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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 ...

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 ...


The Emmy® Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series is now the basis for one of the most fun, energetic, and easily mounted musicals ever to ...

Shrek
Shrek
6/10 - 6/14/2024


Dates : Monday, June 10-14, 2024, 9am – 3pm Fee : $270 (includes 2 tickets to final show) Final showcase : Friday, June 14 at ...

BLIPPI The Wonderful World Tour


Two shows Sat, June 15th Rosemont Theatre 1PM & 5PM! Blippi returns to Rosemont Theatre for the ultimate curiosity adventure in Blippi: The Wonderful World ...

NOT AMERICAN
NOT AMERICAN
5/31 - 6/15/2024


Combining drag, storytelling, song and physical comedy, NOT AMERICAN is a tour de force performance. In the span of 90 minutes, writer, director and performer ...

Pro-Am
Pro-Am
5/16 - 6/15/2024


Most careers don’t last longer than three months in Miami’s professional-amateur porn scene. But that’s about to change when rising star Chloe Kendall meets the ...

The Lennon Project


The Lennon Project SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2024 | 7:00 PM TICKETS* Tickets: $30 / $35 / $40 RaueNOW: $21 / $24.50 / $28 SoundTracks Of ...

A Little Night Music
6/7 - 6/16/2024


A Little Night Music was Sondheim's eighth Broadway musical and features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the ...

All Shook Up
6/13 - 6/16/2024


Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It's 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing ...

Beautiful
6/7 - 6/16/2024


Before she was hit-maker Carole King — she was Carole Klein, a spunky, young songwriter from Brooklyn with a unique voice. From the chart-topping hits ...

Beautiful
4/24 - 6/16/2024


Before she was hit-maker Carole King — she was Carole Klein, a spunky, young songwriter from Brooklyn with a unique voice. From the chart-topping hits ...

James And The Giant Peach
6/13 - 6/16/2024


Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" ...

Murder in the Cathedral
Murder in the Cathedral
5/3 - 6/16/2024


Murder in the Cathedral  dramatizes the martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket at the hands of knights loyal to Henry II in 1170.  Eliot wrote it ...

Violet
6/6 - 6/16/2024


Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1997, and then on to a ...

You Can't Take It With You
You Can't Take It With You
6/7 - 6/16/2024


Curtain Call Theatre in Mokena, is proud to present the classic comedy, You Can't Take It With You.  This delightful story focuses on the family ...

Tinseltown Inventor™: Hedy Lamarr


Upon hearing the name Hedy Lamarr, whom do you see? A smoldering, bejeweled temptress, perched on velour cushions, in the 1949 Hollywood classic "Samson and ...

World War Women™ The Unsung Heroines of WWII


In a never-before-seen adventure into the stories of the unknown, History At Play™ embodies the spirit of international women who risked their lives to defeat ...

“Ruth Page Professional Dance and Friends” Returns To Ravinia, June 20-22


CHICAGO – Ruth Page Center of the Arts is proud to present its annual, Ruth Page Festival of Dance at Ravinia with two performances of ...


In this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some ...

Kids in America


Kids in America SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2024 | 7:00PM TICKETS* Tickets: $30 / $35 / $40* RaueNOW: $21 / $24.50 / $28* Ready to be ...

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in Concert


After an electric sold-out debut in 2022, Chicago Philharmonic brings back Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in Concert. In 2018, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” quickly became ...

The Singularity Play
The Singularity Play
5/19 - 6/22/2024


CHICAGO – Jackalope Theatre Company continues its 16th season at Edgewater’s Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd., with  the world premiere of The Singularity Play, ...

Can You Hear Us Now: The Queer Tap Dance Revolution


Chicago – Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT), continues its 21st season with the world premiere of Can You Hear Us Now: The Queer Tap Dance Revolution, ...

Disney's Aristocats Kids
6/21 - 6/23/2024


Madame's jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. What's a cat to do? Luckily, Thomas O'Malley and ...


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