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Jeff Dunham: Seriously
Jeff Dunham: Seriously Dec 31

There may be nothing Jeff Dunham won't say, at least not when he's attached to one of his puppet companions. Dunham's wildly original combination of ventriloquism and no-holds-barred comedy has made him one of America's most unpredictable and most popular entertainers.

One Man Star Wars
One Man Star Wars Jan 5 - Jan 8, 2022

Charles Rose will stun and amaze you with his fun, energetic and extremely entertaining performance of One-Man Star Wars Trilogy.

The Moors
The Moors Jan 6 - Feb 27, 2022

On the wind-blown desolate moors two sisters and their mastiff scheme to wrest their destinies from the systems and savage land around them. A governess is summoned and a moor-hen drops in, forcing all to ask what price they might pay for autonomy and for love. Inspired (perhaps) by certain 19th-century gothic romances, and the sisters who wrote them, this savage comedy disrupts the conventions of status and visibility.

Collected Stories
Collected Stories Jan 6 - Feb 13, 2022

Prominent author Ruth takes her fiction student Lisa under her wing - until Lisa's success comes in the form of a story that's much too familiar to Ruth. Spanning six years, this play takes a searching look at the lives of a pair of writers and the tangled connections between creativity and ideology.

The Virginian: A Horseman Of The Plains
The Virginian: A Horseman Of The Plains Jan 7 - Feb 20, 2022

A world premiere adaptation of the novel that originated the archetype of the American cowboy. Never named, rough-hewn but soft-spoken, living on the frontier between nature and civilization, the Virginian pursues his own singular code of honor. On a ranch near Sunk Creek, Wyoming, the cowpuncher from Virginia struggles to uphold this code in conflict with his deadly enemy, a former ranch hand turned rustler, as well as in his courting of the fiercely independent schoolmarm, whose own personal code is as strong as his. City Lit's adaptation will feature giant puppets as the horses in the story, a few of whom are important minor characters, to be designed by Von Orthal Puppets, creator of the puppets that represented the gods in City Lit's world premiere translation of Aeschylus's PROMETHEUS BOUND two seasons ago.

Mary Rose
Mary Rose Jan 7 - Feb 12, 2022
Black Button Eyes Productions at The Edge Theatre

This world premiere musical spins the tale of a haunted young woman named Mary Rose, and the mysterious supernatural connection between her, a manor house in Sussex and a misty island in the Scottish Hebrides.

Wellesley Girl
Wellesley Girl Jan 7 - Feb 5, 2022
Compass Theatre at Theater Wit

It is 2465 and American politics hasn't changed much. Except that "America" is now only a handful of New England towns in a walled-in citadel and the population is so small that everyone is a member of Congress. There is an unidentified army encamping at the border and all members of Congress must move beyond personal agendas and petty bickering and decide the nation's fate. And it is snowing.

Oklahoma!
Oklahoma! Jan 11 - Jan 23, 2022

"How is it that the coolest new show on Broadway is a 1943 musical?" says The New York Times. This is Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! as you've never seen or heard it before-reimagined for the 21st century, and now the Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Funny and sexy, dark and jolting, "this production shocked me and moved me. This is the OKLAHOMA! that was there all along." raves New York Magazine. Direct from an acclaimed run on Broadway, Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! "lets us experience Rodgers and Hammerstein's greatness anew." (The New Yorker).

Bachelor: The Unauthorized Musical Parody
Bachelor: The Unauthorized Musical Parody Jan 13 - Feb 5, 2022

Bachelor The Musical is the most dramatic unauthorized musical parody of The Bachelor yet. Who will get the final rose? Who will go home heartbroken? And how many Bachelor jokes can they cram into a one-hour musical? You'll have to come to find out. We hope you come for the Right Reasons- to laugh!

The Real Inspector Hound
The Real Inspector Hound Jan 14 - Feb 6, 2022
Saint Sebastian Players at St. Bonaventure Oratory

Tom Stoppard's mystery-farce The Real Inspector Hound follows two theatre critics, named Moon and Birdboot, who are watching the ludicrous setup of a country house murder mystery, in the style of a whodunit. As the drama proceeds, they become involved in the action, causing a series of events that parallel the play they are watching.

Blues in the Night
Blues in the Night Jan 15 - Feb 27, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts

The Blues is one of America's original art forms and Chicago was the home to some of the greatest Blues performers ever. Set in a history-filled hotel on Chicago's south side one fateful night in the late 1930s, this Tony Award-nominated celebration interweaves the stories of three women who share their highs and lows of romance through the iconic songs of Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox and others.

Relentless
Relentless Jan 19 - Feb 26, 2022
TimeLine Theatre Company at Theater Wit

After the death of their mother, two sisters return home to Philadelphia in 1919 to settle her estate. Annelle is a happy socialite desperate to return to the safe illusion of a perfect life with her husband in Boston. Janet is a single, professional nurse, determined to change history and propel Black women to a place of prominence and respect. Upon discovering a series of diaries left by their late mother, they find themselves confronted with a woman they never really knew, exposing buried truths from the past that are chillingly, explosively Relentless.

Disney On Ice - Mickey's Search Party
Disney On Ice - Mickey's Search Party Jan 20 - Feb 6, 2022

Embark on a quest with Mickey Mouse and pals as they follow Captain Hook's treasure map for clues to find Tinker Bell after he attempts to capture her magic. Journey across the Marigold Bridge with Miguel from Disney Pixar's Coco into the magnificent and mystical Land of the Dead and discover a vibrantly colorful performance with skeletons atop sway poles dancing over the audience in a beautiful cultural celebration of family. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle and sing along with Elsa as video projection creates a kaleidoscope of crystals to help build her ice palace. Witness Belle lift into the sky as the enchanted chandelier comes to life high over the ice. Demonstrate the power of teamwork when Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie recruit the Green Army Men for a daring rescue in Andy's room. Laugh hysterically as the hilarious pirates flip, tumble, and twist on tumble tracks, stilts and more in an effort to showcase their talents for Captain Hook. Sail away with Moana on her daring voyage across the ocean and bravely encounter the fiery wrath of Te Ka. And make memories with your whole family during Aladdin and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out celebration.

Fireflies
Fireflies Jan 20 - Feb 20, 2022

The Civil Rights Movement has ignited the South, and the charismatic Rev. Charles Grace needs a new speech to galvanize the people. But it is Olivia, his pregnant wife, who writes those fiery speeches, and her tolerance for playing the supporting role to her husband is wearing thin. As the growing weight of secrets threatens her marriage, and a nation's hatred threatens her child's future, Olivia must rediscover the place that love has in her world.

Proving Up
Proving Up Jan 22 - Jan 30, 2022

The American dream: the promise of a better life for those who work to achieve it. In this gripping drama, acclaimed composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek explore whether regular, hardworking people are able to fulfill their destiny - and what happens when fate is cruel, and their dreams turn into nightmares. A haunting, supernatural story of Nebraska homesteaders in the 1870s and their dream of "proving up" and obtaining the deed to the land they've settled, the opera draws us vividly into a world where the requirement of a single glass window can shatter the hopes and dreams of a family. The Washington Post called Proving Up "harrowing...powerful...a true opera of our time." Join us for the anticipated Chicago premiere of this new chamber opera.

Gem of the Ocean
Gem of the Ocean Jan 22 - Feb 27, 2022

A major revival of the play that begins August Wilson's epic 10-play American Century Cycle-on the stage where it premiered in 2003. Tensions flare into riots across Pittsburgh's Hill District as chaos threatens a city desperate for freedom. It's 1904, the dawn of the new century-yet slavery's shadow looms large. There is solace to be found at the home of 285-year-old Ester Tyler, keeper and transmitter of African American history and cleanser of souls. When a suspicious traveler appears at her door in search of a new life, Aunt Ester guides him on a journey of spiritual awakening.

Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day Jan 26 - Mar 13, 2022

Groundhog Day, based on the classic Bill Murray film comedy, will be a Midwest regional premiere, produced by Paramount Theatre. Imagine being stuck in a time loop, waking up and realizing you're living the same day over and over and over and over again. Set your alarm to make sure you see this uproariously funny, surprisingly touching and simply inspirational musical comedy, nominated for seven Tony Awards.