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The Magic Flute  
Lyric Opera The Magic Flute
 
Who can fail to be delighted and moved by the triumph of love and goodness in The Magic Flute? Join us for this operatic fairytale as Prince Tamino strives for the hand of Pamina, accompanied by his lovable sidekick Papageno. You'll meet the evil Queen of the Night - with her stratospheric high notes and show-stopping arias - and the virtuous high priest Sarastro in a story that encompasses both the real and the fantastical. Revel in this combination of heartwarming comedy and true heroism, and the unparalleled genius and beauty of Mozart's music. A wonderful introduction to opera for all ages
   
The Magic Parlour  
The House Theatre of Chicago at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel The Magic Parlour
 
The performance contains some of his favorite pieces of magic, alongside some brand new routines in an hour-long show packed with mind-reading, levitations, escapes, and a ridiculous new adaptation of the classic “Card Stab” during which Watkins climbs inside of a fully inflated 7 foot balloon!
   
Matt! (and Friends)  
Cornservatory Matt! (and Friends)
 
MATT is a collective of seven energetic and creative improvisers who are just like normal folks. Each member of MATT puts on his or her pants one leg at a time.. except after putting on those pants, MATT puts on a show to save the world from dullness! Formed in July 2016, MATT has been putting on shows around the city and is excited to make their Cornservatory debut. Individually they are Jessica, Caty, Megan, Benjamin, Matt, Sean, and Rory, but together they are MATT!
   
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament  
Medieval Times Schaumburg Castle Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
 
Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six knights as they compete in the joust and other tests of skill. Expect lots of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, and displays of extraordinary horsemanship as part of an exciting story set in Medieval Spain.
   
Men On Boats  
American Theater Company Men On Boats
 
Ten explorers set out on four boats to map the raging rapids of the Green and Colorado Rivers on the government's first sanctioned expedition in the American West. Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus and director Will Davis team up again on this play, originally produced by Clubbed Thumb and returning to Playwrights Horizons in New York this summer, in Davis' first production as ATC's artistic director. Performed by a genderfluid cast of women and folks otherwise defined, Men On Boats takes back 1869.
   
The Mousetrap  
Big Noise Theatre Company at Prairie Lakes Theatre The Mousetrap
 
In The Mousetrap, a group of strangers is stranded at a guest house during a blizzard. A policeman arrives by skis on the trail of a suspected killer. He probes the backgrounds of all present, rattling skeletons from the past, and then - murder! Will the killer be revealed before another victim is caught in the mousetrap?
   
Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth  
Lookingglass Theatre Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth
 
Traveling storytellers Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth captivate audiences with spell-binding tales. But one day, The Big Bad Wolf mysteriously dies before his story is complete. Fairytales disappear from the pages, characters are utterly forgotten, and Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth must journey through the stories to restore order before they are lost forever.
   
Phedre  
Trap Door Theatre Phedre
 
Trap Door Theatre presents an adaptation of Jean Racine's Phedre. Physical evocations of the myths of ancient Greece, as well a critical eye towards societal conventions combine to create a modern take on this classic story of forbidden love.
   
Prelude to a Kiss  
The Greenhouse Theater Center Prelude to a Kiss
 
A kiss transforms the lives of a pair of newlyweds in the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-nominated comedy Prelude to a Kiss. In this modern day fairy tale, an uninvited guest turns a perfect wedding into a white-knuckled roller coaster ride of doubt and regret. When an elderly "wedding crasher" kisses the bride, their souls exchange, leaving the brave but bewildered groom to reverse the curse armed only with the power of love. When it first premiered, Craig Lucas' play received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1991. Get swept away by this magical tale at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center.
   
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert  
Pride Arts Center - The Broadway Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
 
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they ever could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of John Nasca costumes and a hit parade of dance floor favorites including "It's Raining Men," "I Will Survive," Hot Stuff," "Go West," "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," and "I Love the Nightlife," this wildly funny and touching musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS! This Tony Award-winning musical based on the smash-hit movie of the same name enjoyed a 16-month run on Broadway.
   
Psychonaut Librarians  
The New Colony at The Den Theatre Psychonaut Librarians
 
The library is closed. The curtains are drawn. A Bunsen burner flicks on in the dark. The librarians sip their glowing elixir and the room spins with color and light. One more time. One last fight at the barrier between reality... and the anyverse.
   
Random Theft and Other Acts  
Steel Beam Theatre Random Theft and Other Acts
 
A rollicking romp about law breaking and personal boundaries, Random Theft and Other Acts is a Fargo-esque comedy that follows three unemployed and educated suburbanites as they face the perfect storm of the 2008 real estate disaster and economic crisis. With a bank robbery gone wrong, the three find themselves racking up all sorts of bad karma. Watch the hilarity unfold as this witty and fast-paced play comes to Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles.
   
The Rosenkranz Mysteries  
Royal George Theatre The Rosenkranz Mysteries
 
Classic as well as never been seen before illusions take over the Royal George Cabaret space this winter as the nationally regarded illusionist Ricardo Rosenkranz stars in The Rosenkranz Mysteries, an evening of magic to lift the spirits. Truly astounding numbers will captivate audiences in an intimate, true cabaret style setting with tables featured in the space. A leading local mixologist will enhance the atmosphere by creating several themed drinks that will help create a fully immersive experience for theatregoers.
   
Shakespeare Not Stirred  
The Public House Theatre Shakespeare Not Stirred
 
The wonderful world of William Shakespeare gets blended with a shot of whiskey and is served fresh to audiences interested in drinking and learning a thing or two about the Bard. It's a comedic look at Shakespeare's use of Alcohol, Sex and Audience Interaction, plus everything else you might find at a Wrigleyville bar on a Saturday night.
   
The Sundial  
City Lit Theater The Sundial
 
It's the evening of the funeral of Lionel Halloran, master of Halloran House. Was Lionel's mysterious death from a fall down stairs murder? Lionel's widow, Maryjane, believes it was the work of Lionel's mother, Orianna, who will now inherit the ornate estate with a strange sundial in the middle of its grounds. This eerie and suspenseful 1958 novel by the author of The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle will be brought to the City Lit stage in a World Premiere adaptation written and directed by Paul Edwards, who previously adapted Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House for City Lit.
   
The Tall Girls  
Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit The Tall Girls
 
As Jean gets off the train in Poor Prairie, a dusty speck on the map during the Depression, she meets a handsome man holding a cloth bag that conceals a brand new basketball. Jean has been exiled to what she fears is her "grave town" to be caretaker for her wild younger cousin. Haunt Johnny has a checkered past of his own, but he knows how to coach. In true pioneering spirit, the town's girls build a basketball team that just might be their means of escape to a better life. Inspired by the 1930's basketball teams in the rural Midwest, The Tall Girls asks, "Who can afford the luxury of play? And will these young women prevail against a town hell bent on crushing their dreams?"
   
The Temperamentals  
Theater Wit The Temperamentals
 
THE TEMPERAMENTALS chronicles the founding of the Mattachine Society, the first sustained LGBT rights organization in the U.S., and the love affair of two of its founding members, Harry Hay and emigree Rudi Gernreich. Taking its title from 1950's slang for "homosexual," Maran's play examines what it took to stand up in the sea of grey flannel suits and demand your humanity, your visibility and your rights.
   

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