The Passage Theatre (TPT) is pleased to conclude its second season with the world premiere of All One! The Dr. Bronner’s Play, a commission by Beth Hyland, directed by Sammy Zeisel. All One! The Dr. Bronner’s Play will play April 17th – May 3rd, 2020 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Ave. Tickets are currently available at https://www.thepassagetheatre.com/ or in person at Ebenezer Lutheran Church 30 minutes prior to performance. The press opening is Friday, April 17th at 7:30 pm.
(sub)version productions is proud to announce their premiere season of productions. Season 1: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll features three fully realized productions, Dark Side of the Boob, Voyeur, and The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque, as well as their hit game show The Chicago Puntathlon, and aims to present innovative and genre-defying programming that subverts audiences’ expectations and celebrates joy, laughter, freedom, and sensuality.
Broken Nose Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of Eric Reyes Loo’s terrifyingly timely drama This is Only a Test, directed by Toma Langston. The cast includes ensemble members RjW Mays* and Aria Szalai-Raymond* with guest artists Zhanna Albertini, Trevor Bates, Shane Rhoades and Austyn Williamson. Understudies include Tatyana Chante, Liz Coin, Jeremiah Davis, Tim Huggenberger, Toma Lynn Smith and Ben Weiss.
The Chicago Magic Lounge was conceived in 2015 to bring the city’s tradition of bar magic back to the area. You shouldn’t be ashamed if you didn’t know the spot existed on Clark Street in Andersonville - the venue is disguised on the outside as a laundromat. As the Lounge’s website says: “Enter through the laundry.”
On the heels of a wildly successful opening in London, Be More Chill, the mind-bendingly fun, smash hit Broadway musical, announces an all-Chicago cast for its new production at the Apollo Theater. Known for their work on some of Chicago’s biggest stages, the cast members of Be More Chill include Jeremiah Alsop (Michael), Alex Goodrich (Mr. Heere/Mr. Reyes), Rebecca Hurd (Christine), Teressa LaGamba (Jenna), Michelle Lauto (Chloe), Eben K. Logan (Brooke), Liam Oh (Jeremy), Billy Rude (Jake) and Koray Tarhan (Rich). The role of the Squip will be announced at a later date.
Little Time Theatre Co. is pleased to present its inaugural production: the world premiere drama Clementine by Cameron Roberts, directed by Matthew Martinez Hannon, playing March 13 – 29, 2020 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.littletimetheatreco.com. The press opening Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 pm.
Akvavit Theatre is to launch its 10th anniversary season with the return of its Nordic Spirit Festival, featuring five staged readings of plays from each of the Nordic countries, presented in partnership with the Swedish American Museum. The Festival will take place February 27 – March 1, 2020 at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. All readings are FREE. Reservations can be made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Underscore Theatre Company is excited to offer a bonus event during this year’s Chicago Musical Theatre Festival: a benefit concert curated and headlined by Ebrin R. Stanley, most recently seen in the highly acclaimed Chicago company of Hamilton as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison. The Reality of Love will take place on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10 pm at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. Tickets ($15 in advance, $20 at the door) are currently available at www.cmtf.org.
Sugarland, the electrifying country power duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, is returning to the road this summer and Aurora’s Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park will be the only Chicago-area stop for the band’s There Goes the Neighborhood Tour 2020, Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m.
Raven Theatre is pleased to announce TAKE FLIGHT SUMMER CAMP 2020, featuring five training sessions in theatre arts for kids ages 6 – 16. Great for beginners looking to learn the basics of performance or more advanced actors looking to hone their skills, Raven’s team of professional teaching artists will help kids feel the confidence to contribute to the artistic process and the courage to try something new.
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