Chicago Theatre Week begins February 12 (one week from today!), so here are some of the can't-miss shows, along with any additional perks.

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

The streets of war-torn Baghdad are filled with ghosts, riddles and wry humor in Rajiv Joseph's groundbreaking play that explores the power and perils of human nature.

Added Theatre Week bonus: A post-show discussion will follow the performance AND you'll receive a free drink at the bar with your Chicago Theatre Week ticket purchase.

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Billie Holiday was a once-in-a-lifetime talent who redefined the art of jazz and the torch song. Porchlight Music Theatre celebrates this icon of the American songbook through more than a dozen quintessential, thrilling and gut-wrenching numbers.

Added Theatre Week bonus: Receive a coupon to attend a future Porchlight Music Theatre show.

Julius Caesar

It's time to get classic -- with a twist! Acclaimed British director Jonathan Munby uses the fractured political landscape of present-day Washington to draw current events into eerily sharp focus in this Chicago Shakespeare Theater production.

Added Theatre Week bonus: You can't help but feeling smarter after seeing a Shakespeare play.

When the Rain Stops Falling

Circle Theatre's critically loved production makes a return engagement, just in time for Theatre Week. This epic and eye-opening play spans a journey across time, where the acts and sins of the past prove repeatedly devastating to each succeeding generation.

American Wee-Pie

This sweetly quirky and immensely charming new play celebrates the joys of taking risks to achieve your life-long passion, regardless of what stage in life you're at.

Added Theatre Week bonus: Receive a coupon to attend another show at Rivendell AND enjoy free cupcakes.

Can't wait until February 12 and need to see a show in Chicago this week? Check Hot Tix for half-price theatre tickets - available online and in-person.

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