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Dinner and a movie -- that's the classic date night recipe. Why not add some life to this dated dating game and take your loved one to live theatre? Here are some suggestions to make your Valentine truly feel special on this special day.

A Grand Night for Singing (Mercury Theater)

This charming musical revue celebrates the classic scores of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein with a quartet of skilled actors/singers backed by a sparkling six piece band. As the cast explores R&H's penchant for the themes around new love, lost love and hopeful love, you leave the Mercury Theatre with romance in the air.

I Love Lucy Live Onstage (Broadway Playhouse)

What could be more perfect than to spent Valentines day laughing with your loved one as you watch television's favorite couple, the Ricardos, film a live taping of a classic "I Love Lucy" episode?

Sweet Charity (Writers' Theatre)

Charity Hope Valentine -- as if her name doesn't prove the worthiness of this suggestion. Sure, dance hall hostess Charity is unlucky at love, but her determined spirit in Writers' Theatre's spirited production of this mod musical keeps you looking toward the bright side of life.

All You Need Is Love (Oil Lamp Theater)

How about an intimate cabaret, complete with BYOB? Bring a bottle of wine and sit back as Oil Lamp Theater's ensemble entertains with a host of retro love songs, including "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," "California Dreamin'," "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "I Got You Babe."

Don't forget: Valentine's Day takes place during Chicago Theatre Week (Feb. 12-17), with more than 70 local theatre companies offering discount tickets. Visit Chicago Theatre Week's website to learn more.

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