Still reeling from the end of Chicago Restaurant Week? Fear not, Chicagoans! Back for a second year, Chicago Theatre Week (CTW) starts today as a celebration of Chicago's exploding theatre scene! Whether you're visiting the city for the first time or have been dying to see a great show all season, your chance is here. Check out a show this week and experience firsthand why critics are saying Chicago is "the current theatre capital of America."
Running through this Sunday, February 16, Chicago Theare Week offers the opportunity to sample an extraordinary range of theatrical offerings, choosing from more than 100 productions offered by most of the city's premiere theatre companies part of the League of Chicago Theatres, with tickets for each show as low as $15, and as high as $30. Better yet, some theatres also offer special post-show discussions for Chicago Theatre Week Patrons.
Think of Chicago Theatre Week as offering a prix fixe menu option for some fantastic Chicago theatre experiences. But bring your appetite - there's a full menu with companies like Second City, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre participating - not to name drop or anything.
Make your Chicago Theatre Week experience a full-fledged evening with dinner and a show. The Langham Chicago is offering a pre-theatre menu just in time for Chicago Theatre Week, so be sure to stop by before your show this week and make the evening extra special (special enough even for a Valentine's Day date, maybe?).
Improv, drama, comedy, musicals - Chicago Theatre Week has got you covered, whether you've been wanting to get to Million Dollar Quartet for months now or if you're just looking for a great night of comedy. Looking to make it a family night out? Check out Chicago Like A Local blogger Amy Bizzarri's 2014 Guide To Chicago Theatre Week For Families.