Chicago Theatre Week
Returning for its second year, Chicago Theatre Week is a celebration of Chicago’s world-class theatre scene. This February 11-16, don’t miss out on the chance to experience one or more of the nearly 100 productions participating in Theatre Week which showcases Chicago’s extraordinary range of theatrical offerings. Tickets go for $15, $30, or less and are selling fast! Including well known productions like Phantom of the Opera at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Tribes at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and a range of productions at the famous Second City, Theatre Week is certain not to disappoint. One of the most exciting aspects of this week, though, is taking a chance at exploring a new show at a venue you may not yet have visited. Check out the following offerings from Lincoln Park and Lakeview theatres located near the Days Inn Chicago. Visit Choose Chicago to learn more about these and the many other Theatre Week productions!
Apollo Theater – 2540 N Lincoln Ave
Ramona Quimby - Emerald City Theatre
- Ramona Quimby is about to start 3rd grade and everything is about to change. Her sister Beezus guides us through a full year on Klickitat Street, bringing a change for Dad, a rivalry for Ramona, and the speediest wedding this side of Alaska.
Theatre* – 2936 N Southport Ave
Dances From The Heart – Dance Chicago
- A special Valentine's Day performance of Dance Chicago stars perform an exciting array of dance styles ranging from aerial to contemporary, ballroom to tap, urban and more!
- Experience the final day of Joan of Arc’s life. Joan’s trial, condemnation, and execution are re-imagined in sequences of dream and memory. The result is inspiring, provocative, and heartbreaking.
- At its heart, The Pitchfork Disney is the story of two innocents, a modern day Hansel and Gretel, staring down a cruel, chaotic world in which money is all, fear sells, truth lies and existence is survival of the sickest.
- WORLD PREMIERE: Alzheimer’s is a relentless disease. But whose identity is affected more: the victim’s or her family’s?
Group* – 3133 N Halsted St
Blue Man Group
- Blue Man Group is not just a show, it’s a state of mind. Having utterly redefined the term “live entertainment,” Blue Man Group continues to reinvent itself. The wildly popular show at the Briar Street Theatre now combines signature Blue Man Group moments with breathtakingly fun new pieces.
Chicago* – 929 W Belmont Ave
- A hilarious 90-minute improv comedy show in which two teams create comedy scenes, songs and games right on the spot based on your suggestions. You choose the winner and the show is never the same twice. It’s clean, smart comedy for families and all ages!
Theater – 3745 N Southport Ave
INTO THE WOODS – The Hypocrites
- The Hypocrites present an unexpected, epic fairy tale; INTO THE WOODS. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece that is a rare modern classic.
Theatre* – 3809 N Broadway
The Mother – Oracle Productions
- The Mother tells the story of Pelagea Vlassova, a widow whose only son is embroiled in dangerous political activities. Her desire to protect him draws her deep into a growing labor movement, which ultimately leads her to both catastrophe and triumph.
Theatre* – 621 W Belmont Ave
hamlet is dead. no gravity – Red Tape Theatre Company
- Something is definitely rotten in the suburban home town of siblings Dani and Mani. And with everything balanced so precariously, it’s clear that someone is bound to take a spill. A searing tragicomedy by internationally acclaimed Austrian playwright Ewald Palmetshofer in its English-language world premiere.
Stage 773* –
1225 W Belmont Ave
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Porchlight Music Theatre
- This tribute to the 1920s and 1930s Harlem Renaissance, an era of exploding creativity and social changes, is an evening of rowdy, raunchy and humorous songs that encapsulate the moods of an era and reflect Fats Waller's view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play.
- Now in his twilight years, the composer Antonio Salieri makes a bold claim: that he may have killed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Does Salieri have blood on his hands or is this just a way to escape his own mediocrity and growing obscurity?
Theatre* – 3829 N Broadway
Miss Marx: or The Involuntary Side Effect of Living – Strawdog Theatre Company
- For Eleanor, fighting social and sexual injustice in Victorian England comes easily on the soapbox, but it's much harder in the bedroom. When her tumultuous common-law marriage to fellow socialist Edward Aveling begins to disintegrate, she turns to loved ones for solace. But how does one balance existence as a woman against an international movement?
Theater Wit* –
1229 W Belmont Ave
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg – Stage Left Theatre
- Brian and Sheila always make the best of a bad situation — he cracks jokes, she plays the caretaker. But after ten years of raising their severely disabled daughter, Josephine, Brian and Sheila’s best isn’t quite good enough.
- Joe Bonaparte is a young gifted violinist, who defies his family and gives up a career as a classical musician for a chance at immortality in the boxing ring. A blistering and powerful look at fame and fortune corrupted, and the seductive promise of the American dream.
- Timberlake Wertenbaker’s adaptation of The Playmaker, by Thomas Keneally, examines Australia’s first penal colony and the redemptive power of art. As the inmates rehearse for the upcoming production, light is shed on the class system of the colony, relationships between the incarcerated and the officers tasked with policing them, and the effect of art on a prison population.
Theatre* – 615 W Wellington Ave
The How and the Why – TimeLine Theatre Company
- From the writer/producer of television hits like 'House of Cards' and 'In Treatment' comes this smart and compelling new play about science, family, and survival of the fittest.