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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Jan 27 - Mar 12, 2022

1959 Philly, in a rundown seedy bar, Billie Holiday captivates a cabaret crowd as she tours the audience through the highs and lows of a tumultuous and tragic life in the blues. Interspersed with iconic songs like God Bless the Child, Crazy He Calls Me, and Strange Fruit, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill is a front-row seat to one of the final performances of the legendary jazz songstress. The iconic singer takes us on a bewitching journey through a lifetime of unforgettable music and momentous events, back to the birthplace of the blues. Filled with wry humor and aching hopefulness it is a riveting portrayal of one of the greatest jazz and blues vocalists of all time. Featuring intimate yet stunning renditions of Holiday's beloved repertoire, Lady Day is an unforgettable and touching portrait of this beloved icon.

Women Of Soul
Women Of Soul Jan 27 - Mar 13, 2022

A celebration of the most powerful women of soul to ever grace the stage. You'll jump to your feet as we honor incredible women including Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Janis Joplin, and of course, you'll get a little of Gladys, Dionne, and Patti. Featuring powerhouse voices singing memorable music including "I Say a Little Prayer", "I Will Survive" and "Respect."

Botticelli in the Fire
Botticelli in the Fire Jan 27 - Mar 5, 2022
First Floor Theater at The Den Theatre

Playboy Sandro Botticelli has it all: talent, fame, good looks. He also has the ear - and the wife - of Lorenzo de Medici, as well as the Renaissance's hottest young apprentice, Leonardo Da Vinci. But while at work on his breakthrough commission, 'The Birth of Venus,' Botticelli's devotion to pleasure and beauty is put to the ultimate test. As the plague sweeps through the city, the charismatic friar Savonarola starts to stoke the fires of dissent against the liberal elite. Botticelli finds the life he knows breaking terrifyingly apart, forcing him to choose between love and survival. Jordan Tannahill's hot-blooded queering of Renaissance Italy questions the value of art at the collapse of society.

Naperville
Naperville Jan 27 - Feb 27, 2022
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble at McAninch Arts Center

It is Naperville, 2012. Anne works on a new project, T.C. is captaining the first shift as new manager and Candice and son Howard, back from Seattle, arrive at her favorite coffee spot: Caribou Coffee. What follows is a day full of eccentricity, cups of coffee and affecting conversation creating a turning point that shows how community can add to your life. The New York Times says, "...everyone in this shop has a story, a loss, a regret, and Smart weaves their tales together adeptly." This funny and moving play is a heartwarming salute to the moment we discover a new definition of home.

Evita
Evita Jan 28 - Mar 20, 2022

Based on true events, Evita tells the story of Eva Perón's rags-to-riches life as she goes from poor provincial child to First Lady of Argentina. A champion of the working-class descamisados, she uses popularity and politics to serve her people - and herself. Featuring some of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's most iconic songs, including "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina," this musical masterpiece won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The 1996 film adaptation was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Song.

The Rat Pack is Back
The Rat Pack is Back Jan 28

The Rat Pack is Back is in its 20th year in Las Vegas and returns to the Rosemont Theatre on Friday, January 28th. This incredible show recreates the legendary Rat Pack performing at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Frank, Sammy & Dean sing all their hit songs with their amazing band some extra Rat Pack antics thrown in. This show comes to Rosemont every year but missed 2021 due to the Pandemic. We are excited that they are returning in January! immersive video content for a truly unforgettable concert experience.

Leonardo and Sam
Leonardo and Sam Jan 29 - Feb 27, 2022
Chicago Children's Theatre at The Station

Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just...isn't. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get his chance to scare the tuna salad out of an unsuspecting human? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? They will need to make a big decision: will they be friends or will they be controlled by their fears?

Queen of the Night
Queen of the Night Jan 29 - Mar 13, 2022

A divorced father and his queer son head to the woods of southeastern Texas to relive the camping trips of earlier, easier days. But even without cell service, certain things are inescapable. Playwright travis tate explores masculinity and queerness through the lens of multi-generational Blackness, offering a hilarious, heart-rending family portrait about reckoning with the wilderness of a shared past, while facing an uncertain future. Staged

MJ Live: Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
MJ Live: Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Jan 29

MJ LIVE starring Jalles Franca returns to Rosemont Theatre. Opening the show will be the very popular Chicago pop band, Hello Weekend! MJ LIVE is the No. 1 Michael Jackson tribute concert in the world! Direct from the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, this magical show features all of MJ's biggest hits including "Bad," "Billie Jean," "Beat It," "Dangerous," "Smooth Criminal," "Black & White" as well as a very special flashback to the Jackson Five hits! Relive the energy, excitement and spectacle and pure joy of this legendary superstar and his music. Witness the awesome sound, lighting and effects. Feel the energy from the MJ LIVE band and the mega talented MJ LIVE dancers. Sing along to some of the greatest hits of all time!

Hairspray
Hairspray Feb 1 - Feb 13, 2022

You Can't Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960's Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV's most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway's award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O'Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Don't miss this "exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy" (The New Yorker).

West Side Story
West Side Story Feb 2 - Mar 27, 2022

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, in this landmark Broadway musical. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of today's time. From the first notes to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY is as powerful, poignant and timely as ever.

The Lady from the Sea
The Lady from the Sea Feb 3 - Mar 6, 2022

When a sailor returns to fulfill his promise, a lighthouse keeper's daughter must choose between her landlocked marriage and the mesmerizing allure of the sea. Hailed as a watershed moment in Ibsen's writing, The Lady from the Sea dissects issues of duty, marriage, and agency with raw emotion and disarming resonance. Director Shana Cooper injects the text with a visceral physicality that thrillingly reflects and refracts Ibsen's structure and characterization.

Beautiful Thing
Beautiful Thing Feb 9 - Mar 27, 2022

Anonymous among the thousands living in the working-class flats of southeast London, two boys struggle to carve out their own space in a constricting world. Driven away by his erratic family, Ste seeks order and purpose in sports and academics, building the idealized life he hasn't lived. Jamie, instead, turns his back on structure, preferring independence and sharp wit to scholastic honors. With the pressures of their divergent lives mounting, the boys find solace with one another. Ste's nightly refuge at Jamie's house evolves into something more, something transformative: something beautiful. After redefining gay representation nearly 30 years ago, Beautiful Thing brings the warmth of first love back to Chicago.

Where There Are Nine
Where There Are Nine Feb 10 - Mar 13, 2022

A dream play of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's last day on earth, by American writer Sally Deering. This biographical play offers insights into her life through a series of flashbacks highlighting her landmark cases, and her alliance with queer communities.

Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour
Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour Feb 10

Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer and The New York Times bestselling author. Siwa connects with her fans through many channels: via social media she currently has over 10 million subscribers with over 2.4 billion views on YouTube, she has over 8.6 million followers on Instagram, over 436,000 Twitter followers, over 17.3 million followers on TikTok and over 572,000 likes on Facebook.

Outside Mullingar
Outside Mullingar Feb 11 - Mar 13, 2022

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that-due to his painful shyness-suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is a compassionate, delightful work about how it's never too late to take a chance on love.

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci Feb 11 - Mar 20, 2022

Leonardo da Vinci strove to know the world equally through artistic and scientific means. There was no limit to his curiosity, nor to his tenacity in seeking answers. This poetic portrayal of one of history's most imaginative minds returns to the Goodman nearly three decades after it burst onto the stage in a career-catapulting production for adaptor/director Mary Zimmerman. In a production composed entirely of words from his notebooks and treatises, da Vinci's ideas on topics from mathematics, anatomy and engineering, to philosophy, love and the human spirit come to vivid life.