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Florencia en el Amazonas
Florencia en el Amazonas Nov 13 - Nov 28, 2021

Lyric's first Spanish-language work to be presented as part of the mainstage opera season, this story about a glamorous diva on a life-changing adventure on the Amazon is suffused by the entrancing allure of magical realism. Florencia Grimaldi, a renowned diva, is engaged to perform at the opera house of Manaus, Brazil. Traveling there by boat, she's consumed by longing for her long-lost lover, who she hopes will be awaiting her. Florencia and her fellow passengers are all intensely memorable characters, and they're illuminated by the magnificent, sumptuous romantic music created by a true musical genius - Mexico's finest opera composer, Daniel Catan.

Primer
Primer Nov 15 - Dec 5, 2021
Broken Nose Theatre at Online Stream

When looters smash in a Michigan Avenue store's front windows, this singular act of destruction affects a host of individuals, including the store's security team, its managers, employees at one of its Cosmetics kiosks and more. Featuring a sequence of scenes that view the incident from vastly different perspectives, Primer offers a panorama of a single act of looting in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. Set in Brady's, the same fictional store that served as backdrop to Davis's much-lauded play Plainclothes (for which he received the M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award), and featuring the return of some notable characters, Primer examines institutions' tendencies to prioritize property over people, as well as our country's eagerness to cover up its blemishes, rather than treating the sicknesses that live just beneath the surface.

Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate Nov 17 - Jan 16, 2022

Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes hijinks, KISS ME, KATE combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical numbers include "Another Op'nin, Another Show," "So In Love," "Wunderbar," "Too Darn Hot," and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare."

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Nov 17 - Dec 23, 2021

In this musical, Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life's great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.

Nunsense
Nunsense Nov 17 - Nov 18, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts

Porchlight Revisits launches its 2021-2022 season with this heaven-sent musical. Join the Little Sisters of Hoboken for a wholesome variety show to raise emergency funds for the convent. After 52 of the nuns met an untimely end from Sister Julia - Child of God's vichyssoise, the surviving sisters need to throw the fundraiser to pay for their burials. This funny foray has blessed theatregoers worldwide for more than 30 years and has had six sequels, three spin-offs and a TV special starring "Golden Girl" Rue McClanahan as "Mother Superior!"

Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody
Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody Nov 17 - Jan 2, 2022

Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody is a hilarious new musical follows nine quirky, questionable couples looking for love across the pond, and even 16 years after the movie premiere, we still ask ourselves these questions every Christmas - Is love... Falling for your secretary when you are Prime Minster? Falling for your secretary when you are married to Emma Thompson? Falling for the maid after your wife cheats on you? Falling for your best friend's wife and showing up with poster boards? Whether you love Love Actually or love to hate Love Actually or have never seen Love Actually, you will actually love this musical! Get ready for awkward meet cutes, over-the-top grand gestures, and lots and lots of love, actually.

Love in the Time of Jonestown - A Radio Play
Love in the Time of Jonestown - A Radio Play Nov 18 - Dec 12, 2021
The New Coordinates at Online Stream

The New Coordinates, formerly The New Colony, is pleased to launch its 2021-22 season with the world premiere of Love in the Time of Jonestown - A Radio Play, streaming on demand from October 28 - November 21, 2021 at thenewcoordinates.org. Sinister and seductive, this brand-new audio experience by Ensemble Member Omer Abbas Salem and directed by Sophiyaa Nayar explores the splendid ache of acceptance and the profound bliss of betrayal.

Frozen
Frozen Nov 19 - Jan 23, 2022

A mysterious secret. A family torn apart. As one sister struggles with being an outsider and harnessing her powers within, the other sets out on a thrilling adventure to bring her family together once again. Both are searching for love, but they'll learn that to find it they'll have to look inside themselves first.

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn
Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn Nov 19 - Jan 9, 2022

Based on the classic film, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn follows retired song-and-dance man Jim's efforts to bring entertainment to his small Connecticut town. With the help of talented schoolteacher Linda, he turns his farmhouse into an inn and puts on spectacular shows celebrating all holidays. This joyous, family-friendly musical features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy, and a parade of Irving Berlin's hit songs, including the Academy Award-winning "White Christmas."

Janeane Garofalo
Janeane Garofalo Nov 19 - Nov 20, 2021

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992. Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Wet Hot American Summer, Ratatouille, Steal This Movie, Reality Bites, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Mystery Men, The Ten and The Cable Guy. Janeane also co-authored the best seller "Feel This Book," with Ben Stiller.

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol Nov 20 - Dec 31, 2021

Now a beloved Chicago tradition, The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday story A Christmas Carol. Audiences look forward to the "bah humbugs," the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers and dancing, and Scrooge's joyful rediscovery of life, love and the Christmas spirit. Goodman's Carol continues to lift heats and spirits after four decades more than a million visitors, and the timeless holiday tale promises to be merrier and more magical than ever. The Daily Herald says the play is "the crown jewel of the holiday season" -- find out for yourself or relive the magic again.

Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins
Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins Nov 20 - Dec 12, 2021
Strawdog Theatre Company at Rivendell Theatre

A traveling troupe of actors comes to town to find no one celebrating Hanukkah. They must put on a show to save the holiday! Will they bring back the spirit of Hanukkah to the town? Will Hershel of Ostropol outsmart the goblins who haunt the old synagogue? In this adaptation of the Caldecott Honor-winning book, the story comes to life with music, puppets and a little bit of magic for families of all ages to enjoy.

The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party
The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party Nov 20 - Dec 24, 2021
Chicago Children's Theatre at The Station

Now a popular annual tradition, The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party is the perfect way to kick off your family's holiday festivities. Three adorable Beatrix Potter favorite tales are unspooled in this mesmerizing, interactive trunk and puppet show, complete with live music. Then, audience members are invited on stage to pull the levers and turn the same cranks that produced such whimsical images of surprise and delight. After photos with the cast, families are whisked to a Victorian-style dining hall, which is adorned with beautiful holiday decor and open tables set with cookies and warm cocoa.

Trevor Noah: Back To Abnormal
Trevor Noah: Back To Abnormal Nov 20

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy Award-winning "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central. Under Trevor, "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" has broken free from the restraints of a 30-minute linear show, producing engaging social content, award-winning digital series, podcasts and more for its global audience. In 2020, "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" received six Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series and Outstanding Writing for A Variety Series.

When Harry Met Rehab
When Harry Met Rehab Nov 24 - Jan 30, 2022

When Harry Met Rehab chronicles in a humorous yet poignant way how Harry, an alcoholic on the edge of clueless annihilation, ended up in the hands of a magician whose greatest trick was making his denial and excuses disappear. A comedy that takes sobriety seriously, the story is based loosely on the real-life experiences of Chicago sports radio personality, Harry Teinowtiz. Co-authored by former ESPN personality and playwright Spike Manton (Leaving Iowa), it is an evening in the theater that will leave a mark that is flat-out funny, moving, and unforgettable. When Harry Met Rehab is a story of redemption, perseverance, and hope. It is estimated that over 22 million Americans are in recovery. This show is for them, their families, and their friends.

Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night
Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night Nov 26 - Jan 2, 2022

Brush up on your Yuletide trivia, watch as audience members play for actual prizes in this uniquely interactive show. Laugh as the show tackles the wackiest myths and most outrageous facts about Christmas, including jolly old St. Nick's origins and where candy canes come from. There’s also a hilarious quiz pitting boys against girls on stage to see who knows the most about the holiday season! Watch and laugh from the comfort of your own home!

It's A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!
It's A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2021
American Blues Theater at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph

George Bailey, the Everyman from small town Bedford Falls whose dreams of escape and adventure were stopped by family obligation and civic duty, has fallen onto desperate times. Only a miracle can save him from despair. Filled with original music and classic holiday carols, this critically acclaimed, warm "holiday favorite makes the bell ring every time." (Chicago Tribune) For 20 years, American Blues has treated audiences to a live retelling of the Frank Capra classic in a 1940s radio broadcast tradition, making It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! the second longest-running holiday play in Chicago!