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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 ...

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 ...

Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
6/7 - 6/23/2024


Since its Broadway debut, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice’s spectacular musical phenomenon JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has thrilled millions of theatregoers worldwide, mesmerizing ...

Queens of the Blues
Queens of the Blues
6/7 - 6/23/2024


TRICOASTAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP Queens of the Blues captures the heart of the African American experience as we reminisce on the lives of four “Blues Queens”; ...


Buckle up for a whirlwind adventure with Matilda, the telekinetic little girl with a rebellious spirit. Based on Roald Dahl's beloved book, Matilda the Musical ...

The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
6/11 - 6/23/2024


Based on Khaled Hosseini’s beloved, international best-selling novel,  THE KITE RUNNER  is a powerful new play adapted by Matthew Spangler that follows one man’s journey ...

CHICAGO DANCE MONTH 2024’S PIER DANCE RETURNS THIS JUNE


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

Annie KIDS
Annie KIDS
6/17 - 6/28/2024


Dates : Monday, June 17-21*, and June 24-28, 2024, 9am – 3pm,  *No camp on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Young ...

Disney's Finding Nemo Kids
6/27 - 6/28/2024


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 ...


Designed for elementary school students, Frozen KIDS is a 30-minute adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical, which was based on the 2013 Walt Disney Animation ...

David Williamson in: Ridiculous


David Williamson is generally regarded by magicians as one of the top performers in the world today. Known for his tours in “Circus 1903” and ...

Hisaishi Conducts Hisaishi
6/27 - 6/29/2024


One of the most celebrated Japanese composers of our time, Joe Hisaishi has produced music for 10 Hayao Miyazaki films, including Nausicaä of the Valley ...

Mean Girls Jr
6/28 - 6/29/2024


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

Qualia
Qualia
6/8 - 6/29/2024


An unusual love story that explores AI, human relationships, and the imperfection of human existence.  In the aftermath of a global warming-induced nuclear apocalypse, Alex ...

1619: The Journey of a People


From the beginning of American slavery to Reconstruction, the Great Migration, the Civil Rights Era, and modern movements for justice, 1619 packs generations of history ...

All Shook Up
All Shook Up
6/21 - 6/30/2024


June 21-30 2024 Book: Joe DiPietro Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley® It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a ...

Disney's Lion King Jr.
6/21 - 6/30/2024


Ashland Productions - 2016 Broadway World Mpls winner of Best Community Theater presents their Middle School production: Disney's Lion King Jr. RAFIKI gathers the ANIMALS ...

Festival of Unfinished Work
Festival of Unfinished Work
6/26 - 6/30/2024


CHICAGO – Bramble Theatre Company , is proud to announce the third annual Festival of Unfinished Work at the new Bramble Arts Loft located on ...


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Review: The Second City's 112th Mainstage Revue


by Rachel Weinberg - June 14, 2024

The Second City’s 112th Mainstage Revue, THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETOURS, promises “weird, sexy comedy” in its opening moments. This ensemble definitely hits on the weird and occasionally hits on the funny. I think this revue, while not always consistently funny, gave this ensemble some real moments to ...

Review: THE KITE RUNNER Presented By Broadway In Chicago


by Zac Thriffiley - June 14, 2024

Fans of the novel may be enthralled at seeing the characters and events of THE KITE RUNNER brought to life before their eyes, largely through moving performances and clever stagecraft. But this dramatization feels unsatisfying, an adaptation that ultimately fails to convince audiences that it is nec...

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Review: SIX THE MUSICAL National Tour Presented by Broadway In Chicago


by Rachel Weinberg - June 06, 2024

The SIX queendom is back in Chicago for a third visit...and this latest group of queens still magnificently bring the house down with Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’s clever book and fantastic pop Broadway-style songs. ...

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. ...



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