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After being apart for 15 years, sisters (and band mates) reunite for a one-night concert commemorating the anniversary of their rock legend mother's suicide. Featuring live performances of an original score by Rodewald, past regrets, present emotions and future doubts converge with punk and family in Skillman's new play developed around the country at IAMA Theatre Company in LA, LiveWire in Chicago, Live Girls! in Seattle and Women's Project Theater in New York City. Another Kind of Love will be performed at New York Stage and Film as part of the Lark Play Development Center's retreat this summer.
Semi-scripted absurdist musical parody of the popular PBS TV show Antiques Roadshow. Aging fictional television personality Devon Myers and his overly sentimental producer Preston Antic, are joined by an eclectic mix of characters as they create on-the-fly histories and evaluations of treasured items presented to them by the audience.
Audience members are encouraged to bring objects from home and are quickly drawn into the excitement of this upbeat reinterpretation an iconic television show.
One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. Anything Goes features an unparalleled score by the legendary Cole Porter with a virtual hit parade of songs ("De-lovely," "Friendship," "You're the Top," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," "I Get a Kick Out of You").
A poignant yet uplifting story of two extraordinary women exemplifying the triumph of the human spirit and the bonds of sisterhood. Beaches was adapted from the 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart, which was later adapted into the popular 1988 film starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.
Back together after 20 years, the hit 60's girl group The Bikinis is ready to relive their fun in the sun, revive their Jersey Girl heydays, and rekindle their long lost friendships...... all to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort. Celebrate the good 'ole days with "It's in His Kiss", "I Will Survive," "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," "Under the Boardwalk," and many more with Folk rock n' roller Annie, passive aggressive Jodi, no-holds barred Barbara and fun-loving Karla! Rating: G
Set during the 1984-85 U.K. miners' strike in a small working class town in the English countryside, young Billy discovers a passion for ballet and trades in his boxing gloves for dancing shoes. As he struggles against the odds to make his dream of becoming a dancer come true, Billy inspires his family and whole community, changing their lives forever. This joyous celebration of one boy's journey defying convention to follow his heart is a must-see theatrical experience.
A silly songfest of friendship and fun!
Elephant Gerald is careful. Piggie just wants to play! Our favorite characters from Mo Willems' beloved Elephant and Piggie series set the stage for this vaudevillian romp of a musical, where pachyderm and swine heroically explore the importance of friendship. With the help of nutty backup singers, The Squirelles, this is an animal party that you won't want to miss!
Ooh la la! Fancy for your family!
From the tip-top of her twinkly tiara down to her sparkly slippers, Nancy's eager to steal the spotlight in her first dance recital. But when someone else gets picked to be the prima ballerina (that's a fancy word for star of the show) Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Through practicing kindness, Nancy must become a musical hero by finding the fancy flair in her new role. Adapted from the bestselling book series, this show is full of funny, frilly ballet ballads.
First Date, Broadway's new musical comedy about the most dangerous human endeavor in existence - the dreaded blind date, is coming to Chicago for a limited engagement just in time for Valentine's Day! First Date features a book by Austin Winsberg (Gossip Girl) and Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Secondhand Lions, Twice Charmed). At a rapid-fire 90 minutes, First Date is a lighthearted, funny and romantic show featuring a stellar ensemble cast. The musical is perfect for a real first date, a girls' night out or just a fun and entertaining experience at the theater.
Gotta Dance is a joyous, inspiring, high-spirited, 'coming-of-age' musical about the first-ever senior dance team for a professional basketball league and the younger coaches who help them with their quest to bust a move on center court. Inspired by true events, Gotta Dance proves no generation gap is too wide to cross. This Broadway-bound musical brings together an all-star creative team that includes original music by the legendary Marvin Hamlisch (an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar winner) and Tony Award-nominee Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer). Gotta Dance is a heartwarming and hilarious story of triumph and joy that is sure make you dance in the aisles.
This monumental novel comes to life in one of the greatest musicals of all time. It's the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his journey for redemption. On that road, he encounters the unwavering love of a mother, the innocence of a child, the steely determination of a hunter and the passion of youthful freedom fighters.
Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, taking home 8 including Best Score and Best Musical, Les Miserables is a truly enthralling spectacle with brilliant imagery, magnificent orchestrations, stirring lyrics and a story of heroic human commitment that you will not soon forget. Whether you're new to Les Mis or have seen it before, you will want to see what Paramount's creative team brings to life in our grand production.
Louis Prima and Keely Smith were an American musical sensation in the 50s and 60s, virtually pioneering the Lounge Act in Las Vegas. Louis and Keely Live at the Sahara is an original Musical Love Story featuring many of the duo's greatest hits including That Ol' Black Magic, Hey Boy Hey Girl, What Is This Thing Called Love, Night Train, Ai Ai Ai, and I Can't Believe You're in Love With Me. Frank Sinatra also appears in a pivotal role in this new American musical play, which features a hot seven-piece live band that is guaranteed to bring down the house.
Poet and playwright Miguel de Cervantes is arrested and put in prison by the soldiers of the Spanish Inquisition after staging a comic performance mocking the Spanish government. Awaiting trial, Cervantes is assailed by his fellow prisoners, who try to seize the manuscript of his masterpiece, Don Quixote. His inspired response: a challenge to join him in staging his stirring tale of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, a noble knight and his sidekick bent on an obsessive quest to attain an impossible dream.
Come to what is sure to be a thrilling and unique night of theatre, and you create it!
Every Saturday night we open our doors at 10PM and accept the first 15 original acts that walk through the door. Scenes, Poems, Dances, Magic Tricks, Stand-Up, Sketch, Improv, Puppets, Songs, Juggling, Mime, Acrobatics and/or General Shenanigans - whatever floats your proverbial boat.
1. All material must be original
2. Performances should be no more than five minutes in length
3. You can't break anything--not yourself, not the theatre--and you can't break any laws
No Shame Theatre focuses on immediacy, originality and brevity. So, whether you're coming to perform, watch or both, together we'll create a show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again.
MCL Chicago is proud to announce the debut of its inaugural Musical Comedy Festival, Premiere Premieres! A Weekend of New Musical Comedies. The festival celebrates original musical comedies, with its mission being the ability to produce great works for Chicago's vibrant comedy and theater communities. We are looking for full-length, original musical comedies that have never been produced before.
After a vicious cholera outbreak in the British Raj claims the lives of both her parents, ten year-old Mary Lennox is sent back to England to live at her estranged uncle's estate. Orphaned and alone, Mary finds herself haunted not only by the ghosts of her own past, but by those of her melancholy uncle, Archibald Craven. As Mary begins to find her way through her uncle's maze of secrets, she makes an incredible discovery that unlocks a wellspring of hope and renewal for them both. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Book and adapted from the beloved 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden reunites Artistic Director Charles Newell and Music Director Doug Peck (Porgy and Bess) for this exquisitely beautiful musical about hope blooming from the darkest of places.
Jane Austen's deliciously charming romance is full of wit, passion and now, glorious song. This world premiere musical from Tony Award®-nominated composer Paul Gordon was specially commissioned by CST for the 2014/15 Season. Under the masterful hand of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, beautiful melodies trace the lives of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood—two sisters whose fortunes change following their father's untimely death. One cool and deliberate, the other consumed by youthful passion, their quest for suitable husbands unfolds in a period-perfect production that will set your spirits soaring.
It's 1922 and the young women of Chicago's Radium Dial Company are living a dream - earning good wages and beaming with new-found independence. After years of hand painting watch dials, the so-called "harmless" radium leads to devastating results. Four courageous women upend their lives with a determination to change the future in this compelling new musical, the transcendent tale of heroic lives that glowed with promise.
Spanning three decades, Side Man is the heartbreaking story of a splintered family as told through the eyes of Clifford, the only son of Gene, a jazz trumpet player, and Terry, an alcoholic mother. Alternating between their New York City apartment and a smoke-filled music club, Clifford narrates the story of his broken family and the decline of jazz as popular entertainment. Featuring Broadway actors and Ensemble Kate Buddeke and Jim Ortlieb.
The devious Doctor Impossible has escaped from prison and legendary superhero CoreFire has vanished without a trace. With the fate of the world in their hands, the New Champions have mere hours to recover their fallen comrade and stop their arch-nemesis before his doomsday device is complete. Joined by Fatale, a cyborg with an arsenal of deadly hardware and a host of self-esteem issues, the mighty super-team must face their darkest hour — and the truths buried in their deeply troubled pasts. A thrilling new musical about power and identity set in a vibrant world of heroes and villains, in a world premiere adaptation based on the 2007 novel by Austin Grossman.
The devious Doctor Impossible has escaped from prison and legendary superhero CoreFire has vanished without a trace. With the fate of the world in their hands, the New Champions have mere hours to recover their fallen comrade and stop their arch-nemesis before his doomsday device is complete. Joined by Fatale, a cyborg with an arsenal of deadly hardware and a host of self-esteem issues, the mighty super-team must face their darkest hour – and the truths buried in their deeply troubled pasts. A thrilling new musical about power and identity set in a vibrant world of heroes and villains, in a world premiere adaptation.
In the Great Migration, hundreds of thousands of families flocked to Chicago. Some chased love, some prosperity, but all were drawn by a dream of a better life in the City of Big Shoulders. This stirring musical journey follows five generations of women through a formative era in our city's history.