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 Tilikum Thursday. July 5 | 6:30 PM | Tickets: $15.00 | 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 21, 2018 to support the League in our mission to sustain a thriving theatre industry.
“Are you kidding? Nobody will give me a platform. It’s hilarious,” Kathy Griffin says, in a way that makes it clear that it’s both hilarious and decidedly not hilarious at the same time. We’re on the phone, and I have just asked the comedia
On Tuesday, Black Button Eyes Productions announced casting for its world premiere of “Nightmares and Nightcaps: the Stories of John Collier,” written and directed by the company’s artistic director, Ed Rutherford. British expatriate John Colli
David Sedaris, whose acid-tongued memoirs of family life have made him a favorite of just about everyone, will be swooping into the Paramount Theatre on November 20 to read from his newest book, “Calypso.” The humorist is the author of previous b
On Tuesday, Teatro Vista announced the lineup for its 2018-19 season, including the world premiere of “The Abuelas,” a sequel to 2017-18’s “The Madres.” First will be “American Jornalero” by Ed Cardona, Jr., which will also be the compa
A new biographical, musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson, is headed to Broadway, with arrival expected in 2020. The playwright Lynn Nottage, who has two Pulitzer Prizes, will write the book. Christopher Wheeldon, who directed and choreogra
One of Chicago’s most essential one-man shows is going on a three-city tour. “Twisted Melodies,” written and performed by south side-native Kevin Roston, Jr. and originally produced by Congo Square Theatre, is slated to travel in spring 2019. T
On Monday, Griffin Theatre Company announced casting for the Chicago premiere of “The Harvest,” a drama by Samuel D. Hunter that follows a group of religious neophytes as they plan a mission trip. Directed by Jonathan Berry, the production will w
Ensemble Espanol ends each season — of which there have now been 42 — with “Flamenco Passion,” the main attraction of the annual American Spanish Dance & Music Festival at Skokie’s North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. This year, the
Here’s something no one anticipated when the Harris Theater for Music and Dance was built in 2003: it would begin to function as a neighborhood venue. Here’s something I never anticipated: The World’s Greatest Newspaper would be part of its nei
Jacob Harvey, artistic director of the Greenhouse Theater Center since 2016, is exiting the position, effective on Friday. William Spatz, who owns the producing and presenting operation, located at 2357 N. Lincoln Ave. in the former home of the Victo
At one point in Monty Cole’s uber-contemporary “Hamlet” — at the Gift Theatre in Jefferson Park — the title character turns his back on the audience, picks up a can of red spray paint and goes to work like a graffiti artist: “Your silence
On Wednesday, Victory Gardens Theater announced the lineup for this year’s Ignition Festival of New Plays, which marks the series’ tenth anniversary. The fest’s six featured plays will be presented as readings, with direction by artists from Ch