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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 CZECH JAZZ YOUTH BAND
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
8/6-8/6/2014
Founded eleven years ago, this talented group of young musicians has already recorded two CDs and won several competitions throughout Europe. The ensemble consists of ten members who are between the ages of 12 to 18, making them one of the youngest bands in the Czech Republic. They have been touring around the world from Europe to Australia. Their concert includes the evolution of jazz with pieces ranging from ragtime to jazz rock. Wednesday, August 6, 2014 ? 7:30 P.M. Free www.metropolisarts.com Box Office: 847-577-2121
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STINKY KIDS THE MUSICAL
Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse
7/1-8/6/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 OKLAHOMA!
After School Matters
8/1-8/7/2014
The 'G2K' Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers. Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA! In this adaptation for pre-high school students, the content has been edited to better suit younger attention spans, but all the elements that make this show a classic are still in place. You and your students will be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score, while at the same time learning about theater and its production. Music by Rodgers, Richard; Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the play GREEN GROW THE LILACS by Lynn Riggs; Original Dances by Agnes de Mille
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 THE MUSIC MAN JR
CHICAGO OPERA THEATER
8/7-8/7/2014

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BIG FISH
Jedlicka Performing Arts Center
7/25-8/9/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
FOX COUNTRY PLAYERS
8/8-8/9/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 HAIRSPRAY JR
BAM THEATRE GROUP
8/9-8/9/2014

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PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL
Timber Lake Playhouse
7/8-8/9/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 DISNEY'S 101 DALMATIANS KIDS
LITTLE THEATRE ON THE SQUARE YOUTH GROUP
8/1-8/9/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
THE ACTORS ATTIC
8/2-8/9/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
CORN STOCK THEATRE
8/1-8/9/2014
Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale's Tony-nominated musical A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD. This whimsical show follows two great friends -- the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad -- through four, fun-filled seasons.Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.The jazzy, upbeat score of A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family. It is a perfect show to be performed by an ensemble group of actors and can be produced with either simple or extravagant staging and sets.
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OUTDOOR STAGE:
First Folio Theatre
7/9-8/10/2014
The Merry Wives of WindsorWilliam Shakespeare; dir: Nick Sandys.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 RENT
STAGE DOOR FINE ARTS
8/7-8/10/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 LEGALLY BLONDE
LITTLE THEATRE ON THE SQUARE
7/30-8/10/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS...TRYING
SUMMER PLACE INC
8/1-8/10/2014
Power, sex, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office. From the authors of GUYS AND DOLLS comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time.  A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, HOW TO SUCCEED melds wit, comedy, and romance together to perfection. This show requires a large cast, featuring many roles for all types of performers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 CHILDREN OF EDEN
KYLE REID HASS THEATRE, LLC
8/7-8/10/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 XANADU JR.
KIDZ KABARET
7/31-8/10/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 SEUSSICAL JR
KIDZ KABARET
7/31-8/10/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 LES MISERABLES
TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE
7/31-8/10/2014
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. A spectacle on Broadway and in London, LES MISÉRABLES is equally effective with a minimal set; it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made LES MISÉRABLES a popular masterpiece.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 GODSPELL-2012 REVISED VERSION
MARRIOTT'S LINCOLNSHIRE
6/4-8/10/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 MARY POPPINS
CHAMPAIGN URBANA THEATRE COMPANY
7/31-8/10/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
PEORIA PLAYERS
8/6-8/10/2014
A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS never fails to entertain. A small cast, band and unit set make the other aspects of production a snap.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 DISNEY'S PETER PAN JR
NAZARETH ACADEMY
8/8-8/10/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR
NORTHBROOK PARK DISTRICT
7/10-8/10/2014
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean flavored score, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. is a feast for the heart, mind, and soul. The highlyoriginal and theatrical Caribbean adaptationof the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominationsfor its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. In almostnon-stop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasantgirl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the otherside of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical godswho rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her loveagainst the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.Equally effective regardless of its cast size, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. features minimal--though colorful--sets and costumes that capture the imagination of the audience. Creative movement is also part of the show's style, calling upon performers to portray trees, wild animals and even a fierce rainstorm. Its catchy, contemporary, and Caribbean-flavored score by theTony® Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (RAGTIMEand the animated film Anastasia) includes tender ballads and rousingcelebratory numbers for an ensemble cast of strong singers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 ANNIE JR
NORTHBROOK PARK DISTRICT
7/10-8/10/2014
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.ANNIE JR. is ideal for productions involving different grade levels, or for middle schools where students may be maturing at different rates. The cast size and age range of the parts are flexible and the bright, tuneful score is easy to sing and filled with familiar numbers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR
MARQUEE YOUTH STAGE
8/9-8/10/2014
Step into the enchanted world of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. Featuring songs from the Academy-Award winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.  Your audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince is a beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love. This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities. Even more simply staged, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. offers students a great introduction to musical theatre, using familiar songs and characters to guide them through their production.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 RENT
STAGE 212
8/6-8/10/2014
Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.This is theatre at its best -- exuberant, passionate, and joyous. Regional theatres will love the freedom and flexibility that RENT offers; minimal costuming and sets are required. RENT RETURNSVisit the official "Site for Rent" for NYC ticketing and more information on this new production.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 REEFER MADNESS
The Drama Group
8/1-8/10/2014
Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. You won't be able to resist the spoofy fun of REEFER MADNESS. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes like 'Down at the Ol' Five and Dime' and the Vegas-style 'Listen to Jesus, Jimmy,' featuring J.C. Himself leading a chorus of showgirl angels. This dynamic show will go straight to your head! REEFER MADNESS is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary. It contains adult humor, religious parody, and drug use, as well as suggested violence and sexual explicitness. It therefore may be inappropriate for younger performers and audiences. Book by Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney; Music by Dan Studney; Lyrics by Kevin Murphy
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Clinton County Showcase
8/7-8/10/2014
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; Suggested by
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 DISNEY'S PETER PAN JR
VIRTUOSO PERFORMING ARTS
8/8-8/10/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR
STREAMWOOD PARK DISTRICT
8/9-8/10/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR
SCHAUMBURG ON STAGE
8/6-8/10/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 DISNEY'S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS
SKYLINE STUDIOS INC.
6/24-8/15/2014

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MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
District Theatre
8/1-8/16/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 SEUSSICAL JR
COMMUNITY PLAYERS OF STREATOR
8/10-8/16/2014
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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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 INTO THE WOODS JR
CAROL STREAM PARK DISTRICT
8/8-8/16/2014
The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale where all of your favorite characters""Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and The Witch""meet and interact on their journeys. With unforgettable roles, little dancing and no chorus, INTO THE WOODS JR. showcases a medium-sized ensemble of talented singers and actors. The sophisticated score has been adapted to make it easier--though still challenging--for young performers. INTO THE WOODS JR. is a funny and engaging way to get young people to think about the stories with which they've grown up and the ethical issues raised therein.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 SEUSSICAL-THEATRE YOUNG AUDIENCES
CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER
7/5-8/17/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 TINTYPES
OPEN DOOR REPERTORY COMPANY
7/11-8/17/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 URINETOWN
AWKWARD PAUSE THEATRE LTD.
8/7-8/17/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 RENT
JOLIET DRAMA GUILD
8/8-8/17/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 INTO THE WOODS JR
VERO VOCE SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
8/9-8/17/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 THE LAST FIVE YEARS
WHEATON DRAMA INC
8/8-8/17/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
DRURY LANE OAKBROOK
6/14-8/17/2014
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
DRURY LANE OAKBROOK
6/19-8/17/2014
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 OKLAHOMA!
Quad City Music Guild
8/8-8/17/2014
Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!Music by Rodgers, Richard; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Original Dances by Agnes de Mille; Based on the play `Green Grow the Lilacs` by Lynn Riggs
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
7/10-8/17/2014
Laughter on the 23rd Floor By Neil Simon It's 1953 and the writers of The Max Prince Show are hard at work creating comedy gold for NBC. With pressure from the network to make changes and budget cuts, amongst the political tensions of communism and a volatile tempered Max Prince, the writers have quite a task ahead of them. This diverse group of writers provides endless laughs with constant one-upmanship, mayhem, and individual neuroses. Based on Neil Simon's early television career working with Sid Caesar, this group of social misfits will have you laughing from start to finish as they navigate through the changing world of TV in the 50's. Come see this laugh out loud comedy New York Times calls "undeniably funny". Rated R Preview Performances: July 10-13, 2014 Tickets: $30 Regular Run: July 17 - August 17, 2014 Tickets: $38 Talkbacks July 17 & 18
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR
KINGSWOOD ACADEMY
5/17-8/20/2014
Step into the enchanted world of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. Featuring songs from the Academy-Award winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.  Your audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince is a beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love. This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities. Even more simply staged, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. offers students a great introduction to musical theatre, using familiar songs and characters to guide them through their production.
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 REEFER MADNESS
Mayne Stage
8/8-8/22/2014
Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. You won't be able to resist the spoofy fun of REEFER MADNESS. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes like 'Down at the Ol' Five and Dime' and the Vegas-style 'Listen to Jesus, Jimmy,' featuring J.C. Himself leading a chorus of showgirl angels. This dynamic show will go straight to your head! REEFER MADNESS is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary. It contains adult humor, religious parody, and drug use, as well as suggested violence and sexual explicitness. It therefore may be inappropriate for younger performers and audiences. Book by Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney; Music by Dan Studney; Lyrics by Kevin Murphy
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/03/2014 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
LIGHT OPERA WORKS
8/8-8/24/2014
In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre. Original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins' staging is legendary, and available from MTI in a comprehensive choreographic guide. Its celebrated score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over: "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Matchmaker," to name a few. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is simply Broadway at its very best.
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DOWNSTAIRS THEATRE:
Steppenwolf Theatre Co
7/3-8/31/2014
The QualmsBruce Norris; dir: Pam MacKinnon.
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BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATER CULTURAL CENTER:
Black Ensemble Theater
7/20-9/4/2014
The Story of The MarvelettesReginald Williams; dir: Rueben Echoles.
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PIERCE HALL:
Silk Road Rising
8/6-9/8/2014
TBA
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IS THERE LIFE AFTER FIFTY?
Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
7/31-9/14/2014

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