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For The Record: Dear John Hughes Mar 5 - Mar 15, 2015  
Broadway Playhouse For The Record: Dear John Hughes
 
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of The Breakfast Club, the John Hughes classic which epitomizes one of the most influential pop cultural contributions of our time and changed the way many young people looked at everything from class to friendship, love to sex and fashion to music. These themes are explored throughout "For The Record Presents Dear John Hughes" by this 'brat pack' for the modern age that includes leading talent from stage, the recording world and screen as well as rising stars - all embodying iconic movie characters and giving them new musical voices. The immersive concert mash-up, where iconic music and moments from the John Hughes' movies spring to life with an epic new wave inspired soundtrack, includes songs such as Don't You Forget About Me, We Are Not Alone, If You Leave, Pretty In Pink, If You Were Here, True as well as classic moments like Danke Shoen, Twist And Shout, Try A Little Tenderness and many more.
 
   
Lone Star and Laundry and Bourbon Mar 5 - Apr 19, 2015  
Oil Lamp Theater Lone Star and Laundry and Bourbon
 
This Spring, Glenview's Oil Lamp Theater is pleased to present two plays depicting life in a sleepy Texas town. Lone Star and Laundry and Bourbon, by James McLure, both seem to show us a simpler life, but the slow-burning drama that simmers under the surface eventually bubbles up and we are shown a more complicated story.
 
   
Getting Punched with Punch and Judy Mar 5 - Mar 26, 2015  
The Public House Theatre Getting Punched with Punch and Judy
 
We all have bad days. It’s not easy being human, after all. But there are two puppets that want to help. Punch and Judy, two of Chicago’s most empathetic puppets, are banding together with storytellers and comedians to take the most WTF moments of your life off of your shoulders, like confronting bullies or enduring breakups. To give you some much-needed catharsis, they will take stories from the audience and relive them through “The Nightmare,” structured like “The Dream” at the close of iO’s Harold shows. Make sure you start your weekend free and clear by spending Thursday nights with Punch and Judy.
 
   
Dead Broads Yapping Mar 5 - Mar 26, 2015  
The Public House Theatre Dead Broads Yapping
 
Last year, the ghosts of three of history’s most influential, enigmatic women mounted a “The View”-style talk show, entertaining such guests as Henry VIII, Mark Twain and Teddy Roosevelt (now a series regular). Now, Jackie O., Joan of Arc and Amelia Earhart are back and yappier than ever, ready to play with historical figures and offer their individual views on our current news and trends.
 
   
Jesus Christ Superstar Mar 6 - Apr 12, 2015  
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe Jesus Christ Superstar
 
An intimate re-imaging of the classic rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" acoustic and unplugged!
 
   
Scenes From An Execution Mar 6 - Mar 29, 2015  
Runcible Theatre Company at Royal George Theatre Scenes From An Execution
 
1571. Venice has won an overwhelming victory in The Battle of Lepanto. The artist and sensualist Galactia is chosen to commemorate the triumph; instead, she fills a staggering one thousand square feet of canvas with violence, suffering and death. Another battle ensues between artist and state, with Galactia unremitting in the face of extreme adversity.
 
   
Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure Mar 6 - Mar 8, 2015  
Rosemont Theatre Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure
 
In this original storyline, Mickey and Minnie lead the audience on an exciting adventure that will have families rooting for their favorite pirate Jake and Disney's first little girl princess Sofia. Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure Presented by YoKids begins with a special interactive pre-show featuring the loveable 6-year-old doctor to toys and stuffed animals, Doc McStuffins. Children and their parents will sing the "I Feel Better" song along with Doc as she provides tender love and care.
 
   
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Mar 6 - Mar 15, 2015  
Auditorium Theatre Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
 
"Some of the most bravura dancers on the planet," raves the Chicago Sun-Times. For 45 years, the Auditorium Theatre has been Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Chicago home, and we are thrilled to welcome back the company hailed as America's Cultural Ambassador to the World. Bringing new Chicago premieres, as well as classic favorites, Ailey's 10 performance run will be another highlight of the 125 anniversary season.
 
   
Traces Mar 6 - Mar 28, 2015  
Jackalope Theatre Company at The Frontier Traces
 
Twenty-something Chicagoan Jenny embarks on a quest after a fateful encounter with charming, mysterious Tom. Fantasy merges with reality as she journeys across the Windy City, and her hazy memories give way to difficult questions. An urban Faerie tale inspired by the Scottish folk ballad Tam Lin.
 
   
Two Trains Running Mar 7 - Apr 12, 2015  
Goodman Theatre Two Trains Running
 
The civil rights movement is sweeping across Pittsburgh's Hill District in 1969-but the promise of a better tomorrow hasn't quite reached all the city's residents. Folks gather daily at Memphis Lee's once-prosperous diner to gossip about the neighborhood, blighted by the missteps of urban renewal and decimated by crime and poverty, and dream about the future. Memphis must decide if he should allow the government to take over his building or sell it to a ruthless businessman.
 
   
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Mar 8 - Apr 7, 2015  
Strawdog Theatre 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
 
Did you know the title of Jules Verne's novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea refers to the length of the voyage undertaken by the Nautilus, and not the actual depth? Good thing, because 20,000 leagues is actually six times the diameter of the earth. The Nautilus took quite the journey, traveling the seven seas under the command of the enigmatic Captain Nemo and battling sea monsters along the way. Verne's book is regarded as one of the greatest adventure stories of all time, and you can join the voyage at Chicago's Strawdog Theatre in this daring new musical adaptation of the historic work.
 
   
The Illusionists - Witness The Impossible Mar 10 - Mar 22, 2015  
Cadillac Palace Theatre The Illusionists - Witness The Impossible
 
This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has dazzled audiences of all ages. Creative Producer Simon Painter said, "We can't wait to bring this electrifying show to Broadway for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage."
 
   
The Full Monty Mar 10 - Apr 12, 2015  
Kokandy Productions at Theater Wit The Full Monty
 
Based on the Fox movie of the same name, the hit musical THE FULL MONTY tells the story of a group of unemployed American male steel-mill workers who venture into stripping to provide for their families. In the process, they learn to let go of prejudices, insecurities, and even their self-definitions –baring their hearts and souls as much as their skins.
 
   
An Evening with C.S. Lewis Mar 12 - Apr 12, 2015  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre An Evening with C.S. Lewis
 
C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford and they are about to be treated to his compelling fireside manner, the engaging warmth of his humor and the tender story of a man who found romance in his fifties. As one of the most influential thinkers of the day, he recalls the people and events that served to inspire his thought and shape his life. With an Off Broadway run scheduled for the Spring of 2016, An Evening with C.S. Lewis has proved again and again to be an enthralling theatrical experience. Discover the insights of a man whose collected works made him a literary giant of the 20th Century. Join British actor David Payne in his remarkable portrayal of the highly-revered author who gave us the Narnia Chronicles.
 
   
Outside Mullingar Mar 13 - Apr 19, 2015  
Northlight Theatre Outside Mullingar
 
Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, oblivious to the longing of his neighbor Rosemary, who hopelessly pines for him as the years slip away. With Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary fears romantic catastrophe. These two eccentric souls scramble their way towards happiness in a compassionate, delightful tale of how surprising love can be.
 
   
Genius Mar 13 - May 3, 2015  
Profiles Theatre - The Alley Stage Genius
 
Genius examines the secrets and alliances of two creative couples from different generations who find their lives changed forever one evening after an electric dinner party. Joel, a once highly regarded painter turned museum director caught in the midst of a very public indiscretion and his wife Sara, a formally famous journalist, venture to Brooklyn for dinner with their new friends Peter and Chelsea, a young filmmaking couple with rising careers and a baby on the way. After an evening riddled with illuminating discoveries, deceptions and perhaps too much wine, each couple deconstructs the evening's events as they grapple with their own uncertain futures. Using a constantly shifting timeline, playwright Kate Walbert turns her kaleidoscopic lens on two marriages battered by urgent ambitions.
 
   
Today We Escape: Plays Inspired by Ok Computer Mar 13 - Apr 4, 2015  
Tympanic Theatre Company at The Den Theatre Today We Escape: Plays Inspired by Ok Computer
 
Tympanic dares you to brave The Den and explore several dystopias with us for the final show in our eighth season: TODAY WE ESCAPE: Plays Inspired by OK COMPUTER. Enter a sterilized future inspired by one of the most haunting - and touching - albums ever recorded.
 
   

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