• The Unexpected Man

    June 17 - September 29 at American Players Theatre

    Two strangers, united by book and by chance. A fortuitous accident that might mean new hope for them both - if only they can look up from their lives to seize it. They don’t know it, but they’re hurtling toward a crossroad; a choice. To leap into a new chapter, or sit back and let the future fade. The riveting duo of Sarah Day and Brian Mani infuse their shared train car with crackling anticipation. You can't help but be swept away on this witty and surprisingly suspenseful ride. Featuring: Sarah Day & Brian Mani

  • Bridges of Madison County

    June 21 - August 13 at Marriott Theatre

    This stunning two-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple). The Bridges of Madison County is a sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross.

  • HAIR-THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL

    July 27 - September 17 at Mercury Theatre Chicago

    A celebration of life, a love letter to freedom, and a passionate cry for hope and change, HAIR defined one generation and continues to inspire today. Join the tribe of the Age of Aquarius for the story of a group of friends choosing to speak up and sing out in celebration of love, life, and freedom. The first great rock musical, it has some of the most rousing and soulful songs ever written for the stage, including "Let the Sun Shine In," "Good Morning Starshine," "Aquarius," and the infectious title song, "Hair."

  • The Audience

    August 24 - November 12 at Timeline Theatre

    A portrait of a dynamic and provocative woman—the symbol of a nation—as she weathers decades of history and political strife. Every Tuesday afternoon for more than 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 Prime Ministers in a private audience, a gesture of unity between government and Crown. Through moments of tension, negotiation, war, and unrest, these conversations with political leaders from Winston Churchill to Harold Wilson to Margaret Thatcher have remained a constant across the years. Playwright Peter Morgan re-imagines each of these meetings, giving us a glimpse at the queen’s role in guiding the circumstances that have shaped Great Britain, and a window into the mystery, compassion and humor of the woman behind the iconic crown.

  • Rock of Ages

    August 24 - October 15 at Drury Lane Theatre

    We can’t fight this feelin’ anymore! Rock back to a time of big egos, big guitar solos, and even bigger hair with Rock of Ages this fall. Nominated for five Tony Awards, Rock of Ages features a mix of 28 classic 80s hits by Bon Jovi, Journey, Styx and more including “Don’t Stop Believin’” “We Built This City,” and “The Final Countdown." Rock of Ages follows aspiring rockstar Drew and his sweetheart, Sherri as they fight to save Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Don’t miss a musical so awesome, you’ll want to rock out again! 

  • Becky Shaw

    September 21 - December 31 at Windy City Playhouse

    “Witty observations on the emotional damage inflicted by neurotic people in the name of love…” – VARIETY When Suzanna sets up her best friend with her husband’s co-worker, she thinks she’s making a kind gesture. But when mixing a brutally honest businessman with an emotionally-fragile college dropout, the results can be explosive. Called “engrossing as it is ferociously funny” by the New York Times, this dark comedy explores what we really owe one another… from old friends to virtual strangers.

  • Elf

    November 22, 2017 - January 7, 2018 at The Paramount Theatre Aurora

    If you’ve ever felt like you don’t belong, just be glad you’re not William “Buddy” Hobbes. When he was only a baby, Buddy crawled into Santa’s sack of presents and was whisked away to the North Pole where he lived as an elf for years. Buddy grew up thinking he was just like all the others. He took joy in doing elf things, like making toys. But there was always something off about him. He towers over his fellow elves and just doesn’t get cobbling. Buddy soon realizes the truth about being … gulp … human and goes in search of his father, a workaholic publisher. Imagine Buddy’s horror when he finds out his dad does not share his love for Christmas. In fact, he couldn’t care less about it. But this is the infectiously-cheerful wannabe elf who grew up with jolly old St. Nick, and a little problem like that won’t deter Buddy from changing people’s hearts and minds. Based on the hilarious 2003 Will Ferrell movie, Elf is one of those rare holiday shows that will have both kids and adults lighting up with laughter, humming tunes like “A Christmas Song” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” for days and rediscovering what it means to be a family. 

  • The Gentleman Caller

    March 28, 2018 - May 13, 2018 at Raven Theatre

    A world premiere play by Philip Dawkins (Charm, Le Switch), that imagines what happened behind closed doors in 1944 when Tennessee Williams met critic William Inge, who, like Williams, would later become one of America’s greatest dramatists.

  • Madagascar-A Musical Adventure

    April 13, 2018 - May 6, 2018 at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

    Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventurefollows...

  • Grand Hotel

    April 15, 2018 - May 31, 2018 at Kokandy Productions

    It is 1928. The world is between wars, the stock market is booming, Berlin is the center of high life and optimism rules the day. Underneath it all, much is happening at the elegant Grand Hotel, where the lives of its eccentric guests intersect over...

  • Once

    April 28, 2018 - June 3, 2018 at The Paramount Theatre Aurora

    People come into our lives for a reason. Sometimes it leaves us with joy, other times with sorrow. But it’s what we do with those chance encounters that truly defines who we are. He was a singer about to give up his dream. She was a patron entranced by his music. It was a fateful meeting spurred by their shared love for music. Guy and Girl, as they’re known throughout the show, begin their relationship when he tells her of his day job as a vacuum cleaner repairman at his father’s shop. Lucky for him, she’s got a Hoover that “doesn’t suck.” When she asks him to fix it, she says she can only pay for the repair with a song. That song is all it takes for Guy and Girl to fall in love, but with that love also comes some baggage. Guy has an ex he can’t get out of his head, and Girl has an estranged husband and a daughter. What’s holding them back couldn’t be heavier, but when it comes to love, the only thing that can stop them is life.