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Frindle Feb 4 - Feb 13, 2015  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Frindle
 
Nick and his friends think that Language Arts class is the worst! A plan to get out of having homework backfires as Mrs. Granger, their teacher, assigns Nick the task of finding out where words come from. Nick, a creative and imaginative student, decides to make up his own word. Nick will get everyone in class to call a pen…a frindle! Nick’s new word takes on a life of its’ own and spreads so far even Nick can’t stop the world from using his new word. Recommended for grades 3-6.
 
   
Bates: An 80s Musical 'Psycho' Parody Feb 4 - Feb 28, 2015  
The Public House Theatre Bates: An 80s Musical 'Psycho' Parody
 
"Bates: An 80s Musical 'Psycho' Parody" is a twisted love story opening just in time for Valentine's Day! So audiences who want something a little more heart-pounding can get their fix with the sweet-faced serial killer who embodies the saying, "A boy's first love is his mother."
 
   
Red Feb 4 - Mar 8, 2015  
Redtwist Theatre Red
 
Master abstract expressionist painter, Mark Rothko, is at the top of his game, landing the biggest commission in the history of modern art: murals for the world-famous Four Seasons restaurant in New York City. What follows is an electrifying dissection of a brilliant mind as it navigates the myriad challenges of the artistic process, an assertive young assistant, and the artist's own ego-all at the apex of Rothko's career. This vivid, Tony Award-winning play tackles the mystery: what is art...and how is it created?
 
   
Us Feb 4 - Feb 25, 2015  
The Public House Theatre Us
 
Women are undeniably complex. "Us" is the story of a woman who must navigate difficult relationships throughout one very bad day, from negotiating with her mother to interacting with strangers to a nail-biting conflict with her cat. Through the art of narrative sketch, comedy duo Julie Andrews is taking audiences along for an honest, sensitive ride through the hearts of an average, human female.
 
   
Marie Antoinette Feb 5 - May 10, 2015  
Steppenwolf Theatre Marie Antoinette
 
Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi's contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France's love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death.
 
   
First Date Feb 5 - Mar 29, 2015  
Royal George Theatre First Date
 
When blind date newbie Aaron (Charlie Lubeck, The Glee Project, Season 2) is set up with serial-dater Casey (Dana Parker), a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron's inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?
 
   
Music Hall Feb 5 - Mar 8, 2015  
Tuta Theatre at The Den Theatre Music Hall
 
A funny and deeply moving story of three fading cabaret performers who act, sing, and dance every night, MUSIC HALL explores the vulnerability of the life of a theater artist and what it takes to endure it year after year.
 
   
Fit To Be Tied Feb 5 - Mar 15, 2015  
Benevolent Theatre at Angel Island Theater Fit To Be Tied
 
Arloc Simpson is fabulously wealthy but desperately lonely, living in solitary life for many years. Wrestling with the idea of his own mortality after having just read the obituary of a former lover in the paper. Arloc goes for a walk...a very long walk. And meets a stranger, Boyd, who he believes may be the great love of his life. A runaway with no family, Boyd works as an angel at Radio City's Christmas Spectacular. Somewhat smitten of this angel, and after only one drink, Arloc can't find it in himself to part with Boyd, and let his last chance for happiness escape. So he kidnaps him. At that moment, Arloc's mother, Nessa descends upon him.
 
   
Samsara Feb 6 - Mar 8, 2015  
Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Samsara
 
Americans Katie and Craig are having a baby with Suraiya, a surrogate from India. As all three "parents" anxiously await the baby's due date, Katie and Suraiya are attacked by flights of their imagination: a seductive Frenchman and a sharp-tongued fetus. Originally developed at Victory Gardens' IGNITION New Play Festival in 2012, this smart world premiere comedy takes us on a hilarious and highly theatrical journey into 21st century parenthood and modern-day colonialism.
 
   
A Kid Like Jake Feb 6 - Mar 15, 2015  
About Face Theatre at The Greenhouse Theater Center A Kid Like Jake
 
Alexandra and Greg's intelligent and precocious four year-old son Jake is a leading candidate for enrollment in one of Manhattan's top kindergarten programs. But when attention turns to his passion for Cinderella and dress-up, Jake's gender non-conforming behavior becomes a lightning rod, calling into question assumptions about gender, class, education and acceptance through the lens of 21st century parenting.
 
   
Sondheim on Sondheim Feb 6 - Mar 15, 2015  
Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773 Sondheim on Sondheim
 
"The words "intellectual" and "Broadway musical" were seldom mentioned in the same breath until the era of Stephen Sondheim," said The New York Times. Sondheim on Sondheim delves into this era and is the final say on this unparalleled body of work with an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words and music. Featuring new arrangements of more than two-dozen Sondheim songs, ranging from the beloved to the obscure, interspersed with filmed commentary by the composer himself, Sondheim on Sondheim reveals fascinating details about his life and his art.
 
   
Greenroom Improv Feb 6 - Dec 4, 2015  
Hemmens Cultural Center Greenroom Improv
 
Imagine an hour and a half of complete improvisation, a la Whose Line is it Anyway? GreenRoom’s improvisers take audience suggestions and true-life audience stories and turn them into hilarious theatre pieces right before their eyes! With competing improv teams, improvised songs and audience members on stage, this clean, high-energy show brings the laughs to The Hemmens. Oh, and did we mention there’s live music?
 
   
The Trial of Moses Fleetwood Walker Feb 7 - Mar 15, 2015  
Black Ensemble Theater The Trial of Moses Fleetwood Walker
 
When you ask who was the first Black major league baseball player most people would say,"Jackie Robinson"- and most people would be wrong. The first Black baseball player was Moses Fleetwood Walker and he played for the Toledo Blue Stocking in 1884 in the major leagues. However this is not a story about baseball. This is the trial of a Black man who was as popular in his time as Michael Jordan is in ours. Moses is accused of murdering a white man in a time when Blacks were traditionally lynched without a trial for far less crimes such as looking directly in the eyes of a white man. This is a powerful true story and speaks directly to the mission of the Black Ensemble Theater-to eradicate racism.
 
   
James and the Giant Peach Feb 7 - Mar 15, 2015  
Filament Theatre James and the Giant Peach
 
Things couldn't get worse for poor James Henry Trotter. Due to a freak rhinoceros accident in the marketplace that left him orphaned, James has been forced to live as a servant for his two cruel aunties, Sponge and Spiker. But when a mysterious man appears with the ingredients to make all James's wishes comes true, James finds himself inside the pit of a giant peach with an unexpected group of insect friends and a great adventure ahead! Filament Theatre uses music, puppets, and circus feats to create this imaginative retelling of Roald Dahl's whimsical classic.
 
   
The Importance of Being Earnest Feb 7 - Mar 2, 2015  
ShawChicago at Ruth Page Center For Arts The Importance of Being Earnest
 
The Importance of Being Earnest is a delightful comedy of mistaken identity. The play ridicules propriety and etiquette in Victorian society's strict moral code. Men-about-town Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their secret philandering - not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen's mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell. Earnest is Oscar Wilde at his wittiest.
 
   
John Lithgow: Stories by Heart Feb 7  
Paramount Theatre John Lithgow: Stories by Heart
 
John Lithgow is a Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner; a TV star, movie star and theater star; and a New York Times best-selling author. Now see him like you've never seen him before in his funny, touching one-man theatrical memoir, John Lithgow: Stories by Heart.
 
   
Tannhauser Feb 9 - Mar 6, 2015  
Lyric Opera Tannhauser
 
In Richard Wagner's epic opera, the renegade Tannhäuser is lured into the erotic realm of the love goddess Venus. There he luxuriates in lust and a host of sinful pleasures. But finally it's all too much and he longs to return home to Elisabeth, the chaste young woman who loves him, despite the grief he's caused. Desperate for absolution, Tannhäuser joins his fellow pilgrims, journeying to Rome to ask forgiveness for his sins. But once you've been to the Venusberg, you can never truly leave. Sir Andrew Davis, the Lyric Opera's principal conductor, is on the podium guiding today's most lauded Tannhäuser, tenor Johan Botha. It's a performance filled with both sensuality and majestic power, featuring the opera's famous overture and the frenzied bacchanal with its sexy ballet.
 
   

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