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Honeymoon in Vegas Aug 23 - Oct 15, 2017  
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire Honeymoon in Vegas
The New York Times raves Honeymoon In Vegas is "a real-live, old fashioned, deeply satisfying Broadway musical in a way few new shows are anymore!" Based on the classic 1992 film comedy, this is the hilarious story of commitment-phobe Jack, his not-so-patient girlfriend Betsy, and a professional gambler named Tommy. Featuring a book by Andrew Bergman (who wrote and directed the original film) and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, this is a musical comedy in the Golden Age tradition, with gags, gams and great tunes.
Rock of Ages Aug 24 - Oct 15, 2017  
Drury Lane- Oakbrook Rock of Ages
We can't fight this feelin' anymore! Rock back to a time of big egos, big guitar solos, and even bigger hair with Rock of Ages. Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages features 28 classic 80s hits from legendary artists Bon Jovi, Journey, Styx, Pat Benatar, Poison, REO Speedwagon and more. Audiences will have "Nothin' but a Good Time" as they jam out to reimagined renditions and mash-ups of "Don't Stop Believin,'" "Here I Go Again," "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "The Final Countdown," and other rock favorites in this Regional Premiere. Set during the tail end of the big, bad 1980s, Rock of Ages follows aspiring rock star Drew and small-town girl Sherri as they fight to save Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Don't miss a musical so awesome, you'll want to rock out again and again!
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit At Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center Of New York City Aug 24 - Sep 23, 2017  
The Den Theatre A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit At Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center Of New York City
A foul-mouthed twenty-something comedienne and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life's biggest challenges... while making some of the world's most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other when all they really want to do is run away?
The Tragedy of He-Manlet, Prince of Eternia Aug 24 - Sep 10, 2017  
New Millennium Theatre Company at Stage 773 The Tragedy of He-Manlet, Prince of Eternia
As this merry Shakespearean parody by Adam Rosowicz opens at Stage 773, something is rotten in the state of Eternia. The king has been killed, and it's up to Prince Adam to seek justice or lose the figure of action! It's Shakespeare meets Saturday morning cartoons in a brand-new iambic pentameter adventure that begs the question; "To He, or not to He?" brought to Chicago by New Millennium Theatre Company.
Bard Dogs: The Unwritten Works of Shakespeare Aug 25 - Sep 23, 2017  
Cornservatory Bard Dogs: The Unwritten Works of Shakespeare
The show is a fantastically fresh take on the immortal Bard's poetry. Each show, the women and men of Part Dog will pen the first and last draft of an all new, unbelievable play that Shakespeare never wrote, but he definitely would have loved. The beautiful language Willy is known for is played with punk-rock energy and enthusiasm, creating an improvised show that will thrill scholars and knaves alike. Grab your flagon of ale and BYOB to this comedy of errors!
Bonnie and Clyde Aug 27 - Oct 15, 2017  
Kokandy Productions at Theater Wit Bonnie and Clyde
It was once said of Bonnie and Clyde, "They're young. They're in love. They kill people." Now you can add a fourth description to this infamous his-and-her gangster team: They sing. Composed by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde), with lyrics by Academy Award winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard), Bonnie & Clyde weaves rockabilly, blues and gospel music into the story of how two small-time nobodies in West Texas became America's most notorious, alluring and fearless folk heroes. From the company that brought you the smash hits Heathers and The Wiz comes this Tony-nominated tale of love, adventure and crime at Chicago's Theater Wit.
Rhinoceros Aug 28 - Sep 16, 2017  
Eclectic Full Contact Theatre Company in Collaboration with THEatre HEIST at West Lakeview Rhinoceros
A businessman and his prominent family are on a destructive stampede, and recruiting others to join in their annihilation of their own town. Will the town #resist, or fall victim to the crush of a hostile takeover disguised as a social movement? Terrifying isolation meets explosive laughter in this cautionary comedy about the dangers of impending populism, mob mentality, and complacency in the face of a totalitarian takeover. This unfortunately timely dark comedy takes place in a world very similar to our own.
The Civility of Albert Cashier Aug 31 - Oct 15, 2017  
Stage 773 The Civility of Albert Cashier
This true story, set between 1862 and 1915, tells the astonishing, "timely, essential, insightful" and true story of "an amazing figure from [our] history" (The Windy City Times). In The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier, Albert Cashier is a Civil War soldier with a secret that resonates with today's modern world. Detailing the soldier's life fighting in more than 40 engagements during the Civil War, the musical follows Cashier through retirement and the onset of dementia, when a life-long secret was discovered: That Albert was born Jennifer Hodgers. Causing an uproar in the small southern Illinois community where Cashier lived, Cashier was prosecuted for impersonating a soldier, requiring fellow soldiers to return once again after 60 years to detail Albert's heroism and life.
Muthaland Aug 31 - Oct 7, 2017  
16th Street Theater at Berwyn Cultural Center Muthaland
The life of a young Indian-American woman is forever changed when, on a retreat to her homeland, she unearths family secrets, encounters a prophet, and ultimately discovers her own voice within a culture of silence. The familiar and the foreign swap roles in Minita Gandhi's true story of a quest for love, the fight for truth, and what happens when your mom finds your vibrator.
One Thousand Words Aug 31 - Sep 17, 2017  
Theater Faction at Theater Wit One Thousand Words
Old Warren Johnson enjoys his solitude and secrets. When a reporter shows up on his doorstep with an old torn photograph, his past wounds open and he is forced to confront the deep dark secrets he thought he buried in the old mining town years ago. As the journalist further investigates, the story unravels revealing Mr. Johnson's tales of war, death, dreams, and forbidden love. Reliving his past, we fall into a time where certain relationships are still too taboo to whisper about and happiness has an imposed outline for success. Through his stories we see Warren follow his dreams and fight for his heart and country despite the odds against him. After the war, he returns home to find that time doesn't stand still and life forces people to abandon what they believe in order to survive. As he records Warren's story, the journalist discovers for himself what honest sacrifice and pure love mean, leaving with much more than his assigned one-thousand-word story.
United Flight 232 Sep 1 - Oct 21, 2017  
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre United Flight 232
The House Theatre of Chicago announces the return of the 2016 Joseph Jefferson award-winning show for "Best Production of a Play (midsize)," adapted and directed by Vanessa Stalling+, United Flight 232. On July 19, 1989, a DC-10 headed for O'Hare with 296 aboard is paralyzed mid-air. For 44 minutes, the aircraft descended towards an emergency landing and crashed at Sioux City Gateway airport. To the astonishment of all who witnessed the event, 184 of 296 passengers and crew survived. Drawing on the interviews and research conducted by Evanston author Laurence Gonzales for his critically acclaimed book, Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival this award-winning original play, United Flight 232, is a reflection on how to comprehend tragedy and celebrate human ingenuity in the face of overwhelming challenges.
Deirdre Of The Sorrows Sep 1 - Oct 15, 2017  
City Lit Theater Deirdre Of The Sorrows
Synge's final masterpiece is a dramatization of the ancient Irish legend of Deirdre, foretold at birth to become the most beautiful woman in Ireland and therefore betrothed as an infant to the King of Ulster. Now grown, she rejects the arranged marriage and flees Ireland with her lover, the great warrior Naisi. City Lit's production will be the play's first Chicago production since that of the legendary Chicago Little Theatre in 1917.
Coriolanus Sep 1 - Sep 16, 2017  
Commission Theatre at Flat Iron Arts Building Coriolanus
The war is over and Caius Marcius has returned home a hero. Having conquered the battlefield, he now begins his rapid ascent to the heights of political power. But as his disdain for his fellow citizens festers, his loyalty is called into question. A powerful examination of democracy in turmoil, CORIOLANUS asks the question: how far would you go for your country?
The Invisible Scarlet O'Neil Sep 2 - Oct 14, 2017  
Babes With Blades at Factory Theater The Invisible Scarlet O'Neil
It's the 1940s, and the late Dr. O'Neil's former lab assistant Evanna Keil (Elizabeth MacDougald) is desperate to perfect her mind-controlling Ruby Red Lipstick before selling it to the KGB. The ensuing mayhem threatens everything Dr. O'Neil has worked for, and everything his daughter, Scarlet, holds dear. Can Scarlet save her deceased father's reputation, his scientific collaborators, and their military secrets while also rescuing her kidnapped landlady, a young prodigy, a small dog, the gals at the City News and all of Chicago - if not the world? It's The Invisible Scarlet O'Neil to the rescue.
Our Great Tchaikovsky Sep 6 - Oct 1, 2017  
Royal George Theatre Our Great Tchaikovsky
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was not simply one of Russia's greatest composers -- he's widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. Renowned for world famous compositions like Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and countless ferocious and brilliant symphonies, Tchaikovsky died mysteriously at the age of 53, only nine days after conducting the premiere of his enigmatic Symphony No. 6.
Our Town Sep 6 - Oct 8, 2017  
Redtwist Theatre Our Town
A Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece of the 20th century is brought lovingly into the 21st century. Redtwist Associate Artistic Director James Fleming directs an intimate production of this American classic as a love letter to Chicago's many communities and a reminder that life's most ordinary moments are often the most profound. Featuring company members Adam Bitterman, Johnny Garcia, Jacqueline Grandt, and Brian Parry
The Rembrandt Sep 7 - Nov 5, 2017  
Steppenwolf Theatre The Rembrandt
When a museum guard decides to touch a famous Rembrandt painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues. Spanning centuries of human experience, Jessica Dickey's The Rembrandt movingly explores the power of creative expression and the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of love and beauty, reminding us that though our beliefs may die with the sound of our voice, it's the love we share-and the art that love inspires-that finds eternity.

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