Find your seat…the show is about to begin! Live theatre is making its return to Chicago and Hot Tix is now offering half-price tickets to several shows. Check out ChicagoPlays.com to find a full list of performances happening this month and beyond.
PrideArts at The Broadway Theatre at Pride Arts Center
Now playing – Oct. 31
In 4000 Days, Michael awakens from a three week long coma that has affected his memory. Michael struggles to find the way back to his true self as a tug of war ensues between his pragmatic partner Paul and over bearing mother Carol. 4000 Days was written by British playwright Peter Quilter, whose Judy Garland play End of the Rainbow was adapted as the Academy Award winning film Judy. Check for half-price tickets on Hot Tix!
Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games
Nuns4Fun at Greenhouse Theater Center
Now playing – Oct. 31
Who is the patron saint of werewolves? Which saint died and went to hell, then came back to life? Which two saints practiced black magic before switching to Catholicism? You’ll learn the answers to these and more in the hit comedy, Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games, just in time for the Halloween season, at the Greenhouse Theater Center. Check for half-price tickets on Hot Tix!
Theatre Above The Law at Jarvis Square Theatre
Playing Oct. 7 – 31
Taking place in a cabaret bar, Grimm works to spin well known tales into a modern story. Utilizing classic stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, and more, Grimm will weave multiple stories together to present to the audience. Check for half-price tickets on Hot Tix!
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Black Button Eyes Productions at The Edge Theater
Playing Oct. 8 – Nov. 6
Through his webcam, supervillain wannabe Dr. Horrible shares his grand plans to crush his nemesis Captain Hammer, win the affection of the girl of his dreams and join the Evil League of Evil — with songs! Proceeds from this authorized fan production benefit the Chicago charity Season of Concern. Check for half-price tickets on Hot Tix!
Blue Man Group
Briar Street Theatre
Blue Man Group is a wildly popular entertainment phenomenon currently in an open-ended run. The production provides its audience with a unique and thrilling multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy, art, vaudeville and science to create a performance experience unlike any other. Don’t miss the show USA Today calls “an ecstatic experience.” Check for half-price tickets on Hot Tix!
Oct. 10 – Nov. 14
In the Blake family, it’s not what’s said out loud that hurts the most. When Eric, Deirdre and grandma Momo join the family at their youngest daughter’s run-down New York apartment for Thanksgiving, the holiday folks songs and family stories quickly unravel into tantrums and unspoken family secrets. To top it off, the unsettling sounds of the building mirror the unsettling news that one of these humans has to share… Check for half-price tickets on Hot Tix!
What The Constitution Means to Me
Broadway In Chicago at Broadway Playhouse
Playing Oct. 26 – Nov. 21
The national tour of What the Constitution Means to Me, Heidi Schreck’s Tony Award-nominated Pulitzer Prize finalist play, directed by Oliver Butler, will return to Chicago this fall starring Cassie Beck (The Humans, Shameless) in the leading role. Playwright Heidi Schreck’s boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives. Check for half-price tickets on Hot Tix!
This Wide Night
Shattered Globe Theatre in association with Interrobang Theatre Project at Theater Wit
Playing Oct. 8 – Nov. 13
Can two friends, uniquely bonded by their former circumstances, find belonging in each other once more? This gutsy story of female friendship and winner of the 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn prize is inspired by real accounts of women in a UK prison. This Wide Night holds and humanizes two formerly incarcerated women in an isolated studio that may or may not be equipped for real freedom. Check for half-price tickets on Hot Tix!
The Last Pair of Earlies
Playing Oct. 27 – Dec. 12
Ever since he was a teenager in Mississippi, Wayland Early could count on two things – his talent for making handmade shoes, and the love of his bride, Della Rose. But danger forces them to flee north to Chicago. Before they know it, nearly two decades have passed, and both Wayland and Della find themselves increasingly unable to count on anything, including their marriage. As they each contend with the weight of their spent youth and unrealized dreams, a life-altering question comes to the surface: are we still enough for each other? Joshua Allen emerges from the award-winning writers’ room of Empire with a hometown world premiere. Check for half-price tickets on Hot Tix!
City Lit Theater
Playing Sept. 10 – Oct. 24
A world premiere adaptation of Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy, his memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 16, 1962, long-range Soviet missiles carrying nuclear warheads aimed at the United States were discovered in Cuba. For the next thirteen days, President John Kennedy maneuvered his way through conflicting counsel from his advisors, some of whom urged a military response likely to bring on World War III. City Lit has received permission from the Kennedy family to insert as dialogue into our script excerpts from recently-made-public transcripts of JFK’s strategy sessions during the climax of the Cold War, the thirteen days the world came its closest to nuclear war. As with City Lit’s acclaimed production last season of Archibald MacLeish’s J.B., the roles in Thirteen Days will be played by a diverse ensemble of women. All the characters in the book are white males; none of the actors onstage will be. Check for half-price tickets on Hot Tix!