Chicago Theatre Week 2015, presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, will showcase over 100 productions from Chicago’s world-class live stage line-up at discounted prices from $15 to $30 (with some shows even less) for its expanded ten-day run this year, from February 12th through February 22nd.
The highly anticipated event, now in its third year, promises to be bigger and better than ever. Kate Lipuma, Executive Director of Writers Theatre and Chair of the League of Chicago Theatres, explains saying, “The reach of Chicago Theatre Week has expanded so much that one week just wasn’t enough. The 10-day celebration in 2015 will offer Chicagoans and visitors even more opportunities to visit their favorite theatres and explore new companies all across Chicago.”
Chicago is home to more than 250 theatre with a worldwide reputation as a leader in theatre with Chicago theatres sending new works to resident theatres across the country, including Broadway, and around the world.
The Chicago theatre landscape comprises a rich and varied community–unlike any other–ranging from storefront, non-union theaters to the most renowned resident theatres in the country, five of which have been honored with Regional Tony Awards.
In addition, the Chicago has the largest touring Broadway organization in the nation.
Highlights of this year’s Chicago Theatre Week include:
- The Selfish Giant at Chicago Children’s Theatre;
- Waiting for Godot at Court Theatre;
- Rapture, Blister, Burn at the Goodman Theatre;
- Tannhäuser at the Lyric Opera of Chicago;
- Tommy at Paramount Theatre;
- Marie Antoinette at Steppenwolf Theatre;
- Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play at Theater Wit;
- and Samsara at Victory Gardens Theater.
Tickets go on sale online today, Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 10 a.m. Click here for the complete line-up of offerings and to order tickets.
For out-of-towners, Chicago Theatre Week has a partnership with area hotels, which will be offering Chicago Theatre Week packages that include a hotel room and a pair of tickets. Click here, for more information.
Daily double…If you plan very carefully and hurry, for one day only, Thursday, February 12th, Chicago Theatre Week and Chicago Restaurant Week overlap giving those quick on their feet a chance to put together an early Valentine’s Day or Lincoln birthday celebration that includes lunch or dinner and a trip to the theatre.
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