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The Way It Is...Now
The Way It Is...Now
4/19 - 4/20/2024


Dionne Lea is returning to Chicago with her 2023 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Award-nominated cabaret, The Way It Is...Now. From women's power to Black power, marriage ...

A Bronx Tale
A Bronx Tale
4/4 - 4/14/2024


Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in ...

Big Fish
4/12 - 4/14/2024


Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman ...

Birds, Frogs, Crickets, & Dogs


The animal kingdom comes alive through charming works for orchestra under the direction of Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer. Dogs bark in Vivaldi’s “Spring” Concerto ...


book: David Hein and Irene Sankoff; lyrics: David Hein and Irene Sankoff; music: David Hein and Irene Sankoff; dir: Christopher Ashley. World Premiere...

Disney's Finding Nemo Kids
4/12 - 4/14/2024


Disney’s Finding Nemo is a musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and ...

Freaky Friday
4/12 - 4/14/2024


When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom's big wedding. ...


Celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the world’s most beloved children's authors - Roald Dahl - with a fantastical tale of a boy, his ...

John And Jen
4/11 - 4/14/2024


A truly original musical that honors brothers and sisters, as well as parents and children, set against the background of a changing America between 1950 ...

Kinky Boots
4/5 - 4/14/2024


Kinky Boots isn't your typical rags-to-riches story. It's a heart-warming musical that throws a sparkly spotlight on acceptance and finding your niche. Charlie Price, facing ...

Legally Blonde
4/6 - 4/14/2024


Elle Woods, a bubbly sorority girl known for her love of pink and all things fashion, isn't taken seriously. But when her boyfriend Warner dumps ...


Lerner and Loewe's award-winning story of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady is widely considered one of the greatest musicals of all ...

Little Shop Of Horrors
4/12 - 4/14/2024


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 ...

Mamma Mia!
4/12 - 4/14/2024


MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel–good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it's your turn to have ...


Get in, high schools - we're licensing Mean Girls High School Version! Consider this your invitation from Regina George herself to license the fiercely hilarious ...

Once
4/4 - 4/14/2024


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 ...

What the Weird Sisters Saw
What the Weird Sisters Saw
3/14 - 4/14/2024


In 2009, a three-year old Idle Muse Theatre Company produced its first adaptation of a Shakespeare text. Based on William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth ...

Birds, Frogs, Crickets, & Dogs


The animal kingdom comes alive through charming works for orchestra under the direction of Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer. Dogs bark in Vivaldi’s “Spring” Concerto ...

Music of the Baroque: Birds, Frogs, Crickets, & Dogs


The animal kingdom comes alive through charming works for orchestra under the direction of Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer. Dogs bark in Vivaldi’s “Spring” Concerto ...

Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
4/16 - 4/17/2024


Jesus Christ Superstar is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Brainy and Beautiful Belle yearns to escape her provincial life...and her brute of a suitor, Gaston. However, Belle gets more adventurous than she wanted ...


In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, ...

Little Shop Of Horrors
4/18 - 4/20/2024


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 ...

Mamma Mia!
4/17 - 4/20/2024


MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel–good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it's your turn to have ...


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