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An Equestrian Wonderland at the Odysseo Big Top Show at Soldier Field

Odysseo by Cavalia

Big top tents usually present shows with the expected formula of animal tricks, high-wire acts and prancing and plumed dancers. Well, Cavalia's new multidimensional extravaganza Odysseo kicks all of that tired spectacle right to the curb. A showcase of graceful horses, live music, acrobats, dancers and aerialists, this show lives up to the claim "the best show ever."


Final 2 Weeks! Love, Laughs & Lavish Drama at Goodman Theatre's Destiny of Desire

Destiny of Desire

Telenovela fans and followers of all things over the top and sudsy, give thanks. The Goodman Theatre's high-flying play Destiny of Desire, delivers enough drama, music and plain fun that you might be tempted to ditch the TV for theater. This flawless musical supplies all the best elements of telenovelas, layered with stellar theater production.


Chicago Theatre Week Spotlight: Don't Miss Gloria at Goodman Theatre

Gloria

Chicago is noted as a theater lover's paradise, and Goodman Theatre supplies a prime example of why with the enthralling 4-star satire Gloria (playing now through February 19). This startling peek into the insular walls of print media, and the ways popular culture and societal norms influence it, will leave a lasting impression long after the show is over.


Feel the Magic at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival: January 19–29

Rough House

If you think puppets are just for kids, head out to the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and prepare to be amazed. The second bi-annual event will feature talented puppetry artists from Chicago, across the country and all over the globe, for 11 days of performances and workshops.


4 Chicago Shows to Check Out This Holiday Season: It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The House Theatre's

The holidays are so much fun in Chicago! The city feels like a winter wonderland: Trees covered in snow, sparkling lights and lots of unique stores where you can find that perfect gift. There are also a wide array of holiday plays in Chicago that are sure to get you in the spirit. If you haven't made Chicago theater a part of your holiday tradition, it's time you do! Read on to discover four Chicago holiday shows that are really worth dashing through the snow for. 


Hamilton Chicago Hacks: How to Snag the Hottest Theater Tickets in Town

Hamilton: An American Musical

Chicago is on fire and this time it has nothing to do with a cow. No, the culprit is a rapping, hip-shaking musical that turns the history of a founding father literally on its head. Hamilton An American Musical is "the story of America then, told by America now" and everyone wants to listen. Tickets for the opening season of Hamilton in Chicago immediately sold out back in the summer but for late comers, there are still chances to score tickets.


Chicago Theater: 4 Storefront Theater Season Openers You Shouldn't Miss

In The Heights

Fall in Chicago is the best. The autumn cooldown means shorter days filled with colorful leaves dancing in the breeze, long nights lit with big harvest moons and plenty of amazing theater to enjoy. The opening of the theater season is a particularly unique time. Many theater companies painstakingly select shows for the fall that they hope will set the bar for the rest of the year. Read on to see what shows you should check out now.


Theater + Live Action Gaming: You’re the Hero in "The Last Defender"

The Last DefenderYou may have heard of those experiences in Chicago where you get locked in a room with people and you have to find your way out in an hour. You may be thinking "Umm... locked in a room with people I DON'T KNOW for an hour and I can't get out? No thanks. Biyeeee!" I get it, especially if they're scary ones with zombies, or you're with someone who is just the worst. However, The House Theatre of Chicago has come up with such a cool and unique


Step Behind the Scenes on a Chicago Historic Theater Tour

The Chicago TheatreChicago is the home of so many stunning theaters, where you can find not only the latest off-Broadway shows, concerts, and groundbreaking plays, but also surround yourself with history and architectural splendor. From the showstopping Chicago Theatre on State Street to the Art Deco magnificence of the Lyric Opera's Civic Opera House, here's your chance to go behind the scenes and learn the secrets of Chicago's most beautiful theaters.

Shakespeare with the Shorties: Kid-Friendly Shakespeare 400 Chicago

Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night

As the world commemorates the 400 years since Shakespeare’s death in 1616, Shakespeare 400 Chicago brings together the city’s resident world-class institutions across disciplines, welcoming leading artists from around the globe to make Chicago their stage. Spearheaded by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, this yearlong international arts festival will engage more than 500,000 Chicagoans and visitors in events spanning theater, opera, music, dance, cuisine, exhibitions, and


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