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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 1/12/2014 FOOTLOOSE
Kewanee High School
1/17-1/18/2014
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.Music by Tom Snow; Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford; Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 1/12/2014 DAMN YANKEES
DUNLAP HIGH SCHOOL
1/17-1/19/2014
Faust meets professional baseball in the Broadway classic DAMN YANKEES. Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he's left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self, and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, DAMN YANKEES is a home-run hit featuring all-American subject matter and an irreverent sense of humor. The perfect choice for a high school's spring musical or community theatre production, DAMN YANKEES is sure to please. 
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THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
12/3-1/19/2014
Courtyard Theater:William Shakespeare; dir: Barbara Gaines.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 1/12/2014 SEUSSICAL JR
ROUND LAKE AREA PARK DISTRICT COMMUNITY THEATRE
1/17-1/19/2014
A delight for children to perform, SEUSSICAL is now one of the most-performed shows in America! In this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and RAGTIME) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big  imagination--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge--not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!SEUSSICAL JR. is fun for the whole family! Young performers will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms of set design, lighting, and costuming.Note: for this version, certain
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MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
M & M Productions
1/10-1/19/2014

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MUSIC ON STAGE INC
1/17-1/19/2014
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA JR., featuring a memorable score by Leslie Bricusse (JEKYLL & HYDE, DOCTOR DOLITTLE) and Anthony Newley, follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory--or suffer the consequences.This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. With this show's flexible cast size, featuring roles for all ages, your production will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 1/12/2014 DISNEY'S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS
ROUND LAKE AREA PARK DISTRICT COMMUNITY THEATRE
12/4-1/22/2014
The jungle is jumpin' with jazz is this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like "The Bare Necessities," and "I Wan'na Be Like You." With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 1/12/2014 SHREK
NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT
1/17-1/26/2014
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the OscarĀ® winningDreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story ofeveryone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. Ina faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemlyogre "" not a handsome prince "" shows up to rescue a feisty princess.Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, acookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, andyou've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily,there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!**AVAILABLE FOR LICENSES FOR PERFORMANCES BEGINNING JUNE 2013**
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THE LITTLE PRINCE
Lookingglass Theatre Co
12/5-2/2/2014
Water Tower Water Works:Rick Cummins, John Scoullar; dir: David Catlin.
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TRIBES
Steppenwolf Theatre Co
12/5-2/9/2014
Downstairs Theatre:Nina Raine; dir: Austin Pendleton.
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SEVEN GUITARS
Court Theatre
1/9-2/9/2014
August Wilson; dir: Ron OJ Parson.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 1/12/2014 GREATER TUNA
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
1/16-2/16/2014
Take a trip down south to Texas' third smallest town, Tuna. First, we meet Thurston and Arles on their talk radio show. Today's topics include the winner of the American Heritage Essay Contest (a piece entitled "Human Rights - Why Bother?"), local auditions for My Fair Lady (which will now be set in Polynesia so they can make use of last year's South Pacific set), and the scandalous death of Judge Buckner. The cast of characters, all hilariously played by just two actors, continues to expand as we meet upstanding citizens of Tuna like puppy poisoning Pearl, used gun store owner Didi, and R.R. - an old coot who regularly sees UFOs. You're in for plenty of laughs with this send-up of small town folks that Variety calls "Howlingly funny."
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DO-GOODER
16th Street Theater
1/16-2/22/2014
16th Street Theater:Laura Jacqmin; music: Barry Bennett; dir: Ann Filmer.
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LUNA GALE
Goodman Theatre
1/18-2/23/2014
Albert Theatre:Rebecca Gilman; dir: Robert Falls.
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Tom Jones
Northlight Theatre
1/17-2/23/2014
North Shore Center:adapt: Jon Jory; dir: William Brown.
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ROSE AND THE RIME
The House Theatre of Chicago
1/17-3/9/2014
Nathan Allen, Chris Mathews, Jake Minton; dir: Nathan Allen.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 1/12/2014 YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
DRURY LANE OAKBROOK
1/16-3/16/2014
IT'S ALIVE! From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation THE PRODUCERS comes this monster new musical comedy.With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' On The Ritz," YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment"¦and the only place you'll witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made.
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CHELSEA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
12/12-3/17/2014
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this special 30-minute stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA KIDS, featuring a memorable score by Leslie Bricusse (JEKYLL & HYDE, DOCTOR DOLITTLE) and Anthony Newley, follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory--or suffer the consequences.This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. With this show's flexible cast size, your elementary school's production will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!
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