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"Da": The Darkly Comic Tony Winning Play

at Riverfront Playhouse, Aurora
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Charlie returns home to his boyhood home in Dalkey, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, after the death of his adoptive father. He finds that the house is filled with ghosts -- those of his parents and the g... [more+]

Charlie returns home to his boyhood home in Dalkey, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, after the death of his adoptive father. He finds that the house is filled with ghosts -- those of his parents and the ghost of his younger self. In talking and interacting with the ghosts, Charlie relives important moments from his youth, and comes to grips with his complicated feelings for his adoptive parents. This winner of the 1978 Tony Award for Best Play comes to Chicago's Riverfront Playhouse. [less-]

Chekhov's Family Drama "Three Sisters"

at Fullerton Stage, Chicago
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The Prozorov sisters dream of returning to Moscow, but are unable to wake to their provincial reality. Each sister questions her own place in the world after the arrival of members of the Russian mili... [more+]

The Prozorov sisters dream of returning to Moscow, but are unable to wake to their provincial reality. Each sister questions her own place in the world after the arrival of members of the Russian military. Olga, Masha, Irina, and their brother Andrey search for meaning in Chekhov's tragicomic masterpiece, a story of broken dreams, inertia, and missed opportunities. See "Three Sisters" at the Fullerton Stage in Chicago. [less-]

"Taking Turns": Generation-Spanning Drama

at Three Brothers Theatre, Waukegan
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The new drama "Taking Turns" starts with a simple action: An adult son telling his elderly father that it's his turn to speak at the city council meeting. This one moment leads to the unveiling of an ... [more+]

The new drama "Taking Turns" starts with a simple action: An adult son telling his elderly father that it's his turn to speak at the city council meeting. This one moment leads to the unveiling of an incredibly rich story about three generations of the Parson family. Moving back and forth between the present and the past, the play reveals the moments that have defined each of these people as they attempt to find out the burning question: Who's turn is it? Find out in this powerful work from Madelyn Sergel at Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan. [less-]

"The Big Laugh": "Whose Line"-Style Improv

at Laugh Out Loud Theater - Schaumburg, Schaumburg
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Fans of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will jump at the chance to be a part of the hilarity at Laugh Out Loud Theater's "The Big Laugh". And unlike at a lot of comedy clubs, you don't have to be 21 to see... [more+]

Fans of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will jump at the chance to be a part of the hilarity at Laugh Out Loud Theater's "The Big Laugh". And unlike at a lot of comedy clubs, you don't have to be 21 to see this show; the whole family can enjoy shouting out suggestions and maybe even joining the cast onstage as they create scenes, songs and gut-busting games on the fly. Even if you don't wind up part of the show, you're never far from the action with the theater's intimate cabaret seating. Plus, there are plenty of fun food and drink options for adults and kids. Come out for a laugh and make a night (or whole day) of it at Streets of Woodfield in Schaumburg. [less-]

"Monstrous Regiment": A Comic Fantasy

at GreenMan Theatre, Elmhurst
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Called "the Charles Dickens of our time," author Terry Pratchett has long enchanted readers with his funny and fantastic novels, especially those included in his 40-volume "Discworld" series. Now thea... [more+]

Called "the Charles Dickens of our time," author Terry Pratchett has long enchanted readers with his funny and fantastic novels, especially those included in his 40-volume "Discworld" series. Now theater-goers will get to experience Pratchett's wild and witty imagination live on stage with "Monstrous Regiment", an adaptation of his 2003 novel. Borogravia is once more at war. When Polly Perks' brother goes missing in action, she cuts off her hair and enlists, hoping to find him. Passing successfully as a young man, she soon discovers that she's not alone in protecting a secret and that nothing in the improbable conflict is as it seems. Enjoy this wickedly clever look at the absurdities of war and ambiguities of identity on the stage of Elmhurst's GreenMan Theatre. [less-]

"Letter of Love": Avant-Garde European Theater

at Trap Door Theatre, Chicago
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You're invited to partake in a judo fight, a game of chess, a reading of tarot cards. This war against war is theater as seen through the eyes of Spanish poet Fernando Arrabal and French painter Yves ... [more+]

You're invited to partake in a judo fight, a game of chess, a reading of tarot cards. This war against war is theater as seen through the eyes of Spanish poet Fernando Arrabal and French painter Yves Klein. Based on texts from these two visionaries, "Letter of Love (The Fundamentals of Judo)" presents a struggle against the prisons built by the dictators of the bodies and of the minds -- even when they are our own mothers. Witness a struggle wherein each punch and hold will be an embrace, an act of love. The world premiere of this cutting-edge theatrical experience hits the stage at Chicago's Trap Door Theatre. [less-]

Consider Yourself Welcome at Hit Musical "Oliver!"

at The New Jefferson Playhouse, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
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Enter the world of Charles Dickens' beloved orphan Oliver Twist as he struggles to adapt to Victorian London with the aid -- and hindrance -- of such immortal characters as Fagin, the Artful Dodger, M... [more+]

Enter the world of Charles Dickens' beloved orphan Oliver Twist as he struggles to adapt to Victorian London with the aid -- and hindrance -- of such immortal characters as Fagin, the Artful Dodger, Mr. Bumble, Bill Sykes and Nancy. Can young Oliver keep his goodness in the face of relentless challenges? "Oliver!", the classic musical by Lionel Bart, features such songs as "Food Glorious Food," "Consider Yourself," "As Long as He Needs Me" and "Where is Love?" The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike. Enjoy the show at the New Jefferson Playhouse in Chicago. [less-]

Neil Simon's Wild Comedy: "Jake's Women"

at Theatre of Western Springs, Western Springs,
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In his semi-autobiographical play "Jake's Women", Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Neil Simon takes a comic and moving look at the relationships between men and women. Successful but narcissistic writer... [more+]

In his semi-autobiographical play "Jake's Women", Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Neil Simon takes a comic and moving look at the relationships between men and women. Successful but narcissistic writer Jake, who is obsessed with his deceased first wife, faces a marital crisis with his second wife as he imagines encounters with the important women from his past and present -- his two wives, his daughter, his bossy sister and his less-than-supportive analyst. Don't miss the wildly comic and moving production of "Jake's Women" at the Theatre of Western Springs. [less-]

"Bible Bingo": Fun Games, Holy Trivia in Interactive Comedy

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
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From Vicki Quade, the creator of the popular comedy "Late Nite Catechism", comes the new interactive comedy "Bible Bingo". The Archdiocese's new gaming department needs to raise money for the parish. ... [more+]

From Vicki Quade, the creator of the popular comedy "Late Nite Catechism", comes the new interactive comedy "Bible Bingo". The Archdiocese's new gaming department needs to raise money for the parish. That's where you come in: Get ready to hit Chicago's Royal George Theatre to play bingo for a variety of wacky prizes. Along the way, you'll be drawn into conversation about everything from Adam and Eve to modern sins. Just be careful: You might laugh so hard you forget to yell "bingo." [less-]

Magic Show Explores the Beauty of the Unknown

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
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"The Rosenkranz Mysteries" draws audiences into the beauty and wonder of the unknown. Ricardo Rosenkranz takes you on a journey filled with magic and spirits, featuring music performed by leading musi... [more+]

"The Rosenkranz Mysteries" draws audiences into the beauty and wonder of the unknown. Ricardo Rosenkranz takes you on a journey filled with magic and spirits, featuring music performed by leading musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra designed to transport you to early 1920s Paris. The charming, elegant and intimate environment accepts only the willing onstage as Rosenkranz performs upbeat and dazzling magic, illusions, mental feats and storytelling magic. Come face to face with the unexplainable and the unbelievable at Chicago's Royal George Theatre. [less-]

Tony-Winning Musical in Roaring '20s: "Grand Hotel"

at Theater Wit, Chicago
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Inspired by the novel and the 1932 Academy Award-winning movie of the same name, which starred Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford and John and Lionel Barrymore, the musical "Grand Hotel" is set at the tail-en... [more+]

Inspired by the novel and the 1932 Academy Award-winning movie of the same name, which starred Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford and John and Lionel Barrymore, the musical "Grand Hotel" is set at the tail-end of the Roaring Twenties. With the world between wars and the stock market booming, a crew of eccentric characters meets at the Grand Hotel: the fading ballerina, the charming but destitute Baron, the fatally ill bookkeeper, the honest businessman gone bad, the typist dreaming of Hollywood success and the doctor who foreshadows the coming Depression. The musical, which opened on Broadway in 1990 and won five Tony awards and five Drama Desk Awards, is now playing at Chicago's Theater Wit. Issues of life and death, financial ruin, love and murder all converge as people come and go through the lobby of the Grand Hotel. [less-]

"20% Fest" Showcases Female Artists

at Collaboraction Pentagon Theater, Chicago
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Work created by female and female-identifying artists will be on display at Chicago's "20% Fest". Check out creations from a variety of artistic disciplines, including theater, dance and comedy. Every... [more+]

Work created by female and female-identifying artists will be on display at Chicago's "20% Fest". Check out creations from a variety of artistic disciplines, including theater, dance and comedy. Every night will bring a new group of artists together at Collaboraction Pentagon Theater. [less-]

"Chicago's Best Stand-Up" at the Laugh Factory

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
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Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh F... [more+]

Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh Factory is renowned for attracting high-caliber stand-up talent, including up-and-coming comics and big-name stars from TV and film. For its recurring "Chicago's Best Stand-Up" show, the club pulls together an ever-changing and original lineup of comedy titans, representing the best the Windy City has to offer. [less-]

Hit Musical "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"

at Steel Beam Theatre, St. Charles
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From single life to dating to marriage to the end of relationships, the charming musical revue "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" explores all of love's tumultuous stages with humor, emotion and... [more+]

From single life to dating to marriage to the end of relationships, the charming musical revue "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" explores all of love's tumultuous stages with humor, emotion and insight. As the show journeys from cheesy pickup lines to newborns and even to love in one's golden years, it offers something for everyone who's ever been in or out of love to identify with. Described as ""Seinfeld" set to music," the show's NYC production was the second longest-running musical in off-Broadway history, and now this song-filled tribute to the trials and triumphs of love comes to the Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles. [less-]

"The Cake" Examines Faith & Family

at Rivendell Theatre, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
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FULL PRICE: $38
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Jen lives in New York but has always dreamed of getting married in her small North Carolina hometown. So, she heads down south with her partner to ask Della, her late mother's best friend, to do the h... [more+]

Jen lives in New York but has always dreamed of getting married in her small North Carolina hometown. So, she heads down south with her partner to ask Della, her late mother's best friend, to do the honors of making the wedding cake at her bakery. Della's cakes are legendary, even earning her a spot as a contestant on the "Great American Baking Show." She's overjoyed at Jen's request until she realizes there's not just one bride, but two, forcing her to re-examine some of her deeply-held beliefs, as well as her own marriage. Faith, family and frosting collide in "The Cake", a touching and timely new play at Chicago's Rivendell Theatre. [less-]

"Pimprov" -- Hilarious, Original Improv Comedy

at CIC Theater, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
Fri, April 27
FULL PRICE: $15
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It's not hard out here for a "Pimprov" at Chicago's Chemically Imbalanced Theater. The show has been hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the most original and hilarious unscripted comedy e... [more+]

It's not hard out here for a "Pimprov" at Chicago's Chemically Imbalanced Theater. The show has been hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the most original and hilarious unscripted comedy events in town. Performers include Mark Bratton as "Ho'Lease," Jonathan Keaton as tap-dance happy "Daddy Jenkins," creator Marz Timms as the enterprising "Grand Finale" and Keith Smitherman as the enforcer "Poochie." With plenty of opportunity for audience involvement, "Pimprov" provides a dangerously funny and always unpredictable evening of laugh-filled entertainment. [less-]

Hell in a Handbag Presents "L'imitation of Life"

at Stage 773, Chicago
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Hell in a Handbag presents "L'imitation of Life", a parody of the 1959 Imitation of Life about mothers, daughters, race and looking fabulous. See it at Stage 773 in Chicago.... [more+]

Hell in a Handbag presents "L'imitation of Life", a parody of the 1959 Imitation of Life about mothers, daughters, race and looking fabulous. See it at Stage 773 in Chicago. [less-]

"ComedySportz": Fast & Funny Improv Comedy for the Whole Family

at The ComedySportz Theatre, Chicago
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Fans of comedy and improv shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love Chicago's "ComedySportz", a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laugh... [more+]

Fans of comedy and improv shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love Chicago's "ComedySportz", a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laughs and points as they create scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. It's never the same show twice, and you might even end up on stage yourself! The competition moves at a blazing pace, and you ultimately get to decide the winner. [less-]

"She Kills Monsters": A Comedic Take On Fantasy & RPGs

at Prop Thtr, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
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A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds ... [more+]

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's "Dungeons & Dragons" notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and '90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all at Prop Thtr in Chicago. [less-]

Be Astonished During "Magic & Mystery"

at The Den Theatre - Heath Main Stage, Chicago
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Experience a miraculous world of magic, mind reading, and hypnosis from world class "Astonishment Artist" Mat LaVore. Is it possible to change someone's memories? Read minds? Predict the future? "Magi... [more+]

Experience a miraculous world of magic, mind reading, and hypnosis from world class "Astonishment Artist" Mat LaVore. Is it possible to change someone's memories? Read minds? Predict the future? "Magic & Mystery" showcases 90 minutes of the most spellbinding and revolutionary magic and hypnosis ever performed on stage. Witness LaVore swallow needles, hypnotize people to forget their own names, and even predict the future at the Den Theatre in Chicago in an amazing showcase of mystery arts guaranteed to leave even the most discerning audiences astonished. [less-]