Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/29/2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/29/2013 THE SECOND CITY'S HOLIDAYS IN THE HEIGHTS
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
12/5-12/30/2013
The holidays are a time of giving and joy. A time of twinkling lights and mall Santas. A time of wrapping gifts and burning, I mean baking cookies. Of family parties, too much egg nog, marathon shopping trips, gray slush that used to be snow and itchy sweaters with jingle bells on them. That's right, everyone loves the holidays. Especially the Second City. Don't miss this hilarious send up of all the holiday activities we actually love, and the ones we love to hate featuring a phenomenal cast from Second City and their trademark comedy and improv.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/29/2013 SHREK
KIDZ KABARET
12/31-12/31/2013
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar« 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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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/29/2013 NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH THE SECOND CITY
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
12/31-12/31/2013
Don't ring in the New Year at a crowded bar or falling asleep on your couch before the ball drops. It's the Second City's hysterical Holidays in the Heights show with a New Year's twist. Your ticket includes a complimentary glass of champagne, party favors, a countdown and balloon drop!
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/29/2013 ABBA SALUTE
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
1/3-1/3/2014
It's time once again to sing and dance the night away with one of our favorite tribute bands: Abba Salute. It's a blast from the past as they look and sound just like Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Abba! It's a concert you won't forget, featuring all the Abba hits you love from "Mamma Mia" and "S.O.S" to "Fernando" and "Dancing Queen."
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/29/2013Steve Cochran: Funny 2014 in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> Steve Cochran: FUNNY 2014
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
1/4-1/4/2014
WIND and WGN radio star Steve Cochran brings his stand up comedy to Metropolis! He's played with Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Gary Shandling and more - all while hosting his must-hear hit radio shows. Don't miss this fantastic night of hilarious comedy with the voice you know and love.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/29/2013 MARY POPPINS
MARRIOTT'S LINCOLNSHIRE
10/23-1/5/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/29/2013 SHREK
CURTAIN CALL COMMUNITY THEATRE
1/3-1/5/2014
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar® 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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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/29/2013 RAPUNZEL-THEATREWORKS USA VERSION
EMERALD City Theatre Company
10/5-1/5/2014
This witty, tongue-in-cheek retelling of a perennial favorite gives us a possessive mother who happens to be a witch, a tentative young man who happens to be a prince and a strong-willed but naïve young girl with the longest hair you're ever likely to come across - not to mention a contemporary moral about parent-child relationships which will have young audiences rejoicing. With a book and lyrics by two creators of the hit television show Friends, rest assured this fairy tale isn't going to be business as usual!
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/29/2013 ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Light Opera Works
12/21-1/5/2014
Annie Get Your GunAnnie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out. The rousing, sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of female ingenuity.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/29/2013 ORDINARY DAYS
Manchester High School
11/22-1/12/2014
From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point.) ORDINARY DAYS tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. ORDINARY DAYS is an original musical for anyone who's ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home. Music and Lyrics by Adam Gwon
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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 12/29/2013 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,"Ł and "I Wan'na Be Like You."Ł 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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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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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/29/2013Roald Dahl'S WILLY WONKA KIDS in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> Roald Dahl'S WILLY WONKA KIDS
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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