Theater openings in September 

September 3rd, 7:30 pm, Midwest Premiere of Han Lash’s BeowulfThird Eye Theatre Ensemble, The Edge Off Broadway, 1133 W Catalpa Ave, Chicago.  $25-$35.  FYI www.thirdeyete.org

September 3rd, William Shakespeare's Richard III, Babes with Blades Theatre Company, in partnership with he University of Illinois Chicago’s Disability Cultural Center, The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago.  FYI www.babeswithblades.org.

September 4th, 2:30 pm, Miss Holmes Returns, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago.  $35-$35  FYI (773) 761- 4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com

September 4th, 3:00 pm, Hay Fever, City Lit Theatre, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave (Inside Edgewater Presbyterian Church), Chicago.  $29-$34.  FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org.  

September 6th, 8:00 pm, World Premiere, Chagall In School, Grippo Stage Company, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  $38-$42.  FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.theatrewit.org.

September 8th, 8:00 pm, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

September 9th, 7:30 pm, Verdi's Ernani, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI lyricopera.org/newseason.

September 9th, 8:00 pm, Dreamgirls, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

September 9th, 8:00 pm, The Garbologists,  Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  www.northlight.org/subscribe.

September 9th, 8:00 pm, Clybourne Park, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.atthemac.org 

September 9th, 8:00 pm.  The Last Lifeboat, Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.

September 10th or 11th, 9:30 & 11:30 am, Chicago Premiere, Manual Cinema presents Leonardo! A Wonderful Show about a Terrible Monster, Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine, Chicago.  Ages 5 and up.  Tickets start at $25.  FYI chicagochildrenstheatre.org

September 10th, 7:30 pm, Arsenic and Old Lace, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

September 11th, 6:00 pm, Chicago Premiere, The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

September 15thHello Dolly!  Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com

September 15th, 7:30 pm, The Stew, Shattered Globe Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont St., Chicago.  $20-$35.  FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.sgtheatre.org.  

September 15th, 7:00 pm, Southern Gothic, Windy City Playhouse with Goodman Theatre, Playhouse at Petterino's, 150 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  $65-$105.  FYI www.windycityplayhouse.com

September 16th, 7:00 pm, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Kokandy Productions, Chopin Theater, 1543 W Division St., Chicago.  FYI www.kokandyproductions.com.

September 17th, 7:30 pm, Fiddler on the Roof, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI lyricopera.org/newseason.

September 17th, 7:30 pm, Red SummerCenter for the Performing Arts, Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park.  $29-$39.  FYI (708) 235-2222 or www.govst.edu/RedSummer

September 17thLittle Shop of Horrors, Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest.  $40-$45.  FYI (847) -735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org 

September 19th, 7:00 pm, Clyde's, Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

September 20th 7:30 pm, Anastasia, Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

September 21st, 7:00 pm, Pequeños Territorios en Reconstrucción, Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

September 22nd, 7:00 pm, Cabaret Zazou's Luminaire, Randolph Entertainment LLC, Spiegeltent, 14th floor of the Cambria Hotel, 32 W. Randolph, Chicago.  $125-$210 (Show only $75).  FYI (312) 488-0900 or www.CabaretZaZou.com   

September 23rd, 8:00 pm, Enough to Let the Light In, Teatro Vista, Steppenwolf's 1700 Theater, 1700 N. Halsted, Chicago.  $25-$45.  FYI steppenwolf.org

September 24th, 8:00 pm, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Idle Muse Theatre Company, The Edge Off-Broadway Theater, 1133 W Catalpa Ave., Chicago.  $15-$20.  FYI (773) 340-9438 or www.idlemuse.org.

September 28th, 7:30 pm, Alma, American Blues Theater, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 Ridge Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 654-3103 or americanbluestheater.com.

September 29th, 8:00 pm, Chicago Premiere, Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire, First Floor Theatre, The Den’s Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  Tickets on sale August 15th.  FYI  firstfloortheater.com

September 29th, 7:30 pm,  Wicked, Broadway in Chicago, Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph Street, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

September 29th, World Premiere, The Malignant Ampersands, A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells, Chicago.  FYI (312) 943-8722 or www.aredorchidtheatre.org.

September 30th, What to Send Up When It Goes Down, Lookingglass Theatre in Water ToWorld Premiere, wer Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago.  FYI (312) 337-0665, www.lookingglasstheatre.org