Kokandy Productions is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical comedy HEAD OVER HEELS, featuring songs by The Go-Go’s, based on The Arcadia by Sir Phillip Sidney, conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty and adapted by James Magruder. Making its Chicago debut just six months after concluding its Broadway run, HEAD OVER HEELS is co-directed by Kokandy’s new Producing Artistic Director Derek Van Barham and Elizabeth Swanson, with music direction by Kyra Leigh and choreography by Breon Arzell. HEAD OVER HEELS will play July 1 – August 25, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.kokandyproductions.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office.
Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce initial casting for the company’s previously announced 2019/20 season.
The Saint Sebastian Players(SSP) present the second annual 10-Minute Play Festival, featuring all seven short works at each performance, June 20–30, 2019 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago. Click "Read More" for the full line-up.
Celebrating 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre, Chicago will continue to produce some of the most exciting work in the country this summer. Offerings from the city’s more than 250 producing theaters feature everything from the latest musicals to highly anticipated world premieres.
Following last week's highly anticipated opening, critical acclaim, and explosive social media response (#SIXChicago), Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today the extension of the North American Premiere production of SIX, written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss--now playing in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. SIX was originally scheduled to close in June but has been extended for an unprecedented five weeks due to rave reviews and audience demand. A new block of tickets is now available for performances through August 4, 2019, and can be purchased by calling 312.595.5600, online at www.chicagoshakes.com, or in person at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier.
Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) are proud to present Saving The World, a science fiction tap dance story show set to all-original music composed and performed live by Diana Lawrence, directed by Raphael Schwartzman, written by Slam Poetry Creator Marc Kelly Smith and choreographed by Yonally, June 8 – June 30, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Opening night is Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults, $30 for seniors, students and dancers. Group discounts are also available. For tickets, go to ChicagoTapTheatre.com or call the Stage 773 box office at 773.327.5252.
History, it’s said, is written by the victors. It’s no surprise, then, that in the gentrification of Chicago neighborhoods, displacement has created (and continues to create) a wealth of lost stories, an erasure of places and people whose lives were shaped by their community. Teatro Vista and Collaboraction’s production of Sandra Delgado’s La Havana Madrid, though, is thankfully here to remind us of a few.
Court Theatre, under the leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces the extension of its critically acclaimed hit The Adventures of Augie March, a play by David Auburn, based on the novel by Saul Bellow, and directed by Charles Newell, due to overwhelming demand. The Adventures of Augie March will run an additional two weeks, with performances through June 23, 2019 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.
A Red Orchid Theatre announces the addition of eight new members to the Artistic Ensemble: Karen Aldridge, Myron Elliott-Cisneros, Levi Holloway, Travis A. Knight, Jess McLeod, Sadieh Rifai, Grant Sabin, and Steve Schine. A Red Orchid also welcomes two Resident Stage Managers – Stephanie Heller and Christa van Baale.
The Greenhouse Theater Center and On The Spot Theatre are pleased to announce casting for the U.S. premiere of the full-length drama SONS AND LOVERS, based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence and adapted and directed by On The Spot Artistic Director Mike Brayndick.