The Illusionists

Hundreds of theatre productions are playing in Chicago for extended runs (hello Hamilton!) and open runs (from Blue Man Group to the many great nightly shows at The Second City), however, some only offer performances for a few days or a few weeks. Here are four highlights of what to see on stage now in Chicago before it's too late!


Monster  |  Steppenwolf Theatre Company 


The nationally recognized Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) brings a gripping world premiere adaptation of Walter Dean Myers' award-winning novel to the Steppenwolf stage. Monster tells the story of Steve Harmon, a 16-year-old aspiring filmmaker in juvenile detention for his alleged participation in a robbery gone awry. This production only has four remaining public performances (February 24, 25; March 3, 4). Tickets are $20.


The Illusionists - Live From Broadway 

Direct from Broadway, the world's best selling magic show is coming to Chicago! This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. See thrilling and sophisticated magic at the Oriental Theatre now through the end of the month (February 21-26). Tickets start at $13.


Game Changers  Joffrey Ballet 

For its annual winter engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents Game Changers at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Dancers bring flawless classical technique to an exquisite rendering of solos, duets, and trios in this work of intense beauty from Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Game Changers is presented in 10 performances only through February 26. Tickets start at $34.


Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE! 

The Off-Broadway hit comedy based on The New York Times #1 best-selling book by John Gray is back by popular demand. The book debuted in 1992, and 25 years later, it's still poking fun at the differences between men and women in relationships. It has a limited run at Broadway Playhouse through March 5. Tickets are $65.


Visit for a full calendar of performances from the 250 companies of the League of Chicago Theatres. Also recommended: one of Chicago's five Tony Award-winning regional theatre companies and the local storefront scene too.