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Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
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HERSHEY FELDER as IRVING BERLIN Written by Hershey Felder Directed by Trevor Hay Featuring Hershey Felder  April 7 – May 8, 2016 Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, Chicago “Irving Berlin has no place in American music, he is American music.” – Jerome Kern Hershey Felder brings to life the remarkable story of Irving Berlin, “America’s Composer.” From the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist...

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The PRODUCERS
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THE PRODUCERS April 14 to June 26, 2016 Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks Directed by L. Walter Stearns       Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport, Chicago A It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his...

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DREAMGIRLS
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April 8 – May 22, 2016 Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune. A story that lives through the journey of popular music in America, with Porchlight’s signature intimate and up-close approach,...

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Cinderella
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CINDERELLA   Choreographer: Frederick Ashton Music: Sergei Prokofiev The classic fairy tale comes to life in this dazzling ballet. Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and the Fairies of the Four Seasons help her overcome her mean-spirited step sisters and find her Prince. Grand sets and costumes add beauty to this family favorite production.   Presenting Sponsor Margot and Josef Lakonishok May 11 – May 22, 2016...

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My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy
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  July 7 – August 7th, 2016 North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie Joan River’s once  said  “I’ve had three great opening acts in my lifetime:  Billy Crystal, Garry Shandling & Brad Zimmerman.”   This is Brad’s hilarious and inspiring story about the grit & passion it takes to “make it” as an artist & the sweet rewards that come from ever...

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In The Heights
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In The Heights September 9 – October 16 performed at Stage 773, 1225 Belmont, Chicago Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes From the creator of the current Broadway smash Hamilton, and winner of Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Score, In the Heights tells the universal story of a tight knit community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood...

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Romeo & Juliet
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October 13 – 23, 2016 Performed at Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago The Joffrey Ballet launches its 2016-2017 season with the return of Polish National Ballet Director Krzysztof Pastor’s popular Romeo & Juliet. This contemporary rendition of the classic Shakespearean tale, which mesmerized audiences at its Chicago premiere in spring 2014, is set in Italy and uses a multimedia video backdrop to...

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Nutcracker
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DECEMBER 10–30, 2016 World Premiere: The Nutcracker Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Discover the magic of Chicago’s mysterious 1893 World’s Fair through the eyes of a child in the Joffrey’s astounding new Nutcracker—brilliantly reimagined by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Wheeldon. Be part of dance history as we celebrate our beloved city and unlock a world of wonder for the 21st century. An electrifying...

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End of the Rainbow
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End of the Rainbow November 4 – December 4 By Peter Quilter Featuring music of the Judy Garland songbook Performances at Stage 773, 1225 W.  Belmont, Chicago CHICAGO PREMIERE It’s December 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback… again. In a London hotel room, with both her new young fiancé and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get ‘beyond the rainbow’...

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Scottsboro Boys
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The Scottsboro Boys February 3 – March 12, 2017 Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb Book by David Thompson CHICAGO PREMIERE performed at Stage 773, 1225. W. Belmont, Chicago The thrilling, final collaboration by the creators of Cabaret and Chicago, The Scottsboro Boys has been hailed as one of the most visionary and controversial musicals to grace the stages of Broadway...

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Game Changers
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  FEBRUARY 15–26, 2017 performed at Auditorium Theatre INFRA Choreographer: Wayne McGregor Music: Max Richter An exploration of looking beneath the surface, INFRA pushes the bold, stylized movement of visionary McGregor to new heights amid a soundscape at once haunting and hopeful. Declared “one of the most sought after choreographers in the ballet world” by the New York Times. Fool’s Paradise Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon...

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Marry Me a Little
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April 14 – May 21, 2017 performed at Stage 773, 1221 W. Belmont, Chicago Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman René Starring and Music Directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook Two urban singles, each alone in their apartment, share a Saturday night of sweet fantasies and deep yearning never knowing that they’re only a floor away from...

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Global Visionaries
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    April 26-May 7, 2017 World Premiere Choreographer: Alexander Ekman Music: TBA Celebrated around the globe for his originality and humor, Swedish choreographer Ekman returns to the Joffrey with his unique cinematic vision. “An inspired joker and true man of the theater,” says the Chicago Sun-Times. The Miraculous Mandarin Choreograher: Yuri Possokhov Music: Béla Bartók Master of invention Possokhov brings his gift of...

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Bible Bingo
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Not Even St. Peter Could Deny This Much Fun In the New Comedy Bible Bingo:  A Comedy with God, Games and Goofy Prizes *Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM   You’ll be laughing so hard, you’ll have to be careful watching your bingo cards! Vicki Quade, creator of the hit comedy, Late Nite Catechism, brings to life a new comedy, Bible Bingo: An Act of Charity…in...

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Late Nite Catechism
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Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, Chicago The Best Sister Act Ever! “Hilarious, Well-Written, Inspired”—New York Times “Gloriously Funny“—Chicago Reader “A habit-forming hoot”—Catholic Explorer “Gets a gold star”—New World Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett. This is part catechism class, part stand-up routine. It’s an interactive comedy, one of the longest running shows in Chicago and U.S. theater history.You, the audience member, are...

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Christmas Bingo, It’s a HO – HO – Holy Night!
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November 25th 2016 – January 1st 2017 Royal George Theatre, Chicago Vicki Quade, creator of the smash hit Late Nite Catechism, invites you to get into the Christmas spirit with her hilarious new show Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night. Brush up on your Yuletide trivia, because with this uniquely interactive show, you’ll be playing for actual prizes. “One of the top 10 picks for the holiday season,” -Chicago...

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