The League of Chicago Theatres is proud to serve a membership of more than 200 theaters, a rich and varied theater community ranging from storefront, non-union theaters with budgets under $10,000 to major cultural centers with multi-million dollar shows. No other theater service organization in the country has such a diverse theater membership. Whether you call yourself a Chicagoan or are just visiting for the weekend, the League of Chicago Theatres is your source for Chicago theater.
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Theatre Thursday events give an inside look at the creative process behind world premiere productions happening on Chicago stages.
Upcoming Theatre Thursday event Frankenstein Thursday. November 1 | 6:30 PM | Tickets: $25.00 | More Info
August Wilson Monologue Competition
Open to Chicago area high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the competition gives students an opportunity to explore and share the richness of August Wilson’s Century Cycle.
Annual League Gala
Our Annual Gala will take place on Monday, May 20, 2019 to support the League in our mission to sustain a thriving theatre industry.
On Monday, American Players Theatre announced its 40th summer season, which will run June 8 to October 6, 2019. It will be followed by a ninth show playing late October through November. Two Shakespeare shows will kick off the season: “Twelfth Nigh
With “Avenue Q” going gangbusters on his main stage, L. Walter Stearns of the Mercury Theater is stuffing a full-blown, surround-sound “Pippin” inside his spiffy new cabaret-and-cocktails space, Venus, a corner of the Southport Corridor sky f
As 50 percent of the Weather Girls, Martha Wash is a platinum-selling recording artist responsible not only for the iconic disco anthem “It’s Raining Men” but also for many of the potent sounds you hear on Sylvester’s awesome "(You Make Me Fe
The U.S. airline industry — essentially an oligarchy — has come to love the word “discipline.” Abandoning its past practice of adding competitive routes and bigger planes on a whim, the likes of American and United now have figured out that i
On Friday, Red Theater Chicago announced the cast for “An Oak Tree” by Tim Crouch. Directed by Jeremy Aluma and starring Gage Wallace, a different, second actor will join the cast during each performance. Wallace will have rehearsed the play, whi
On Friday, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre announced the cast for “The Full Monty,” the first show in its new theater on Howard St. Founding artistic director Fred Anzevino will be stage director, resident music director Jeremy Ramey will be music di
I first saw Pearl Cleage’s “Flyin’ West,” a potboiler of a show set in an all-black frontier town in 1898, in Montgomery, Ala. It was 1998 and Cleage — a prolific novelist as well as a playwright — was soon to be the most produced African
Given it’s in the 30s outside, all the sudden, is it not too soon to talk about the holidays? The city on Friday announced a schedule of holiday events for Millennium Park and the surrounding area this season, beginning with the annual Christmas tr
If break dancing and bossa nova had a baby, it might look something like the style of Ephrat Asherie Dance, which performs its evening-length Chicago debut titled “Odeon” through Saturday at the Dance Center. “Odeon” is equal parts music and
On Thursday, Sideshow Theatre Company, in partnership with the Greenhouse Theater Center, announced casting for the world premiere of J. Nicole Brooks’ “ HeLa,” directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green. The production will feature Sidesh
On Thursday, Theatre at the Center announced castomg for its production of “Miracle On 34th Street: the Musical.” Director Linda Fortunato has cast Roger Mueller as Kris Kringle, Stella Rose Hoyt as Susan, Courtney Jones as Doris and Christopher
Friday “Masque Macabre”: In this immersive theater piece, the handlers of a "bad boy" entrepreneur give him one last big bash before his past catches up to him. Through Oct. 31 at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave.; 773-528-9696 and www.stra