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The Prom
The Prom Apr 19 - Apr 24, 2022

Everyone's invited to the joyous Broadway hit that New York Magazine hails as "smart and big-hearted" while The New York Times declares it "makes you believe in musical comedy again!" THE PROM is a new musical comedy about big Broadway stars on a mission to change the world and the love they discover that unites them all. THE PROM features direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon), a book by Tony Award winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by Tony Award nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin. You belong at THE PROM!

Picasso At The Lapin Agile
Picasso At The Lapin Agile Apr 20 - May 22, 2022

This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy by Steve Martin places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame, and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century's achievements and prospects, as well as other fanciful topics, with infectious dizziness.

The Tragedy of King Christophe
The Tragedy of King Christophe Apr 21 - May 29, 2022
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre

Written in 1963 by West Indian poet and activist Aime Cesaire, The Tragedy of King Christophe is set in the period of upheaval after the Haitian Revolution in 1804. It follows the true historical figure of Henri Christophe, a general in Jean-Jacques Dessalines army who was elected president but chose to be named King. Christophe declared himself king and ruled the northern part of Haiti until 1820. Shelley's staging of this story explores the tragedy of Christophe's transformation from a charismatic leader fighting against the oppression of his people to his unfortunate unraveling. The Tragedy of King Christophe will be an unabashed homage to the changing of guards, as well as an elegant display of epic storytelling vibrant with dance and music.

Last Hermanos
Last Hermanos Apr 21 - Jun 12, 2022

Reunited and on the run; Miguel and Julio are fleeing an America where being Latinx is a life sentence. Sequestered in a Texas state park, the arrival of a sympathetic deserter, Shepherd, brings the conflict between Julio's desire for revolution and Miguel's longing for normalcy into sharp focus. Recorded last season as an audio play and now in its theatrical world premiere, LAST HERMANOS is a story of tenacious brotherhood and love in a not-so-distant future that asks which path promises the better future?

Shrek the Musical
Shrek the Musical Apr 21 - May 21, 2022

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

All's Well That End's Well
All's Well That End's Well Apr 22 - May 29, 2022

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none"... how hard could it be? Shakespeare's nuanced coming-of-age love story is brought to new life in the uniquely intimate setting of the Courtyard Theater, staged by acclaimed director Shana Cooper. Bold, complex characters and hilarious turns of wit and wisdom make for a vivid exploration of love and loss, courtship and class. Besotted with a man who does not return her love, the intelligent, resourceful young Helena navigates the complexities of unrequited romance, courtly drama, and the pesky meddling of her elders-only to discover the reality that happy endings are never quite as simple as they seem in fairy tales.

On The Greenbelt
On The Greenbelt Apr 22 - May 28, 2022
Strawdog Theatre Company at Filament Theatre

A serio-comic play that jumps between the past and the present, On The Greenbelt is an exploration of family, love, memory and the question of "How do we process loss and grief?" Jules saw something terrible in the Idaho hospital the night her mom died, but she'll never say what it was. Not to her ex, Olivia, and especially not to her brother, Jake, who keeps trying to convince her to go with him to the Greenbelt to spread their mom's ashes with their father, Alan. But try as she might, Jules can't shake the memories of the past that haunt her like a gin-soaked hangover, and as the day unravels the past events surrounding her mother's death come to light. A semi-finalist for the 2021 Blue Ink Playwright Awards.

Spring Awakening
Spring Awakening Apr 23 - May 29, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Porchlight's production will thrill you with a story over 130 years in the making! Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th-century Germany, and based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 play that was immediately banned due to its subject matter, Spring Awakening tells the timeless story of youthful self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers. Haunting and provocative, this landmark American musical celebrates a journey from adolescence to adulthood with a power, a poignancy and a passion you will never forget.

Carmela Full of Wishes
Carmela Full of Wishes Apr 23 - May 22, 2022
Chicago Children's Theatre at The Station

When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true-she's finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Traveling through their neighborhood, Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make...

Of Mice and Men and Serenade
Of Mice and Men and Serenade Apr 27 - May 8, 2022
The Joffrey Ballet at Lyric Opera

The Joffrey's spring double-bill features Cathy Marston's world premiere adaptation of Steinbeck's tender tale of friendship, perseverance, and sacrifice, with an original score by Academy Award-nominated composer Thomas Newman, along with the Joffrey premiere of George Balanchine's Serenade, the choreographer's first ballet created in America in 1934.

Seagull Apr 28 - Jun 12, 2022

In a giant country house filled to overflow on a long summer weekend in the Russian countryside, three generations collide in Yasen Peyankov's extraordinarily funny and magical adaption of Anton Chekhov's Seagull, the play that will open our new Theater-In-The-Round. In classic Chekhovian style, an all-ensemble cast will wrestle with the eternal questions that haunt the intellectual artist class: What is Love? What is Art? When is Lunch? Please join us for this historical moment in Steppenwolf's journey as we explore the work that inspired us, laugh at the battles that consume us and celebrate, together, all that makes us grateful for each other.

SHOUT! The Mod Musical
SHOUT! The Mod Musical Apr 28 - Jun 11, 2022

An irresistible array of powerhouse songs, far out fashion, and groovy dance moves, SHOUT! The Mod Musical transports audiences to the 1960s. This musical revue rolls out arrangements of the decade's hits including To Sir with Love, Downtown, Son of a Preacher Man, Windy, and more classics. SHOUT! follows five British women as they navigate the decade, chronicling the vibrant '60s like flipping through a musical magazine. A tribute to the dynamic, independent singers of the era featuring Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black, and many more who were instrumental in redefining society's attitudes toward gender. Dig out your tie-dyed tees and bell-bottom jeans and get ready to sing and dance along, as SHOUT! has all the vintage nostalgia you've been looking for.

Enough to Let the Light In
Enough to Let the Light In Apr 28 - Jun 5, 2022
Jackalope Theatre Company at Broadway Armory

A couple spends the night celebrating a milestone, but it quickly devolves into chaos as buried secrets are revealed and lives are irrevocably changed. Originally a one-act commissioned by Jackalope in 2019, Enough to Let the Light In is a full-length psychological thriller about love, truth, and the ghosts that won't let us go. Rehearsing the play in sections over the course of the season, Jackalope company member Paloma Nozicka and acclaimed Broadway director Kimberly Senior team up for the world premiere of this new two-hander.

One Man, Two Guvnors
One Man, Two Guvnors Apr 28 - May 29, 2022
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble at McAninch Arts Center

The ever-starving Francis Henshall finds himself working for both a gangster and a criminal in hiding, both of whom are linked in a web of schemes, shakedowns and seductions. To prevent the discovery that he is working for two bosses, Francis must do everything he can to keep his two guvnors apart, while still getting food and the girl. Playwright Bean transports the commedia dell'arte conventions of the 1746 "The Servant of Two Masters" to the seaside town of Briton in 1963. Daily Variety calls "One Man Two Guvnors" "...sheer comic delirium."

Carol Burnett: An Evening Of Laughter And Reflection
Carol Burnett: An Evening Of Laughter And Reflection Apr 28

During 'An Evening of Laughter and Reflection', Television Legend Carol Burnett will take questions from the audience and show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers.

Lewis Black: Off The Rails
Lewis Black: Off The Rails Apr 30

Comedian and social critic Lewis Black is renowned for his hilariously angry face and simulated mental breakdowns. At his quick-witted live shows, Black skewers the absurdities of history, religion, and politics with impassioned rants that are as funny as they are eye-opening. Whether he's feigning befuddlement with current social trends or making light of pop culture's bloated landscape.

Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys May 3 - May 8, 2022

JERSEY BOYS returns to Chicago. JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty.