UPCOMING PERFORMANCES & EVENTS
Our 30th anniversary season includes the revival of The Rainmaker, the Chicago premiere of a behind-the-scenes look at the White House written by Emmy Award winner and Artistic Affiliate James Still, Chicago’s holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!, and the comedic rock musical Little Shop of Horrors. Plus we return with our standing-room-only hit Ripped: the Living Newspaper Festival and continue our free arts education program, The Lincoln Project for Chicago Public Schools.
FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 6, 2016
Before Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”, award-winning playwright James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer.
March 10, 2016
Join us in blue for a fabulous evening. Open bar and hors d’oeuvres, Season 31 preview, special performance by the Board of Directors, auction & raffle, and the presentation of 2016 Focus Award to The Davee Foundation. Hosted by broadcast journalist Joan Esposito.
APRIL 29 – MAY 29, 2016
In this gleefully gruesome musical, Seymour, a poor florist’s assistant, allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into playing nursemaid to a man-eating plant. The NY Times says this show “leaves the audience feeling like Audrey II…ravenous for more!”
2016 – 2017
We proudly announce Season 31 “Define Yourself” including the world premiere of TRANSit, the Chicago premieres of The Columnist & Beauty’s Daughter, the Chicago revival of Dutchman, and the 15th anniversary of It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago.
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