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Krampus! Oct 31 - Dec 13, 2016  
Ghostlight Ensemble at Underground Wonder Bar Krampus!
Mrs. Murray is looking forward to one final Christmas together as a family before her eldest daughter takes off to New York City with her boyfriend. And what could be more perfect than spending the holiday with her bickering family in a remote cabin in the Wisconsin woods during a snowstorm with a Christmas demon on the loose? Nothing says Christmas like abject fear.
Graeme Of Thrones Nov 1 - Nov 13, 2016  
Broadway Playhouse Graeme Of Thrones
In this critically-acclaimed theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms, direct from sold out shows in London's West End, avid 'Thrones' fan Graeme just wants to recreate his favorite fantasy saga on stage - aided and abetted by his best friend Paul and the girl he used to fancy at school - Bryony. He doesn't quite have the same budget as the TV show, or as many cast members, or the performance skill required, but he's sure George RR Martin would approve - and that's what matters. But when news reaches them that an influential theatrical producer is in the building, Graeme decides that this could be his big break - as long as nothing goes wrong...
Chick Flick the Musical Nov 1 - Jan 29, 2017  
Royal George Theatre Chick Flick the Musical
Chick Flick the Musical delivers an evening of heartfelt female friendship and empowerment wrapped in the iconic conventions of chick flicks. With a cast of four and a live band, this original, 90-minute, no-intermission musical is the perfect girls' night out. Described in testimonials as "everything you loved about Friends mixed with everything you loved about Sex and the City," Chick Flick the Musical shows us characters and friendships that are both inspirational and aspirational -- audiences feel like they are watching themselves and their friends on stage.
Moon Shot: A Race to Space Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2016  
Chicago Children's Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts Moon Shot: A Race to Space
Seven actors squeeze onto a 21 square-foot stage nearly as tight as NASA's original Mercury capsules to recreate the story of America's Apollo 11 lunar landing. With only their bodies and voices, the astounding troupe portrays humanity's incredible journey into the unknown. From the Cold War to Sputnik, from Yuri Gagarin to Neil Armstrong, this action-packed show brings comedy and high-stakes drama in its depiction of the Space Race, one of the most daring times of human exploration. Moon Shot: A Race to Space will captivate the imaginations of young and old alike in its brave voyage at Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago.
No Exit Nov 1 - Nov 9, 2016  
Midnight Summit Ensemble at Gorilla Tango Theatre No Exit
Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. The irony of this hell is that its torture is not of the rack and fire, but of the burning humiliation of each soul as it is stripped of its pretenses by the cruel curiosity of the damned. Here the soul is shorn of secrecy, and even the blackest deeds are mercilessly exposed to the fierce light of hell. It is an eternal torment.
Fun Home Nov 2 - Nov 13, 2016  
Ford Oriental Theatre Fun Home
One of the most groundbreaking productions ever to hit Broadway, FUN HOME is the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME features music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and direction by Sam Gold, whose work on this production earned them the 2015 Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book and Best Direction. FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family - her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father - that connect with her in surprising new ways. Chicago Tribune raves "Exquisite. An emotional powerhouse that never lets you out of its embrace for a moment." The New York Times exclaims "The best new musical to open this season. A rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway. FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up, and will never be able to leave. WE'RE HOME."
Rutherford's Travels Nov 2 - Dec 4, 2016  
Pegasus Theatre at Chicago Dramatists Rutherford's Travels
Rutherford's Travels connects to contemporary issues as the protagonist is an educated, but fatherless youth. Though seeking independence, Calhoun gets trapped in gangster life. His journey aboard a slave ship forces him to confront history and his own inner demons. This is a perfect show for book clubs, history lovers, maritime buffs, and adventure seekers of all ages. Group and student pricing available.
Marvelous Madeleines Nov 2 - Nov 27, 2016  
Three Cat Productions at Berger Park Coach House Marvelous Madeleines
Step into an alternate reality where it's legal for companies to marry each other, but frowned upon when individuals attempt to wed. In the farcical new comedy Marvelous Madeleines, the adulterous French cake enterprise in the title seeks holy matrimony with the teenage fantasy-fulfilling National Cookies company. It's a match made in corporate heaven, and you better believe a wee little baby company is on the way. Watch the sparks fly at the Coach House in Chicago's Berger Park.
Crazy for You Nov 3 - Jan 8, 2017  
Drury Lane- Oakbrook Crazy for You
Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the romantic Gershwin musical Crazy for You follows Bobby Child, a New York banker with a craving for show business, who is sent to foreclose on a theatre in a small mining town. After falling in love with a local girl, Polly, he vows to put on a show to save the failing theatre. Crazy For You brings new life to memorable Gershwin tunes like "I Can't Be Bothered Now," "I Got Rhythm," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," and "Someone to Watch Over Me." Audiences will enjoy a vivacious night filled with mistaken identity, plot twists, and fabulous dance numbers perfect for the whole family.
The Little Flower of East Orange Nov 3 - Dec 18, 2016  
Eclipse Theatre Company at Athenaeum Theatre The Little Flower of East Orange
When Therese Marie arrives in the emergency room of a small hospital in the Bronx suffering from hypothermia and in shock, no one there knows her story. To the doctors and nurses, she is just another abandoned elderly woman who can't even tell them her name. But Therese Marie's dementia is not all that it seems. And when her prodigal son, Danny, returns to New York, Therese Marie must fight to maintain her dignity in light of her son's insistence on confronting the ugly secrets of their past. In this unconventional family drama, Stephen Adly Guirgis gives us a mother and son who must face a long family legacy of abuse in order to find the true meaning of grace.
Dirty Butterfly Nov 3 - Dec 10, 2016  
Halcyon Theatre at Christ Lutheran Church Dirty Butterfly
dirty butterfly follows Jason and Amelia as they continue to learn about Jo, their mutual neighbors' dark and compelling world. Through paper thin walls, fragments of all three lives come to light causing a blur of voyeuristic confessions and confrontations of the violence they cannot escape.
I Am My Own Wife Nov 4 - Dec 10, 2016  
About Face Theatre at Theater Wit I Am My Own Wife
I Am My Own Wife is based on the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf (born Lothar Berfelde) who, against all odds, hid from the Nazi and Communist regimes in East Berlin in plain sight dressed a woman. About Face's new production will frame Charlotte's story through a transgender lens, celebrating transvisibility through the life story of one of the most fascinating transgender women in historical record.
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead Nov 4 - Dec 4, 2016  
Eclectic Theatre at Athenaeum Theatre Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
When CB's dog dies from rabies, he begins to question the existence of an afterlife. However, CB's best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation, his sister has gone goth, his ex-girlfriend has been institutionalized and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of guidance or comfort. A run-in with an artistic kid -- the target of this group's bullying -- offers CB peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that's both haunting and hopeful at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two in Chicago.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Out Of This World Nov 4 - Nov 27, 2016  
Allstate Arena and United Center Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Out Of This World
Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World. Audiences will take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. Through the lens of a magic telescope, Out Of This World transports your entire family on an unforgettable journey as the circus Star Seeker battles to bring the most spectacular and talented performers back to Earth after years in outer space. Children of all ages will be amazed by the cosmic voyage as you discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and humorous clowns.
At Allstate Arena from Nov 4 - Nov 13
At United Center from Nov 17 - Nov 27
End of the Rainbow Nov 4 - Dec 4, 2016  
Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773 End of the Rainbow
It's December 1968 and Judy Garland (Angela Ingersoll) is about to make her comeback... again. In a London hotel room, with both her new fiance (Kyle Hatley) and her adoring accompanist (Jon Steinhagen), Garland struggles to get 'beyond the rainbow' with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit. Featuring many of Garland's most memorable songs, this savagely funny play with music offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American popular culture.
Shrewish Nov 4 - Nov 20, 2016  
Artemisia at Edge Theatre Shrewish
Adapted and directed by Barbara Zahora, SHREWISH is a sexy romp through a wild night, as street-smart sweethearts pull the ultimate gender "switcheroo." Petruchio, a woman of color, tames Kate, a man, with a little hustle from her shady, beautiful crew. Shakespeare's battle of the sexes takes on a whole new meaning with a terrific cast featuring Dan Wilson, India Gurley, Savanna Rae, Danielle Davis, Veronda Carey and Mary Ann de la Cruz playing multiple roles.
Cosmic Events Are Upon Us Nov 4 - Nov 26, 2016  
Waltzing Mechanics at Ebenezer Lutheran Church Cosmic Events Are Upon Us
After the Romanovs were toppled and replaced by the Soviet Union, they were reviled as oppressors of their people and upholders of an outmoded oligarchy. But they didn't start that way. Cosmic Events takes the audience on a staggering journey alongside the Romanovs as they stumble through leading a country, gaining the trust of their people, losing a World War, abdicating the throne, and living in confinement.

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