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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live Oct 5  
Cadillac Palace Theatre Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live
 
The hilarious Peabody Award-winning hit TV comedy is coming to Chicago with an all-new Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour! Join show creator and original host, Joel Hodgson, and the world's greatest - and only - movie-riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow, and Gypsy, as they take you on an exhilarating roller coaster ride through some of the cheesiest films ever made.
 
   
In The Heights Oct 5 - Oct 27, 2019  
Jedlicka Performing Arts Center In The Heights
 
Jedlicka Performing Arts Center and Vision Latino Theatre Company present In The Heights. Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegrķa Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by Xavier Custodio, music directed by Michael Gibson, choreographed by Yariana Baralt Torres. In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood - a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, which ones you leave behind.
 
   
Back in the Day Oct 8 - Nov 2, 2019  
UrbanTheater Company Back in the Day
 
Directed by Raquel Torre and choreographed by Breon Arzell, Back in the Day follows three Northside Chicago dance crews, The All Stars, led by Jose "Gringo" Echevarrķa and their frenemies, The Culitos and Imported Taste when African-American, Latino and LGBTQ dominated the1980's afterhours scene in such legendary local juice bars as Jenal's and Medusas. Back in the Day is much more than the memories of one man about an era in Chicago's history of urban dance and music. It is a fun, poignant portrait of that period, enriched by the voices of dozens of members of those dance crews who shared their experiences and stories with the play's cast and crew during its initial run. It is now part of the collective history of a forgotten aspec of Chicago House music.
 
   
Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary Oct 9 - Oct 13, 2019  
Goodman Theatre Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary
 
Playwright and performer Marissa Chibas' autobiographical solo piece, Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary is centered on three towering figures in her life: her father, Raul, who co-wrote the manifesto for the Cuban revolution with Fidel Castro; her uncle, Eddy, who was the frontrunner for the Cuban presidency in 1951 before committing suicide; and her mother, Dalia, Miss Cuba runner-up in 1959. It was originally produced by the CalArts Center for New Performance.
 
   
Grey House Oct 10 - Dec 1, 2019  
A Red Orchid Theatre Grey House
 
After a brutal car wreck in the mountains of Oregon, a young couple seeks shelter from a blizzard in a small cabin. But the cabin's seemingly innocent inhabitants: four children and their minder, quickly start to expose the couple's secrets, unmake everything they know about themselves, and hurl them towards a potentially sinister destination. Grey House is a new horror play about the gravity of the past, and the cruel inevitability of its pull.
 
   
A Man Of No Importance Oct 10 - Nov 10, 2019  
Pride Arts Center - The Broadway A Man Of No Importance
 
Alfie Byrne is a bus conductor in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets that he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When he attempts to present an amateur production of Wilde's SALOME in the local church hall, he must face the forces of bigotry and shame over a love "that dare not speak its name." But the redemptive power of theatre changes his life and gains him the support of his true friends.
 
   
Language of Angels Oct 10 - Nov 3, 2019  
Three Crows THeatre at Piven Theatre Language of Angels
 
Perfect for the Halloween spooky season, Language of Angels begins in a cave on the edge of a rural North Carolina town, where a teenaged girl once went missing. One of nine friends is responsible for her death, yet her ghostly, echoed cries will haunt each of them forever. Woven together are the parallel paths each friend takes that lead to their own tragic fates. Hidden beneath the scary, mysterious exterior, Language of Angels is ultimately a touching and deeply heartfelt play.
 
   
Contractions Oct 10 - Oct 13, 2019  
The Greenhouse Theater Center Contractions
 
Emma's been seeing her coworker Darren. She thinks she's in love. Her boss thinks she's in breach of contract. In a series of cordial but increasingly tense conversations, the two dissect the differences between "sexual" and "romantic," negotiate the length of Emma's interoffice relationship, and face the consequences of shrinking privacy and binding contracts. An ink-black satire from one of Britain's most acclaimed and provocative writers. Midwest premiere!
 
   
Sunset Boulevard Oct 11 - Nov 24, 2019  
Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts Sunset Boulevard
 
In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. When impoverished screenwriter Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain he is persuaded to work on Norma's "masterpiece," a screenplay that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras. Seduced by Norma and her luxurious lifestyle, he finds himself trapped in her clutches until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free with shattering consequences. This Tony Award-winning masterpiece of obsession, romance and the Golden Age of Hollywood stars one of Chicago Theatre's most celebrated leading ladies: Hollis Resnik, making her Porchlight Music Theatre Mainstage debut.
 
   
Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic Oct 11 - Oct 13, 2019  
Rosemont Theatre Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic
 
Elmo is inspired to learn a magic trick when he meets magician extraordinaire Justin, who has come to Sesame Street to perform a magic show. But there's one problem...Elmo doesn't know how to do magic! Through Justin's encouragement to practice, work hard and never give up, Elmo embarks on an extraordinary journey. He learns that it's okay to make mistakes and that magic can be found anywhere when you believe in yourself and the power of what's yet to be. Cookie Monster and Gonger uncover the science and fun of baking while Abby Cadabby experiences the transformative abilities of caterpillars. Big Bird learns about the magnifying magic of shadow puppetry while Rosita orchestrates a rhythmic beat using everyday objects around her. And artist Grover mixes up the pigment power of the three primary colors. With high-energy dance numbers and a soundtrack that's sure to get everyone out of their seats, Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic is an inspirational introduction to live theater and the art of illusion that the entire family will enjoy.
 
   
Hell Followed With Her Oct 11 - Nov 9, 2019  
WildClaw Theatre at The Den Theatre Hell Followed With Her
 
Willow Parker has spent two years with revenge on her mind. Tonight she's found the man she's been looking for, but in this small Texas town where their bloody paths have converged, the undead have followed behind her...
 
   
Luisa Miller Oct 12 - Oct 31, 2019  
Lyric Opera Luisa Miller
 
Verdi's sumptuously beautiful romantic drama tells the story of sweet, vulnerable Luisa, who loves Rodolfo, the son of a ruthless, unethical nobleman whom Luisa's own father loathes. The young couple's relationship leads to catastrophe in a drama that breathes passion and excitement. Memorable arias (including "Quando le sere al placido," one of the composer's greatest tenor hits), breathtaking duets, and thrilling ensembles abound in this tale of star-crossed love and violent jealousy. Lyric's first presentation of this electrifying work in more than three decades at Chicago's Lyric Opera House will be a feast for all devotees of Verdi and Italian opera.
 
   
The Body Political Oct 12  
The Greenhouse Theater Center The Body Political
 
The Body Political is a burlesque and variety show that confronts social myths about the body through personal stories of resistance and reclamation. Through burlesque, drag, poetry, dance and performance art, performers explore the intricacies of their identities, examine their relationships with their bodies, and challenge how their bodies are perceived in this world. Topics explored include racism and racial stereotypes, blackness, queerness, gender expectations, trans-visibility and invisibility, ageism, reproductive rights, and fat phobia and fat acceptance.
 
   
Peppa Pig Live! Peppa's Adventure Oct 12  
Chicago Theatre Peppa Pig Live! Peppa's Adventure
 
Peppa Pig, George and all their friends are hitting the road for an all-new tour, Peppa Pig's Adventure! You're invited to join the colorful gang on their all singing and dancing escapade full of games, songs and surprises! Featuring life-sized puppets of the beloved characters, it's fun for all the family to enjoy! Peppa Pig and her brother George are super duper excited to head out on an exciting camping trip to the forrest with her friends Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. Their bags are packed with all the necessary outdoor gear as well as lunchboxes filled with yummy treats. Even Daddy Pig is coming along, he's the adult-in-charge driving the bus! Packed with new songs, Peppa Pig Live promises to be the perfect theatre experience for all pre-schoolers.
 
   
The Effect Oct 13 - Nov 23, 2019  
Strawdog Theatre The Effect
 
Hearts pounding, thoughts racing, and sleepless nights. Connie and Tristan are falling in love - or are they? Stuck in a clinical trial for an antidepressant, it's hard to know what is love and what is the drug. As the trial's supervising doctors untangle this relationship, everyone involved has to question what they know.
 
   
Jane Eyre Oct 16 - Oct 27, 2019  
The Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium Theatre Jane Eyre
 
This production of Jane Eyre challenges the idea of a classic ballet heroine. After a difficult upbringing, Jane becomes the Governess for the mysterious Mr. Rochester, discovering the struggles of society's expectations. With stirring choreography and a captivating Victorian design, this avant - garde ballet shows that love can conquer any obstacle.
 
   
Kentucky Oct 17 - Nov 16, 2019  
The Gift Theatre at Theater Wit Kentucky
 
Two Sisters, Eccentric Parents, A Chatty Cat, And A Born-Again Wedding...What Could Go Wrong? Hiro is a self-made single, almost 30 woman making it in New York while estranged from her dysfunctional family who lives in Kentucky. When her sister, a born-again Christian, decides to marry at 22, Hiro decides to do whatever she can to stop the wedding and salvage her sister's future. The themes of identity, religion and love collide in this unique coming-of-age story.
 
   

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