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All fans of Carole King and great musical theater, we have the perfect show for you. The Cadillac Palace Theatre is proud to present Beautiful, the story of the life of the iconic songwriter and her gradual progression to stardom. Warm, heartfelt, and genuine, with, of course, an incredible score featuring songs by the great Carole King herself, this is a performance that will stay with you long after the curtains have closed.
The Cher Show is based on the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman or as her friends call her, Cher! The kid on a tricycle, vowing to be famous. The teenage phenom who crashes by 20. The glam TV star who quits at the top. The would-be actress with an Oscar. The rock goddess with a hundred million records sold. The legend who's done it all, still scared to walk on stage. The wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. The woman, looking for love. The ultimate survivor, chasing her dream. They're all here, dressed to kill, singing their asses off, telling it like it is. And they're all the star of The Cher Show.
Considered by many to be the greatest film actress of all time, Greta Garbo had an image of androgynous glamour. A worldwide phenomenon in her glory days, she shunned the limelight. Dissatisfied with the scripts Hollywood offered to her as her natural beauty was beginning to fade, she retired from the screen at the age of 35 and eventually became a recluse in Manhattan. Set in the mid-1970s, The Garbo the Musical finds her in the middle of a nightmare with two of her obsessed long-term lovers: the Spanish-American poet, playwright, screenwriter, and adamant lesbian of her day, Mercedes de Acosta; and the acid-tongued, witty, gay British theatrical designer and photographer to the stars, Cecil Beaton. This Victor/Victoria-esque trio unfolds Miss G's spicy and revealing story and answers all the burning questions the world wanted to know about "The Garbo." Thirteen scintillating songs and humorous monologues make this one-woman musical insightful, fun, and compelling.
With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of founding father Alexander Hamilton. A thoroughly inventive, wildly entertaining musical about the birth of our nation – with a score that blends hip-hop, pop, blues, jazz and Broadway — Hamilton opened on Broadway earlier this year to enthusiastic reception from critics and audiences of all ages.
Hedda! A Musical Conversation takes plays in the living room of Hedda Hopper, the legendary gossip columnist and political pundit of Hollywood's Golden Age. Through a series of lively phone conversations, 13 clever and engaging songs, and chats with the audience, Jillann Gabrielle brings to life Hedda's story: from her Quaker upbringing, to her run as an MGM bit player, to her meteoric rise as the hat-crazed Hollywood gossip columnist. The audience is made privy to her legendary feuds with Hollywood's elite, the use of her column to promote her own political and moral agenda, her smear campaigns against Charlie Chaplin and other Hollywood Communist sympathizers, and the Liz-Eddie-Debbie debacle. Scores of her legendary hats live onstage with her.
One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in the groundbreaking, iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this global blockbuster tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. As Christ's followers grow more fervent, Judas must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal. Filled with an exciting mix of musical styles that draw upon 1970s rock, gospel, folk, and funk themes, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high-energy dance and powerful storytelling. A must-see Broadway hit of the new season!
Chicago Children's Theatre, in a co-commission with Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, will open Last Stop on Market Street, a world premiere musical based on the award-winning book by author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Christian Robinson, 2016 Newbery Medal winner, a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book.
Acclaimed playwright Cheryl L. West is creating this first-ever stage adaptation of one of the most celebrated children's books ever. Kids (and parents) love Peña's warm tale about young CJ and his wise, loving grandmother who teaches him to find beauty in everyday city life. Speaking of the mundane, the music will be anything but, as CCT is welcoming Motown music legend Lamont Dozier and Paris Ray Dozier, the duo behind the music in CCT's 2015 smash hit Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, back to Chicago to create the show's original score.
The Cadillac Palace Theatre is proud to present the sequel to the most iconic and best-selling musical ever, The Phantom of the Opera! Set 10 years after the events of the original story, Love Never Dies features a stunning cast and stage design with an all new score.
Climb into a musical time machine with Jack and Annie, and travel back to Shakespearean England! In this Midwest premiere, the daring sibling duo learns to overcome stage fright to save the famed bard's show. Based on the critically acclaimed book series by Mary Pope Osborne, discover how history is shaped by those who learn to overcome their fears. Full of freestyle beats to move your feet, this tuneful tale is a hit with kids and grown-ups alike.
Set over three decades of friendship and business, the landmark musical Merrily We Roll Along charts the highs and lows of a relationship among three very close friends. Starting from adulthood and traveling back in time to the idealistic intentions of youth, this powerful and emotionally moving story of looking at your life from the vantage point of having lived it features some of Stephen Sondheim's best-known songs including "Good Thing Going," "Not a Day Goes By," and "Old Friends."
Million Dollar Quartet is a musical inspired by the December 4, 1956 recording session that brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. The show, which is co-authored by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, is co-directed by Eric Schaeffer and Mutrux, with musical direction by Chuck Mead.
The show features a treasure trove of the greatest rock, rockabilly, gospel, R&B and country standards of the 1950s, including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "Sixteen Tons," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "Ghost Riders in the Sky," and "Whole Lotta' Shakin' Goin' On."
What would you hold sacred if everything you knew was destroyed? In three acts, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play is the story of survival and reinvention in a post-apocalyptic world. What starts as a group of friends casually recounting a Simpsons episode morphs — over the course of more than 80 years — into a completely new form of storytelling.
The Chicago Bar Association's Bar Show, now in its 94th year, is an irreverent musical comedy revue parodying local and national political, sports, and showbiz figures. The show is written and performed by a group of lawyers, all of whom would rather be onstage than on trial.
You're invited! In a room overflowing with beautifully wrapped presents, three children, Oobladee, Ooblahdah, and Shebobshebe explore their friendship at a magical birthday party! In a land beyond the rainbow, when hurtful words about skin color slip out, best friends discover how to appreciate outer beauty while learning to seek the remarkable gifts inside each of us.
Join the party at My Wonderful Birthday Suit!, a world premiere written and directed by Gloria Bond Clunie. Developed from a conversation sparked by Michael Tyler's The Skin You Live In, music, surprise, and the wisdom of the splendiferous Thinking Tree make My Wonderful Birthday Suit! a very special celebration, complete with hands-on pre- and postshow experiences to explore outward appearances and inside gifts.
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.
A Texas matriarch, bless her heart, discovers that the history of the ancestral home is, well…complicated. When she reveals the news to her Southern belle daughters, tempers rage hotter than the devil's armpit and pandemonium runs amok on the pristine plantation…and that's before the other set of sisters arrive.
Lookingglass ensemble member and playwright Kevin Douglas (Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure) returns with a sharp pen and sharper wit to slash into America's thorniest underbrush and most enduring conundrum. Ensemble member David Schwimmer directs this world premiere black (and white) comedy.
Based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Pretty Woman: The Musical has original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner, Jim Vallance. The musical's book is by Garry Marshall and the film's screenwriter, J.F. Lawton. Multi-Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell directs and choreographs.
This electrifying rock adaptation of the classic play is a landmark musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. Daring and inventive, it is an exhilarating journey of teenage self-discovery as well as a celebration of youth and rebellion.
They're Playing Our Song is a romantic musical comedy about the affair (both professional and romantic) of a wisecracking composer and an aspiring, offbeat lyricist. Creatively, their relationship works great, but personal trials and tribulations lead them toward finding a new way to make harmonious music together in this laugh-a-minute romantic charmer. The show features musical hits "Fallin'," "If He Really Knew Me," and "Just for Tonight."
Big Noise Theatre "Especially For Kids" brings to life, onstage, the most beloved tale of all time! Dorothy and her three friends trot delightfully and tunefully down the fabled road of yellow brick to meet the Wizard of Oz!