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T'was the Night Before Christmas
Nov
20
Dec 19

T'was the Night Before Christmas

  • Fulton Theatre

A new and exciting holiday adventure story, based on the Christmas classic, with festive song and dance! A fantastic treat you can enjoy with your entire family and all of your favorite holiday friends – Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Santa, Frosty the Snowman, and more.  Through the magical land of Toyland, Charlotte discovers the true meaning of family and the holidays.

Beauty and the Beast
Nov
9
Dec 31

Beauty and the Beast

  • Fulton Theatre

A timeless family favorite. Experience the enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the BeastLIVE on the Fulton stage for the first time! This revered fairy-tale promises to be one of the largest of the season, in the grand tradition of the Fulton’s The Wizard of OzLes Misérables, and Elf, with expansive sets, beautifully crafted costumes, a large chorus with a robust sound, and more! This “tale as old as time,” reminds us to look beyond one’s exterior and find the beauty from within. Belle finds herself in the middle of a daring and magical adventure, attempting to rescue her beloved father from a terrible beast and offering herself in exchange for his freedom. She soon discovers that she is not the only prisoner held in the beast’s extraordinary castle. All of the fanciful characters, such as a talking tightly wound clock (the butler), adorable tea cup (a young boy), kindhearted candelabra (maître d’), are trapped in this spellbound form until the beast, who is actually a young prince, can learn to love and have his love returned. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, with all the cheerful songs we know and love, including “Be Our Guest,” “Gaston,” and of course “Beauty and the Beast.” Whether you’ve seen the film or the stage version of this show, you will discover new heart, hope and personal connection when you experience Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Fulton Theatre.

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Aug
6
Oct 30

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

  • Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Join us for the 36th Season of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate! The castle gates swing wide-open August 6, 2016 for 13 weekends of mirth and merriment amidst jousting knights and royal delights! A cast of hundreds of colorfully costumed characters will fill the Shire with music, dancing and more every Saturday and Sunday (plus Labor Day Monday) until October 30! With over 90 stage shows daily, 22 Royal Kitchens and scores of artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, the Renaissance Faire invites guests to immerse themselves in our 35-acre village and experience the fantasy!

Chess
May
3
May 5

Chess

  • Stage 773

Last up in the Porchlight Revisit's... series is Chess

One of the most loved "cult" musicals, featuring the hits "One Night in Bangkok," "I Know Hime So Well" and "Anthem," Chess is set during the Cold War in the world of international chess competition where a romantic triangle develops among the defending American champion, his lover and a possible defecting Russian opponent.

Mary Poppins
Mar
2
Mar 27

Mary Poppins

  • Stage 773

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's “Mary Poppins” delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical.

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Oct
24
Nov 29

Mr. Popper's Penguins

  • Timeline Theatre

A world premiere musical based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater
Adapted by Robert Kauzlaric
Music & Lyrics by George Howe
Directed by Paul S. Holmquist

Money is tight and times are tough in the town of Stillwater. With no houses to paint till next spring, Mr. Popper is stuck at home daydreaming of adventures in far-off lands, while Mrs. Popper must scrimp and save just to put beans on the table. But with the unexpected arrival of a spirited penguin named Captain Cook, a new horizon opens before them. As a quiet partnership expands into a boisterous flock, the Poppers learn that there’s no problem that can’t be solved with steady determination, lots of love, and a dash of unconventionality. Join this offbeat family on an unforgettable adventure in a world premiere musical based on the 1938 classic by Richard and Florence Atwater.

Sweeney Todd
Oct
3
Nov 9

Sweeney Todd

  • Stage 773

Based on the Victorian era serial, this Tony and Olivier-winning musical tells the tale of London barber Sweeney Todd, torn from his family and exiled for 15 years on a miscarriage of justice who returns home to a city as corrupt as when he left. Hell-bent on revenge after learning the agonizing fate of his wife and daughter, he takes up his razors to dish out a brutal recipe of justice with the help of infatuated and enterprising meat pie-maker Nellie Lovett in this spine-chilling musical masterpiece of obsession, retribution and culinary curiosity. Sweeney Todd is the latest collaboration between Michael Weber and Doug Peck who, together, brought Pal Joey and Assassins to the Porchlight stage, both productions being nominated for the Best Production – Musical Jeff Award. 

*Sierra will be a part of the Ensemble and covering the Beggar Woman

A Cole Porter Songbook
Jul
23
Jul 27

A Cole Porter Songbook

  • Berger Park Cultural Center

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's wildly successful A Cole Porter Songbook returns for a special weekend of performances!

Aaron Benham's arrangements of Cole Porter’s vast repertoire comes alive in unique Theo Ubique style under the direction of multiple Jeff-award winning director Fred Anzevino! Don't miss Theo's sold out 2013 hit, which garnered ★★★½ from the Chicago Tribune; was “Highly Recommended!" by the Sun-Times; and called "a must see… not to be missed!“ by ShowBiz Chicago.
Presented by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre.  Musical Direction and Arrangements by Aaron Benham; Choreography by David Heimann.
Directed by Fred Anzevino.

Seussical
Jul
5
Aug 17

Seussical

  • Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Bring your whole family to Navy Pier this summer to see the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss come to life on stage. This year marks the 110th birthday of the beloved author, whose work has won Academy Awards, a Peabody Award, a Pulitzer and has been translated into more than 20 languages to be enjoyed by children worldwide. The 75-minute musical Seussical seamlessly intertwines the characters, stories and themes from cherished classics, including Horton Hears a Who!, The One Feather Tail of Miss Gertrude McFuzz and Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! Following each performance, audience members are invited to meet the cast in the theater lobby for autographs and photos.

A CST Family production best enjoyed by ages 5 and up

Les Miserables
Mar
1
May 4

Les Miserables

  • Sierra Repertory Theatre

A musical event you will never forget. Boublil and Schonberg's classic sweeps its audience through Victor Hugo's epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France. In a crumbling nation, convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. With revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean must sacrifice all for the people he loves. The soaring score ("Do You Hear the People Sing,""One Day More," "I Dreamed a Dream," and many more) has made "Les Miz" an international smash hit for over two decades. Experience this epic musical like never before, in the intimacy of Sierra Rep's 200-seat theater. "Thrilling, spectacular and unforgettable" -- New York Times (Rated PG-13)

Pinkalicious!
Oct
19
Nov 23
TYA

Pinkalicious!

  • Northbrook Park District

Pinkalicious!  The Musical runs every Saturday morning at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM at Northbrook Theatre For Young Audiences. It's a great family show full of fun songs, goofy characters, and of course PINK!  

Based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann
            Enjoy a sweet treat of music and dance! A girl named Pinkalicious eats so many pink cupcakes that she develops Pinkititis and turns pink from head to toe. She will need the wisdom of her broccoli-eating brother to help her out of her pink predicament. The delightful story features tap-dancing doctors, Broadway-style ballads and a little brother singing the blues.