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In Sarah's Shadow: The Eleanora Duse Story Oct 27 - Dec 9, 2017  
Prop Theatre In Sarah's Shadow: The Eleanora Duse Story
 
George Bernard Shaw called Eleanora Duse 'the greatest actor who ever lived.' History, however, made her a footnote in the legend of the more glamorous gossip column magnet, Sarah Bernhardt. In this biographical dance/pop/drama, Writer/Director Olivia Lilley and choreographer Kelly Anderson unearth the dramatic life of a relentless individual who refused to be a model for Victorian women.
 
   
Akeelah And The Bee Oct 27 - Nov 24, 2017  
Adventure Stage Chicago at Vittum Theater Akeelah And The Bee
 
After discovering her special talent, Akeelah dreams of winning the national spelling bee. With the support of her teacher and her friends, she fights to overcome every obstacle and make it to the top. Adapted to the stage and set in Chicago, "Akeelah and the Bee" is a testament to community and determination in the face of social, cultural, and economic hardship.
 
   
Captain Steve's Caring Kingdom Oct 27 - Dec 9, 2017  
Factory Theater Captain Steve's Caring Kingdom
 
Everyone is familiar with the host of a children's show visiting a land filled with talking animals and puppets. What happens when the host isn't around? Do the animals also go to jobs they hate? Are they struggling to save their relationships? Do they have issues they can't seem to fix? The Factory Theater takes a glimpse into the lives of the residents of Captain Steve's caring kingdom, in a new story not suitable for children.
 
   
Upstairs: The Musical Oct 27 - Nov 26, 2017  
Pride Arts Center - The Broadway Upstairs: The Musical
 
On Sunday, June 24th, 1973 a gay bar known as the Upstairs Lounge in the "Gay Triangle" area of the French Quarter of New Orleans was set ablaze by an arsonist. Wooden stairs leading to the bar's only entrance were doused in lighter fluid and set alight. 29 people perished in the fire itself, while another three later succumbed to their injuries, bringing the death toll to 32. It remains the deadliest attack on an LGBTQ population in US history until the recent Pulse Nightclub. A work of fiction inspired by events that are all too real, Upstairs: The Musical now comes to Pride Arts Center's Broadway Stage in Chicago.
 
   
The Comedy of Errors Oct 27 - Nov 19, 2017  
The Shakespeare All-Stars at Filament Theatre The Comedy of Errors
 
The All-Stars present this hilarious tale of mistaken identity in a cartoon-inspired world with live music and physical storytelling. Two sets of identical twins wind up in the same place unbeknownst to each other and encounter a host of outrageous characters, chaos, and confusion in this 90-minute version of Shakespeare's first comedy.
 
   
Bob: A Life In Five Acts Oct 29 - Nov 21, 2017  
The Comrades at Apollo Theater Bob: A Life In Five Acts
 
From an early age, Bob dreams of becoming a great man. The ensuing rags-to-riches-to-fame-to-fall-to-legacy-to-the-love-of-living-life tale follows Bob on an epic journey in just five acts. A play that explores American Mythology and how hard it is to figure out what will make one happy.
 
   
School Of Rock Nov 1 - Nov 19, 2017  
Cadillac Palace Theatre School Of Rock
 
SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics' Pick and "AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!" (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, "FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!"
 
   
Die Walkure Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2017  
Lyric Opera Die Walkure
 
The second opera of Wagner's monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre focuses on the conflict between Wotan, king of the gods, and his mortal son, Siegmund, who has unwittingly fallen in love with his own twin, Sieglinde, the wife of the brutish Hunding. This arouses the wrath of Wotan's wife, Fricka (the goddess of marriage), and the compassion of Wotan's daughter, the warrior-maiden Brünnhilde. The turning point of the opera arrives when Brünnhilde disobeys her father by siding with Siegmund in the latter's fight against Hunding. This production continues Lyric's new Ring, which began with the opening production of the 2016/17 season, Das Rheingold.
 
   
Rapunzel Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2017  
Chicago Kids Company at St. Patrick Performing Arts Center- Stahl Family Theater Rapunzel
 
The King and Queen steal a precious plant and are forced to give their baby daughter Rapunzel to the wacky gardener. She wants to keep Rapunzel all to herself, so she locks the princess inside a tower. There, Rapunzel grows into a kind young woman who longs to escape. One day, Rapunzel makes a new friend who just might be able to help. You'll be amazed by the tall tower and Rapunzel's unbelievably long hair! All CKC productions feature professional actors, colorful scenery and costumes, sing-along songs, and plenty of audience participation. The show runs one hour with no intermission and is for children from 2 to 8 years old.
 
   
Marvel Universe Live! Nov 2 - Nov 5, 2017  
Allstate Arena Marvel Universe Live!
 
Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki's hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all-new show unites some of Marvel's greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family ... LIVE!
 
   
Significant Other Nov 2 - Dec 9, 2017  
Theater Wit Significant Other
 
Jordan Berman is a single gay man in New York City. Mr. Right is nowhere on his horizons. As he's nearing his 30s, his close group of girlfriends begin getting married en masse. What happens when you feel like life is leaving you behind but you're still expected to be at the forefront cheering on your friends on their perfect wedding day? Significant Other is a bittersweet comedy about friendship, single-hood and hoping you're not the one choking on car exhaust as the "Just Married" sign disappears from view.
 
   
This Wonderful Life Nov 2 - Nov 26, 2017  
American Blues Theater at Edge Theatre This Wonderful Life
 
Founding Ensemble member and Chicago's original "George Bailey" James Leaming inhabits every role in this hilariously touching stage adaptation of the iconic holiday film "It's a Wonderful Life". George Bailey, Clarence, Mr. Potter, and the gang come to life as a single actor creates a heartwarming story about the effect one hardworking man's life has on the people around him.
 
   
The Bone House Nov 3 - Nov 11, 2017  
The Greenhouse Theater Center The Bone House
 
Greenhouse Theater Center presents The Bone House. Playwright Marty Chan's harrowing, hour-long play takes the form of a mock lecture by an author named Eugene Crowley, whose latest book explores the inner life of serial killers. The lecture starts off charmingly enough, given the topic, with a dry and detached, almost historical roundup of prominent murderers and their heinous methods. But then, Crowley increasingly turns his attention to the members of the audience -- and it becomes clear that he has much more on his mind than lecturing. If you think you can handle it, The Bone House is an ominous night of creepy drama.
 
   
The Glass Menagerie Nov 3 - Nov 18, 2017  
Jedlicka Performing Arts Center The Glass Menagerie
 
A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, and one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre. Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. The world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them.
 
   
Peppa Pig Live! Surprise! Nov 4  
Chicago Theatre Peppa Pig Live! Surprise!
 
Surprise! Peppa Pig is hitting the road for her all new theatrical tour, Peppa Pig's Surprise! The brand new production features Peppa, George, and all their friends in an all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises!
 
   
Rooming House Nov 4 - Nov 18, 2017  
Steppenwolf Theatre Rooming House
 
Rooming House begins with an intimate conversation among friends, slipping easily between Spanish and English, as they recall stories of people who've taken actions with potentially devastating costs. When the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is mentioned, varied interpretations propel the group into a physically and psychologically complex game of whodunit, taking them down a rabbit hole into the lives of everyday people who do extraordinary things-from life endangering rescues, to defecting from Cuba, to letting go of someone you love.
 
   
Fade Nov 4 - Dec 23, 2017  
Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Fade
 
In this witty behind-the-scenes drama, Mexican-born Lucia is hired to write for a ruthless Hollywood TV series. She soon discovers that the Mexican American custodian, Abel, has a windfall of plot ideas. As their friendship grows, his stories start to blur with hers with unexpected consequences. Fade, directed by Sandra Marquez, is an acclaimed new play from Tanya Saracho (How to Get Away with Murder, Looking, Girls) whose writing "lands in that sweet spot between comedy and drama" (Chicago Tribune).
 
   

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