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DOWNTOWN SHOWS ONE WEEK ONLY OCT Andares Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral at Chicago Shakespeare Theater 800 E. Grand on Navy Pier | 312-595-5600 | DRAMA: Woven from ancestral myths, traditional music and arts, and a three-person narrative, Andares reveals the extraordinary, untold stories of ordinary, humble people who inhabit México’s most remote corners. Mainly in Spanish. English translation provided. Oct 23 - 27 *This production is part of Destinos, the 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival. SEP OCT The Barber of Seville Lyric Opera of Chicago 20 N. Wacker | 312-827-5600 | OPERA: Rossini’s music — the aural equivalent of champagne — is the last word in humor, inspiring smiles and laughter on every page of the score, which is what makes Barber the most popular of all operatic comedies. Sung in Italian with projected English translations. Sep 28 - Oct 27 SEP OCT Bernhardt/Hamlet Goodman Theatre in the Albert 170 N. Dearborn | 312-443-3800 | COMEDY/DRAMA: In 1899, legendary leading lady Sarah Bernhardt’s decision to assume the title role of Shakespeare’s Hamlet left critics and patriarchs aghast and indignant. This behind-the-scenes look at Bernhardt’s most ambitious role is laced with forbidden romance and backstage gossip. Sep 14 - Oct 20 NOV Corduroy Broadway In Chicago and Emerald City Theatre at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place 175 E. Chestnut | 800-775-2000 | CHILDREN'S/ FAMILY: In this sweet adaptation of the classic book, a small bear's quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Along with exciting scenes of clowning and mischief, the story teaches the importance of empathy and unconditional love. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Nov 15 - Jan 5 SEP OCT Dana H. Goodman Theatre in the Owen 170 N. Dearborn | 312-443-3800 | COMEDY/DRAMA: Dana was a chaplain of a psych ward when she met — and was abducted by — a charismatic ex-convict searching for redemption. This play is based on a harrowing true story, told in Dana's own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son Lucas Hnath. Through Oct 6 ONE WEEK ONLY OCT Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary Goodman Theatre Healy Rehearsal Room 170 N. Dearborn | 312-631-3112 | COMEDY/DRAMA: This one-woman tour de force tells an astonishing tale of her family and their vital roles during the 1950's Cuban Revolution. In English with sprinkles of Spanish. Oct 9 - 13 *This production is part of Destinos, the 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival. NOV Dead Man Walking Lyric Opera of Chicago 20 N. Wacker | 312-827-5600 | OPERA: A young couple is brutally killed, and the convicted murderer sits on death row. Sister Helen agrees to be his spiritual adviser. As she meets his family, and the families of his victims, she begins questioning every attitude she has about how human beings treat each other. In English with projected English text. Nov 2-22 ONLY TWO DAYS OCT NOV Disney In Concert: Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Auditorium Theatre 50 E. Ida B Wells | 312-341-2300 | MUSIC: Get in the Halloween spirit with a screening of Tim Burton’s classic stop-motion film, featuring beloved songs like “This Is Halloween!” and “Jack’s Lament” performed live-tofilm by the Chicago Philharmonic. Oct 31 - Nov 1 NOV Don Giovanni Lyric Opera of Chicago 20 N. Wacker | 312-827-5600 | OPERA: The seducer. The philanderer. The libertine who takes what he wants and lives only for his own pleasure. All three are Don Giovanni, antihero in Mozart’s drama of lust and revenge. Filled with thrilling music and drama and including a finale so overpoweringly dramatic that it changed music forever. Nov 14 - Dec 8 Drunk Shakespeare The Lion SEP OCT NOV Theatre 182 N. Wabash | IMMERSIVE/COMEDY: Set in a hidden speakeasy, one actor drinks at least 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform a major role in a Shakespearean play. Hilarity and mayhem ensue while the 4 sober actors try to keep the script on track. Each show is different depending on who is drinking, and what they’re drinking! 21+. Open Run the broadway sensation “So clever it uplifts, so timely it hurts” –THE NEW YORK TIMES by THERESA REBECK directed by DONNA FEORE SEPTEMBER 14 – OCTOBER 20
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S TONY AWARDDWINNING MASTERPIECE PHOTO BY JOE MAZZA OPENING OCTOBER 11 TICKETS AND MORE AT PORCHLIGHTMUSICTHEATRE.ORG OCT NOV An Evening with C.S. Lewis Broadway In Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place 175 E. Chestnut | 800-775-2000 | COMEDY/DRAMA: The year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. Seated in his living room, he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life; of his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien; why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles; how he came to embrace Christianity and of the American woman who turned his life upside down. Oct 22 - Nov 3 ONE WEEKEND ONLY NOV Everest/Aleko Chicago Opera Theater at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance 205 E. Randolph | 312-704-8414 | OPERA: A modern masterpiece and a romantic Russian gem come together in a massive doublebill. Over 150 choristers join a full orchestra on stage to bring Joby Talbot and Gene Scheer’s critically acclaimed Everest and Rachmaninov’s beautiful Aleko toChicago for the first time. Nov 16 - 17 SEP OCT NOV Hamilton Broadway In Chicago at The CIBC Theatre 18 W. Monroe | 800-775-2000 | MUSICAL: With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Through Jan 5 OCT Jane Eyre The Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre 50 E. Ida B Wells | 312-386-8905 | DANCE: Marston's adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's trailblazing novel combines theater and dance to tell the coming-of-age story of Jane Eyre, one of literature's most iconic characters. With stirring choreography and an enthralling Victorian design, this avant-garde ballet breaks the mold of the traditional ballet heroine. Oct 16 - 27 SEP OCT The King's Speech The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater 800 E. Grand on Navy Pier | 312-595-5600 | DRAMA: 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. Through Oct 20 ONE WEEK ONLY OCT NOV Latin History for Morons Broadway In Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph | 800-775-2000 | COMEDY: Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American history books, John Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Oct 29 - Nov 3 ONE WEEK ONLY OCT Level Kim Brandt and MCA Stage at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago | 312-397- 4010 | DANCE: A morphing and intersecting mass of bodies traverses the MCA’s spaces in Kim Brandt’s Level, a series of performances orchestrating the relationships between people and environments and the effect our movements have on our surroundings. Oct 1 - 3 SEP OCT NOV Love, Chaos, and Dinner Teatro ZinZanni and Broadway In Chicago at Spiegeltent ZaZou in the Cambria Hotel 32 W. Randolph | 800-775-2000 | PERFORMANCE ART: Enter a realm where reality and dreams converge — an experience unlike any other! Teatro ZinZanni is a whirlwind of international cirque, comedy, and cabaret served with a multi-course feast. Open Run OCT NOV Luchadora! The Theatre School at DePaul University at the Merle Reskin Theatre 60 E. Balbo | 773-325-7900 | CHILDREN'S/FAMILY: When Vanessa discovers a pink lucha libre mask, Nana Lupita tells her granddaughter about the family’s history in the wrestling ring in 1960s Texas. The life of a secret female warrior emerges as Vanessa learns about family, honor, and friendship. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Oct 3 - Nov 9 OCT Luisa Miller Lyric Opera of Chicago 20 N. Wacker | 312-827-5600 | OPERA: Verdi’s sumptuously beautiful romantic drama tells the story of sweet, vulnerable Luisa, who loves the son of a ruthless, unethical nobleman whom Luisa’s father loathes. The young couple’s relationship leads to catastrophe in a drama that breathes passion and excitement. In Italian with projected English translations. Oct 12 - 31 DOWNTOWN SHOWS CONTINUE ON NEXT PAGE >>> 2