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.
Dress up to get down at Wonka Ball, About Face Theatre’s annual benefit gala and Chicago’s most glamorous party. Kicking off Pride Month 2020 with a celebration of its milestone 25th anniversary, About Face presents WONKA BALL: SILVER & GOLD on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 7:00pm at Venue West, 221 N. Paulina Street in Chicago. Tickets are available now at aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling (773) 784-8565. Discounted early bird ticket specials are available through Monday, March 30, 2020.
The Second City’s knockout show She the People is back at it again in 2020! The all-female, all-funny show directed by Carly Heffernan welcomes back returning ensemble members Carisa Barreca, Alex Bellisle, Katie Caussin, Sayjal Joshi, and Emma Pope with new cast member Lachrisa Grandberry joining. Other creative team members include Mary Mahoney (Music Director/Original Music/Sound Designer) and Abby Beggs (Lighting Designer/Stage Manager).
For a play primarily about family drama, a solo hip hop routine to Usher’s "Yeah" feat. Lil Jon might feel out of place as a way to begin - although undeniably fun. Cheryl, the housemaid, prepares the house for the arriving guests and unabashedly flaunts and shakes her stuff while tearing off furniture covers and washing linens. Although not immediately obvious, this dance routine sets the tone for what’s to come in many ways: family secrets will mix with discussions on the intersection of class and culture to create a captivating dance of debate and mystery. Stick Fly is like a Rubik's Cube on a roller coaster, yet a nuanced trip that will leave you with your jaw on the floor.
Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical Hundred Days, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, and book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher. Making its Chicago debut after successful runs at La Jolla Playhouse and New York Theatre Workshop, Hundred Days will be helmed by director/performer Lucky Stiff with music direction by Matthew Muñiz and choreography by Collin Quinn Rice. Hundred Days will play March 6 – April 12, 2020 at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.kokandyproductions.com, or in person at The Chopin Theatre box office. The press opening is Friday, March 13 at 8 pm.
Black Ensemble Theater opens its 2020 Season: Season of Change with Legends the Musical: A Civil Rights Movement, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor. Legends the Musical will be performed February 22-April 12, 2020 at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago. The press opening is Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm.
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