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11/1 Trap Door Theatre Takes REGARDING THE JUST on Five-City French Tour 11/1 Trap Door Theatre Takes REGARDING THE JUST on Five-City French Tour
11/1 Renee Fleming, Ramsey Lewis & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert, 11/1; Jane Lynch Hosts 11/1 Renee Fleming, Ramsey Lewis & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert, 11/1; Jane Lynch Hosts
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GAME OF MOBILE HOMES to Open 11/7 at The Public House Theatre Photos GAME OF MOBILE HOMES to Open 11/7 at The Public House Theatre
(10/30/2014) - Fans of "Game of Thrones" no longer need to wait for the premiere of Season Five to get their fix. On November 8th, The Public House Theatre ("Bye Bye Liver," "A Nightmare on Backstreet") will open "Game of Mobile Homes," which sets the central characters of GOT's first season in the West Rose Trailer Park, vying for control of the local drug trade- covering and uncovering secrets of incest and murder to increase their power.


Chicago Dramatists Welcomes Five New Resident Playwrights Photos Chicago Dramatists Welcomes Five New Resident Playwrights
(10/30/2014) - Chicago Dramatists is proud to announce the addition of five new members to its esteemed list of Resident Playwrights. This group of talented writers includes Kristiana Colon, MT Cozzola, Steven Peterson, Robert Tenges, and Scott Woldman. Previous Resident Playwrights have included Tina Fey (30 Rock), Rick Cleveland (Mad Men), Rebecca Gilman (Spinning into Butter), Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly), Keith Huff (A Steady Rain), and Roger Rueff (The Big Kahuna).


Last Chance to Nominate for 2014 BWW Awards! - Closes Today Photos Last Chance to Nominate for 2014 BWW Awards! - Closes Today
(10/31/2014) - Nominations are ending today, October 31, for the 2014 BWW Regional Awards in a record-breaking number of 65 regions! Click on the link below to your region and nominate your favorites now!


Strawdog's GREAT EXPECTATIONS Returns on Halloween Photos Strawdog's GREAT EXPECTATIONS Returns on Halloween
(10/31/2014) - Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the second mainstage production in its 2014 - 2015 season, the remount of Charles Dickens' classic Great Expectations, adapted by Gale Childs Daly and directed by Jason W. Gerace, tonight, October 31 - December 13, at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway St.


SOCIAL CREATURES and TODAY WE ESCAPE Set for Tympanic Theatre's Eighth Season Photos SOCIAL CREATURES and TODAY WE ESCAPE Set for Tympanic Theatre's Eighth Season
(10/31/2014) - Tympanic dares you to brave The Den and explore several dystopias with us for our eighth season: TEAR IT DOWN. Hole up in a theater with seven strangers while the outside world gets ravaged. Enter a sterilized future inspired by one of the most haunting - and touching - albums ever recorded. Filled with subterranean aliens, paranoid androids, and a horrific force more terrifying than any zombie outbreak, our eighth year begins at the same place as so many other great, unsettling stories: the end of the world.


Auditorium Theatre Celebrates 125th Anniversary With Free Special Events, Beginning Tonight Photos Auditorium Theatre Celebrates 125th Anniversary With Free Special Events, Beginning Tonight
(10/31/2014) - Celebrating a milestone 125th Anniversary Season, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University will open its doors for the entire community beginning tonight, October 31 with the first film in the 'Made in Chicago' Movie Series, 'Chicago,' and continuing on November 9 with Family Fun Day where all are welcome to experience the magic of the Auditorium Theatre while enjoying interactive activities, exciting crafts, special tours and more. Both events are free and open to the public.


Redmoon Hosts the 5th Annual BONESHAKER Party Tonight Photos Redmoon Hosts the 5th Annual BONESHAKER Party Tonight
(10/31/2014) - This Halloween, Redmoon's wildly popular costume party Boneshaker returns for its fifth annual spectacular installment. For one night only, Redmoon transforms its massive Pilsen headquarters (2120 S. Jefferson Street) into an otherworldly playground for 1,000 revelers with interactive experiences, inventive machines, creative food and cocktails, and dancing to beats from DJs on three different dance floors. Boneshaker takes place tonight, October 31 (Halloween night) beginning at 9 pm.


Mercury Theater Chicago to Present RING OF FIRE in 2015 Photos Mercury Theater Chicago to Present RING OF FIRE in 2015
(10/30/2014) - Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, presents Theater at the Center's production of RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, a thrilling musical celebration of 'The Man in Black', running from April 30 through June 28, 2015.


Strawdog's Hugen Hall to Present DESPERATE DOLLS, 11/23-12/23 Photos Strawdog's Hugen Hall to Present DESPERATE DOLLS, 11/23-12/23
(10/30/2014) - Strawdog Theatre Company, Artistic Director Hank Boland and Hugen Hall Artistic Director Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the second production in their 2014 - 2015 Hugen Hall season, Darren Callahan's Desperate Dolls, November 23 -- December 23, directed by Michael Driscoll at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. Opening night performance is Monday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Sundays at 12 p.m. and Sundays-Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Preview tickets are $10, single tickets are $15 and are currently on sale. Subscriptions, group, senior and student discounts are also available. Tickets may be ordered online at ?strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866.811.4111.


Ben Carlson to Lead Chicago Shakespeare's PERICLES; David H. Bell to Direct Photos Ben Carlson to Lead Chicago Shakespeare's PERICLES; David H. Bell to Direct
(10/30/2014) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces today the casting and creative team for William Shakespeare's riveting odyssey Pericles, staged by CST veteran director David H. Bell and featuring Stratford Festival company member Ben Carlson in the title role.


NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, BIKINIS, CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE and More Set for Fox Valley Rep's 2015 Season Photos NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, BIKINIS, CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE and More Set for Fox Valley Rep's 2015 Season
(10/29/2014) - ?Fox Valley Rep, in residence at Pheasant Run Resort, announces their calendar-year 2015 season of nostalgic toe-tapping Off-Broadway musicals and modern award-winning comedies, including the Off-Broadway musical thriller, No Way To Treat a Lady, the award-winning farce, Unnecessary Farce, followed by the fun 1960's music revue, The Bikinis, then to the romantic comedy, Maybe Baby It's You, to a holiday music revue, A Christmas Survival Guide.


Factory Theater to Stage HOTEL APHRODITE, 11/7-12/20 Photos Factory Theater to Stage HOTEL APHRODITE, 11/7-12/20
(10/29/2014) - Factory Theater presents Hotel Aphrodite by Angelina Martinez, directed by Matt Engle, playing previews Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th at 8pm and Sunday, November 9th at 3pm. Opening Night Performance: Friday, November 14th at 8:00pm. The run continues Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm through Saturday December 20th.


Factory Theater to Host 2nd Annual NIGHT OF THE FACTORY JAMS at The Abbey Pub, 11/17 Photos Factory Theater to Host 2nd Annual NIGHT OF THE FACTORY JAMS at The Abbey Pub, 11/17
(10/29/2014) - The Factory Theater will present the 2nd Annual fundraiser Night of the Factory Jams on Monday, November 17th (doors at 6pm) at The Abbey Pub 3420 W. Grace Chicago, IL.


'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014 Photos 'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014
(10/29/2014) - The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Major productions of 'The King And I' and 'Camelot,' two versions of 'Titanic,' season announcements from Light Opera Works and The Music Theatre Company, JRB in Skokie, three G&S shows in rep, the new musicals 'Frederick' and 'The Guide To Being Single,' and more!


Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre to Celebrate 200th Production With NOISES OFF, 11/14-23 Photos Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre to Celebrate 200th Production With NOISES OFF, 11/14-23
(10/29/2014) - Lewis University celebrates its 200th production with 'Noises Off' next month.


 
🔀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)
Oklahoma! in ChicagoOklahoma!
(Runs 11/14 - 11/16)
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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