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Betrayal Oct 26 - Dec 17, 2016  
Raven Theatre Betrayal
 
Pinter's modern classic drama concerns the nine-year affair between a London writer and the wife of his publisher and best friend. A thoughtful, rich play about a common theme of human existence - the difficulty in maintaining honest relationships with those close to us - Betrayal is known for its unique structure, it tells the story backwards in time, with the play beginning at the end of the affair and ending as the affair is about to begin.
 
   
Passion Oct 27 - Nov 27, 2016  
Musically Human Theatre at Karger Center Passion
 
A handsome army captain, assigned to a remote outpost far from his married lover, finds himself pursued by a mysterious woman with a dangerous obsession. Intimate, raw, erotic and dark, Passion explores universal yet often unspoken truths. Experience this remarkable work that many consider to be Sondheim's deepest and most powerful evening of music theatre.
 
   
Longer! Louder! Wagner! Oct 27 - Oct 30, 2016  
The Second City at Lyric Opera Longer! Louder! Wagner!
 
Longer! Louder! Wagner!, the newest collaboration between Lyric -through its Lyric Unlimited division- and The Second City, brings audiences to 1848 Germany, where Wagner first began work on the Ring cycle, to modern-day Bayreuth, the home of Wagner's personally-designed opera house. The original production hilariously illustrates the lasting effects of Wagner's massive masterpiece and the headaches an opera company might encounter trying to mount this behemoth. Note: show may contain inaccurate German accents.
 
   
Graeme Of Thrones Nov 1 - Nov 13, 2016  
Broadway Playhouse Graeme Of Thrones
 
In this critically-acclaimed theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms, direct from sold out shows in London's West End, avid 'Thrones' fan Graeme just wants to recreate his favorite fantasy saga on stage - aided and abetted by his best friend Paul and the girl he used to fancy at school - Bryony. He doesn't quite have the same budget as the TV show, or as many cast members, or the performance skill required, but he's sure George RR Martin would approve - and that's what matters. But when news reaches them that an influential theatrical producer is in the building, Graeme decides that this could be his big break - as long as nothing goes wrong...
 
   
Chick Flick the Musical Nov 1 - Jan 29, 2017  
Royal George Theatre Chick Flick the Musical
 
Chick Flick the Musical delivers an evening of heartfelt female friendship and empowerment wrapped in the iconic conventions of chick flicks. With a cast of four and a live band, this original, 90-minute, no-intermission musical is the perfect girls' night out. Described in testimonials as "everything you loved about Friends mixed with everything you loved about Sex and the City," Chick Flick the Musical shows us characters and friendships that are both inspirational and aspirational -- audiences feel like they are watching themselves and their friends on stage.
 
   
Moon Shot: A Race to Space Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2016  
Chicago Children's Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts Moon Shot: A Race to Space
 
Seven actors squeeze onto a 21 square-foot stage nearly as tight as NASA's original Mercury capsules to recreate the story of America's Apollo 11 lunar landing. With only their bodies and voices, the astounding troupe portrays humanity's incredible journey into the unknown. From the Cold War to Sputnik, from Yuri Gagarin to Neil Armstrong, this action-packed show brings comedy and high-stakes drama in its depiction of the Space Race, one of the most daring times of human exploration. Moon Shot: A Race to Space will captivate the imaginations of young and old alike in its brave voyage at Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago.
 
   
Fun Home Nov 2 - Nov 13, 2016  
The PrivateBank Theatre (formerly Bank of America Theatre) Fun Home
 
One of the most groundbreaking productions ever to hit Broadway, FUN HOME is the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME features music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and direction by Sam Gold, whose work on this production earned them the 2015 Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book and Best Direction. FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family - her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father - that connect with her in surprising new ways. Chicago Tribune raves "Exquisite. An emotional powerhouse that never lets you out of its embrace for a moment." The New York Times exclaims "The best new musical to open this season. A rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway. FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up, and will never be able to leave. WE'RE HOME."
 
   
Rutherford's Travels Nov 2 - Dec 4, 2016  
Pegasus Theatre at Chicago Dramatists Rutherford's Travels
 
Rutherford's Travels connects to contemporary issues as the protagonist is an educated, but fatherless youth. Though seeking independence, Calhoun gets trapped in gangster life. His journey aboard a slave ship forces him to confront history and his own inner demons. This is a perfect show for book clubs, history lovers, maritime buffs, and adventure seekers of all ages. Group and student pricing available.
 
   
Crazy for You Nov 3 - Jan 8, 2017  
Drury Lane- Oakbrook Crazy for You
 
Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the romantic Gershwin musical Crazy for You follows Bobby Child, a New York banker with a craving for show business, who is sent to foreclose on a theatre in a small mining town. After falling in love with a local girl, Polly, he vows to put on a show to save the failing theatre. Crazy For You brings new life to memorable Gershwin tunes like "I Can't Be Bothered Now," "I Got Rhythm," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," and "Someone to Watch Over Me." Audiences will enjoy a vivacious night filled with mistaken identity, plot twists, and fabulous dance numbers perfect for the whole family.
 
   
The Little Flower of East Orange Nov 3 - Dec 18, 2016  
Eclipse Theatre Company at Athenaeum Theatre The Little Flower of East Orange
 
When Therese Marie arrives in the emergency room of a small hospital in the Bronx suffering from hypothermia and in shock, no one there knows her story. To the doctors and nurses, she is just another abandoned elderly woman who can't even tell them her name. But Therese Marie's dementia is not all that it seems. And when her prodigal son, Danny, returns to New York, Therese Marie must fight to maintain her dignity in light of her son's insistence on confronting the ugly secrets of their past. In this unconventional family drama, Stephen Adly Guirgis gives us a mother and son who must face a long family legacy of abuse in order to find the true meaning of grace.
 
   
I Am My Own Wife Nov 4 - Dec 10, 2016  
About Face Theatre at Theater Wit I Am My Own Wife
 
I Am My Own Wife is based on the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf (born Lothar Berfelde) who, against all odds, hid from the Nazi and Communist regimes in East Berlin in plain sight dressed a woman. About Face's new production will frame Charlotte's story through a transgender lens, celebrating transvisibility through the life story of one of the most fascinating transgender women in historical record.
 
   
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead Nov 4 - Dec 4, 2016  
Eclectic Theatre at Athenaeum Theatre Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
 
When CB's dog dies from rabies, he begins to question the existence of an afterlife. However, CB's best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation, his sister has gone goth, his ex-girlfriend has been institutionalized and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of guidance or comfort. A run-in with an artistic kid -- the target of this group's bullying -- offers CB peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that's both haunting and hopeful at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two in Chicago.
 
   
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Out Of This World Nov 4 - Nov 27, 2016  
Allstate Arena and United Center Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Out Of This World
 
Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World. Audiences will take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. Through the lens of a magic telescope, Out Of This World transports your entire family on an unforgettable journey as the circus Star Seeker battles to bring the most spectacular and talented performers back to Earth after years in outer space. Children of all ages will be amazed by the cosmic voyage as you discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and humorous clowns.
At Allstate Arena from Nov 4 - Nov 13
At United Center from Nov 17 - Nov 27
 
   
End of the Rainbow Nov 4 - Dec 4, 2016  
Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773 End of the Rainbow
 
It's December 1968 and Judy Garland (Angela Ingersoll) is about to make her comeback... again. In a London hotel room, with both her new fiance (Kyle Hatley) and her adoring accompanist (Jon Steinhagen), Garland struggles to get 'beyond the rainbow' with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit. Featuring many of Garland's most memorable songs, this savagely funny play with music offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American popular culture.
 
   
First Lady Suite Nov 5 - Nov 27, 2016  
Circle Theatre at Heartland Studio Theatre First Lady Suite
 
Michael John LaChiusa's poingent chamber musical explores the fascinating lives of the women behind some of the most powerful men in history. Through the eyes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie Eisenhower, and Jackie Kennedy, the audience gets a close look into their lifestyles, perspectives and relationships. Circle Theatre's production will uniquely coincide with the 2016 Presidential Election.
 
   
King Charles III Nov 5 - Jan 15, 2017  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater King Charles III
 
Called "the most insightful and engrossing new history play in decades" by The New York Times and "bracingly provocative and outrageously entertaining" by The Independent, Bartett's compelling new comedy-drama blurs the line between truth and tragedy. In the aftermath of the death of England's present-day monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles ascends to the throne. His first official act is to rubberstamp Parliament's bill restricting freedom of the press, but Charles refuses in a provocative act of conscience. England is thrown into crisis, absurdly escalating with tanks guarding the palace gates. In the midst of plays for power, how will Charles rule over his once-united kingdom? Written in blank verse and sprinkled with rousing soliloquies and rhyming couplets, King Charles III invokes the heightened stakes of Shakespeare's greatest works in an inventive present-day setting.
 
   
Annie Nov 9 - Nov 13, 2016  
Cadillac Palace Theatre Annie
 
Leapin' Lizards! The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who will incorporate selections from her father Peter Gennaro's 1977 Tony Award-winning choreography.
 
   

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