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Photo Flash: First Look at The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD at Theater Wit Photos Photo Flash: First Look at The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD at Theater Wit
(10/22/2014) - The Ruffians have announced the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring most of the original cast and creative team. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire will play for three weeks only December 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!


Rubicon's Fall 2014 Theatre Tour Heads to Chicago Today Photos Rubicon's Fall 2014 Theatre Tour Heads to Chicago Today
(10/23/2014) - Rubicon's Theatre Company's trips to New York and London typically sell-out within days of being announced. The company's trips have earned a reputation for offering unique behind-the-scenes experiences that cannot be arranged privately. This year, the company has added a new tour -- a first-ever theatre excursion to Chicago later this month.


Steppenwolf Hosts Pre-Show Event for THE NIGHT ALIVE Tonight Photos Steppenwolf Hosts Pre-Show Event for THE NIGHT ALIVE Tonight
(10/23/2014) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosts its first EXPLORE event of the season tonight, October 23 at 5:30pm prior to that evening's 7:30pm performance of The Night Alive. EXPLORE events invite audiences to further engage with the ideas and themes of the play through interactive and fun pre-show gatherings.


Photo Flash: AstonRep's THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE Begins Tonight Photos Photo Flash: AstonRep's THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE Begins Tonight
(10/23/2014) - It's bloody perfect for Halloween! AstonRep Theatre Company launches its 2014-15 season with Martin McDonagh's grisly dark comedy THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen, playing tonight, October 23 - November 23, 2014 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast!


A Red Orchid Theatre Stages US Premiere of STRANDLINE, Beginning Tonight Photos A Red Orchid Theatre Stages US Premiere of STRANDLINE, Beginning Tonight
(10/23/2014) - A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 22nd Season with the US premiere of Strandline, written by Abbie Spallen and directed by JR Sullivan (The Faith Healer). The production runs today, October 23 - December 7, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7 p.m.


Marc Salem to Bring MIND OVER MUNSTER to Theatre at the Center, 12/19-21 Photos Marc Salem to Bring MIND OVER MUNSTER to Theatre at the Center, 12/19-21
(10/22/2014) - Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, proudly presents Mind Over Munster, the popular series of mesmerizing "Mind Games" created and performed by mentalist Marc Salem on Friday, December 19 at 8 p.m., Saturday, December 20 at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 21 at 2:30 p.m. Hailed as "A SUREFIRE 'you-gottaseethis show' SHOW" by Variety and, "Not to be missed" by ABC News, Salem uses his famous psychological techniques, quick wit, and a sharp eye to "break the lock" on the brain and raise fascinating questions on the human psyche. An eccentric show for all ages, Mind Over Munster is the perfect holiday show for the family.


The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Returns 12/13-1/4 at Theater Wit Photos The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Returns 12/13-1/4 at Theater Wit
(10/22/2014) - The Ruffians have announced the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring most of the original cast and creative team. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire will play for three weeks only December 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for BURNING BLUEBEARD go on sale Saturday, November 1 at ?www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening is Monday, December 15 at 8 pm.


'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 22nd, 2014 Photos 'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 22nd, 2014
(10/22/2014) - The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. We've got Halloween offerings 'Musical Of The Living Dead,' 'Witches Among Us,' 'Bewildered!' and more, 'The Wild Party' and 'Parade,' plus brief appearaces by'Bells Are Ringing' and 'The Color Purple,' Duncan Sheik in concert and a review of 'Edges' at Davenport's!


Nick Bowling Directs THE KING AND I, Beginning Tonight at Chicago's Marriott Theatre Photos Nick Bowling Directs THE KING AND I, Beginning Tonight at Chicago's Marriott Theatre
(10/22/2014) - The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, comes to The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., previewing tonight, October 22, opening October 29, and running through January 4, 2015.


THE KING AND I Begins Tonight at The Marriott Theatre Photos THE KING AND I Begins Tonight at The Marriott Theatre
(10/22/2014) - The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, comes to The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., previewing tonight, October 22, opening October 29, and running through January 4, 2015.


Step Up Productions' 2nd Annual HOLIDAZE to Run 11/21-12/21 Photos Step Up Productions' 2nd Annual HOLIDAZE to Run 11/21-12/21
(10/21/2014) - 'Tis the season! Step Up Productions will continue its 2014-15 season with the return of its wildly popular HoliDaze, a hilarious and heartwarming line-up of original holiday-themed short works by Kristiana Rae Colon, Dana Lynn Fromby, Aline Lathrop, Steven Peterson, Joshua Rollins and Steve Simoncic playing November 21 - December 21, 2014 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.stepupproductions.org or by calling (312) 316-8255. The press performance is Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 pm.


WGN-TV's Dina Bair to Serve as Celebrity Guest Judge for DANCING PROS: LIVE! Photos WGN-TV's Dina Bair to Serve as Celebrity Guest Judge for DANCING PROS: LIVE!
(10/21/2014) - Broadway In Chicago has announced WGN-TV anchor, Dina Bair, as a celebrity guest judge for Dancing Pros: Live! which will have its tour launch at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph) on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, 2014. Hosted by Alan Thicke, star of the hit TV show "Growing Pains," and featuring Edyta Sliwinska and Chelsie Hightower from "Dancing with the Stars," and Ryan Di Lello, from "So You Think You Can Dance," the best dancers from around the world will thrill and dazzle audiences.


Bailiwick Chicago to Present THE CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION, 11/8 Photos Bailiwick Chicago to Present THE CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION, 11/8
(10/21/2014) - Anyone can be a star - for a price! The annual CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION is a unique opportunity for non-professionals to experience the thrill of being on stage in a professionally produced Chicago stage production. Bailiwick Chicago will be auctioning off over 40 roles for this season's musical production, Wonderful Town, on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at this year's new venue, Michelle's Ballroom, 2800 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. THE CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION will also feature live entertainment, a silent auction, delectable hors d'oeuvres, an open bar with signature cocktails and a professional photo booth to ham it up!


Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS to Run 11/17-12/20 at Lyric Opera Photos Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS to Run 11/17-12/20 at Lyric Opera
(10/21/2014) - Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Francesca Zambello, conducted by Ward Stare. It opens on Monday, November 17 with 13 performances through Saturday, December 20. Performance dates are Nov. 17, 19, Dec. 2, 5, 8, 13, 16, and 20 at 7:30pm; and Nov. 23, 26, 28, Dec.11 and 18 at 2pm.


BrightSide Theatre to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, 11/28-12/14 Photos BrightSide Theatre to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, 11/28-12/14
(10/21/2014) - BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, begins its 4th season with Joe Landry's adaptation of the holiday classic tale It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Directed by BrightSide Theatre Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and playing November 28-December 14, 2014 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Avenue in Naperville. Tickets are on sale now at www.brightsidetheatre.com, or by calling 630-637-SHOW(7469). The press performance is Friday, November 28 at 8pm.


 
🔀CHICAGO SHOWS
Annie Get Your Gun (Stone) in ChicagoAnnie Get Your Gun (Stone)
(Runs 11/6 - 11/7)
Into the Woods JR in ChicagoInto the Woods JR
(Runs 11/6 - 11/8)
The Addams Family
(Runs 9/4 - 11/9)
Irving Berlin's White Christmas in ChicagoIrving Berlin's White Christmas
(Runs 11/11 - 11/16)
Oklahoma! in ChicagoOklahoma!
(Runs 11/6 - 11/16)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in ChicagoJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
(Runs 11/21 - 11/22)

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