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The Thanksgiving Play
The Thanksgiving Play
4/25 - 6/2/2024

Four (very) well-intentioned theatre people walk into an elementary school. The work at hand: a Thanksgiving pageant that won’t ruffle any feathers. What could possibly ...

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Before she was the Carole King we know today, she was a young songwriter from Brooklyn trying to make a name for herself. Beautiful – ...

Little Bear Ridge Road
Little Bear Ridge Road
6/13 - 7/21/2024

Ensemble Member Laurie Metcalf comes home to Steppenwolf to star in Little Bear Ridge Road, a comic, cosmic and intimate world premiere, penned by MacArthur ...

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr.
5/31 - 5/31/2024

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure....

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 ...

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble: Into the Earth With You

By the creator and executive producer of the Amazon series Outer Range, BTE’s production is the world premiere! Granddad is gone. No elegies. No dirges. ...


CHICAGO – See Chicago Dance , the dance industry's nonprofit service organization, is proud to announce that its popular annual offering, Chicago Dance Month, returns ...

4/19 - 6/1/2024

A Midwest Premiere bridging heartbreak and hope… Fay gives Hopkins hope and Hopkins helps Fay grieve her mother and the loss of her childhood home.  ...

The Plastics have deemed Broadway Junior worthy of their presence in Mean Girls JR! This musical from book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally ...

5/31 - 6/1/2024

Set in Dublin, the story revolves around Guy, a talented but discouraged street musician, and a young Czech woman, simply known as Girl. Guy's music ...

Physician Magician
Physician Magician
5/2 - 6/1/2024

After premiering hit magic shows in 2016 and 2018 Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz returns to Chicago Stages this February with his new show called Physician Magician.  ...

Warm on the Coolin' Board
Warm on the Coolin' Board
5/2 - 6/1/2024

Everybody has a plan, and Day is no exception. He has a plan for his baby brother Brian. Trouble is - Brian is off plan. ...

You Couldn't Make This Up

A curated selection of professional Chicago improvisers come together to create a theater experience so uniquely funny, you might not believe they made it all ...

Death Becomes Her
Death Becomes Her
4/30 - 6/2/2024

Madeline Ashton is the most beautiful actress (just ask her) ever to grace the stage and screen. Helen Sharp is the long-suffering author (just ask ...

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage ...

Last Stop on Market Street
Last Stop on Market Street
5/11 - 6/2/2024

Young People's Theatre of Chicago presents: *Last Stop on Market Street* A hip-hoppin’, toe-tappin’ musical joyride about finding beauty in everyday city life. Visiting his ...

Meredith Willson's The Music Man

Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. Follow fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he ...

The Gloria Bond Clunie Playwright's Festival

Public staged readings of three new plays by Chicago-based African American playwrights: Jessica Posey, Michael Jones, and Nehanda Loiseau Julot; directed by Melissa Golden, Jamal Howard, ...

The Music Man
4/10 - 6/2/2024

The Music Man, a classic American musical brimming with small-town charm and a touch of con artistry, follows the fast-talking Harold Hill. He arrives in ...

Moonlight and Magnolias
Moonlight and Magnolias
6/2 - 6/3/2024

ELGIN THEATRE COMPANY in Elgin, IL to hold auditions for:  Moonlight and Magnolias The Elgin Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming ...

In a loving home in the city of London, Dalmatian parents, Pongo and Perdita happily raise their Dalmatian puppies, until the monstrous Cruella De Vil ...

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Latest Chicago Reviews

Review: DEATH BECOMES HER at Cadillac Palace

by Misha Davenport - May 20, 2024

Move over Witches of Oz. There’s a new pair of Broadway-Bound divas looking to stage a wicked fight for supremacy eight shows a week. And you better best believe the stage becomes her, er, them....

Review: ON THE 20TH CENTURY at Blank Theatre

by Zac Thriffiley - May 16, 2024

Blank Theatre’s ON THE 20TH CENTURY makes for a delightful ride through a farcical facsimile of Broadway’s Silver Age, if one can accommodate a few bumps along the way....

Review: TURRET at A Red Orchid Theatre

by Rachel Weinberg - May 13, 2024

Levi Holloway’s dystopian play TURRET introduces audiences to an intimate bunker in a post-apocalyptic world. And notably, the play marks Michael Shannon’s return to A Red Orchid. Shannon plays Green, who presides over this mysterious bunker in which he’s holding captive his trainee, Rabbit (Travis ...

Review: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

by Rachel Weinberg - May 06, 2024

In THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, four actors’ road to creating an elementary school Thanksgiving performance is paved with good intentions. But good intentions aren’t enough to save them from their “white savior” complexes. ...

Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Paramount Theatre Aurora, IL

by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - May 06, 2024

The earth moved. The current production at the Paramount Theatre is Beautiful, the Carole King Musical. This is more than a jukebox musical. It tells the amazing story of one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century and how her story evolved. ...


by Rachel Weinberg - May 02, 2024

JUDGMENT DAY may be a world premiere comedy, but it trades in old-school jokes. Rob Ulin’s play is relatively simple and wears its moral heart on its sleeve (Main takeaway: Don’t be a jerk), even if lead role Sammy Campo doesn’t have a heart at all. While JUDGMENT DAY pokes some fun at the Catholic ...


by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - April 28, 2024

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Review: JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE at Goodman Theatre

by Zac Thriffiley - April 25, 2024

Under the meticulous direction of Chuck Smith, the Goodman’s newest revival of JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE emphasizes the play’s continued relevance through masterful performances that find cause for celebration and laughter even in the face of oppression. The production has already been extended thr...

Review: BROOKLYN LAUNDRY at Northlight Theatre

by Zac Thriffiley - April 22, 2024

Under the direction of BJ Jones, John Patrick Shanley's newest play boasts a talented cast gifted with good humor and heartfelt emotion, but the uneven script feels as though it shrank in a dryer fed by clichés rather than coins....

Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace

by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - April 19, 2024

The number of sinners at the mission impresses General Cartwright (Heidi Kettenring in another comedic gem), especially Big Jule (KC McNeil in his Drury debut).  As Adelaide and Nathan are trying to leave to get married, the mission band arrives with its new leader Sky Masterson. He and Sarah were m...

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