing's career and her man, "Bill Sampson" (David Schlumpf, also making his Porchlight debut.) Applause, opened on Broadway in 1970 and won two Tony's including Best Musical and Best Actress for star, Lauren Bacall. It features the hits songs "Backstage Babble," "But Alive," "Fasten Your Seat Belts " and "Welcome to the Theatre."
 
   
Twelfth Night Mar 1 - Mar 13, 2016  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Twelfth Night
 
Two worlds collide in Filter Theatre's explosive take on Shakespeare's lyrical Twelfth Night, originally commissioned for the Royal Shakespeare Company's Complete Works Festival in 2006. This story of romance, satire and mistaken identity combines dynamic narrative drive with a torrent of sound and music. Olivia's melancholic, puritanical household clashes head on with Sir Toby's insatiable appetite for drunken debauchery. Orsino's relentless pursuit of Olivia and Malvolio's extraordinary transformation typify the madness of love in Illyria: land of make-believe and illusion. Experience the madness of love in this heady world where riotous gig meets Shakespeare.
 
   
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.
 
   
In A Little World Of Our Own Mar 2 - Apr 10, 2016  
Irish Theatre of Chicago at The Den Theatre In A Little World Of Our Own
 
Set against the violent tremors in the North, three brothers are thrust into a tense whodunit where one of them must pay for a heinous crime. A wry, moral and psychological thriller from Northern Ireland's preeminent playwright.
 
   
Scheissennacht Mar 2 - Mar 30, 2016  
The Public House Theatre Scheissennacht
 
Back from its successful first run, Scheissennacht is a sketch revue conceived by duo Kaiser Baby (Alicia Kraft and Dan Neilan). Straight from a Weimar-era German Cabaret, a six-person ensemble cast invites you to enjoy and endure an evening of sketch comedy that lives in the twilight between familiar and absurd. You'll see the Marquis de Sade entertain his guests to the point of disgust, a suicide hotline operator confronted with his own despair, and a Motley Crüe song followed to its only logical conclusion. From suicidal bosses to babies made of meat, Scheissenacht is an evening that promises leave you unsettled and delighted in equal measures.
 
   
Nothing Of Me Mar 3 - Apr 3, 2016  
Akvavit Theatre at Signal Ensemble Theatre Nothing Of Me
 
Arne Lygre's new play NOTHING OF ME is a post-modern ghost story. Not long after an unspeakable tragedy, a wife and mother walks away from her entire life for a new relationship with a much younger man. Is she moving on towards a bright new life, or is she sinking deeper into self-destruction? In a playful yet haunting style, Lygre delves into the bond of love, its force and its dead-ends, using ruthlessly telltale dialogue. The play warns us of the danger we are all guilty of when we imprison others within our expectations, through the very love we feel for them.
 
   
Richard III Mar 3 - May 1, 2016  
The Gift Theatre at Steppenwolf Theatre Richard III
 
n collaboration with lead production sponsor The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, The Gift's RICHARD III re-defines what (dis)ability and Shakespeare's great villain look like by utilizing both a disabled actor in the title role as well as assistive devices past and present as articulations of Richard's protean identity, character, and self-perception.
 
   
Cinderella... After the Ball Mar 3 - May 8, 2016  
Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences at Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire Cinderella... After the Ball
 
Encountering a world of familiar fairy tale characters, now disenchanted and just plain dissed, Cinderella... After the Ball follows the story of Princesses Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty as they join Cinderella on her quest for a real happily ever after. Girl power abounds as the friends take matters into their own hands to save the kingdom from the wicked Pinocchio. Beloved classic characters unite in this brand new, contemporary sequel to the treasured tale, reminding audiences of all ages of the true power of hope, friendship and bravery.
 
   
Proof Mar 3 - Apr 3, 2016  
Oil Lamp Theater Proof
 
On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the romantic attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness-or genius-will she inherit?
 
   
Take Heart Mar 3 - Mar 31, 2016  
The Public House Theatre Take Heart
 
The opposite of fear is love. In this sketch revue, people who are paralyzed with terror at the thought of a first date enter the arena of their fears. Many will enter. Some will win. Some will lose. Some will get cats. Most will find comfort in a bottle of wine. And some aren't even human. Come celebrate the divine and the divisive with "Take Heart," and rethink your intimacy issues.
 
   
A Nightmare on Backstreet: A Boy Band Musical Parody Mar 4 - Mar 26, 2016  
The Public House Theatre A Nightmare on Backstreet: A Boy Band Musical Parody
 
A Nightmare on Backstreet hilariously goes where no musical has gone before: it combines the story of the original Nightmare on Elm Street movie with the music of '90s boy band sensation Backstreet Boys. In this new live action horror parody, the teenagers of Backstreet are all having devilish nightmares about the same guy, Teddy Crooner. And no matter how distracted they get by all the '90s boy band singing and dancing, just like in Nightmare on Elm Street, if they die in their dreams, they die in real life. A Nightmare on Backstreet combines '90s nostalgia and classic horror tropes to make a musical parody not to be missed.
 
   
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.
 
   
Julius Caesar Mar 4 - Apr 3, 2016  
The Brown Paper Box Co. at The Greenhouse Theater Center Julius Caesar
 
Julius Caesar tells the classic story of Brutus, a young political leader forced to choose between personal alliances to his home and political loyalties to his state. Guest director Lavina Jadhwani reexamines the world's most famous assassination story - featuring a female Julius Caesar, female Mark Antony, and male Calphurnia - told through a gender-conscious lens.
 
   
Proof Mar 4 - Apr 3, 2016  
Color Box Theatre at Royal George Theatre Proof
 
Winning both a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award in 2001, David Auburn's powerful drama Proof examines the fine line between genius and insanity. In the play, a groundbreaking mathematical proof is discovered in the attic of a recently-deceased math genius, leaving Catherine, his troubled adult daughter, to track down its origins and prove its authorship. Now, Catherine must come to terms with her father's untimely death and face her fears of inheriting his brilliance and madness -- all amidst complicated situations of a budding romance with her father's former student and the unplanned arrival of her estranged sister. Making its way to Chicago's Royal George Theater, Proof chronicles the discovery of self-identity through intellectual and emotional challenges and explores the power of love to help us reach our true potential.
 
   
You Never Can Tell Mar 5 - Mar 28, 2016  
ShawChicago at Ruth Page Center For Arts You Never Can Tell
 
It's 1896, and the British suffrage movement is steadily gaining steam. Dolly, Philip and Gloria arrive with their mother, Mrs. Clandon, famed advocate and author of books on modern gender roles, propriety and behavior. However, upon reaching English soil, the three siblings press their mother to reveal their father's identity. Little do they know that they have already met him: a crotchety Fergus Crampton; and his tenant, a misogynistic, five-shilling dentist named Valentine. To make matters worse for the separated pair, their children have unwittingly invited them all to lunch. Amidst the impending fiasco, Valentine declares his love for Gloria. In his dogged pursuit, both are pitched into a heated debate about women's rights to education, owning property, a job, and marriage.
 
   
D.O.A. Mar 5 - Apr 5, 2016  
Strawdog Theatre D.O.A.
 
Frank Bigelow (Mickey O'Sullivan) walks into a police station to report a murder: his own. He only has a few hours to hunt for his own killers and untangle the web of lies that has brought him here. Based on the 1950 Rudolph Mate film of the same name that is considered a classic of the film noir genre.
 
   
Blackfish The Musical Mar 5 - Apr 9, 2016  
MCL Chicago Blackfish The Musical
 
Based off of the controversial 2013 documentary, Blackfish The Musical shows audiences the operations of the greatest place on earth - Sea Universe, until a tragic accident happens to their Head Trainer, which changes the lives of the entire Sea Universe staff forever.
 
   
Short Shakespeare- Twelfth Night Mar 5 - Apr 9, 2016  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Short Shakespeare- Twelfth Night
 
Shakespeare's romantic comedy is designed to immerse students, young audiences and families alike in the playwright's timeless work in this 75-minute abridged production. A pair of shipwrecked twins set into motion a tale of mistaken identity and unlikely love. Separated from her brother Sebastian, the quick-thinking Viola adopts a male disguise and enters the service of the handsome Duke Orsino-only to find herself in the middle of a triangle of unrequited love. Following each Saturday performance, the actors remain on stage for a question-and-answer session, then join the audience in the Lobby for conversations and photos.
 
   
A Night With Janis Joplin Mar 6  
Chicago Theatre A Night With Janis Joplin
 
Starring Mary Bridget Davies in the breakout role that brought her a Tony nomination, the Broadway musical event A Night With Janis Joplin captures the legendary singer's life and legacy with all of the intensity of an actual Joplin concert. With powerful musical numbers including "Cry Baby," "Piece of My Heart," "Me and Bobby McGee," "Summertime" and "Mercedes Benz," as well as one song Joplin never formally recorded, the show boasts a full band and cast who bring the blues-rocker's story to the stage along with those of some of her famous musical influences, including Bessie Smith, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone.
 
   
Mai Dang Lao Mar 6 - Apr 10, 2016  
Sideshow Theatre Company at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Mai Dang Lao
 
There's a correct order to everything when you work in the fast food industry. That's why Sophie's such a problem for her bosses: her attitude and aloofness threaten the food chain. But when a phone call from the local police warns of a crime committed in the restaurant, Sophie's coworkers are given permission to restore proper balance and set things in their place. A mordant and terrifying world premiere based on true events, MAI DANG LAO examines the ways we all get trapped, and what we're capable of doing when someone lets us.
 
   
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.
 
   
Dangerous Mar 10 - Apr 3, 2016  
The Cuckoo's Theater Project at Prop Theatre Dangerous
 
In this stylish update of the classic French drama Les Liaisons Dangereuses, all the scheming and backstabbing aristocrats from the original story are now A-list gay men on the move. Once again, the cunningly deceptive Valmont attempts to deflower an innocent as a challenge from his ex-lover, while falling madly in love with an honorable and God-fearing man. What follows is a dangerous game of lust, seduction and betrayal. This adaptation of the original was done by Tom Smith and is performed at Chicago's The Prop Thtr by The Cuckoo's Theater Project.
 
   
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.
 
   
after all the terrible things i do Mar 11 - Apr 10, 2016  
About Face Theatre at Theater Wit after all the terrible things i do
 
This gripping and intimate new play from one of American theatre's rising stars explores the dark side of ordinary people, second chances and the price of forgiveness. Returning to his Midwestern hometown after college, Daniel, a young gay writer, takes a job at the local bookstore he knew as a child. After he and Linda, the Filipina bookstore owner, begin working together, they discover they share a dark connection that goes much deeper than a love of literature.
 
   
Recent Tragic Events Mar 11 - Apr 10, 2016  
Interrobang Theatre Project at Athenaeum Theatre Recent Tragic Events
 
A dark comedy set in Minneapolis on the evening of Sept. 12, 2001. Andrew, an awkward, yet endearing airport bookstore manager and Waverly, an attractive advertising executive, are meant to go on a blind-date. But as Waverly becomes increasingly distracted trying to reach her sister, a NYC resident who's been unaccounted for since 9/11, the date begins to unravel. Questions of fate versus free will, shocking coincidences and unexpected visits lead to one bizarre turn after another in this existential exploration.
 
   
Mary-Kate Olsen Is In Love Mar 13 - Mar 29, 2016  
The Comrades at Apollo Theater Mary-Kate Olsen Is In Love
 
Grace is 27, married to her high-school sweetheart, makes good money, and should be way happier than she is. But her husband lost his job and now all he does is play Xbox and smoke pot and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen might be her best friends but maybe they only like her because she's their new target demographic. Or maybe...they're actually going to save her. A funny play about sad people.
 
   
West Side Story Mar 16 - Apr 24, 2016  
Paramount Theatre West Side Story
 
West Side Story is a Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim masterpiece and arguably one of the greatest love stories ever told in a musical. Prepare to be astounded when Paramount Artistic Director Jim Corti, fresh from his Jeff Award wins for Best Musical and Director for last season's Les Miserables, brings West Side Story to his theater's beautiful Art Deco stage.
 
   
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.
 
   
Christina, The Girl King Mar 17 - Apr 10, 2016  
The Frontier Christina, The Girl King
 
17th Century. Christina. Girl King of Sweden. After 30 years of war, Christina is pushing her people to become a forward thinking nation, armed by the power of her crown and whip-smart intellect. But when an unspeakable passion begins to burn underneath her androgynous visage, the Girl King's power is put to the test. Should she meet the demands of her country and birth its next heir? Can she fight the established patriarchy to rule as her own woman? Will she change? Or will she change the world around her? One thing is certain: each choice she makes will forever change her identity, and could mean certain death for the woman that she loves.
 
   
Where Did We Sit on the Bus? Mar 17 - Apr 10, 2016  
Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Where Did We Sit on the Bus?
 
During a third grade lesson on the Civil Rights movement and Rosa Parks, a Latino boy raises his hand to ask "Where did we sit on the bus?" and his teacher can't answer the question. Told through rap, hip-hop, spoken word and live looping, Brian Quijada's autobiographical "Where Did We Sit on the Bus?" is an electric one-man show that examines what it means to be Latino in America.
 
   
The Bachelors Mar 17 - Apr 10, 2016  
Cole Theatre at The Greenhouse Theater Center The Bachelors
 
Inside a house on a fraternity row live three roommates far past their college days. It's Friday evening, and Laurie (Shane Kenyon) has just returned from a business trip, buddy Kevlar (Nicholas Bailey) is already wasted and cellular biologist Henry (Boyd Harris) is just getting started to party. A thousand girlfriends come and gone, a thousand drinks downed, a thousand parties crashed - every night the same, until now. There's a party tonight, but it is not the blaring music that makes sleep impossible. Tonight, these bachelors will understand what their choices have really gotten them.
 
   
Adding Machine: A Musical Mar 18 - May 15, 2016  
The Hypocrites at The Den Theatre Adding Machine: A Musical
 
ADDING MACHINE: A Musical tells the story of Mr. Zero, a modern-day everyman. He hates his wife, he hates his job, he hates his lot in life. After a lifetime spent adding figures for the same company, he comes to work one day only to find he's been replaced by a machine. ADDING MACHINE: A Musical is an expressionistic story of murder, salvation, and internalized oppression.
 
   
Dancing in the Streets Mar 18  
Rosemont Theatre Dancing in the Streets
 
In the 1960s, record label Motown played a major role in the integration of popular music as one of the first African American-owned record companies to achieve widespread crossover success. Motown's distinct blend of soul music with a pop influence came to be known as the Motown Sound, and proved to be so popular that Motown claimed 79 records in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 between 1960 and 1969. In Dancing in the Streets at Chicago's Rosemont Theatre, a talented cast and band brings to life the biggest hits of the Motown era, including songs by The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
 
   
Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans Mar 19 - Apr 10, 2016  
Emerald City Theatre Company at Broadway Playhouse Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans
 
Beloved Magic Tree House characters, Jack and Annie, venture through the tuneful streets of 1915 New Orleans, where they discover 14-year-old Louis Armstrong and must set him on the trumpeting path to become the "King of Jazz." This triumphant tale explores a world where possibilities are endless and stirs the soul of the Jazz Age.
 
   
35MM: A Musical Exhibition Mar 19 - Apr 10, 2016  
Circle Theatre at Flat Iron Arts Building 35MM: A Musical Exhibition
 
A picture is worth 1,000 words - what about a song? Can a picture inspire a song or fifteen? In 35MM, each photo creates an unique song, moments frozen in time; a glimmer of a life unfolding, a glimpse of something happening. A stunning new multimedia musical which explores a groundbreaking new concept in musical theatre, this intricately woven collection of stories told through song re-imagines what the modern American musical can be.
 
   
Lester's Dreadful Sweaters Mar 19 - Apr 24, 2016  
Lifeline Theatre Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
 
One terrible morning, Cousin Clara presents young Lester with the gift of a hand-knit sweater... and it is DREADFUL: shriveled yet saggy and smothered with pom-poms. Lester (who likes things just so) is mortified to wear it, but his parents insist and the kids at school tease him relentlessly. When he ruins the sweater "by accident," Clara just makes others, each more ghastly than the last. To restore his neatly ordered life and save face on the playground, Lester must find a way to stop the endless parade of horrifying sweaters once and for all. Enter a fashion nightmare and embrace your inner clown in this world premiere musical based on the charming 2012 book by K.G. Campbell. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted).
 
   
MacSith Mar 20  
E.D.G.E. Theatre at City Lit Theater MacSith
 
Shakespeare goes sci-fi in MacSith, a one-of-a-kind mashup of "The Scottish Play" and Star Wars. With the planet Cumber finally at peace, Mon Beth returns home to celebrate his army's triumph against the Weyan Invaders. Soon, however, he encounters a sinister prophecy: Against all odds and his low station, Mon Beth will one day become King of Cumber. Driven by this prediction and by his wife's insatiable lust for power, Mon Beth puts all his might into taking the throne -- no matter the cost. Neither parody nor farce, this Star Wars/Shakespeare hybrid is a heart-pounding, full-throttle, 70-minute drama with fight choreography by professional fight director Orion Couling. Lightsabers hiss and snap during this inventive and ever-powerful tragedy at Chicago's City Lit Theater.
 
   
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.
 
   
Fooling Buddha Mar 23 - Apr 24, 2016  
First Folio Theatre Fooling Buddha
 
FOOLING BUDDHA tells the story of the first "American Buddhist" kid on the block in the 1970s, who learns to battle the bully with magic and misdirection. It's all honest deception, but every miracle has its price. Storytelling at its best, FOOLING BUDDHA is an enchanting blend of philosophical humor and skillful prestidigitation created by and starring a favorite performer at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.
 
   
Mosque Alert Mar 24 - May 1, 2016  
Silk Road Rising at Chicago Temple Mosque Alert
 
Inspired by the "Ground Zero Mosque" controversy in New York City, Mosque Alert tells the story of three fictional families living in Naperville, Illinois, whose lives are interrupted by a proposed Islamic Center on the site of a beloved local landmark. Mosque Alert explores the intersections of zoning and Islamophobia with humor, family drama, and refreshingly blunt honesty.
 
   
Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Big Splash! Mar 26  
Rosemont Theatre Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Big Splash!
 
Peppa Pig -- star of her own hit children's animated series on Nick Jr. -- is finally bringing her rambunctious, fun-filled stage show to the U.S.! In Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Big Splash!, Peppa, her brother George, and the rest of her family and friends come to life as full-sized puppets in this 80-minute extravaganza. Expect lots of singing, dancing, laughing, and mudpuddle jumping in this fast-paced, funny performance that's perfect for preschoolers.
 
   
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.
 
   
Hazel Mar 31 - May 29, 2016  
Drury Lane- Oakbrook Hazel
 
The world premiere musical comedy, "Hazel," based on the character created by Ted Key and the hit television series, kicks off the 2016-2017 season. It's the 1960's, a time of great change for America, but not all of the Baxter family is on board. What George Baxter finds not so funny about his wife joining the work force and his maid taking over his household and his life--is a laugh riot. Directed and choreographed by Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse, "Hazel" asks the question: can a simple maid debone a turkey, save a marriage, uncover a matter of national security and lead a conga line? She can if she's Hazel!
 
   
The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls Mar 31 - Apr 24, 2016  
Prop Theatre The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls
 
Set in Moscow in the summer of 2005, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls finds American Annie returning to Mother Russia to immerse herself in the language and culture. But her encounters with monstrous bears, axe-wielding prostitutes and an old, terrifying witch along the way might just cost Annie her life. In true folkloric fashion, playwright Meg Miroshnik's award-winning Fairytale Lives shows how a woman's journey through life can be laden with traps -- especially in a faux-glamorous, post-Soviet Russia. See this modern-day fairytale at Prop Thtr in Chicago.
 
   
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.
 
   
Time Steps Apr 1 - Apr 10, 2016  
Chicago Tap Theatre at Stage 773 Time Steps
 
From the creative team behind Circo Tap! and Mama's Boy (chosen as one 2013's Top 10 Dance Events by the Chicago Sun-Times) comes this time travel love story featuring an original live score by Kurt Schweitz. In Time Steps, love, romance and tragedy mix in this time travel love story . Poetry Slam Creator Marc Kelly Smith poses some intriguing questions in his sixth collaboration with CTT leaving audiences wondering what would they do given the chance to revisit important moments in their past.
 
   
Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour Apr 5 - Apr 10, 2016  
Cadillac Palace Theatre Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour
 
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.
 
   
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.
 
   
The Women Of Lockerbie Apr 7 - May 8, 2016  
AstonRep Theatre Company at Raven Theatre The Women Of Lockerbie
 
Inspired by a true story, this moving drama follows a group known as the Women of Lockerbie - determined to turn an act of hatred into an act of love. The story begins with a couple trying to gain closure after the death of their son in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. They meet the Women of Lockerbie, who want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victims' families. THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate - amid one of the first tragedies of terrorism that shaped the world we live in.
 
   
Trash Apr 9 - May 15, 2016  
New American Folk Theatre at The Den Theatre Trash
 
TRASH is the story of faded B-movie star Jinx Malibu, who has spent the last decade or so popping pills and hiding out in her wheelchair bound mother's, secluded, garbage-filled double-wide with her two children, older son Loogie and younger daughter Smudge. When a handsome stranger arrives from Hollywood, could it be her big chance at a comeback?
 
   
Wild Kratts Live! Apr 10  
Rosemont Theatre Wild Kratts Live!
 
The Emmy-nominated PBS kids' TV show The Wild Kratts Live! brings an all-new theatrical stage show starring Martin and Chris Kratt to the Rosemont Theatre. First, the Kratt Brothers will share some "wow facts!" about animals, and then they'll pull on their Creature Power vests and gloves and begin activating Creature Powers -- live on stage -- with a touch of comedy, of course. And when the Wild Kratts receive a message that Zach and his Zachbots are invading the Tortuga, you'll join the duo on a quest filled with hilarious pratfalls and slapstick fun. Discover why Wild Kratts is so popular with kids and their families!
 
   
Othello: The Remix Apr 12 - May 8, 2016  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Othello: The Remix
 
Throw your hands up, Chicago-this this fresh urban take on the Bard's tragedy is back! Following acclaimed international tours and previous sold-out engagements in Chicago, the CST-commissioned hip-hop adaptation is spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats. Since its world premiere as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad at Shakespeare's Globe-an artistic collaboration forged between Chicago hip-hop artists The Q Brothers and Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton-the production has toured widely, captivating audiences around the world, and garnering tremendous acclaim and multiple honors-including Edinburgh's Musical Theatre Matters Awards for Best New Musical Theatre Show and a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Ensemble.
 
   
Evita Apr 13 - Jun 5, 2016  
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire Evita
 
Andrew Lloyd Webber's complex and dynamic musical masterpiece, charting Eva Peron's ambitious rise from poverty to First Lady of Argentina. Featuring a renowned musical score including "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina".
 
   
Sender Apr 14 - May 29, 2016  
A Red Orchid Theatre Sender
 
It's summertime in Chicago. Over a year after his sensational death, a young man returns to his former apartment: alive, well, and with a new found ambition to fix what went wrong. A miracle reunion turns into a catastrophic disaster as the past catches up with the present and old debts return, expecting payment in full. What does growing-up mean and is it even desired in this day and age?
 
   
Even Longer and Farther Away Apr 15 - May 15, 2016  
The New Colony at The Den Theatre Even Longer and Farther Away
 
Elliot has one objective: hike the Appalachian Trail and make it to Katahdin the way his father always wanted. Weeks into his journey, Elliot's pilgrimage comes to a halt. On an unseasonably snowy night, Elliot finds himself stuck in a town not found on a map with a half-sister he barely knows and two strangers who know too much. Here, Elliot must confront the truth about how well he knows his father and himself. A new play about memory, family and finding your way.
 
   
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?
 
   
A Splintered Soul Apr 20 - May 29, 2016  
Stage 773 A Splintered Soul
 
Set in San Francisco in 1947, a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors arrive from Poland, aided by the American Jewish community. Haunted by the death of their loved ones, they are haunted more by what they did to survive. Rabbi Kroeller (Craig Spidle), a resistance fighter who lost his family, makes it his mission to protect the survivors at all costs. But he discovers determining right from wrong is more complicated in the new world.
 
   
In The Heat Of The Night Apr 21 - Jun 4, 2016  
Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit In The Heat Of The Night
 
In The Heat Of The Night recounts the classic, highly charged story of an African American police officer asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. It's a torrid night in 1965 Argo, Alabama when a dead white man is found. The local police, desperately searching for a motive and a suspect, arrest a black man passing through town. They soon discover their suspect is an expert homicide detective from L.A. and they must confront their personal prejudices as they are forced to work side-by-side to solve the crime. The award-winning film version starring Sidney Poitier remains emblematic of our country in the 1960s. Fifty years later, Pelfry's new adaptation of the novel leaves room for the evolution of these attitudes. But watching the nightly news - how far have we come?
 
   
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Apr 22 - May 22, 2016  
Citadel Theatre Company A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
 
Travel to ancient Rome and experience the wild antics of the mischievous slave Pseudolus in Stephen Sondheim's laugh-out-loud musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. This slapstick romp sings and dances its way through mistaken identities, a house full of courtesans and an elaborate web of lies -- all adding up to one uproarious night of theater. The winner of six Tony Awards, Forum is one of the funniest musicals ever written, seamlessly merging situations from timeless Roman comedies with the fast-paced, slapstick energy of classic vaudeville. Step into Citadel Theatre and enjoy classic show tunes like "Lovely," "Bring Me My Bride" and the Broadway favorite "Comedy Tonight."
 
   
Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody Apr 27 - Jul 10, 2016  
Writers Theatre Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody
 
This hilarious result of a collaboration between Writers Theatre and Chicago's world-renowned comedy theatre, The Second City, asks the intriguing question: What happens when the most recognizable characters from some of the greatest American plays of the 20th century suddenly find themselves sharing the same stage? When a mysterious invitation brings Blanche DuBois back to New Orleans, she finds herself once again face-to-face with the smoldering Stanley Kowalski. That would be challenge enough, but they are soon joined by luckless salesman Willy Loman and hard-drinking, hard-fighting couple George and Martha, and suddenly all bets are off. Add a folksy Stage Manager and the comic genius of The Second City team, and the question quickly becomes: Will the American Theatre ever be the same?
 
   
Stars on Ice Apr 29  
Allstate Arena Stars on Ice
 
They amazed you on the ice at the Winter Olympics, and now you can see America's top skaters perform their athletic jumps and dazzling dance moves live. Stars on Ice celebrates the beauty and athleticism of figure skating, bringing you world-class solo performances and stunning ensemble pieces. At the heart of the celebration are America's first Olympic Gold Medal ice dancers Meryl Davis & Charlie White, and Olympic Bronze Medalists Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold and Jeremy Abbott. World Silver Medalists Madison Chock & Evan Bates and World Bronze Medalists Maia & Alex Shibutani also headline this all-star cast. Founded and produced by Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, Stars on Ice is a dramatic spectacle for the whole family, with innovative choreography, great music, stunning costumes and the best ice skaters in the world performing live at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. And with this Goldstar pre-sale offer, you can order tickets before they are available to the general public.
 
   
The King and I Apr 29 - May 22, 2016  
Lyric Opera The King and I
 
Broadway musical favorite The King and I comes to the Civic Opera House in a spectacular production from Lyric Opera of Chicago. One of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most beloved and enduring creations, this multi-award-winning show was most recently the recipient of four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Set in 19th-century Bangkok and inspired by a true story, the show follows Anna, a British widow hired to tutor the King's many children. Although their very different backgrounds initially result in conflict, the sparks set off by their culture clash lead to greater understanding and respect between the two. The King and I features such Broadway classics as "Shall We Dance?," "Getting to Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune" and "Hello, Young Lovers."
 
   
Bloody Haymarket Apr 30 - May 28, 2016  
Irish American Heritage Center Bloody Haymarket
 
On May 4, 1886, Chicago was rocked by the first dynamite bomb thrown in America. 'Bloody Haymarket' allows the audience to witness and actively participate in this riveting part of Chicago history. This epic period piece deals with everything from the struggle for the 8 hour workday, the plight of the immigrant, interracial marriage, a corrupt justice system, police brutality, the concentration of wealth in a few hands, the origin of May Day and an utter disregard of the Constitution of this land.
 
   
The Gospel According To Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord May 6 - Jun 12, 2016  
Northlight Theatre The Gospel According To Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord
 
What do a Founding Father, a Victorian novelist and a Russian revolutionary have in common? Not much, but each of these notoriously great minds was once brazen enough to pen his own Gospel. Brought together, they debate the meaning of life and the nature of God in a whip-smart comedy that illuminates the brilliance, flaws and humor of three unforgettable philosophers. This new play comes from Scott Carter, the Executive Producer/Writer of Real Time with Bill Maher.
 
   
The Village Bike May 6 - Jun 26, 2016  
Profiles Theatre - The Main Stage The Village Bike
 
Becky, newly pregnant yet sexually frustrated, finds her husband is more interested in baby books than her provocative new nightie, so she turns to fantasy created by the old porn stash under the bed. As the summer heats up, Becky takes matters into her own hands by purchasing a used bike meant to burn off energy, but ends up embarking on an adventure much, much further than she ever expected to go.
 
   
Alton Brown Live - Eat Your Science May 7  
Cadillac Palace Theatre Alton Brown Live - Eat Your Science
 
"Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science", the follow-up to the smash "Edible Inevitable" tour, will hit the road in 2016. Fans can expect more comedy, talk show antics, multimedia presentations and music (yes, he sings), but Brown is adding a slew of fresh ingredients including new puppets, songs, bigger and potentially more dangerous experiments and what every cook needs in his kitchen - fire! Brown has a knack for mixing together a perfect base of science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. Critics and fans rave about the interactive fun when Brown invites an audience member on stage to serve as his assistant. This year's show has even more protective ponchos for the first few rows when things get even more messy. According to Alton, "there will be plenty of new therapy inducing opportunities during our audience participation segments. I don't want to give too much away, but we're also going to play a little game with the audience," says Brown.
 
   
Chicago May 10 - May 15, 2016  
Cadillac Palace Theatre Chicago
 
A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. It's also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, including Mexico City, Moscow, Sao Paulo and South Africa. Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.
 
   
Tug Of War: Foreign Fire May 11 - Jun 12, 2016  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Tug Of War: Foreign Fire
 
Foreign Fire is the first installment of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' electrifying adaptation, Tug of War, which distills six Shakespeare plays into two action-packed dramas that trace the rise and fall of kings, and the uncommon courage of common men. In the spirit of addictive epic sagas, like Scandal and House of Cards, tensions build as the origin stories of Shakespeare's most iconic rulers unfold-underscored by stunning staging, live music, surprising poignancy and humor. The adventure begins with England's war with France in Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI, Part 1, and its very personal consequences on all who bear arms. The action continues in Fall 2016 with Tug of War: Civil Strife.
 
   
One Man, Two Guvnors May 12 - Jun 12, 2016  
Court Theatre One Man, Two Guvnors
 
A dazzling and award-winning success from London to Broadway takes the stage at Court for its Midwest Premiere. Set in 1963 on the coast of Brighton and delightfully underscored by a live skiffle band, this hilarious play with music transforms Goldoni's 18th century Comedia dell'Arte classic Servant of Two Masters into modern comedy full of satire and slapstick. Following the success of their partnership on An Iliad, Artistic Director Charles Newell and actor Timothy Edward Kane team up once more for a wildly different and much more light-hearted endeavor. They are joined by Court favorites Elizabeth Ledo (Tartuffe), Hollis Resnik (The Good Book), and Chaon Cross (Proof) for a rollicking jaunt through a swirl of cross-dressing twins, dead fiances, crooked lawyers, and general buffoonery.
 
   
Disney's Beauty and the Beast May 24 - May 29, 2016  
Cadillac Palace Theatre Disney's Beauty and the Beast
 
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Chicago! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Cadillac Palace Theatre!
 
   
I, Malvolio Jun 2 - Jun 5, 2016  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater I, Malvolio
 
I, Malvolio is renowned actor, writer and director Tim Crouch's one-man interpretation of Twelfth Night, as told by Shakespeare's much maligned steward, Malvolio. A story of lost dignity, prudery, practical jokes and bullying, this act of storytelling alchemy draws us deep into the madness of Shakespeare's classic comedy. Following the international success of Tim Crouch's previous works I, Caliban, I, Peaseblossom and I, Banquo, I, Malvolio is a hilarious, and often unsettling, rant from a man "notoriously wronged."
 
   
Hauptmann Jun 3 - Jul 10, 2016  
City Lit Theater Hauptmann
 
On April 3, 1936, Richard Hauptmann was executed for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby. He was innocent. In the moments before his execution, surrounded by guards, he relates his story in flashback. Woven into the telling are Hauptmann's flaws, which makes us unsure we can trust him.
 
   
The House of Bernarda Alba Jun 4 - Jul 23, 2016  
Oracle Theatre The House of Bernarda Alba
 
Company Member and director laura k smith makes her mainstage debut with Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, adapted by Emily Mann. Oracle's production highlights the trap of social pressures faced by women in modern society. In smith's staging, Bernarda Alba's efforts to protect her daughters from society's critique are a terrifying manifestation of the very thing she hopes to escape. Likewise, Poncia's intention of empowering and liberating the daughters from their emotional prison exacerbates their oppression by introducing destructive pressures from the forbidden outside world. As each of the daughters navigates these opposing forces, the youngest, Adela, is thrust into conflict with her sisters and her mother, setting in motion a series of events with a tragic outcome. smith's immersive staging will remind audiences that Lorca's haunting allegory is a living commentary on a world that exists around and within us all.
 
   
The SpongeBob Musical Jun 7 - Jul 3, 2016  
Ford Oriental Theatre The SpongeBob Musical
 
The end is near. Only one sponge can save the day. But he's going to need help from some of the greatest songwriters in rock and pop music history. The SpongeBob Musical will be a one-of-a-kind musical event with original songs by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., with an additional song by David Bowie and additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.
 
   
The Sound Of Music Jun 7 - Jun 19, 2016  
Cadillac Palace Theatre The Sound Of Music
 
"ONE OF THE MOST LOVED MUSICALS OF ALL TIME" - The Stage, London The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, is coming to the Cadillac Palace Theatre. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when "The Sound of Music Live!" aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The Los Angeles Times raves THE SOUND OF MUSIC is "Sparkling, fresh and lively."
 
   
The House That Will Not Stand Jun 10 - Jul 10, 2016  
Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph The House That Will Not Stand
 
Victory Gardens' Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley (An Issue of Blood, The Gospel of Lovingkindness) returns with another stirring portrait of historic America. This time Gardley unearths a story of 1836 New Orleans where free women of color are permitted to enter into common-law marriages with wealthy white men. The home and life that Beartrice has built for herself and three daughters, on a foundation of money, freedom and secrets, threatens to collapse after her husband mysteriously dies. Told through Gardley's signature poetic voice and directed by Chay Yew, The House That Will Not Stand is a powerful and bewitching family drama filled with desire, jealousy, murder and voodoo.
 
   
An Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse Songbook Jun 10 - Jul 31, 2016  
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe An Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse Songbook
 
Celebrating the work of the British songwriting duo that created hits like "What Kind of Fool I Am," "Who Can I Turn To" and "Feeling Good" for the innovative musicals Stop the World - I Want to Get Off and The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd. In addition to writing book, music and lyrics for those two West End and Broadway hits, Newley and Bricusse contributed songs including "The Candy Man" and "Pure Imagination" for the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Newley, who died in 1999, also enjoyed a career as a performer, taking leads in the musicals he co-wrote with Bricusse as well as headlining many concert, nightclub and television appearances. Bricusse wrote music and lyrics for the musical films Doctor Dolittle (winning an Academy Award for "Talk to the Animals"), Scrooge and Goodbye, Mr. Chips as well as lyrics for the stage musicals Victor/Victoria and Jekyll and Hyde.
 
   
The Ben Hecht Show Jun 10 - Jul 17, 2016  
Grippo Stage Company at Piven Theatre The Ben Hecht Show
 
The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Začek. Based on Ben Hecht's books A Guide For the Bedevilled and A Child Of the Century, in which Hecht confronts his own identity as an American Jew in the wake of the Nazi Holocaustc
 
   
Company Jun 15 - Jul 24, 2016  
Writers Theatre Company
 
It's Bobby's 35th birthday and he's still single, trying to find a way to have a serious relationship, without a serious commitment. But as his friends-all couples at different stages in their marriages-impose their unique perspectives of relationship function and dysfunction on him over the course of a hilarious series of dinners and cocktail hours, Bobby is forced to consider relaxing his determined grip on bachelorhood and begin exploring one of life's greatest questions-what does it mean to be alive? Winner of seven Tony Awards, Company is a witty, sophisticated and deeply honest look at contemporary relationships. Featuring some of Stephen Sondheim's best known songs, including "Side by Side by Side," "Marry Me a Little" and "Being Alive," this brilliant musical comedy is considered a true masterpiece by one of the finest composers of our time.
 
   
The Seedbed Jun 15 - Jul 17, 2016  
Redtwist Theatre The Seedbed
 
A budding young woman of 18, Maggie feels compelled to leave Ireland in order to avoid a family upheaval. Upon returning from Amsterdam, Maggie brings her new fiance, Mick, thinking she is safely buffered by her imminent marriage to a very nice man--who is older than her parents, and about whom her parents are far from happy.
 
   
Man of La Mancha Jun 22 - Aug 14, 2016  
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire Man of La Mancha
 
One of the world's most popular musicals, MAN OF LA MANCHA tells of the adventures of a delusional Spanish knight who sallies forth on a quest to restore chivalry to the world, claim his lady love and dare to dream "The Impossible Dream".
 
   
Between Riverside and Crazy Jun 23 - Aug 21, 2016  
Steppenwolf Theatre Between Riverside and Crazy
 
Ex-cop “Pops” Washington and his ex-con son Junior are barely holding on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments in Manhattan. Pops has his hands (not to mention his apartment) full as he navigates a steady stream of sketchy houseguests and sweats out the impending verdict on his law suit against the police department. A celebration of the glorious contradictions that make up human nature, this rowdy dark comedy looks at the slippery nature of justice, and the grit it takes to finally move on.
 
   
The Book Of Mormon Jun 28 - Aug 14, 2016  
Bank of America Theatre The Book Of Mormon
 
THE BOOK OF MORMON is the Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of "South Park," and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes THE BOOK OF MORMON, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time." Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, THE BOOK OF MORMON Chicago is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Don't miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century." Don't miss THE BOOK OF MORMON Chicago.