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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It has been 16 years since “Shockheaded Peter,” the cultish British “junk opera” created by the Improbable Theatre and the Tiger Lillies, was first seen at the Athenaeum Theatre. Last time, the show featured most of the brilliant original cas
“Everybody needs something impossible to hope for” sounds like an inspirational sentiment you’d find embroidered on a throw pillow. But cozy domesticity and its accouterments have little to do with the business of show, particularly in the hand
The Australian Ballet announced Monday that it has partnered with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago to develop a new ballet based on Leo Tolstoy's famously passionate "Anna Karenina." The partnership will team the Russian composer Ilya Demutsky, who has
“I suppose I gotta marry somebody,” says the sardonic Young Woman of Sophie Treadwell’s “Machinal,” sounding like she’s acquiescing to a death sentence. “All girls do.” The office-bound, mostly impecunious heroine of this fabulously d
A Red Orchid Theatre announced a new associate artistic director, development director and audience services manager Friday. Ensemble member Shade Murray will serve as the theater's first associate artistic director in the company’s 24-year history
A 21-year-old magician from Kentucky once found himself at the legendary Magic Castle in Los Angeles, where a man named Eugene Burger was performing. The visiting illusionist was inexperienced but he'd already made an appearance on “The Tonight Sho
Wednesday’s heavy summer rain left the Chicago sidewalks steaming as guests filed into the new Defibrillator Gallery space in Noble Square, just a few blocks southwest of the gallery’s longtime home on Milwaukee Avenue. It was one of those rains
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion," tweeted the 44th president of the United States in the aftermath of white nationalists marching their hate through Charlottesville, Va. The e
“I was pretty much the first comic to play this club,” comedian Emo Philips said early on in his playful and loose hourlong set Wednesday night at Zanies in Chicago. That’s no joke. Philips — who was born in Chicago as Phil Soltanec and grew
"Aladdin" ✭✭✭ "Aladdin," the most frenetic and cartoonish of Disney's screen-to-stage musicals, officially opened its first national tour in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. And Adam Jacobs, his gleaming white teeth, his charming costar
Summer has brought several hits — and extensions — to the Chicago theater, allowing you still to catch some fine artistic experiences before the cares of the fall intrude. Steep Theatre's summer production of Cordelia Lynn's "Lela & Co." was supp
The Neo-Futurists’ 2017-18 season will include three world premieres by Kirsten Riiber, Trevor Dawkins and Lily Mooney, the company announced Wednesday. The first Prime Time production will be Riiber’s “Tangles and Plaques” (Oct. 12-Nov. 18),