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. For more information, read our Season 30 “Seeing is Believing” press release. Learn about our Season 30 FlexPass >>.
AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015
The L.A. Times wrote, “After nearly half a century, The Rainmaker still makes a handsome case for miracles.” Plain and hardworking Lizzie Curry finds herself falling, against her better judgement, for a traveler who promises to bring rain to her family’s dry Midwest town.
NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 27, 2015
For 14 years, our Ensemble has treated Chicago audiences to a live 1940s radio broadcast. The incredible cast of eight recreates the entire town of Bedford Falls with Foley sound effects, an original score and holiday carols. Milk and cookies served after every performance.
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.
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!”
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