• Theater Listings

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    Press Openings:

    November 18th, "Always... Patsy Cline" Firebrand Theatre, The Den Theatre, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee, Chicago.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.firebrandtheatre.org/

    November 19th, "Eleanor's Very Merry Christmas Wish - The Musical' DMT Entertainment, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 40-GREEN or https://www.eleanorswish.com 

    November 19th, "Lindiwe" Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

    November 21st, Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

    November 22nd, "Beauty and the Beast" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

    November 22nd, "Annie" Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest.  FYI (847) 735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org.  

    November 22nd, "The First Deep Breath" Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org

    November 24th, 42nd Annual Production, "A Christmas Carol" Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org

    Now Playing in Indiana:

    Through November 24th, "Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical" L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group, Dinner Theatre at Great Oaks, 13109 S. Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake. FYI Text for tickets: (219) 776-0888.

    Through November 24th, Warren Graves’ "Beauty and the Beast" Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Communication and Creative Arts Department, Alumni Hall, Student Union & Library Building, Purdue University Northwest, 2233 173rd Street, Hammond. FYI www.pnw.edu/theatre/

    Through November 24th, "Outside Mullingar" 4th Street Theatre, 125 N. 4th Street, Chesterton. FYI (219) 926-7875 or www.4thstreetncca.com.

    Through December 22nd, "Irving Berlin's White Christmas - The Musical" Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

    Now Playing in Illinois:

    November 20th & 21st, "Call Me Madam" Porchlight Revisits, Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

    Through November 22nd, "Dead Man Walking" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

    November 23rd, 11th Annual Writer's Series, AstonRep Theatre Company, The Edge Off Broadway, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.astonrep.com.

    Through November 23rd, Chicago Premiere, "The Effect" Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W Berenice Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.strawdog.org

    Through November 23rd, Chicago Premiere, "Sugar in Our Wounds" First Floor Theatre, The Den Theater, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.firstfloortheater.com.  

    Through November 23rd, "Kentucky" Gift Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  FYI (773) 283-7071 or www.thegifttheatre.org.

    Through November 24th, Chicago Premiere, "Wolf Play" The Gift, Theatre 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 283-7071 or www.thegifttheatre.org.

    Through November 24th, Non-Equity World Premiere "Proxy"  Underscore Theatre Company, The Understudy, 4609 N. Clark St., Chicago.  FYI www.underscoretheatre.org.

    **** Through November 24th, "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile" Kid Series, Lifeline Theatre, 912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 761-4477, or www.lifelinetheatre.com

    Through November 24th, "The Suffrage Plays" Artemisia, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI http://artemisiatheatre.org/plays/

    Through November 24th, "Tru- A Musical for Mental Health" Gosz & Fotos, Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago.  FYI (773) 327-5252 or www.stage773.com/show/tru.  

    Through November 24th, "My Life is a Country Song" New American Folk Theatre, Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant (2nd floor), 3471 N. Elston Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.newamericanfolktheatre.org.

    Through November 24th "Fun Home" Ethel M. Barber Theater, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Northwestern University, 10 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston.  FYI (847) 491-7282 or https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/store/1771/packages.

    **** Through December 1st, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show" The Station, Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine Avenue, Chicago.  FYI  (312) 374-8835 or www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org.  

    Through December 1st, World Premiere, "Grey House" A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago.  FYI  (312) 943-8722 or www.aredorchidtheatre.org.

    Through December 1st, “I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce” Royal George Cabaret Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI www.LennyBruceOnStage.com.

    Through December 1st, "A Packet of Holiness and Joy Will Come to You?  (A Fable)" Curious Theatre Branch, Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.curioustheatrebranch.com.  

    **** Through December 2nd, "Happy Birthday Mars Rover" The Passage Theatre, Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church, 4511 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago.  FYI www.thepassagetheatre.com.

    Through December 6th, "I  Am Going to Die Alone and I Am Not Afraid" Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.propthtr.org.

    Through December 7th, World Premiere, "Packing" About Face Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago,  FYI www.AboutFaceTheatre.com.  

    Through December 8th, "Sunset Boulevard" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

    Through December 8th, "Laura and the Sea" Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 334-7728 or www.RivendellTheatre.org.

    Through December 8th, "You Are Happy" Red Theatre, The Edge Off Broadway, 1133 West Catalpa Ave, Chicago. FYI www.redtheatre.org/tickets

    Through December 8th, "The Niceties" Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

    Through December 8th, "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

    Through December 8th, "Don Giovanni" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

    November 19th through December 8th, "The Simon and Garfunkel Story" Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse, 175 East Chestnut, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    November 22nd through December 14th, "The Santaland Diaries" Chicago Street Theatre, 154 Chicago Street, Valparaiso.  FYI (210) 464-1636 x1 or www.chicagostreet.org.  

    Through December 15th, "A Doll's House" Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

    Through December 15th, "Hoodoo Love" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville), Chicago.  FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.  

    Through December 15th, "Every Brilliant Thing" Windy City Playhouse South, 2229 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. FYI www.windycityplayhouse.com/

    Through December 15th, World Premiere, "The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie.  FYI (847) 673.6300 or www.northlight.org.

    Through December 15th, "Waiting for Godot" Richard Christiansen Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

    Through December 15th, "Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them" Eclipse Theatre Company, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago.  FYI (773) 935-6875 or www.eclipsetheatre.com

    Through December 15th, "Always... Patsy Cline" Firebrand Theatre, The Den Theatre, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee, Chicago.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.firebrandtheatre.org/

    Through December 21st, "P.Y.G. or The Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle" Jackalope Theatre, Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, Chicago.  FYI www.jackalopetheatre.org.

    **** Through December 22nd, "Oliver!" Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200, www.marriotttheatre.com or www.ticketmaster.com

    Through December 22nd, "Romeo and Juliet" Courtyard Theater, Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

    Through December 22nd, "The First Deep Breath" Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or
    www.victorygardens.org

    **** November 22nd through December 22nd, "Annie" Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest.  FYI (847) 735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org.  

    Through December 29th, "Monty Python's Spamalot" Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 325-1700 or www.MercuryTheaterChicago.com

    **** Through December 29th, "Madascar - A Musical Adventure" Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200, www.marriotttheatre.com or www.ticketmaster.com

    **** Through December 29th, "The Nutcracker" House Theatre of Chicago, Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division Street, Chicago.  FYI (773) 769-3832 or by visiting www.thehousetheatre.com.  

    **** Through December 29th, 42nd Annual Production, "A Christmas Carol" Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org

    **** November 19th through December 29th, "Eleanor's Very Merry Christmas Wish - The Musical' DMT Entertainment, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 40-GREEN or https://www.eleanorswish.com 

    November 19th through December 31st, "Deck the Hallmark: A Greeting Card Channel Original" UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W. North Ave, Chicago.  FYI (312) 337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Through January 4th, "It's a Wonderful Live: Live in Chicago!" American Blues Theatre, Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 327-5252 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

    Through January 5th, "Hamilton" Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    Through January 5th, "Lindiwe" Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

    **** Through January 5th, "Corduroy" Broadway in Chicago & Emerald City Theatre, Broadway Playhouse at Watertower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com

    Through January 12th, "Rutherford & Son" TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 281-8463 x6 or www.timelinetheatre.com.  

    Through January 19th, "The Other Cinderella" Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark Street,Chicago. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensembletheater.org.

    ****Through January 19th, "Beauty and the Beast" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

    **** Through January 19th, Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

    **** Through January 26th, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson, Chicago.  FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org,  

    Through March 29th, "Love, Chaos, & Dinner" Teatro ZinZanni, The Spiegeltent ZaZou, 14th floor, Cambria Hotel, Chicago Loop-Theatre District, 32 W. Randolph St., Chicago.  FYI https://zinzanni.com/chicago/, (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    Through April 11th, "The Second City's 108th Mainstage Revue" The Second City, 1616 N. Wells St, Chicago. FYI (312) 337-3992 or www.secondcity.com

    Ongoing 50 weekends per year, "The Infinite Wrench" Neo-Futurist Ensemble, The Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Avenue (at Foster), Chicago. FYI www.neofuturists.org.

    Open Run, "The Magic Parlor" starring Dennis Watkins, House Theatre of Chicago, The Palmer House Hotel, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago. FYI www.themagicparlourchicago.com

    Open Run, "Blue Man Group" Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 348-4000, Ticketmaster (800) 982-2787, www.ticketmaster.com/bluemanchicago or www.blueman.com/chicago.

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    *** Family Friendly and/or Children's Theatre

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