Theater openings in May

Indiana

May 3rd, 8:00 pm, The Spider or the Fly? Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  $24.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org

May 7th, 7:30 pm ET, Staged Reading, Oleanna, Acting Ensemble, Ensemble on the Avenue, 602 E. Mishawaka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI http://www.actingensemble.com/box-office

**** May 7th, 9:15 & 11:15 am, Chicago Kids Company Presents Beauty and the Beast, Theater at the Center, Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  $10.  FYI (219) 836-3255 ext 1 or www.theatreatthecenter.com/tya-productions/beauty-and-the-beast

May 31st, 7:30 pm ET, Grand Horizons, Acting Ensemble, Ensemble on the Avenue, 602 E. Mishawaka Avenue, Mishawaka.  FYI http://www.actingensemble.com/box-office

Illinois

May 1st, 7:30 pm, World Premiere, Judgment Day starring Jason Alexander, The Yard, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.   FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

May 1st, 7:30 pm, Panther in the Sky, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster, Chicago.  FYI DanzTheatre.org

May 2nd, The Artistic Home Studio presents CUT TO THE CHASE festival of one-act plays, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago.  $20.  FYI www.thedentheatre.com.

**** May 3rd, 5 performances only, Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show!  Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  FYI FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

May 3rd, 7:30 pm, World Premiere, Into the Earth with YouBuffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn.  $44 (Single show tickets go on sale July 27th).  FYI www.btechicago.com.

May 3rd, 8:00 pm, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

May 4th, 7:30 pm, Sweetback Productions, in collaboration with Labyrinth Arts presents Hamburgers and Disappointment: Plays about Enoughness, a festival of works by Barrie Cole playing in repertory.  Labyrinth Club, 3658 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago.  $20. FYI SweetBackProductions.com.

May 5th, 6:00 pm, Chicago Premiere, The Thanksgiving Play, In the Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

May 5th, 7:30 pm Benefit, 8:00 pm Performance, Hearts in the Wood, Chicago Writers Bloc 2024 New Plays Festival, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  $25 Opening Night.  Tickets @ www.theaterwit.org/tickets/productions/box_office/#coming_soon  FYI https://writersblocfest.org/2024-play-festival

May 6th, 7:30 pm, World Premiere, Untitled: The Third Installment of the "Grand Boulevard Trilogy" by Joshua Allen, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville), Chicago.  FYI (773) 338-2177 or raventheatre.com 

May 9th, 7:30 pm, Definition Theatre presents a World Premiere, An Educated Guess, to be performed in Hyde Park with location, casts and crew to be announced at a later date.  Tickets start at $35.  FYI www.definitiontheatre.org 

May 10th, 8:00 pm, POOR PEOPLE! The Parody Musical, Hell in a Handbag Productions.  Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division, Chicago.  FYI https://www.tickettailor.com/events/hellinahandbagproductions/980115

May 11th, 2:00 pm, A.B.L.E.-Artists Breaking Limites & Expectations & Chicago Shakespeare Theatre present a reimagination of The Odyssey, Courtyard Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.  Masks required.  Pay-what-you-can starting at $15.  FYI (312) 595-5600 or ableensemble.com/events

May 11th, 7:30 pm, Porchlight Theatre presents Porchlight in Concert: Sunday in the Park with George,  Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 777-9884 or https://porchlightmusictheatre.org/2023-24-season/

**** May 11th, Last Stop on Market Street, Young People's Theatre of Chicago, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.  Ages 4+.  (773) 404- 7336 or yptchi.org.

May 12th, 3:00 pm, Murder in the Cathedral, City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773)-293-3682 or www.citylit.org

May 12th, 6:00 pm, World Premiere, Turret, A Red Orchid Theatre, 5631 N. Wells Street, Chicago.  FYI  (312) 943-8722 or www.aredorchidtheatre.org.

May 15th, 7:30 pm, Reading Presentation, Manic Pixie Dream Girls Aren't Black, American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University, Mussetter-Struble Theatre, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, 1949 Campus Drive on the campus of Northwestern University, Evanston.  FYI https://ci.ovationtix.com/1771/production/1186152

May 15th, 7:30 pm, Black Sunday, TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago.  $52-$67.  FYI (773) 281-8463 x6 or timelinetheatre.com

May 15th, 7:30 pm, Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue, Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

May 16th, 7:30 pm, Workshop Presentation, Eddie the Marvelous, Who Will Save the World, American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University, Wirtz Theater (Room 203), Abbott Hall, CHICAGO Campus of Northwestern University, 710 N. Lake Shore Drive (Southeast corner of Lake Shore Drive and Superior Street), Chicago.  FYI https://ci.ovationtix.com/1771/production/1186132

May 17th, 7:00 pm, The Conspirators present the World Premiere of Viva la Mort, Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $30.  FYI www.otherworldtheatre.org

May 17th, The Sweet Delilah Swim Club, Village Theatre Guild, 2S720, 3S020 S. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn.  FYI  (630) 469-8230 or www.villagetheatreguild.com.  

May 17th, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

May 17th, The Tempest, Josephine Louis Theater, Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston.  FYI (847) 491-7282 or https://wirtz.northwestern.edu/box-office/

May 17th, 8:00 pm, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) Spring Series: Of Joy, Season 46, Abundance. Harris Theatre for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago.  $15-$115.  FYI (312) 850-9744 ext. 5, or  www.hubbardstreetdance.com/of-joy

May 17th, 8:00 pm, Lavendar MenAbout Face Theatre, The Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago,  Tickets on sale September 15th.  FYI www.aboutfacetheatre.com

May 19th, 2:30 pm, Native Son, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

May 19th, 5:00 pm, Death Becomes Her, Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

May 20th, 7:00 pm,  A Chicago Premiere Co-Production with Guthrie Theater, EnglishOwen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

May 22nd, 7:30 pm, World Premiere, The Prodigal Daughter, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Chicago.  FYI www.raventheatre.com 

May 23rd, The Singularity Play, Jackalope Theatre Company, Chicago Park District’s Berger Park Coach House, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago.  $15-$35.  FYI  (773) 340-2543 or JackalopeTheatre.com

May 23rd, 8:00 pm, World Premiere, Pro-Am, First Floor Theater, The Den Theatre’s Upstairs Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Cbicago. $5 - $35.  FYI www.thedentheatre.com.  

May 31st, 7:00 pm, Garters: A Queer Immersive Romantasy Play, Otherworld Theatre Performance Venue and Bar, 3914 N Clark St, Chicago.  FYI https://events.humanitix.com/garters-a-queer-immersive-romantasy-play?_g.....

May 31st, 7:30 pm, The Enigmatist written and performed by David Kwong, Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.   FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

 

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