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The Chinese Lady
May8
Jun18
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Chinese Lady

Chicago Premiere! This story of the first Chinese woman to arrive in the United States unearths hidden history with humor and insight, asking us to…

Sunday May 8
2:00 p.m.Saturday June 18
8:00 p.m.
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Teatro Zinzanni
May11
Dec31
Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Wednesday May 11Saturday December 31
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Teatro Zinzanni
May12
Jan1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Thursday May 12, 2022Sunday January 1, 2023
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Teatro Zinzanni
May13
Jan2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Friday May 13, 2022Monday January 2, 2023
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Teatro Zinzanni
May14
Jan3
Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Saturday May 14, 2022Tuesday January 3, 2023
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Teatro Zinzanni
May15
Jan4
Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Sunday May 15, 2022Wednesday January 4, 2023
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
To Kill A Mockingbird
May17
May29
Theatre & Performing Arts

To Kill A Mockingbird

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD…

Tuesday May 17Sunday May 29
M.A.D.D Rhythms Presents Black Dance United 2022
May18
Jun1
Theatre & Performing Arts, Virtual Event

M.A.D.D Rhythms Presents Black Dance United 2022

In association with African American Arts Alliance of Chicago and Black Dance United, M.A.D.D. Rhythms will participate in workshops and a panel sharing best practices…

Wednesday May 18
12:00 a.m.Wednesday June 1
12:00 a.m.
Virtual Event
Virtual Event
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations
May24
Jun5
Theatre & Performing Arts

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from…

Tuesday May 24Sunday June 5
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
SIX
May24
Theatre & Performing Arts

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. After taking Broadway by storm, SIX makes a triumphant return to Chicago this spring. From Tudor Queens to Pop…

Tuesday May 24
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Lookingglass Alice
May24
Theatre & Performing Arts

Lookingglass Alice

Lookingglass Alice returns for a fantastical trip down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, and deep into your heart. The New York Times calls this circus-infused adaptation…

Tuesday May 24
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Water Tower Water Works
821 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Writers’ Bloc 2022 New Plays Festival
May24
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago Writers’ Bloc 2022 New Plays Festival

Staged readings of 10 new works presented as part of its 2022 New Plays Festival, running May 23 to June 14 at the Raven Theater…

Tuesday May 24
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Raven Theatre Company
6157 N. Clark St.
The Play That Goes Wrong
May24
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Play That Goes Wrong

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning…

Tuesday May 24
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
National Tap Dance Day
May25
Theatre & Performing Arts

National Tap Dance Day

Celebrating National Tap Dance Day, M.A.D.D. Rhythms partners with Chicago Tap Theatre for a showing of the 1989 film “Tap,” written and directed by Nick…

Wednesday May 25
Harold Washington Cultural Center
4701 S. King Drive
SIX
May25
Theatre & Performing Arts

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. After taking Broadway by storm, SIX makes a triumphant return to Chicago this spring. From Tudor Queens to Pop…

Wednesday May 25
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Sarrah Bushara, Oboe
May25
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Sarrah Bushara, Oboe

DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS | SARRAH BUSHARA, OBOE Program: J.S. Bach; trans. S. Bushara – Ich ruf zu dir Grazyna Bacewicz – Sonatina for…

Wednesday May 25
12:15 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago
55 E. Wacker Drive
The Play That Goes Wrong
May25
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Play That Goes Wrong

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning…

Wednesday May 25
2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Illusions Presents: Kids Happy Hour
May25
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts

Museum of Illusions Presents: Kids Happy Hour

Museum of Illusions is introducing “Kids Happy Hour” every Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm beginning April 27th running through May. During Kids Happy Hour Museum of Illusions invites…

Wednesday May 25
3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
museum of illusions chicago
25 E Washington St.
M.A.D.D Rhythms and Chicago Tap Theatre Celebrate National Tap Dance Day!
May25
Theatre & Performing Arts

M.A.D.D Rhythms and Chicago Tap Theatre Celebrate National Tap Dance Day!

CHICAGO – M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Chicago’s premier Tap collective, and Chicago Tap Theatre, Chicago’s vibrant dance company celebrate Tap, as Chicago Tap All-Stars, bring unity and…

Wednesday May 25
6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Harold Washington Cultural Center
4701 S. King Drive
Lookingglass Alice
May25
Theatre & Performing Arts

Lookingglass Alice

Lookingglass Alice returns for a fantastical trip down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, and deep into your heart. The New York Times calls this circus-infused adaptation…

Wednesday May 25
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Water Tower Water Works
821 N. Michigan Ave.
“Open Mic” Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday
May25
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

“Open Mic” Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday

Open Mic Series Singers, comedians, and entertainers, the spotlight is yours! You are invited to tell jokes, sing a song, or just kick back and relax,…

Wednesday May 25
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
eta Creative Arts Foundation
7558 S South Chicago Ave
Water People Theater Presents The World Premiere of Lorca, Living The Experience
May25
Theatre & Performing Arts

Water People Theater Presents The World Premiere of Lorca, Living The Experience

Water People Theater, celebrates 20 years of creating theater, returns to live performances with LORCA, Living the Experience, conceived and directed by Artistic Director Iraida…

Wednesday May 25
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Instituto Cervantes
31 W. Ohio St
Chicago Writers’ Bloc 2022 New Plays Festival
May25
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago Writers’ Bloc 2022 New Plays Festival

Staged readings of 10 new works presented as part of its 2022 New Plays Festival, running May 23 to June 14 at the Raven Theater…

Wednesday May 25
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Raven Theatre Company
6157 N. Clark St.
Notes & Letters
May25
Theatre & Performing Arts

Notes & Letters

Underscore Theatre Company celebrates its tenth anniversary season with the world premiere of Notes & Letters featuring book, music and lyrics by Annabelle Lee Revak, based on letters Revak’s great-great…

Wednesday May 25
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 North Lincoln Avenue
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