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Cinderella... After the Ball Mar 3 - May 8, 2016  
Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences at Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire Cinderella... After the Ball
 
Encountering a world of familiar fairy tale characters, now disenchanted and just plain dissed, Cinderella... After the Ball follows the story of Princesses Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty as they join Cinderella on her quest for a real happily ever after. Girl power abounds as the friends take matters into their own hands to save the kingdom from the wicked Pinocchio. Beloved classic characters unite in this brand new, contemporary sequel to the treasured tale, reminding audiences of all ages of the true power of hope, friendship and bravery.
 
   
Proof Mar 3 - Apr 3, 2016  
Oil Lamp Theater Proof
 
On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the romantic attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness-or genius-will she inherit?
 
   
A Nightmare on Backstreet: A Boy Band Musical Parody Mar 4 - Mar 26, 2016  
The Public House Theatre A Nightmare on Backstreet: A Boy Band Musical Parody
 
A Nightmare on Backstreet hilariously goes where no musical has gone before: it combines the story of the original Nightmare on Elm Street movie with the music of '90s boy band sensation Backstreet Boys. In this new live action horror parody, the teenagers of Backstreet are all having devilish nightmares about the same guy, Teddy Crooner. And no matter how distracted they get by all the '90s boy band singing and dancing, just like in Nightmare on Elm Street, if they die in their dreams, they die in real life. A Nightmare on Backstreet combines '90s nostalgia and classic horror tropes to make a musical parody not to be missed.
 
   
I've Got the World on a String: Harold Arlen's Songs of Love and Loss Mar 4 - Apr 10, 2016  
City Lit Theater I've Got the World on a String: Harold Arlen's Songs of Love and Loss
 
Joe's Bar. Manhattan. Summertime, the middle of the 1940s. The first act is very late at night; the second is the next evening. Three men and three women. A piano player. They've got the world on a string. For a while, anyway.
 
   
Julius Caesar Mar 4 - Apr 3, 2016  
The Brown Paper Box Co. at The Greenhouse Theater Center Julius Caesar
 
Julius Caesar tells the classic story of Brutus, a young political leader forced to choose between personal alliances to his home and political loyalties to his state. Guest director Lavina Jadhwani reexamines the world's most famous assassination story - featuring a female Julius Caesar, female Mark Antony, and male Calphurnia - told through a gender-conscious lens.
 
   
You Never Can Tell Mar 5 - Mar 28, 2016  
ShawChicago at Ruth Page Center For Arts You Never Can Tell
 
It's 1896, and the British suffrage movement is steadily gaining steam. Dolly, Philip and Gloria arrive with their mother, Mrs. Clandon, famed advocate and author of books on modern gender roles, propriety and behavior. However, upon reaching English soil, the three siblings press their mother to reveal their father's identity. Little do they know that they have already met him: a crotchety Fergus Crampton; and his tenant, a misogynistic, five-shilling dentist named Valentine. To make matters worse for the separated pair, their children have unwittingly invited them all to lunch. Amidst the impending fiasco, Valentine declares his love for Gloria. In his dogged pursuit, both are pitched into a heated debate about women's rights to education, owning property, a job, and marriage.
 
   
D.O.A. Mar 5 - Apr 5, 2016  
Strawdog Theatre D.O.A.
 
Frank Bigelow (Mickey O'Sullivan) walks into a police station to report a murder: his own. He only has a few hours to hunt for his own killers and untangle the web of lies that has brought him here. Based on the 1950 Rudolph Mate film of the same name that is considered a classic of the film noir genre.
 
   
Blackfish The Musical Mar 5 - Apr 9, 2016  
MCL Chicago Blackfish The Musical
 
Based off of the controversial 2013 documentary, Blackfish The Musical shows audiences the operations of the greatest place on earth - Sea Universe, until a tragic accident happens to their Head Trainer, which changes the lives of the entire Sea Universe staff forever.
 
   
Short Shakespeare- Twelfth Night Mar 5 - Apr 9, 2016  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Short Shakespeare- Twelfth Night
 
Shakespeare's romantic comedy is designed to immerse students, young audiences and families alike in the playwright's timeless work in this 75-minute abridged production. A pair of shipwrecked twins set into motion a tale of mistaken identity and unlikely love. Separated from her brother Sebastian, the quick-thinking Viola adopts a male disguise and enters the service of the handsome Duke Orsino-only to find herself in the middle of a triangle of unrequited love. Following each Saturday performance, the actors remain on stage for a question-and-answer session, then join the audience in the Lobby for conversations and photos.
 
   
A Night With Janis Joplin Mar 6  
Chicago Theatre A Night With Janis Joplin
 
Starring Mary Bridget Davies in the breakout role that brought her a Tony nomination, the Broadway musical event A Night With Janis Joplin captures the legendary singer's life and legacy with all of the intensity of an actual Joplin concert. With powerful musical numbers including "Cry Baby," "Piece of My Heart," "Me and Bobby McGee," "Summertime" and "Mercedes Benz," as well as one song Joplin never formally recorded, the show boasts a full band and cast who bring the blues-rocker's story to the stage along with those of some of her famous musical influences, including Bessie Smith, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone.
 
   
42nd Street Mar 8 - Mar 20, 2016  
Cadillac Palace Theatre 42nd Street
 
With book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, 42nd STREET is based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley's 1933 movie and tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the leading lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star.
 
   
Long Day's Journey Into Night Mar 10 - Apr 10, 2016  
Court Theatre Long Day's Journey Into Night
 
Court Theatre is thrilled to deepen its relationship with playwright David Auburn as he directs one of the greatest plays penned in the twentieth century, Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece Long Day's Journey Into Night. As a once bright morning fades slowly into a dreary fog of evening in the Tyrone household, members of the family crash together and pull apart inside a web of long-held suffering, buried secrets, and unspoken trauma. As powerful as it is poignant, Long Day's Journey into Night offers a searing depiction of a family as they struggle to heal themselves and forgive each other.
 
   
Dangerous Mar 10 - Apr 3, 2016  
The Cuckoo's Theater Project at Prop Theatre Dangerous
 
In this stylish update of the classic French drama Les Liaisons Dangereuses, all the scheming and backstabbing aristocrats from the original story are now A-list gay men on the move. Once again, the cunningly deceptive Valmont attempts to deflower an innocent as a challenge from his ex-lover, while falling madly in love with an honorable and God-fearing man. What follows is a dangerous game of lust, seduction and betrayal. This adaptation of the original was done by Tom Smith and is performed at Chicago's The Prop Thtr by The Cuckoo's Theater Project.
 
   
Butler Mar 11 - Apr 17, 2016  
Northlight Theatre Butler
 
Early in the Civil War, three escaped slaves arrive at a Union fort to seek sanctuary from Major General Butler. Despite the conflict between the states, law requires that the slaves be returned to their rightful owner. Seeking a solution that satisfies both ethics and duty, Butler embarks on a battle of words and wits, calling into question what is legal versus what is right in a captivating story based on actual events
 
   
Rent Mar 11 - May 1, 2016  
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe Rent
 
The rock-infused score by Jonathan Larson will be performed in the intimate No Exit Cafe; a venue with more than a slight resemblance to the Life Cafe, the musical's setting for its first act finale. Scott Weinstein, director of Griffin's Titanic, and Seussical the Musical at Chicago Shakespeare will direct. Daniel Spagnuolo, choreographer of Kokandy Productions' The Full Monty will choreograph. Ramey will be music director.
 
   
after all the terrible things i do Mar 11 - Apr 10, 2016  
About Face Theatre at Theater Wit after all the terrible things i do
 
This gripping and intimate new play from one of American theatre's rising stars explores the dark side of ordinary people, second chances and the price of forgiveness. Returning to his Midwestern hometown after college, Daniel, a young gay writer, takes a job at the local bookstore he knew as a child. After he and Linda, the Filipina bookstore owner, begin working together, they discover they share a dark connection that goes much deeper than a love of literature.
 
   
Recent Tragic Events Mar 11 - Apr 10, 2016  
Interrobang Theatre Project at Athenaeum Theatre Recent Tragic Events
 
A dark comedy set in Minneapolis on the evening of Sept. 12, 2001. Andrew, an awkward, yet endearing airport bookstore manager and Waverly, an attractive advertising executive, are meant to go on a blind-date. But as Waverly becomes increasingly distracted trying to reach her sister, a NYC resident who's been unaccounted for since 9/11, the date begins to unravel. Questions of fate versus free will, shocking coincidences and unexpected visits lead to one bizarre turn after another in this existential exploration.
 
   

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