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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.

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 workshops.

We Gotta Bingo

Don't expect to just sit back and take in these three performances: expect to take part in the action. There's no better time than now to step into a video game, decide the fate of a tech rule breaker, or play a game of bingo with a local Catholic parish. If you're looking for an out of the ordinary Chicago theater experience, look no further than The CompassThe Last Defender, and We Gotta Bingo.

Filament Theatre presents Pinocchio | Chicago Theatre Week

Chicago Theatre Week is the star of February. For a couple bucks more than a ticket to the movies, you can witness the magic of live theater with your family. From February 11-21, over 100 productions will offer discounted tickets for $15-30, with many offering further discounts. Here are five don't miss children's plays on our radar for Chicago Theatre Week 2016.

Top 10 Theatre Week Must-Sees

Friday, February 5, 2016 12:00 AM by Catey Sullivan

Broadway in Chicago presents Cabaret

Dramas, and comedies, and tragedies. Oh my. For the super-cheap price of $15 or $30, you can nab tickets to over 120 different shows from February 11-21, when ChicagoTheatreWeek.com celebrates the city's stages from Skokie to South Shore. The sheer amount of shows is overwhelming. How to pick when the field is so crowded? Here are our picks for the Top Ten Theatre Week Must-Sees.

Goodman Theatre presents Another Word For Beauty

In popular culture, the South American country of Columbia has long been associated with images of drug trafficking, beauty pageants and political strife. Its a one-dimensional trope that keeps haunting Columbia, especially with media spectacles like the recent Miss Universe debacle. Academy Award-nominated director Jose Rivera (Motorcycle Diaries)  borrows from real life and manages to cram all of these elements into the multi-faceted musical Another Word For Beauty, playing at Goodman Theatre through February 21.

Chicago Theatre Week | The Second City

Shakespeare called it when he said all the world's a stage. The Bard's sentiment rings doubly true from February 11-21, when the fourth annual Chicago Theatre Week celebrates the art form practiced on more than 200 stages across the city. Produced by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, the week-long party in the theatrosphere features deeply discounted tickets to 120 different theaters plus free events including sneak previews and a staged reading.

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