Category: Theater in Chicago

Chicago Theatre Week 2019: Tickets and information

Chicago Theatre Week 2019: Tickets and information
The 7th annual celebration kicks off the Year of Chicago Theatre February 7 – 17, 2019 Chicago Theatre Week 2019, the seventh annual celebration, will showcase over 100 theatre productions from neighborhoods throughout the city and suburbs over a 10-day period including two weekends from February 7 to February 17, 2019. Top shows and theatres including Broadway In... Read more »

Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical now playing at Chicago’s Oriental Theater

Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical now playing at Chicago’s Oriental Theater
Fans of the best-selling Percy Jackson book series or the movie, are sure to enjoy this musical adaptation of “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” now playing at Chicago’s Oriental Theater through Sunday, January 13. The story, in a nutshell, follows Percy, a teenager who has newly discovered powers that he can’t understand or... Read more »

Jamie Allan puts magic into the holidays with iMagician

Jamie Allan puts magic into the holidays with iMagician
“Harry Houdini meets the 21st century.”-Gazette iMagician Jamie Allan, the United Kingdom’s original “technology magician,” has brought his special brand of magic across the pond to Chicago for its U.S. premiere. His show, currently running at Harris Theatre, “iMagician: It’s Magic Beyond Belief,”  through December 30 uses a combination of high-powered laser beams, digital tablets,  iphones–even... Read more »
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Blue Man Group adds new techie touches

Blue Man Group adds new techie touches
Audiences of Blue Man Group Chicago can expect some changes with the addition of new high tech instruments and more audience interaction. The show running at The Briar Street Theatre, has only changed content three times in its three decade history. It seems, fans have always liked Blue Man Group just the way it is.... Read more »

Women of Soul celebrates legends from the past and present at Black Ensemble Theater

Women of Soul celebrates legends from the past and present at Black Ensemble Theater
What would it be like to be at a gathering with Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia  Jackson,  Whitney  Houston, Adele, Natalie  Cole,  Donna  Summer,  Etta  James, Anita  Baker, Janis  Joplin and other big names of soul? Three words come to mind–amazing, awesome & possible. Possible because  of Black Ensemble Theater’s (B.E.T.) ambitious production “Women of Soul” (With a Tribute to... Read more »

Hello Dolly! is goin' strong at Chicago's Oriental Theatre

Hello Dolly! is goin' strong at Chicago's Oriental Theatre
If you haven’t already heard, this “Hello Dolly!” starring Betty Buckley at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) is something special. There have been a lot of Dollys since Carol Channing brought the story of “Hello Dolly!”–based on Thornton Wilder’s 1954 play “The Matchmaker” (about a 19th-century widow who arranges lives for a living)–to life on... Read more »
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Tootsie rolls into Chicago for its pre-Broadway run

Tootsie rolls into Chicago for its pre-Broadway run
“Women listen to each other” …Michael Dorsey in Tootsie TOOTSIE (the musical) settles the debate once and for all.  Women really are the better sex. Just ask Dorothy Michaels (Santino Fontana who plays Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels) in the pre-Broadway run of Tootsie: The Musical  at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre. As a man, Michael was calculating, obsessive,... Read more »

Sweet Charity at the Marriott Theatre has hope, faith and Charity herself

Sweet Charity at the Marriott Theatre has hope, faith and Charity herself
And she lived hopefully ever after Sweet Charity at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire is the perfect showcase for choreographer Bob Fosse’s classic dance moves and playwright Neil Simon’s creative wit. The show provides a masterclass in dance and comedy sprinkled with hope via the show’s central character Charity Hope Valentine. Fosse, a native of Chicago, won eight Tony... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Week 2019: Tickets and information

Chicago Theatre Week 2019: Tickets and information
The League of Chicago Theatres, in partnership with Choose Chicago, has announced the dates for Chicago Theatre Week 2019 (CTW). The annual celebration, now in its seventh year, offers value-priced tickets to some of Chicago’s most exciting theatre. This year’s Theatre Week, February 7-17, 2019, will serve as the kick off for The Year of Chicago Theatre—a... Read more »
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Vietgone at Writer's Theatre personalizes the war in Hamilton-esque fashion

Vietgone at Writer's Theatre personalizes the war in Hamilton-esque fashion
Part musical, part comedy, part drama, Playwright Qui Nguyen’s wildly creative, Vietgone, now running at Writer’s Theater takes the audience on a pit-filled road trip from Saigon to Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas.   Playwright Qui Nguyen’s wildly creative, irreverent style flips stereotypes, remixes history and culture creating a look at America of 1975–land of cowboys and hippies–through the lens of Vietnamese... Read more »
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