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Guys And Dolls Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2016  
Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium Guys And Dolls
Broadway's classic musical about gamblers and the gals who love them. Songs include "Luck Be a Lady," "I've Never Been in Love Before," "A Bushel and a Peck" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," with full orchestra.
Harlem Globetrotters Dec 29 - Dec 30, 2015  
Allstate Arena Harlem Globetrotters
For almost a century, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters have been showcasing some of the greatest athletes on the planet with their unrivaled family show. Now, for their 90th Anniversary World Tour, the Globetrotters are assembling a rotating roster of their best-loved players and bringing you all the ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, side-splitting comedy and on-court fan interaction that have made them legends. You might catch female stars TNT and Sweet J's dazzling dribbling, two-time Guinness World Record holder Thunder's monster dunks, or showmen Big Easy, Ant and Hi-Lite's hilarious antics. See for yourself why the Globetrotters have won hundreds of millions of fans worldwide when they hit the court at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
29th Young Playwrigths Festival Jan 1 - Jan 23, 2016  
Pegasus Theatre Chicago at Chicago Dramatists 29th Young Playwrigths Festival
The 29th Young Playwrigths Festival is a citywide playwriting competition that gives voice to Chicago high schoolers by teaching them to craft one-act plays. The winning teens join with professional directors and actors to workshop and stage their scripts as part of Pegasus Theatre Chicago's main stage season. The second oldest such festival in the country, the competition enhances language arts, encourages independent, high-level thinking and strong personal values and influences career development for area teens.
No Wake Jan 6 - Feb 7, 2016  
Route 66 Theatre at The Greenhouse Theater Center No Wake
In NO WAKE, Nolan and Rebecca have moved on since their divorce - she to a new husband and he to a series of failed relationships. However, when an unexpected tragedy brings them back together, they're forced to navigate a web of grief and guilt that leads to tears, laughter and ultimately, hope. At once deeply touching and filled with humor, NO WAKE takes an honest look at the grieving process and the unexpected consequences it can bring.
Satchmo at the Waldorf Jan 7 - Feb 7, 2016  
Court Theatre Satchmo at the Waldorf
After one of his final performances, Louis Armstrong retires backstage and begins to reminisce about his incredibly successful career. As the evening unfolds, he reveals an intimate, unknown portrait of the man behind the trumpet and the ever-evolving struggle to live with dignity as a Black musician in a White world. Written with theatrical ingenuity by Terry Teachout, who has entrusted Artistic Director Charlie Newell with the play's Midwest premiere, Armstrong's story is told through the voice of a single actor playing both Armstrong and his Jewish manager Joe Glaser, bringing to life an emotional journey of deep friendship and its tragic destruction. Satchmo at the Waldorf is an intimate exploration of Armstrong's life, legacy, and above all, jazz.
The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Jan 7 - Feb 25, 2016  
Under The Gun Theater The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
Improvisation, my dear Watson! The quick-witted comedy minds of Chicago's Under the Gun Theater present, for your amusement, The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson. The world's most brilliant detective is back, using his mile-a-minute mind to solve cryptic puzzles and vile crimes ... as crafted by members of the audience. The movie world hasn't been able to stump Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch or Sir Ian McKellan -- but can you outmaneuver the cast of The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson?
Bruise Easy Jan 7 - Feb 14, 2016  
American Theater Company Bruise Easy
Suburbia. Today. In the glow of florescent streetlights, two estranged siblings meet in the driveway of their childhood home and begin the conversation of a lifetime. With Bruise Easy, LeFranc presents a poetic and haunting portrait of middle-class America.
The Gilded Age: A Story of Today Jan 8 - Feb 21, 2016  
City Lit Theater The Gilded Age: A Story of Today
A panoramic romp through Twain's America--which is to say, ours--The Gilded Age gives us a steamboat race on the Mississippi, strange dealings on the floors of Congress, and a high society murder trial. The Hawkins family holds 75,000 acres of Tennessee land that they are sure will someday make them rich. Their beautiful adopted daughter Laura travels to Washington DC to become a lobbyist and persuade or connive the federal government to buy the land. With the help of a Senator, Laura Hawkins enters nouveau riche Washington society, leads a scandalous life, and gains her opportunity to match wits with Congress.
Byhalia, Mississippi Jan 8 - Feb 14, 2016  
The New Colony at The Den 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 finally gives birth to their overdue child, she and Jim are faced with the biggest challenge of their lives: their baby boy is black, the result of Laurel's affair the previous year. The lives of their families and friends are thrown into turmoil in Byhalia, Mississippi, a town with a racially-charged past that still affects its present.
Mutt Jan 9 - Feb 14, 2016  
Red Tape Theatre and Stage Left Theatre at Theater Wit Mutt
The Republican Party finally realizes it has a problem with race. So it decides its best chance for success in the 2016 presidential election is to back a candidate who's of "mixed race," white and Asian descent.. They think they've found their man in Len, a multiracial war hero who can check off every single box - and maybe a couple more boxes no one knows about. A blisteringly funny satire that skewers not only the elephants in the room but the donkeys too, Mutt burns down the entire house of racial cards.
Animals Out Of Paper Jan 14 - Feb 27, 2016  
Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit Animals Out Of Paper
Andy, a calculus teacher and avid fan, pressures a reclusive Ilana, a world famous origami artist, into becoming an unwitting mentor to a troubled teenage prodigy, Suresh. These three intriguingly flawed characters begin to reshape and mold each other's lives in much the same way they fold and crease their origami art.
Vices and Virtues Jan 15 - Mar 6, 2016  
Profiles Theatre - The Main Stage Vices and Virtues
An Evening of Vices. An Evening of Virtues. Running in rotating repertory, Profiles presents two full evenings of short works by Neil LaBute, each filled with many surprises, both virtuous and otherwise. Each evening features stories of lust and hate, humor and sadness, virtue and depravity. Through them all, "love" is the dominant theme-what it is, what it's not and how far it can be stretched.
Le Switch Jan 15 - Feb 21, 2016  
About Face Theatre at Theater Wit Le Switch
In the world-premiere romance LE SWITCH, marriage equality finally reaches the U.S. and commitment-shy David finds himself unsure how to react to the nation's honeymoon phase. Nervous in the face of "wedding fever," he retreats to his home full of unopened books and his grieving activist roommate. When his best friend's bachelor party takes him to Montreal, he's unexpectedly swept off his feet by a beautiful young florist. In the months that follow, David and his non-traditional family must decide for themselves what it really means to be committed, what it means to be married and what it means to be queer.
Sparky Jan 16 - Feb 21, 2016  
Lifeline Theatre Sparky
Libby desperately wants a pet, but her mother says she can only have one that doesn't need to be walked, bathed, or fed. So she orders a sloth and names him Sparky. It's love at first sight... even if Sparky doesn't know how to fetch and always loses at Hide-and-Seek (though he's very good at playing "statue"). But after know-it-all Mary Potts mocks Sparky as lazy and unimpressive, Libby must throw a backyard talent show to highlight the talents of her misunderstood companion. Roll up for the first-ever "Trained Sloth Extravaganza!" and learn about accepting your friends for who they are, in this world premiere musical based on the delightful 2014 book by Jenny Offill, illustrated by Chris Appelhans.
Mothers and Sons Jan 22 - Feb 28, 2016  
Northlight Theatre Mothers and Sons
Nearly 20 years after her son's death, Katharine pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of his former partner, who is now married to another man and has a young child. Confronted with the life her son might have led, Katharine is challenged to face the powerful ways in which society has changed around her and to accept an ever-evolving definition of family.
The Glass Menagerie Jan 22 - Mar 6, 2016  
The Hypocrites at The Den Theatre The Glass Menagerie
Beautiful and heart-wrenching, THE GLASS MENAGERIE focuses on a man obsessed with regrets from his past. Living on the streets, he navigates an audience through the gritty back-alleys of his imagination. Truth and delusion collide in director Hans Fleishmann's newest re-imagining of Tennessee Williams' classic memory play.
The Old Friends Jan 27 - Mar 26, 2016  
Raven Theatre The Old Friends
Set in the 1960s in the fictional town of Harrison, Texas, The Old Friends tells of the combative members of two longtime old-money Texas families. When hometown beauty Sibyl returns to Harrison after a long absence, not-quite-forgotten passions and jealousies resurface in a wildly funny play that is, uncharacteristically for Foote, brutally satiric in its depiction of small-town people with big money..

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