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Coming Soon: 

January 26th, 7:00 pm, "Marcus: or the Secret of Sweet" by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Pride Arts.  Virtual reading.  $10.  FYI (773) 857-0222 or www.pridearts.org/tickets.

**** January 27th, 7:00-7:45 pm, Chicago Shakespeare SLAM; 250 students celebrated the power of their own voices, actively engaging with Shakespeare.  In this 45-minute online celebration, hear directly from SLAM participants about their experience, and watch excerpts from a Hamlet unlike any you’ve witnessed before.  Free.  FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/2020slam

January 27th through ..., "Red Folder" an illustrated short play by Rajiv Joseph.  Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage.  Virtual memberships, $75, access to 6 productions.  FYI www.steppenwolf.org/now.

January 28th, 7:00 pm, virtual staged reading of "Bull: a love story" by Nancy García Loza.  The Inception Project, Paramount Theatre.  Free but reservations required.  FYI www.paramountaurora.com/inception-project.  

January 29th, 8:00 pm,  “The Magic Parlour at Home” starring Dennis Watkins.  Interactive performance via Zoom (computer with functioning camera and microphone required).  Maximum of 30 tickets will be sold for each performance.  $49 per household (select dates at $65).  FYI www.themagicparlourchicago.com.

January 29th through February 7th, "Tea at Five" South Bend Civic Theatre Virtual Season, streamed on-demand on Vimeo.  $20.  FYI https://sbct.org/on-demand/#thelineup.  

January 29th through March 26th, BECHDEL FEST 8: REALIGN. Broken Nose Theatre's annual festival of new short plays.  Live-streaming on https://www.youtube.com/user/BrokenNoseTheatre with a new play released each Friday for an entire week before it’s removed and a new play is broadcast.  Free.  FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.

January 29th through February 4th, "Cowabunga" by Jamie Olah, BECHDEL FEST 8: REALIGN. Broken Nose Theatre's annual festival of new short plays.  Live-streaming on https://www.youtube.com/user/BrokenNoseTheatre.  Free.  FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.

January 29th through May 15th, "Music Fridays @ Noon" College of DuPage, McAninch Arts Center (MAC). Free. FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

**** January 30th, 8:30 am, LIFE NOW by Imagine U, Northwestern University’s Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Performing Arts Center.  Live-streamed on https://www.facebook.com/NationalTheatreWashingtonDC/.  Free.  

January 30th, 7:00 pm, virtual debut, "Layalina" by Martin Yousif Zebari, Goodman Theatre’s Future Labs.  Free but registration required.  FYI www.GoodmanTheatre.org/Layalina

January 30th, 8:00 pm,  “The Magic Parlour at Home” starring Dennis Watkins.  Interactive performance via Zoom (computer with functioning camera and microphone required).  Maximum of 30 tickets will be sold for each performance.  $49 per household (select dates at $65).  FYI www.themagicparlourchicago.com.

January 30th, 3:00 pm, "American Dinner" by Maggie Antonijevic, 12th Annual Writers Series, Virtual Performance streaming via Zoom , AstonRep Theatre Company.  Free.  FYI www.astonrep.com

January 31st, 3:00 pm, "Just So Typically Me" by Troy Loftin, 12th Annual Writers Series, Virtual Performance streaming via Zoom , AstonRep Theatre Company.  Free.  FYI www.astonrep.com

January 31st, 6:30 pm, Northlight Theatre presents an Interplay reading of "Such Small Hands by Adam Szymkowicz, directed by BJ Jones, featuring Rondi Reed and Francis Guinan.  Live-streamed.   Free but donation suggested.  FYI  www.northlight.org/events/interplay-suchsmallhands.

February 2021, "Duchess! Duchess! Duchess!" a filmed play (run time 35 minutes), Steppenwolf NOW Virtual Stage, Virtual Membership $75.  FYI (312) 335-1650, or www.steppenwolf.org/now

February 2nd, 7:00 pm, Director Dialogues, Beth Wolf and Monty Cole, “The Art of Adaptation,” moderated by Stephanie Mattos, Midsommer Flight.  Participation is open to all. Advance registration is required and will be open in January. Free but donations welcome.  FYI  www.midsommerflight.com.

February 4th through 6th, "Festival on the Square" Congo Square Theatre's three-day virtual festival celebrating the arts, live-streaming from 7:00-9:00 pm daily.  Donation optional but registration is required.  FYI www.congosquaretheatre.org/fos.  

February 5th, 7:00 pm, Cesáreo Moreno, “Folk Art to Fine Art, Mercados a Museos” a Frido Kahler event, McAninch Arts Center (MAC). Free. FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

February 5th, 8:00 pm,  “The Magic Parlour at Home” starring Dennis Watkins.  Interactive performance via Zoom (computer with functioning camera and microphone required).  Maximum of 30 tickets will be sold for each performance.  $49 per household (select dates at $65).  FYI www.themagicparlourchicago.com.

February 5th through 11th, "The High" by Brynne Frauenhoffer, BECHDEL FEST 8: REALIGN. Broken Nose Theatre's annual festival of new short plays.  Live-streaming on https://www.youtube.com/user/BrokenNoseTheatre.  Free.  FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.

February 5th through 25th, "Here Lies Henry" Interrobang Theatre Project, streaming via BroadwayWorld.  Tickets go on sale January 12th.  FYI www.interrobangtheatreproject.org.  

February 6th, 8:00 pm,  “The Magic Parlour at Home” starring Dennis Watkins.  Interactive performance via Zoom (computer with functioning camera and microphone required).  Maximum of 30 tickets will be sold for each performance.  $49 per household (select dates at $65).  FYI www.themagicparlourchicago.com.

February 7th, 7:00 pm, World Premier, "Before Fiddler" starring Hershey Felder as “Sholem Aleichem” and his character, “Tevye the Milkman”;  featuring Klezmerata Fiorentina.  Live from Florence, Porchlight Music Theatre in partnership with Hershey Felder Presents.  Live broadcast followed by a week of extended “on-demand” viewing access to the recording (available one-hour after the live broadcast ends).  $55 per household.  FYI www.porchlightmusictheatre.org.  

February 7th through 14th, World Premier, "Before Fiddler" starring Hershey Felder as “Sholem Aleichem” and his character, “Tevye the Milkman”;  featuring Klezmerata Fiorentina.  Live from Florence, Porchlight Music Theatre in partnership with Hershey Felder Presents.  Live broadcast followed by a week of extended “on-demand” viewing access to the recording (available one-hour after the live broadcast ends).  $55 per household.  FYI www.porchlightmusictheatre.org.  

February 8th, 8:00 pm, "That’s Weird, Grandma: House Par-Tay: Black History Month Show Pt. 1"  PlayMakers Laboratory, streaming on Vimeo. $2-$4 subscriptions.  FYI www.playmakerslab.org.  

February 9th, 6:00 pm, "Scientific Exposure" National Geographic Live Virtual Series, The Auditorium Theatre.  Each 60-minute show is an online live event with conversation and Q+A throughout the evening. Subscriptions are on sale now, and individual tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 5, 2021 @ 10AM CST.  $90 for 6-show series, or choose your own adventures: 5-show for $90, 4-show for $72, or 3-show for $54. FYI www.auditoriumtheatre.org. 

February 9th, 7:00 pm, "Shut Up Kiss Me" by Sophia Zinger, Pride Arts.  Virtual reading.  $10.  FYI (773) 857-0222 or www.pridearts.org/tickets.

February 9th, 7:00 pm, Director Dialogues, Stephanie Mattos and Maureen Yasko, “Getting Close: Fight and Intimacy post-COVID,” moderated by Chris Smith, Midsommer Flight.  Participation is open to all. Advance registration is required and will be open in January. Free but donations welcome.  FYI  www.midsommerflight.com.

February 12th, 7:00-7:15 pm, World Premiere, "BoléroJoffrey Ballet.  Filmed at the Gerald Arpino Black Box Theatre at Joffrey Tower and streamed via the Joffrey’s YouTube channel,  www.youtube.com/thejoffreyballet.com.  Free.  FYI  www.joffrey.org/studioseries.

February 12th, 7:00-8:00 pm, New Plays for a New Year, Victory Gardens Theatre, with playwrights McKenzie Chinn, Preston Choi, and York Walker.  One-night-only streaming on Zoom.  Free but reservations required (30 limit).  FYI https://victorygardens.org/event/new-plays-for-a-new-year-festival/.

February 12th, 7:00 pm, live, interactive tribute concert "Valentunes" favorite love songs of the American Blues Ensemble and Artistic Affiliates; "The Garage" American Blues Theatre's new music series.  Live on Zoom.  $50 or pay-what-you-can.  FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.AmericanBluesTheater.com.  

February 12th, 8:00 pm,  “The Magic Parlour at Home” starring Dennis Watkins.  Interactive performance via Zoom (computer with functioning camera and microphone required).  Maximum of 30 tickets will be sold for each performance.  $49 per household (select dates at $65).  FYI www.themagicparlourchicago.com.

February 12th through 18th, "How Strong is Your Tree Pose?" by Asha McAllister, BECHDEL FEST 8: REALIGN. Broken Nose Theatre's annual festival of new short plays.  Live-streaming on https://www.youtube.com/user/BrokenNoseTheatre.  Free.  FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.

February 12th through 21st, "Vincent" South Bend Civic Theatre Virtual Season, streamed on-demand on Vimeo.  $20.  FYI https://sbct.org/on-demand/#thelineup.  

February 12th through March 21st, "Out, Darn Spot!" Hell in a Handbag.  Streaming Thursdays, Fridays & Saturday at 8 pm; Sundays at 3 pm via Vimeo.  $17/  FYI www.handbagproductions.org or www.eventbrite.com/e/out-darn-spot-tickets-136851958893.

**** February 13th, 8:30 am, Premier, LIFE NOW by Imagine U, Northwestern University’s Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Performing Arts Center.  Live-streamed on https://www.facebook.com/NationalTheatreWashingtonDC/.  Free.  

February 13th, 8:00 pm,  “The Magic Parlour at Home” starring Dennis Watkins.  Interactive performance via Zoom (computer with functioning camera and microphone required).  Maximum of 30 tickets will be sold for each performance.  $49 per household (select dates at $65).  FYI www.themagicparlourchicago.com.

February 14th, "Postcards" South Bend Civic Theatre Virtual Season, streaming for one night only on-demand on Vimeo.  Free.  FYI https://sbct.org/on-demand/#thelineup.  

February 14th, 7:30 pm,  “The Magic Parlour at Home” starring Dennis Watkins.  Interactive performance via Zoom (computer with functioning camera and microphone required).  Maximum of 30 tickets will be sold for each performance.  $49 per household (select dates at $65).  FYI www.themagicparlourchicago.com.

February 15th, 8:00 pm, "That’s Weird, Grandma: House Par-Tay: Presidents Days Show" PlayMakers Laboratory, streaming on Vimeo. $2-$4 subscriptions.  FYI www.playmakerslab.org.  

February 16th, 7:00 pm, "Lesbian Shorts" (Readings of the short plays BEA AND MAY, by Edwin Sánchez; THE CLARITY OF PIZZA, by Carolyn Gage; and NOT IN MY BACKYARD, by Pete Blatchford), Pride Arts.  Virtual reading.  $10.  FYI (773) 857-0222 or www.pridearts.org/tickets.

February 16th, 7:00 pm, Director Dialogues, Lavina Jadhwani and Madeline Sayet, "Why Shakespeare?”, moderated by LaKecia Harris, Midsommer Flight.  Participation is open to all. Advance registration is required and will be open in January. Free but donations welcome.  FYI  www.midsommerflight.com.

February 18th through March 14th, "Theatre for One: Here We Are" Court Theatre.  A live digital theatrical experience that brings together one actor and one audience member, featuring eight new microplays.  Free (available 2/11/2021).  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.courttheatre.org.  

February 19th, 8:00 pm,  “The Magic Parlour at Home” starring Dennis Watkins.  Interactive performance via Zoom (computer with functioning camera and microphone required).  Maximum of 30 tickets will be sold for each performance.  $49 per household (select dates at $65).  FYI www.themagicparlourchicago.com.

Februry 19th through 25th, "QUITTER" by Keyanna Khatiblou, BECHDEL FEST 8: REALIGN. Broken Nose Theatre's annual festival of new short plays.  Live-streaming on https://www.youtube.com/user/BrokenNoseTheatre.  Free.  FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.

February 19th through 28th, "The Odyssey" South Bend Civic Theatre Virtual Season, streamed on-demand on Vimeo.  $20.  FYI https://sbct.org/on-demand/#thelineup.  

February 20th, 8:00 pm,  “The Magic Parlour at Home” starring Dennis Watkins.  Interactive performance via Zoom (computer with functioning camera and microphone required).  Maximum of 30 tickets will be sold for each performance.  $49 per household (select dates at $65).  FYI www.themagicparlourchicago.com.

February 21st, 3:00 pm, Julie Rodrigues Widholm, “Contemporary Art after Frida Kahlo” a Frido Kahler event, McAninch Arts Center (MAC). Free. FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

February 22nd, 6:00 pm, “Reimagining Tomorrow” 60-minute virtual fundraiser to support Goodman GoodWork Education and Engagement programs.  FYI  www.GoodmanTheatre.org/Tomorrow.

February 22nd, 8:00 pm, "That’s Weird, Grandma: House Par-Tay: Black History Month Show Pt. 2"  PlayMakers Laboratory, streaming on Vimeo. $2-$4 subscriptions.  FYI www.playmakerslab.org.  

February 23rd, 6:00 pm, "Reimagining Dinosaurs" National Geographic Live Virtual Series, The Auditorium Theatre.  Each 60-minute show is an online live event with conversation and Q+A throughout the evening. Subscriptions are on sale now, and individual tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 5, 2021 @ 10AM CST.  $90 for 6-show series, or choose your own adventures: 5-show for $90, 4-show for $72, or 3-show for $54. FYI www.auditoriumtheatre.org. 

February 25th, 7:00-8:00 pm, Chicago Humanities Festival presents Bill Gates, discussing  his new book, "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster" with Dax Sheperd and Monica Padman, hosts of the podcast "Armchair Experts".  Live-streamed.  $36 includes access to the event & copy of book (mailed to your home)  FYI https://www.chicagohumanities.org/events/bill-gates-avoid-a-climate-disa...

February 25th through March 7th, "Under Milk Wood" by Dylan Thomas, College of DuPage, McAninch Arts Center (MAC).  Filmed and produced on Zoom.  $16 per household.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

February 26th, 8:00 pm,  “The Magic Parlour at Home” starring Dennis Watkins.  Interactive performance via Zoom (computer with functioning camera and microphone required).  Maximum of 30 tickets will be sold for each performance.  $49 per household (select dates at $65).  FYI www.themagicparlourchicago.com.

February 26th through March 4th, "The Ladies Next Door" by Iris Sowlat, BECHDEL FEST 8: REALIGN. Broken Nose Theatre's annual festival of new short plays.  Live-streaming on https://www.youtube.com/user/BrokenNoseTheatre.  Free.  FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.

February 27th, 8:00 pm,  “The Magic Parlour at Home” starring Dennis Watkins.  Interactive performance via Zoom (computer with functioning camera and microphone required).  Maximum of 30 tickets will be sold for each performance.  $49 per household (select dates at $65).  FYI www.themagicparlourchicago.com.arch

February 28th, "Piaf! The Show" McAninch Arts Center (MAC). $25 per household.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

March 3rd through 31st, "An Illiad" Court Theatre.  Site-specific production filmed at the Oriental Institute.  Streamng tickets go on sale in February.  All 2020/21 season subscribers will have access to the stream at no additional charge.   FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.courttheatre.org. 

March 4th, 7:00 pm, David Ouellette, “Animals Not Only Companions But Markers of Identity of the Artist” a Frido Kahler event, McAninch Arts Center (MAC). Free. FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

March 5th through 11th, "A Mid-Pandemic Night's Stream" by Ismail Khalidi, BECHDEL FEST 8: REALIGN. Broken Nose Theatre's annual festival of new short plays.  Live-streaming on https://www.youtube.com/user/BrokenNoseTheatre.  Free.  FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.

March 7th, 3:00 pm, Adriana Zavala, “Frida Kahlo’s Creativity: Staging Art, Staging Life” a Frido Kahler event, McAninch Arts Center (MAC). Free. FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

March 14th, 7:00 pm, "Puccini" starring Hershey Felder.  Live from Florence, Hershey Felder Presents.  Live broadcast followed by a week of extended “on-demand” viewing access to the recording (available one-hour after the live broadcast ends).  $55 per household.  FYI https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hershey-felder-presents-puccini-live-from-f...

March 12th through 18th, "going green" by Lane Anthony Flores, BECHDEL FEST 8: REALIGN. Broken Nose Theatre's annual festival of new short plays.  Live-streaming on https://www.youtube.com/user/BrokenNoseTheatre.  Free.  FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.

March 16th, 6:00 pm, "Feats of Filmmaking" National Geographic Live Virtual Series, The Auditorium Theatre.  Each 60-minute show is an online live event with conversation and Q+A throughout the evening. Subscriptions are on sale now, and individual tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 5, 2021 @ 10AM CST.  $90 for 6-show series, or choose your own adventures: 5-show for $90, 4-show for $72, or 3-show for $54. FYI www.auditoriumtheatre.org. 

March 19th through 26th, "WINDFALL" by Robert Koon, BECHDEL FEST 8: REALIGN. Broken Nose Theatre's annual festival of new short plays.  Live-streaming on https://www.youtube.com/user/BrokenNoseTheatre.  Free.  FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.

March 19th through 29th, "Copenhagen" South Bend Civic Theatre Virtual Season, streamed on-demand on Vimeo.  $20.  FYI https://sbct.org/on-demand/#thelineup.  

March 20th, 6:00 pm, "For The Love of Frida – Bringing It Home" a Frido Kahler event, McAninch Arts Center (MAC). Free. FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

March 29th through April 11th, The Kane Repertory Theatre Multiplatform Commission, an as-yet-untitled play by Hammaad Chaudry, on-line premiere, $10 ($5 students).  FYI www.kanerepertorytheatre.com/box-office.

March 30th, 6:00 pm, "Mysterious Seas" National Geographic Live Virtual Series, The Auditorium Theatre.  Each 60-minute show is an online live event with conversation and Q+A throughout the evening. Subscriptions are on sale now, and individual tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 5, 2021 @ 10AM CST.  $90 for 6-show series, or choose your own adventures: 5-show for $90, 4-show for $72, or 3-show for $54. FYI www.auditoriumtheatre.org. 

April 2021, "Where We Stand" a filmed play by Donnetta Lavinia Grays (run time 70 minutes), Steppenwolf NOW Virtual Stage, Virtual Membership $75.  FYI (312) 335-1650, or www.steppenwolf.org/now.

April 2nd through 11th, "boom" South Bend Civic Theatre Virtual Season, streamed on-demand on Vimeo.  $20.  FYI https://sbct.org/on-demand/#thelineup.  

April 11th, 7:00 pm, The Texas Tenors, McAninch Arts Center (MAC). $50 per household. FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

April 13th, 6:00 pm, "Women and Migration" National Geographic Live Virtual Series, The Auditorium Theatre.  Each 60-minute show is an online live event with conversation and Q+A throughout the evening. Subscriptions are on sale now, and individual tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 5, 2021 @ 10AM CST.  $90 for 6-show series, or choose your own adventures: 5-show for $90, 4-show for $72, or 3-show for $54. FYI www.auditoriumtheatre.org. 

April 15th through 25th, "War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast" College of DuPage, McAninch Arts Center (MAC).  Filmed and produced on Zoom.  $16 per household.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

April 17th, 7:30 pm, and on demand through June 15th, “Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos” New Philharmonic, conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt and pre-recorded outside this past October at the Lakeside Pavilion, McAninch Arts Center (MAC).  $40 per household. FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

April 21st, 7:00 pm, John Paris, “Frida Kahlo and the Mexican Revolution” a Frido Kahler event, McAninch Arts Center (MAC). Free. FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

April 25th, 3:00 pm, Celia Stahr, “Frida Kahlo, America, and the Impact of Place” a Frido Kahler event, McAninch Arts Center (MAC). $10 per household. FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

May 5th through 30th, World Premiere "Goods" Artemisia Theatre followed by thematically relevant video after-show discussions.  Streaming on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=artemisia+theatre+chicago.  $15-$30.  FYI www.artemisiatheatre.org.  

May 6th, 7:30 pm, DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble, Director Matt Shevitz, College of DuPage, McAninch Arts Center (MAC).  $7 per household.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

May 7th, 7:30 pm, COD Jazz/Pop Combos, Director Matt Shevitz, College of DuPage, McAninch Arts Center (MAC).  $7 per household.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

May 11th, 7:30 pm, Chamber Orchestra, Director Philip Bauman, College of DuPage, McAninch Arts Center (MAC).  $7 per household.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

May 13th, 7:30 pm, Chamber Singers: “Songs For These Times: Music Of Loss, Alienation, Doubt & Hope” Director Lee R. Kesselman, College of DuPage, McAninch Arts Center (MAC).  $7 per household.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

May 15th, 7:30 pm, and on demand through June 15th, “A Salute to Frida” New Philharm, https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=artemisia+theatre+chicagonic, conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt and pre-recorded outside this past October at the Lakeside Pavilion, McAninch Arts Center (MAC).  $40 per household. FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org,  

May 23rd, 3:00 pm, Karen Cordero, “Frida Kahlo: A Politics of Subjectivity and Self-Representation” a Frido Kahler event, McAninch Arts Center (MAC). Free. FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org. 

June 2021, "Ages of the Moon" a filmed play by Sam Shepherd (run time 55 minutes), Steppenwolf NOW Virtual Stage, Virtual Membership $75.  FYI (312) 335-1650, or www.steppenwolf.org/now.

October 20th through November 14th, World Premiere "Into a Blaze: The Triangle Shirtwaist" Artemisia Theatre followed by thematically relevant video after-show discussions.  Streaming on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=artemisia+theatre+chicago.  $15-$30.  FYI www.artemisiatheatre.org.  

 

 

Tentative Upcoming Theater Productions:  

Coming in 2021:

TBA, "King James" Upstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

TBA, "Blue" in collaboration with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Courtyard Theater, Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

TBA, "When the Rain Stops Falling" Shattered Globe Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 975-8150 or  www.shatteredglobe.org.  

TBA, Chicago Premiere, "Barcelona" Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

TBA, World Premiere, "Alma" American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago.  FYI (773) 654.3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

February/March TBA, "Daddy Long Legs" Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.  

February/March TBA, "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter" Upstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

TBA, "Trouble in Mind" TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 281-8463 x6 or timelinetheatre.com.

TBA, World Premiere, "Villette" 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,  

TBA, Midwest Premiere, "Groundhog Day" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

February 20th, 26th, 28th, "Taking Up Serpents" Chicago Opera Theater, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan, Chicago.  FYI (312) 704-8414 or cot.org/subscribe.

March TBA, "Kiss Me Kate" Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. FYI (847) 634-0200, www.marriotttheatre.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

March 11th through April 18th, "A Woman of No Importance" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie.  FYI (847) 673.6300 or www.northlight.org.

March 24th through May 9th, "Hand to God" Copley Center, North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.  FYI (630) 896-6666 or ParamountAurora.com

March 30th through April 4th, "The Simon and Garfunkel Story" Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

April TBA, "42nd Street" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org. 

April 1st through May 16th, Chicago Premiere, "Last Night and the Night Before" Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

April 2nd through 11th, "Drinking Habits" Footlight Players, Footlight Theater, 1705 Franklin Street, Michigan City.  FYI (219) 874-4035 or www.footlightplayers.org.  

April 2nd through June 6th, "Evita" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

April 9th through May 16th, "cullud wattah" Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

April 17th, 22nd, 25th, "Il Postino" Chicago Opera Theater, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan, Chicago.  FYI (312) 704-8414 or cot.org/subscribe.

April 21st through May 2nd, "Come from Away" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

April 22nd through June 5th, "Shrek the Musical" Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences, Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

April 28th through June 16th, "Ragtime" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

April 29th through May 30th, "Talley's Folly" Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

April 29th through May 30th, "Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry, 1912)" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  A digital version will be available to stream for patrons who do not yet wish to attend in person.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

April 30th through May 30th, Chicago Premiere, "Rough Magic" AstonRep Theatre Company, at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway St., Chicago.  FYI www.astonrep.com.  

May TBA, "The World Goes 'Round" Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. FYI (847) 634-0200, www.marriotttheatre.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

May 5th through June 26th, Chicago Premiere, "The Chinese Lady" TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 281-8463 x6 or timelinetheatre.com.

May 6th through June 6th, "One Man, Two Guvnors" Buffalo Ensemble Theatre, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, P.O. Box 630, Glen Ellyn.  FYI (630) 942-3008 or AtTheMAC.org.

May 6th through June 13th, World Premiere, "Unlikeable Heroine" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie.  FYI (847) 673.6300 or www.northlight.org.

May 7th through June 13th, Chicago Premiere, "Airness" American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago.  FYI (773) 654.3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

May 12th through 23rd, "My Fair Lady" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

May 16th, 7:00 pm, "Anna and Sergei" starring Hershey Felder as Sergei Rachmaninoff.  Live from Florence, Hershey Felder Presents.  Live broadcast followed by a week of extended “on-demand” viewing access to the recording (available one-hour after the live broadcast ends).  $55 per household.  FYI https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hershey-felder-as-sergei-rachmaninoff-in-an...

May 28th through August 8th, World Premiere, "Lucy and Charlie's Honeymoon" 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,  

June 5th through 21st, "The Sound of Music" Footlight Players, Footlight Theater, 1705 Franklin Street, Michigan City.  FYI (219) 874-4035 or www.footlightplayers.org.  

June 9th through July 25th, "Fun Home" Copley Center, North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.  FYI (630) 896-6666 or ParamountAurora.com

June 10th through August 1st, "Choir Boy" Downstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

June 11th through July 11th, Chicago Premiere, "Heroes of the Fourth Turning" Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

June 18th through 27th, "Legends of the 50s and 60s: Greatest Hits" Music Theater Works, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.  FYI www.MusicTheaterWorks.com.

June 18th through August 8th, "Steel Magnolias" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

June 25th through August 14th, "Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT" American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago.  FYI (773) 654.3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

June 30th through August 15th, Midwest Regional Premiere, "Kinky Boots" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

July TBA, "Night Tide" Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.  

July 8th through August 8th, "Othello" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  A digital version will be available to stream for patrons who do not yet wish to attend in person.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

July 24th through September 12th, "Seagull" Theatre-in-the-Round, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

August TBA, "West Side Story" Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. FYI (847) 634-0200, www.marriotttheatre.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

August 19th through 29th, "Mamma Mia!" Music Theater Works, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.  FYI www.MusicTheaterWorks.com.

August 20th through October 10th, "Forever Plaid" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

September 1st through October 17th, "Rock of Ages" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

September 3rd through October 16th, August Wilson's "Fences" American Blues Theater, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago.  FYI (773) 654.3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.

September 14th through 26th, 50th Anniversary North American tour "Jesus Christ Superstar" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

September 30th through November 14th, World Premiere, "The Last Pair of Earlies" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville), Chicago.  FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.  

Fall TBA, Chicago Premiere, "When We Were Young and Unafraid" AstonRep Theatre Company, at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway St., Chicago.  FYI www.astonrep.com.  

October TBA, "The Jigsaw Bride: A Frankenstein Story" First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St. (& Rt. 83), Oakbrook.  FYI  (630) 986.8067 or www.firstfolio.org

**** October TBA, "The Sound of Music" Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. FYI (847) 634-0200, www.marriotttheatre.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

October 5th through January 30th, 2021, "Six" Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse, 175 East Chestnut, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

October 22nd through January 2nd, 2022, "Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

October 28th through November 9th, "Ragtime" Music Theater Works, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.  FYI www.MusicTheaterWorks.com.

**** November 10th through January 9th, 2022, "Cinderella" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

**** November 18th through January 23rd, 2022, Disney's "Frozen" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

December 23rd through January 2nd, 2022, "Billy Elliott the Musical" Music Theater Works, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.  FYI www.MusicTheaterWorks.com.

Coming in 2022

January 14th through March 20th, Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

January 26th through March 15th, "Groundhog Day" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

February TBA, "Agatha Christie's Secret Council" a Tommy & Tuppence Mystery, First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St. (& Rt. 83), Oakbrook.  FYI  (630) 986.8067 or www.firstfolio.org

February 26th through April 24th, "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" Broadway in Chicago, James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

April TBA, Jane Austen's "Emma" First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St. (& Rt. 83), Oakbrook.  FYI  (630) 986.8067 or www.firstfolio.org

April 13th through May 29th, "Ragtime" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

July 19th through August 21st, "The Devil Wears Prada" Broadway in Chicago, James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

 

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