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Disney On Ice - Dare To Dream Sep 7 - Sep 11, 2016  
United Center Disney On Ice - Dare To Dream
 
Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse share the heroic stories of four of Disney's all-time favorite princesses. Audiences laugh along with Disney's hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus embark on an uproarious expedition that soars to new heights; travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as she escapes from the Evil Queen; watch as Cinderella's dreams come true with a little help from her animal friends and the Fairy Godmother, and boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from Disney's The Princess and the Frog, in a magical, musical journey. Nothing can stop a princess from a courageous adventure when Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream skates into town.
 
   
Grizzly Mama Sep 8 - Oct 15, 2016  
Rivendell Theatre Grizzly Mama
 
Deb is a divorced suburban mom who re-imagines herself as a righteous, liberal avenger following the death of her activist mother. Her daughter, Hannah, is a typical texting teenager - that is, until she discovers the real reason why mom moved them next door to a certain Alaskan presidential candidate. A dark comedy about motherhood, murder and moose.
 
   
Helldrivers Of Daytona Sep 8 - Oct 30, 2016  
Royal George Theatre Helldrivers Of Daytona
 
In Helldrivers Of Daytona, tensions flare as drivers compete for the top slot in the 1965 Daytona Speedway Jackpot 500. Amidst a sea of tanned surfers, speedway groupies, motorheads and bikini babes, Lucky Stubbs (James Nedrud) must find a way to win his dream girl, Pepper Johnson (Samantha Pauly), from rival driver Count Porcini Portobello (Jeff nominee David Sajewich), a dangerously enticing European hotshot. The race for love and glory is on in this spoof of 1960s Elvis-style rock movies, a ride that's fast, furious and funny.
 
   
Carroll Gardens Sep 8 - Oct 15, 2016  
16th Street Theater at Berwyn Cultural Center Carroll Gardens
 
Davis and Robby were BFFs in '93, but that last F is a long, long time. In 2013 Davis has traded his broke, small-town past for the hipster lifestyle of a Brooklyn artist. But when Robby crashes his childhood homie's 30th birthday, holding onto the past may cost Davis his future. Conflicts over race, class, culture and foodies ignite in A. Zell Williams' world premiere comedy.
 
   
True West Sep 8 - Oct 22, 2016  
Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit True West
 
Estranged brothers claw for their piece of the American Dream in Sam Shepard's deeply personal iconic play. In their Mother's house, amidst the surreal terrain of the California desert, screen writer and family man Austin is confronted by his brother Lee whose reckless nature threatens to obliterate everything he has been working towards. Envy fuels a wild and side splitting attempt to escape into each other's lives.
 
   
The Comedy of Errors Sep 8 - Sep 25, 2016  
Commission Theatre Co at The Frontier The Comedy of Errors
 
Seperated at birth by a terrible ship wreck, Antipholus of Syracuse has been in search of his twin brother and mother for five years. Traveling up and down the Aegean Coast, and running out of options, Antipholus comes to Ephesus; a town notably hostile to Syracusians. Cited as one of Shakespeare's earliest plays, and one of his only explorations of Farce, please join us for a night of mistaken identity, family reunions, love, loss and music. Featuring an ensemble of twelve actor/musicans, see an exploration of The Comedy of Errors you won't soon forget!
 
   
You On The Moors Now Sep 9 - Oct 30, 2016  
The Hypocrites at The Den Theatre You On The Moors Now
 
This crazy, funny show sets heroines from the 19th century novels of Louis May Alcott, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters in a mythical place of Moors. When our heroines receive proposals of marriage, they decide to escape. The men wage war on the women starting the Moors Wars. Jaclyn Backhaus' ultimately moving and inventive play ends in beautiful prose like a chapter from the books these women originated.
 
   
Life Sucks Sep 9 - Nov 6, 2016  
Lookingglass Theatre Life Sucks
 
A group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life's thorniest questions-and each other. What could possibly go wrong? Incurably lustful and lonely, hapless and hopeful, these seven souls collide and stumble their way towards a new understanding that Life Sucks! Or does it?
 
   
Proof Sep 9 - Sep 24, 2016  
Albright Theatre Company Proof
 
Catherine spent years caring for her now-deceased father, a brilliant mathematician and professor at the University of Chicago who suffered from a debilitating mental illness. Feeling alone, she tries to pick up the pieces of her life. Fearing she may have inherited her father's illness, Catherine finds both her world and her mind growing increasingly unstable and is soon caught between Hal, one of her father's former students, and her sister, Claire, who has recently reappeared in Catherine's life.
 
   
In The Heights Sep 9 - Oct 16, 2016  
Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773 In The Heights
 
From the creator of the current Broadway juggernaut Hamilton, and winner of Tony Awards for "Best Musical" and "Best Original Score," In the Heights tells the universal story of a tight-knit community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood-a place where the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes and dreams, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
 
   
Miss Holmes Sep 9 - Oct 30, 2016  
Lifeline Theatre Miss Holmes
 
Miss Sherlock Holmes, possessor of one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, finds herself regularly incarcerated for behaviors deemed abnormal in a "respectable" lady. Miss Dorothy Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in England that will hire female doctors. These unconventional women, trapped in an era that refuses to accept them, must forge a bond of trust and work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police investigator whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. A thrilling murder mystery that re-introduces familiar characters from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle under a brand new light, in a world premiere production.
 
   
Funny Girl Sep 9 - Oct 2, 2016  
MadKap Productions at Skokie Theatre Funny Girl
 
Funny Girl is the smash Broadway musical about Fanny Brice, an awkward Jewish girl who "isn't pretty," and how she defied the odds to become the greatest star of her generation. With humor, talent, and chutzpah, her rise to super-stardom, and her turbulent romance with gambler Nick Arnstein, are explored through Bob Merrill and Jule Styne's unforgettable score, which includes "I'm the Greatest Star," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "People," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," and "You Are Woman, I Am Man."
 
   
Saturday Morning Funnies Sep 10 - Oct 29, 2016  
Li'l Buds Theatre at Edge Theatre Saturday Morning Funnies
 
This new sketch comedy show from Li'l Buds Theatre Company is made up of short plays aimed at children, inspired by children, and even performed by children. With professional young actors ranging in age from 10 to 17, each episode of the Saturday Morning Funnies is written by Li'l Buds -- a group powered by imagination and dedicated to educating and enriching the lives of children of all backgrounds through the performing arts -- inspired by the ideas and stories of students ages 5-15. So whether you have young ones of your own who would love to see their peers perform, or whether nothing warms your own heart more than a show filled with comedic kids, be prepared to laugh along with Saturday Morning Funnies at The Edge Theater in Chicago.
 
   
Parachute Men Sep 10 - Oct 16, 2016  
Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Parachute Men
 
It's Christmas Eve. Three brothers are reunited when the oldest, Eric, returns on the anniversary of their mother's death. After a few hours, it's clear that the pecking order has changed and the battle begins to see who can take that baby step into manhood first.
 
   
Hand In Hand Sep 14 - Oct 16, 2016  
Akvavit Theatre at The Den Theatre Hand In Hand
 
In this madcap black comedy from Sweden, six accidental roommates struggle to find money, love and - hardest of all - their own apartment in Stockholm. Each works hard to manipulate the system in their own ways, but all of them are willing to go to extreme lengths to find a place (or person) to call home. They look for shelter in the wilderness, the bedroom, and, - in their most desperate moments - the government. As the characters lives spiral hilariously and disastrously out of control, they discover just how painstakingly high the cost of living really can be.
 
   
Tug Of War: Civil Strife Sep 15 - Oct 9, 2016  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Tug Of War: Civil Strife
 
Civil Strife is the second installment of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' electrifying adaptation, Tug of War, which distills six Shakespeare plays into two action-packed dramas that trace the rise and fall of kings, and the uncommon courage of common men. In the spirit of addictive epic sagas, like Scandal and House of Cards, tensions build as the origin stories of Shakespeare's most iconic rulers unfold-underscored by stunning staging, live music, surprising poignancy and humor. Picking up where Tug of War: Foreign Fire left off, focus shifts to the home front in Civil Strife, as family divisions launch a country at war with itself in Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III-and nobility and commoners alike pay the price.
 
   
Songs Of Lear Sep 15 - Sep 18, 2016  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Songs Of Lear
 
The highest-rated performance in the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Songs of Lear is an ensemble-driven, constantly evolving original work that invites audiences to witness the fruition of an intimate artistic process. Using crucial scenes from King Lear, it weaves a story using gestures, words and music, exploring the subtle energies and beautiful rhythms that govern one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. Through this musical exploration of the text, melody becomes the embodiment of character, relationships and drama. London's The Guardian exclaims, it "seems to have already passed into legend even though it's only a work in progress."
 
   

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