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Tomorrow Morning Jul 9 - Aug 28, 2016  
Kokandy Productions at Theater Wit Tomorrow Morning
 
Tomorrow Morning follows two couples, separated by time, both preparing for a monumental day ahead. When morning comes, twenty-somethings John and Kat will marry and embark upon a new life, while older couple Jack and Catherine will sign their divorce papers. Trouble is, is anyone really sure they're doing the right thing? Tomorrow Morning is about the uncertainty of impending change and ultimately, the redeeming power of love.
 
   
Eroica Jul 9 - Aug 7, 2016  
Azusa Productions at Redtwist Theatre Eroica
 
EROICA follows a family in small town U.S.A. during the Vietnam War. Victor, the town's former high school basketball star, has faked a medical condition to avoid the military draft. His wife Sally, unaware of her husband's secret, leads a letter writing campaign to U.S. troops thanking them for their service. Victor's physically disabled sister Grace, a nun, takes part in anti-war prayer vigils while silently struggling with her own faith. Charles, an embittered former athlete who was kicked off the team, learns Victor's secret and is bent on revenge.
 
   
GhostBustier: The Story of the Real Ghostbusty Jul 9 - Jul 23, 2016  
Gorilla Tango Theatre GhostBustier: The Story of the Real Ghostbusty
 
The all female reboot of the Ghostbusters film is quickly approaching, so join Gorilla Tango Theatre to celebrate the ladies that did it first, did it better, and did it BUSTIER! It's the story we all know and love of paranormal fighting scientists with a sexy spin that brings the classic comedy to the stage in the sensual style that Gorilla Tango Burlesque is known for. Watch as your four favorite fear-fighters shimmy their way to saving New York from a sexy Slimer, a curvaceous Stay Puft Marshmallow Woman, and a bevy of gorgeous ghosts. When there's trouble in your neighborhood, boob ya gonna call?
 
   
The Dead Boy Scout Musical Jul 9 - Sep 10, 2016  
Annoyance Theatre The Dead Boy Scout Musical
 
Going to Philmont Scout Ranch is every Boy Scout's dream. Dying, however, is not. Two troops embark on what's supposed to be a fun camping trip only to end up in the middle of a disastrous plane crash, facing danger at every turn. Created by a cast of eleven actual Eagle Scouts, "The Dead Boy Scout Musical" characters speak from real-life experience.
 
   
Spectacular!: A Fully Improvised Song and Dance Musical Jul 10 - Jul 24, 2016  
MCL Chicago Spectacular!: A Fully Improvised Song and Dance Musical
 
The Glitter Island Gang and J. Lindsay Brown Dance Company come together to bring Chicago theatergoers Spectacle Spectacular! A Fully Improvised Song and Dance Musical. A spontaneous suggestion from the audience will launch viewers into a world of song, glamour, drama, and dance. Unexpected heros, villians, dream ballets, fight scenes, and love duets are sure to surprise and delight.
 
   
Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet Jul 12 - Jul 17, 2016  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet
 
NY Fringe Outstanding Solo Performance Award-winner David Carl portrays Gary Busey in this offbeat, hilarious one-man show. Having triumphed in "Celebrity Big Brother," survived Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, taken on Meatloaf and Donald Trump, Keanu Reeves' favorite costar now undertakes his biggest challenge yet: performing all the parts in Hamlet with outrageous songs and homemade puppets. Carl channels the ultimate Hamlet-ized Busey in what Georgetown Voice has deemed "the best impersonation of Gary Busey the world will ever know." A hit among critics, Shakespeare scholars and fans of Busey alike, don't miss out on the tragically epic madness.
 
   
WOZ: A Rock Cabaret Jul 14 - Jul 17, 2016  
Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph WOZ: A Rock Cabaret
 
Most of us have memories of younger days spent pretending to be one of the iconic characters from The Wizard of Oz, battling menacing hordes of flying monkeys and singing catchy tunes about our missing brains, courage, hearts or homes. Well, now you can rock on down the yellow brick road with WOZ: A Rock Cabaret, and its cast of characters who refuse to grow up and quit playing make-believe. At this Stage 773 production, you'll hear power ballads and arena anthems that retell The Wizard of Oz in the style of '80s, '90s and today's pop music. It's like your favorite radio station ... only with witches, munchkins and magical journeys.
 
   
The Odd Couple Jul 14 - Aug 14, 2016  
Theatre At The Center The Odd Couple
 
One of Broadway's most successful comedies and an enduring audience favorite, The Odd Couple is set on the hot summer streets of 1965 New York. It follows the adventures of two mismatched roommates, Felix Unger, a neurotically neat and fussy news writer, and Oscar Madison, a slovenly sports writer. The men attempt to adapt to each other's idiosyncrasies, all the while trying to rekindle their social lives with side-splitting results.
 
   
Our Lady of 121st Street Jul 14 - Aug 21, 2016  
Eclipse Theatre Company at Athenaeum Theatre Our Lady of 121st Street
 
The Ortiz Funeral Home is in trouble - the body of beloved community activist and nun Sister Rose has been stolen from the viewing room. Waiting for her proper return are some of New York City's most emotionally charged, life-challenged neighborhood denizens, trying to find a place to put their grief, checkered pasts and their uncertain futures. The rest of the crowd in this dark and insightful comedy inevitably square off, motivated by rage, pain and a scary desire to come clean-perhaps for the first time.
 
   
The Portrait Jul 15 - Aug 14, 2016  
The Greenhouse Theater Center The Portrait
 
An artist manifests what they have inside them, but society doesn't always understand or appreciate it at the time. Gustav Klimt, the famous Austrian painter of The Kiss, crafted a multitude of beloved and enigmatic works as he struggled to support his family in a world that did not yet recognize his genius. His commissioned paintings decorating the University of Vienna were criticized as pornographic. The Portrait finds Klimt vying for an attractive young woman and a sizable commission, forcing him toward a decision that could alter his life forever. Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center hosts the tale of a struggling visionary and the difficult decisions he'll make for life and art.
 
   
Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys Jul 21 - Aug 27, 2016  
Raven Theatre Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys
 
The dark chapter of American history - in which nine African-American teenagers were falsely convicted of assaulting two white women and spent decades in the legal system fighting for their lives - is told surreally and satirically in Stein's play. In it, the "boys" return from eternity to the stage, where they keep their story alive through songs, a magic act, a ventriloquist act, skits and soft shoe - all to convey the tawdry show that their case became.
 
   
Douglass Jul 21 - Aug 14, 2016  
Theater Wit Douglass
 
The multimedia work explores race in America through the lens of the abolitionist movement and the founding documents of a nation. The play strives to have a conversation inspired by the historical underpinnings of a movement, while simultaneously drawing parallels with today's ongoing discourse about race and politics in America. The story is of an ex-slave's struggle to become a man. His adversaries are not only those who strive to hinder him, but also those who purport to help him. His struggle is America's struggle: its ongoing, ever present battle against the sin of the slavery.
 
   
Big Fish Jul 21 - Aug 14, 2016  
Madison Street Theatre Big Fish
 
Everyone loves Edward Bloom's incredible, larger-than-life stories... except for his grown son Will, who searches for the truth behind his father's tall tales. Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish The Musical brims with heart and humor. As Edward Bloom's health wanes from cancer, his son tries to learn who his father really is before it's too late. Filled with magic, love, luck and crazy coincidences, Big Fish The Musical at Oak Park's Madison Street Theatre reminds us why we love going to the theater with an experience that's richer and bigger than life itself.
 
   
Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash Jul 21 - Aug 28, 2016  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
 
Gritty and authentic, few voices have personified America like the great Johnny Cash. Ring of Fire celebrates the music of The Man in Black throughout his legendary career, featuring over 30 songs including I've Been Everywhere, A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line and many more. Decades of incredible songs performed by a multi-talented ensemble sweep us through the musical journey of Johnny's life, including Gospel, Folk, Country and Rock along with incredible duets with his soul mate, June Carter. See Johnny Cash's musical legacy come to life in this rollicking, foot-stomping production of Ring of Fire.
 
   
Thrones! The Musical Parody Jul 21 - Aug 21, 2016  
Apollo Theater Thrones! The Musical Parody
 
A send-up of HBO's phenomenally successful "Game of Thrones," "Thrones! The Musical Parody" asks audiences: Will Tyrion's accent ever improve? Can Jon Snow possibly know more than nothing? Just how red can the Red Wedding get? With Game of Thrones plot twists through Season 6 (read: spoilers), audiences can expect dashing men battling White Walkers, ravishing women riding fire-breathing dragons, and the infamous Walk of Shame-all set to a catchy, original score.
 
   
Now. Here. This. Jul 22 - Aug 21, 2016  
Brown Paper Box Co. at Rivendell Theatre Now. Here. This.
 
From the award-winning writing team that brought you [title of show], Now. Here. This. is a new musical tackling life's big questions with humor and humanity. In its Chicago premiere, the show follows the evolution and adventures of four friends in a natural history museum as they journey through time - from the present day museum, to their formative pasts, and back again. Inspired by various exhibits, the foursome share stories about friendship, hoarding, roller coasters, dying, middle school, and Archer the security guard in an attempt to step from the past into that elusive present moment...into the Now. Here. This.
 
   
Byhalia, Mississippi Jul 22 - Aug 21, 2016  
Steppenwolf Theatre Byhalia, Mississippi
 
Jim and Laurel Parker are about to become new parents. They are broke. They are loud. They are "proud white trash." When Laurel gives birth to their long overdue child, she and Jim are faced with the biggest challenge of their lives. Byhalia, Mississippi explores a couple in the midst of turmoil and a town with a racially-charged past that finds its way into the present. Winner of Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, Tennessee, 2014 NewWorks@TheWorks playwriting competition.
 
   

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