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1619: The Journey of a People
1619: The Journey of a People

In 1619, 20 enslaved Africans arrived in Point Comfort, Va. The 400-year journey that followed would change a nation and the world. Using various musical forms including hip-hop, jazz, and blues, this fabulous musical theater production commemorates the struggle for equality and celebrates the story of America's African sons and daughters.

Alaiyo
Alaiyo
Definition Theatre at The Revival

When she realizes that she's in love with her best friend Kofi, hopeless romantic Ariel sets out on a quest to tell him how she feels...and make a pilgrimage to the shores of Africa. Inspired by A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Ariel seeks to heal a 400 year old wound through her journey toward selfhood. As she grapples with the gray space of being neither fully African nor fully American, she uncovers the darkest parts of herself and the sweet spots in her Black American identity. This choreopoem samples the old and makes space for the new as Ariel sails to Ghana to confess her love to Kofi.

Almost, Maine
Almost, Maine

Welcome to Almost, a quaint sort of place located in northern Maine. The town is called Almost because the residents never really got around to organizing. One cold night, as the northern lights are set to appear, many of the residents, embodied by only four actors, fall in and out of love in the most charming, hilarious, and delightful of ways. Join us, as we journey to a place that may feel like the ends of the earth, but really can be found right in your own backyard.

And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
And Neither Have I Wings To Fly

In 1950's Ireland, family means everything, so when Eveline Donnelly abandons her dream of a university education to care for her widowed father, it seems only right and natural to her. But as she watches her younger sister prepare to leave home with her new husband, Evie wonders if she has made the right choice. Then a visit from her mother's ghost makes Evie begin to ask, "When is it my turn?"

Andy Warhol in Iran
Andy Warhol in Iran

In 1976, the artist Andy Warhol, having re-invented himself as the portrait painter of the rich and famous, travels to Tehran to take Polaroids of the Shah of Iran's wife. Amidst taking in the Crown Jewels and ordering room service caviar, Warhol encounters a young revolutionary who throws his plans into turmoil and opens the pop icon's eyes to a wider world.

Andy Warhol's Tomato
Andy Warhol's Tomato
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble at McAninch Arts Center

It's 1946 in Pittsburgh. 18-year-old Andy Warhol finds himself in the basement of a working-class bar. Over the course of a summer, he gives and gets inspiration, guidance and friendship from a surprising source in this fictional take on an apocryphal story of an American legend. "We go to the theater for unique experiences and on rare occasions we're rewarded with something transcendent. Something like Andy Warhol's Tomato" (Larchmont Buzz).

Big Fish
Big Fish

Dream, Live, Love... Bigger! A fantastical musical adventure inspired by a father's incredible stories. Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a charming traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest, and then some. Overflowing with heart and humor, Big Fish is the extraordinary story that reminds us why we love going to the theatre.

The Birthday Party
The Birthday Party

A comedy of menace. Stanley may or may not play the piano, and today may or may not be his birthday, and he may or may not be hiding from someone in Meg's boarding house where he's lived for a year. But he's definitely made nervous by news that two new boarders are about to arrive, and she's definitely throwing him a party.

Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as "ground-breaking," "hilarious," "visually stunning" and "musically powerful." These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else.

The Book Of Merman
The Book Of Merman

Broadway's biggest star collides with one of Broadway's biggest hits in this hilarious new musical comedy filled with original songs. After a frustrating day of canvassing the neighborhood for prospective converts, two Mormon missionaries knock on the door of legendary belter Ethel Merman. Mistaking the two young men for door-to-door salesmen, Ethel welcomes them in, resulting in a clever and witty journey about being true to oneself and embracing who you really are.

Boulevard of Bold Dreams
Boulevard of Bold Dreams

It is February 29, 1940, the night of the Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Bartender Arthur Brooks, an ambitious Black man from rural Alabama, dreams of becoming a movie director. His best friend, Dottie Hudson, is a maid at the Ambassador Hotel who finds herself to be a cynic of all dreams. But when the actress Hattie McDaniel stops in at the bar and decides not to attend the biggest event in show business, Arthur and Dottie must do everything in their power to convince her to go and claim her historic win-all while confronting their dark past and making their own dreams come to life.

Cabaret
Cabaret
Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts

Bold and provocative, this winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, shines a spotlight on Berlin in the late 1920s and the colorful, gritty and hedonistic lives found there. Filled with iconic songs and electrifying dance, Cabaret tells the story of the American writer Clifford Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles on the eve of the Nazi party's rise to power. Overseen by an ominous Emcee at the fabled Kit Kat Club, Cabaret is a cautionary tale that has renewed resonance in today's political climate.

Cabaret ZaZou - Luminaire
Cabaret ZaZou - Luminaire

The new, groundbreaking, immersive variety dinner show, will make its worldwide debut in a vintage Spiegeltent on the 14th floor of the Cambria Hotel in the heart of Chicago's Theatre District. Luminaire is directed by Dreya Weber, and stars critically acclaimed performers Frank Ferrante and Liv Warfield as they lead an international cast of exceptional entertainers. Sassy, sexy, and sultry, Luminaire is designed to dazzle and delight audiences with stunning cirque acts, interactive comedy, captivating vocalists, and a stellar band, complimented by a delicious multi-course meal.

Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web
AlphaBet Soup Productions at Various Locations

E. B. White's beloved story comes from the page to the stage! Follow our piggy hero, Wilbur, as he grows from being the runt of the litter to "Some Pig" with the help of a remarkable spider named Charlotte. This timeless tale is filled with wacky farm animals, plenty of fun, and a message about bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.

A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line

This impassioned backstage look at the intimate lives of dancers auditioning for a Broadway chorus brilliantly combines stunning song and dance with a compelling, moving story. Beloved around the world, A Chorus Line is the ultimate love letter to Broadway and features memorable numbers including "What I Did for Love," "One," and "I Hope I Get It." The iconic musical won the Pulitzer Prime for Drama in addition to nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, and four Drama Desk Awards.

Do the Right Thing, No Worries If Not
Do the Right Thing, No Worries If Not

The Second City is sorry not sorry for making you laugh with the 110th Mainstage revue, Do the Right Thing, No Worries If Not. Leave your worries at the door and come laugh yourself into euphoria at the things we have in common, navigating relationships, code-switching, and even high school on TV. Life is good and the multiverse is real in this interactive experience that has everything you want in a comedy show: Stage combat! Truth bombs! Very intrusive vibe checks! Do the right thing and don't miss this show.

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
Young People's Theatre of Chicago at The Greenhouse Theater Center

Poor Pigeon never gets to do anything! But when Bus Driver is running late (gasp!), Pigeon's dream to drive the bus might actually come true! From the vivid imagination of Mo Willems comes an interactive romp with every child's favorite high-strung bird!