The Prince of Egypt - West End
Dec
28
to Dec 31

The Prince of Egypt - West End

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Philip LaZebnik and features 10 new songs written by Stephen Schwartz, together with 5 of his acclaimed songs from the Dreamworks Animation film, including Deliver Us, All I Ever Wanted, Through Heaven's Eyes and the Academy Award-winning When You Believe.

Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.

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Celestia - Las Vegas
Apr
18
to Dec 21

Celestia - Las Vegas

Presenting an otherworldly story of love and sacrifice through dynamic acrobatics, aerial feats, live musicians, contemporary dance, fire and elements of illusion, Celestia brings together a talented cast of 32 international performers to create an eye-popping, immersive experience. From mind-blowing contortion and hand balancing to high-flying acrobatics and silk acts, Celestia’s world-class performers create a dazzling spectacle unlike any other. 

Suitable for audiences of all ages, the 90-minute show is perfect for both Las Vegas locals and those visiting from around the world. This awe-inspiring show, in a never-before-seen proprietary tent, is the first production of this magnitude to take place on this part of the Las Vegas Strip.    

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The Hunger Games: The Exhibition
Aug
30
to Jun 30

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition

Based on the world-renowned, blockbuster film franchise, The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition celebrates and explores the epic journey of Katniss Everdeen from her humble beginnings in District 12 to her emergence as the Mockingjay. A dynamic exploration into the world of Panem, the exhibition leads guests on a mission become a part of the rebellion to conquer the capitol, while featuring stunning architectural design and special effects lighting that highlight iconic costumes, genuine props and artistic set recreations from the popular cinematic series.

Hands-on interactive exhibit elements allow visitors to engage with behind-the-scenes content and explore the technology that brought the incredible books to life in the movies.

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The Kings Speech - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Sep
12
to Oct 27

The Kings Speech - Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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Paralyzed by his stammer and unable to speak to a nation in crisis, King George VI ascends the throne as England stands on the brink of war once again with Germany. Enter Lionel Logue, an Australian migrant with a career path as unexpected as the king’s. The remarkable true story of this unlikely bond between a reluctant king and a charismatic subject that inspired the Academy Award-winning film is now brought to the stage, where writer David Seidler first imagined it.

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We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time - Public Theater
Sep
15
to Aug 30

We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time - Public Theater

Growing up in an industrial English town, writer/performer David Cale escaped his parents’ fraught marriage by singing in his bedroom and tending to birds in the animal hospital he built in a garden shed—until a tragedy changed everything. Lushly arranged songs and an intimate portrait of his mother—a charismatic woman trapped by her circumstances—unite in Cale’s vivid testament of connecting to life when adversity is suddenly everywhere. With his “singular fusion of theater and performance art” (Chicago Tribune), Cale makes “reality and fantasy dissolve into stories as memorable as one's most vivid dreams” (The New York Times).

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Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Sep
24
to Aug 25

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

You will step through the iconic Jurassic World gates, and experience breath taking encounters with our dinosaurs through out the park. You will also visit gentle giants petting zoo and the Hammond creation lab, stroll through Gyrosphere Valley, and come face to face with Tyrannosaurus Rex herself.

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Kinky Boots - National Tour
Sep
30
to Jun 24

Kinky Boots - National Tour

Based on a true story and the indie film of the same name, Kinky Boots follows young Brit Charlie Price, who abandons his family’s shoe factory to live with his demanding girlfriend in London. After the unexpected death of his father, Charlie returns to the struggling factory and finds it’s up to him to figure out a way to keep the business alive. Enter Lola, a fabulous drag queen, who gives Charlie the idea to create ladies’ shoes for men. Soon, the factory is turning out “kinky boots” under the supervision of Charlie and Lola, but can this harebrained scheme actually work? And can these two extremely different men find a common ground and become real friends?
 

Book by: Harvey Firestien Music By: Cyndi Lauper                                                           Originally Directed By: Jerry Mitchell

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Mary Poppins - Drury Lane Oakbrook
Nov
15
to Jan 19

Mary Poppins - Drury Lane Oakbrook

Mary Poppins flies to the stage to delivery whimsey, excitement, and memorable songs to a story that will melt your heart. Nominated for seven Tony Awards and winner of the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography, Mary Poppins is a must see for the entire family. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name and the beloved children’s books by P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins is an entertaining adventure of enchantment and fun.

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An American in Paris
Jan
30
to Mar 29

An American in Paris

A tale inspired by hope and possibility, An American in Paris brings breathtaking moments of dance and song to the musical stage. Come away with Jerry Mulligan, an American GI doing his best to make it as a painter in the bustling city of Paris following the end of World War II. The storied streets of the City of Lights become the dancefloor to a ravishing and passionate voyage into art, friendship, and love. Set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, this Academy Award winner for Best Picture was also a Grammy Award nominee and four-time Tony Award winner.

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Kinky Boots - Paramount Theatre
Apr
29
to Jun 14

Kinky Boots - Paramount Theatre

A REGIONAL PREMIERE! This flashy, sassy, sexy story of big heels invading a small town shook Broadway and was universally adored by critics and audiences. Now it’s Paramount’s turn to try these shoes on for size.

Charlie Price is a reluctant shoe maker. Lola is a fierce drag queen. These two could not be any more different, but when they find common ground in shoes, they see a whole new world of possibilities open up to them that will turn their small town upside down, and just might save Charlie’s failing shoe factory.

With a Tony Award-winning score by Grammy Award winner Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein (Tony Award-winning star of Broadway’s Hairspray), Kinky Boots tears up the stage and never lets go. From its glorious costumes to its dizzyingly tall heels and songs you’ll be humming for days, no show on Broadway has captured what it means to do what you love and love what you do as much as Kinky Boots.

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Into the Woods - Hollywood Bowl
Jul
21
to Jul 28

Into the Woods - Hollywood Bowl

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The Hollywood Bowl becomes an enchanted world of magic beans, towering giants, and handsome princes as the setting for our annual fully staged musical – the darkly humorous and hauntingly beautiful masterpiece by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Into the Woods. As the Baker and his Wife travel through the forest trying to reverse a witch’s curse, they come across Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and other famous storybook characters all in search of their own wishes…but “happily ever after” turns into a tale of “be careful what you wish for” when granted wishes have unexpected effects. This is Sondheim at his finest, with such memorable songs as “Children Will Listen” and “No One Is Alone.”

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Ragtime - Theatre Under the Stars
Apr
16
to Apr 28

Ragtime - Theatre Under the Stars

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Based on E.L. Doctorow’s powerful book about immigrants and the fight for the American soul in the early twentieth century, Ragtime is a magnificent and deeply moving musical. Featuring a Tony Award® winning score and book, Ragtime is set at a time when worlds and cultures are colliding on issues of race, class, gender equality, and politics.

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Sweat - Goodman Theatre
Mar
9
to Apr 14

Sweat - Goodman Theatre

Direct from Broadway comes a Pulitzer Prize-winning collision of race, class and friendship at a pivotal moment in America. A group of friends in a Rust Belt town has spent their lives sharing secrets and laughs on the factory floor. But when layoffs begin to chip away at their trust, they’re pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight. “Writing at the peak of her powers,” Lynn Nottage (Ruined) has crafted “a superb, vital contribution to contemporary drama that could not be more timely” (The New York Times).

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Cats - National Tour
Jan
22
to Aug 25

Cats - National Tour

Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger- than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favourite feline characters including Rum Tum TuggerMr. MistoffeleesMacavityJennyanydotsOld DeuteronomyGrizabella and Skimbleshanks.

The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.

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The Wizard of Oz - Paramount Theatre
Nov
14
to Jan 6

The Wizard of Oz - Paramount Theatre

You may have been to Oz before, but never like this… Stuck on a Kansas farm with her aunt, uncle and dog Toto, Dorothy Gale wishes for a better and more exciting life. When a twister hits, Dorothy is whisked away to the wonderful world of Oz, a fantastical place full of munchkins, a cowardly lion, a tin man with no heart, a living scarecrow … and a wicked witch that will do whatever it takes to stop Dorothy.

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Beauty and the Beast - Drury Lane Oakbrook
Nov
9
to Jan 27

Beauty and the Beast - Drury Lane Oakbrook

Based on the beloved Academy Award winning Disney film, this nine-time Tony nominated musical continues to win the hearts of people all over the globe. Trapped in her provincial town life, an intelligent, young beauty risks everything to become the heroine of her own story and break a wicked spell imprisoning a castle full of enchanting misfits and a terrifying beast.

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Tarzan - Fredericia Theatre
Oct
3
to Jun 9

Tarzan - Fredericia Theatre

With music and text by Oscar-rewarded and doubled Grammy recipient Phil Collins, Fredericia Theater presents a magnificent version of Disney's Musical Tarzan . The musical is based on Chris Buck and Kevin Lima's cartoon interpretation of Edgar Rice Burrough's classic about the human child Tarzan, growing up among the gorillas in the West African rainforest.

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Little Shop of Horrors
Sep
6
to Oct 28

Little Shop of Horrors

This gem of a musical inspired by the 1960 dark comedy horror film will charm your heart with infectious doo-wop songs and endearing characters. A down-on-his-luck resident of Skid Row is offered the girl of his dreams, fame, and success from an all-powerful, R&B singin’ carnivorous plant, but at what cost? Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical.

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Pamplona - Goodman Theatre
Jul
10
to Aug 19

Pamplona - Goodman Theatre

After the prize comes the pressure. Basking in the glory of career-defining awards—the 1953 Pulitzer Prize and the coveted Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954—legendary writer Ernest Hemingway insists his best work is yet to come. Five years later, holed up in a Spanish hotel with a looming deadline, he struggles to knock out a story about the rivalrous matadors of Pamplona. But his real battles lie outside the bullfighting arena; in declining health, consumed by the end of his fourth marriage and tormented by the specter of past glories, he must now conquer the deepening despair that threatens to engulf him. A Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy nominee for the TV mini-series Hemingway, Mr. Keach reprises his tour de force characterization in Jim McGrath’s riveting new look at the American novelist, short story writer and journalist—and Oak Park, IL native.

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof - Drury Lane Oakbrook
Jul
5
to Aug 26

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof - Drury Lane Oakbrook

In the heat of the South under the gaze of patriarch Big Daddy, the expectations of marriage and family spoil. A birthday party brings a family's skeletons to the surface as each one fights over the bones. Well known for the 1958 film adaptation starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, and Burl Ives which received six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Writing.

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I DREAM - Carolina Opera
May
18
to May 24

I DREAM - Carolina Opera

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the course of American history and remains one of the country’s most revered and iconic leaders. Set over the final 36 hours of Dr. King’s life, I Dream celebrates the man, his inner struggles and the movement he championed. This very human story looks back on the early days of the movement that would reshape America and transform the preacher from Atlanta into an American icon. I Dream, the “rhythm & blues opera” by Douglas Tappin, is being produced for the 50th commemoration of Dr. King’s assassination and coincides with the 55th anniversary of his historic March on Washington. Using opera, jazz and popular musical styles, composer/librettist Tappin honors the man and the who became almost mythical in his pursuit of a dream.

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One House Over - Milwaukee Repertory Theatre
Feb
27
to Mar 25

One House Over - Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

When Rafael and Camila Hernandez move in downstairs to help Joanne with her elderly father, Joanne breathes a little easier. She needs their help, and they need jobs. But she can't anticipate the complications that arise when "the help" starts to feel like family...and act like it. A brilliant new comedy by one of today’s hottest playwrights, it’s an empathetic but searing examination of boundaries, power, privilege, and fear in a single backyard.

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Joeseph and the Amazing Technicaolr Dreamcoat - Drury Lane Oakbrook
Jan
18
to Mar 25

Joeseph and the Amazing Technicaolr Dreamcoat - Drury Lane Oakbrook

The meteoric first collaboration of Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber. Join Israel’s favorite son, Joseph, through his tumultuous ascent to the top in this timeless reminder of the unquenchable thirst of a man with a dream who had the courage to forge the destiny of a people and its powerful message of hope. The classic story of Joseph is paired with exuberant music, featuring favorites such as "Close Every Door," "Go, Go, Go Joseph" and "Any Dream Will Do."

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Newsies - Marriott Theatre
Oct
25
to Dec 31

Newsies - Marriott Theatre

Inspired by the real-life New York City Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when the newspaper publishing titans raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to fight them. With music by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast) and book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Kinky Boots).

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On Your Feet - 1st National Tour
Oct
5
to Nov 5

On Your Feet - 1st National Tour

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and a book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3” and “Coming Out of the Dark.” Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish!

*Associate Designer

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The Taming of the Shrew - Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Sep
16
to Nov 12

The Taming of the Shrew - Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

his fall, Artistic Director Barbara Gaines re-examines Shakespeare's notorious "battle of the sexes." On the eve of the passing of of the 19th Amendment in 1919, a band of Suffragettes embarks on a production of The Taming of the Shrew. Framed with additional text by Ron West, longtime performer and writer at Second City, this new interpretation features an all-woman cast to explore one of the Bard's most delightfully controversial comedies. Shakespeare's men are seen through the eyes of women, as sexual politics and power, human rights, and true love are debated with wit and style.

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Million Dollar Quartet - Paramount Theatre
Sep
14
to Nov 5

Million Dollar Quartet - Paramount Theatre

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.

This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. Don't miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!

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Honeymoon in Vegas - Marriott Lincolnshire
Aug
23
to Oct 15

Honeymoon in Vegas - Marriott Lincolnshire

The New York Times raves Honeymoon In Vegas is “a real-live, old fashioned, deeply satisfying Broadway musical in a way few new shows are anymore!” Based on the classic 1992 film comedy, this is the hilarious story of commitment-phobe Jack, his not-so-patient girlfriend Betsy, and a professional gambler named Tommy. Featuring a book by Andrew Bergman (who wrote and directed the original film) and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, this is a musical comedy in the Golden Age tradition, with gags, gams and great tunes.

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Three Sisters - American Players Theatre
Aug
13
to Sep 13

Three Sisters - American Players Theatre

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Anton Chekhov (The Seagull, staged by APT in 2014) returns with another soul-searing masterpiece about hope, regret and the complexities of love. Three sisters – Olga, an unwed schoolteacher; Masha, a pianist in an unhappy marriage and Irina, an idealist with plans for a vibrant future – live together with their brother Andrei. In the past, the family lived well-to-do in Moscow, but moved to a provincial town with their father, who had been a military general before his death a year prior. The girls dream of moving back to the city, and more aristocratic lives. Surrounded by soldiers from a nearby artillery post with whom the family has grown close, they watch their lives play out in ways they’d never imagined. A hearty, cathartic story about the moments we allow to pass, and how they shape the future.

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Jesus Christ Superstar - Paramount Theatre
Apr
19
to May 28

Jesus Christ Superstar - Paramount Theatre

What began as a rock opera concept album (which dominated the U.S. charts upon its 1970 release) transformed into a global stage phenomenon that garnered 7 Tony Award nominations in the U.S. and endless awards overseas in its 40-plus years. And while thousands of productions have taken the stage in 31 different countries, rest assured, this is the production the theater community around the country will be talking about next Spring. Be a part of the conversation.

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Dreamgirls - Theatre Under the Stars
Apr
4
to Apr 17

Dreamgirls - Theatre Under the Stars

Dreamgirls is a love letter to a time when the music of Motown reigned supreme. Winner of seven Tony Awards and two Grammys for Best Cast Album and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Dreamgirls tells the story of The Dreams first break to their tumultuous climb to top of the charts. Follow this female trio’s journey, both behind the scenes and onstage, through the changing musical and cultural climate of the 1960’s and 70’s; the girls overcome cutthroat business deals and unscrupulous managers only to discover that fame can’t replace family. Full of powerhouse ballads and soulful tunes, Dreamgirls has a book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger.

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Chicago - Drury Lane Oakbrook
Mar
30
to Jun 4

Chicago - Drury Lane Oakbrook

Set in 1920s Chicago and based on real-life murders and trials, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is arrested, despite her attempts to convince her pushover husband, Amos, to lie for her. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie meets her hero, the famed double-murderess and nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same superstar lawyer, Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head as they vie for the spotlight.

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Love's Labor's Lost - Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Feb
7
to Mar 26

Love's Labor's Lost - Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

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King Ferdinand of Navarre’s “no fun” edict includes scholarly endeavors, quiet contemplation and complete commitment to chastity for three entire years. His closest courtiers reluctantly sign on. But this is a comedy and it doesn’t take long for everyone to figure out that the whole thing is a bad idea and rules are meant to be broken—especially when the French Princess and her beautiful entourage arrive on the scene. The young men’s studies soon give way to secret letters and amorous vows as the women set out to teach the men a thing or two about love. The puns fly and the playwright’s wordplay take flight in this witty satire about young love with a surprising conclusion where real-life lessons are suddenly revealed. Former Artistic Director of Canada’s Stratford Festival Marti Maraden returns to Chicago Shakespeare to stage this charming comedy, following her celebrated productions of Much Ado About Nothing and Othello.

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Saturday Night Fever - Drury Lane Oakbrook
Jan
19
to Mar 19

Saturday Night Fever - Drury Lane Oakbrook

Grab your bell-bottoms and take a trip back in time with "Saturday Night Fever." Based on the 1977 hit film, Saturday Night Fever follows Brooklyn teen, Tony Manero, in his attempt to escape his tribulations by spending weekends at the local discotheque. Watch a Tony tries to win the admiration of the crowd as well as his heartthrob, Stephanie Mangano, with his electric moves. Featuring your favorite Bee Gees songs from the movie such as "Stayin' Alive" and "More Than a Woman," Saturday Night Fever is a nostalgic classic that will bring you dancing in the aisle.

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Vicuna - Kirk Douglas Theatre
Oct
23
to Nov 20

Vicuna - Kirk Douglas Theatre

A tailor to the wealthy, powerful, and famous struggles to serve a very unusual client: a blustering real estate tycoon and reality TV star who—to everyone’s surprise—becomes a major party’s nominee for President. As the election spins out of control, the tailor and his apprentice are forced to examine their roles as confidants and image-makers for the candidate…and whether the right suit has the power to clinch the presidency. The World premiere of this hot-off-the-presses satire from Jon Robin Baitz (Other Desert Cities) offers a unique opportunity for a play to participate in our nation’s political discourse as it unfolds.

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October Sky- The Old Globe Theater
Sep
10
to Oct 23

October Sky- The Old Globe Theater

In the sleepy town of Coalwood, West Virginia, school is just something you do until you’re old enough to work in the coal mines. After the Soviets launch the Sputnik rocket, a local high-schooler named Homer decides to enter a rocketry competition against the wishes of his domineering, practical-minded dad.

“With the help of his friends and the local community, he just might light up the night.”

“October Sky” is produced in association with Universal Stage Productions, and supported in part through gifts from lead production sponsor Gloria Rasmussen and production sponsors Valerie and Harry Cooper, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, Rhona and Rick Thompson, and Sheryl and Harvey White.

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Mama Mia - Paramount Theatre
Sep
7
to Oct 30

Mama Mia - Paramount Theatre

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This is a story of love and friendship, of lost dreams and that last chance to make it all right. Best of all, the entire show is set to the music of one of the most popular bands in world – ABBA. From “Dancing Queen” to “Take a Chance,” from “SOS” to “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” it’s one hit song after another that will have you mouthing the words, dancing in your seats and touching your heart. Experience the musical that is an international phenomenon, experience Mamma Mia!

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Smokey Joe's Cafe - Drury Lane Oakbrook
Sep
1
to Oct 23

Smokey Joe's Cafe - Drury Lane Oakbrook

The longest running musical revue in Broadway history, "Smokey Joe's Cafe" is finally making its Drury Lane debut this season. Showcasing 39 pop standards, including rock and roll and blues anthems written by legendary duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, "Smokey Joe's Cafe" is guaranteed to keep you humming old favorites all night long. Winner of the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, "Smokey Joe's Cafe" features jukebox hits such as "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown," and "Stand By Me."

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