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The Time Machine - A Tribute to the '80s
The Time Machine - A Tribute to the '80s Feb 24 - Apr 14, 2024

What would a Senior in High School born in 2006 know about the music of the 80's? Derrick Taylor knows absolutely nothing about that decade of music but he is about to find out when his music teacher challenges him to research the music of the 80's and compare it to the musical culture of today. Derrick is forced to go to his eccentric inventor Uncle Mike to help him discover what he calls 'old folks music.' However, with artists like Prince, Sheila E, Madonna, Keith Sweat and many, many more, He quickly learns that the music of the 80's was and is phenomenal. Join Derrick as he enters the portal to the past and discovers what great music is all about!

Spellbound
Spellbound Feb 24 - Apr 20, 2024

Using the powers of divination, Spellbound features an all-star cast of improvisers to reveal your past, present, and future. Experience the magic of improvised tarot as they perform thematic scenes from your readings on stage. What card will you draw? What truths about you will be revealed? Find out now in this once-in-a-lifetime experience! It's not just comedy, it's simply divine!

It Was A Very Good Year: Sinatra, '54
It Was A Very Good Year: Sinatra, '54 Feb 25

Join Gary Thomas and his jazz quartet The Tom-Toms, for the 70th anniversary celebration of the release of two seminal Frank Sinatra albums "Songs for Young Lovers" and "Swing Easy", in his cabaret show, "It Was A Very Good Year-Sinatra '54". Frank Sinatra's career took a nosedive in the late 1940s and early 50s. The year is 1954 and Sinatra hasn't released an album in four years. In January 1954, he releases the album "Songs for Young Lovers", in March he wins the Academy Award for his performance in "From Here to Eternity", and in August, he releases the album "Swing Easy", setting the stage for one of the most remarkable comebacks for an entertainer in the 20th century. You'll hear selections from these two albums along with some familiar Sinatra classics.

Mrs. Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire Feb 27 - Mar 10, 2024

Out-of-work actor Daniel Hillard will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he creates the kindly alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father. It's "the lovable, big-hearted musical comedy we need right now," raves the Chicago Tribune - one that proves we're better together.

Message In A Bottle
Message In A Bottle Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2024

Gravity-defying lyrical hip hop dance and breath-taking music combine in a moving story of humanity and hope. MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE sees a village alive with joyous celebrations suddenly come under siege. In the chaos, three siblings - Leto, Mati, and Tana - are separated from their parents. They undertake a perilous journey to new lands and set out on their own extraordinary adventures. Songs include "Every Breath You Take," "Roxanne," "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," "Walking On The Moon," "Englishman In New York," "Shape Of My Heart," and "Fields Of Gold."

Meditations On Being
Meditations On Being Mar 1 - Mar 9, 2024
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble at Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Stories from and about the community are told through dance, storytelling, poetry, music, video installations and art. "Meditations on Being'' explores what we know about the people we see everyday, the nature that surrounds us and the gift of the moment. The production reflects on what ones remembers. Is it playing with our friends on the playground, the sound of water or the beating of our heart when in solitude?

End Days
End Days Mar 1 - Mar 24, 2024
Theatre Above the Law at The Jarvis Square Theater

Sixteen year old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn't changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus. Her new neighbor, a sixteen-year-old Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. Aaaaaaaand the Apocolypse is coming Wednesday! Her only hope is that Stephen Hawking will save them all.

Easter Bunny Bingo
Easter Bunny Bingo Mar 1 - Mar 30, 2024

The premise is that Mrs. Mary Margaret O'Brien, a former nun, is here tonight to play bingo and talk about Easter traditions, why Easter is never on the same day, the history of no-meat Fridays, why we either love or hate Peeps, Easter movies, and much more! It's a crazy night of Easter trivia, audience interaction, and a wacky contest all built about the concept of sin! Add to that a box of wacky prizes, some Easter candy, fun bingo cards, and a lot of Catholic humor for a night of entertainment you'll never forget. And in this interactive bingo show, you'll actually play bingo. What could be more fun?! You'll be laughing so hard, you'll have to be careful watching your bingo cards!

The Penelopiad
The Penelopiad Mar 2 - Mar 31, 2024

It's her turn. Penelope has waited 20 years for her husband to return from the Trojan War. Now, as authorial control of the famous story shifts to Odysseus' long-suffering wife-and the 12 faithful maids who have long tended to her-we discover a new perspective on the domestic vigil. This ancient tale told anew by "one of the most admired authors in North America" (NPR) gives voice to those left behind.

Skunk and Badger
Skunk and Badger Mar 2 - Apr 7, 2024

Badger loves nothing more than studying his rock collection in peace and quiet. So, when his Aunt Lula sends a letter saying he must share her brownstone home with her friend Skunk, he tries everything under the sun to get Skunk out! But is it wise to judge a book by its cover, or a rock by its texture, or a skunk by their scent? Strap in for wild antics, new friendships, and lots of chickens in this world premiere adaptation about stepping out of your comfort zone.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Mar 7 - Mar 31, 2024

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has won the hearts of theatergoers across the country with its mix of wit, wills, and audience participation. Join this group of unique and dedicated students as they compete for the spelling bee championship that celebrates the pursuit of the ultimate prize while finding the joy of being oneself.

Bill W. and Dr. Bob
Bill W. and Dr. Bob Mar 7 - Apr 14, 2024

The critically acclaimed "Bill W. and Dr. Bob," the gripping true story spotlighting the two founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, is written by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey. M

Shane Gillis
Shane Gillis Mar 8

Shane Gillis is a stand-up comic, actor, and writer from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. After winning Philly's Funniest at Helium Comedy Club in 2016 Shane was named an "Up-Next" Comic at Comedy Central's 2019 Clusterfest in San Francisco and a "New Face" at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. In 2021, Gillis released his debut comedy special Shane Gillis: Live in Austin on YouTube which has been viewed over 6 million times. Gillis is one-half of the comedy fan favorite Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast.

Two Hours in a Bar
Two Hours in a Bar Mar 8 - Apr 21, 2024

A double bill of one-acts. WAITING FOR TINA MEYER concerns a pair of best-friend actors--a man and a woman--sitting in a bar because the man is expecting to be met there by Tina Meyer, a woman he doesn't know who sent him a note backstage earlier that evening. The musical TEXT ME is a 21st Century look at the problem of meeting people. In this version of the bar, two gay men who have previously met only online plan their first in-person meeting at the bar.

Aida
Aida Mar 9 - Apr 7, 2024

Opera at its grandest! While Aida delights audiences with its visual splendor, it also captivates them with a score ranging from exquisitely intimate arias to deeply dramatic duets and trios, and the most thrilling choruses Verdi ever composed. Aida presents a riveting love triangle, which unfolds in an alluring Egyptian setting. At Lyric Opera of Chicago, each of the five principal artists boasts not only a sumptuously beautiful voice, but also the charismatic presence to bring these characters vividly to life. Conducting Francesca Zambello's striking production will be Music Director Enrique Mazzola, acknowledged internationally as an exceptionally authoritative Verdian.

Deathtrap
Deathtrap Mar 9 - Mar 17, 2024
BrightSide Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall

A playwright and his much younger former student each attempt to kill the other, so that one of them can claim sole authorship of the mystery play on which they've been collaborating. The humor and the many plot twists devised by Levin, author of the thrillers ROSEMARY'S BABY, THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL, and THE STEPFORD WIVES, kept Broadway audiences laughing and on the edge of their seats for over four years.

Mean Girls Jr.
Mean Girls Jr. Mar 9 - Mar 17, 2024
BrightSide Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall

A condensed, author-approved version of the Broadway musical based on the 2004 film. Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this na´ve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on the plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. Cady and her friends devise a "revenge party" to end Regina's reign with Cady going undercover as an aspiring plastic. When the lines between the real Cady and her plastic-self get blurred, she must find her way back to herself and her true friends.