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
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.
The last time I saw a bona fide warm-up comedy act at a musical was back in the 1990s at the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre in Palm Beach, Fla. (“Are you ready for ‘La Cage Aux Folles'? Did you hear the one about the rabbi?") But there was Ken Davenpo
Print ain’t dead — and, at Jackalope Theatre Company, it’s coming to life. This month, the ensemble will stage its ninth annual “Living Newspaper” festival, inspired by the 1930's Living Newspapers of the Federal Theatre Project. Dramatizin
On Monday, Harold Washington College announced that it has partnered with the Joffrey Ballet to offer an Associate in Arts in Dance from City Colleges of Chicago’s Loop campus. Launching this fall, the program gives students the chance to develop t
On Monday, Theatre at the Center announced casting for its fall production of “Ghost the Musical.” Based on the romance-thriller that earned Whoopi Goldberg an Oscar, Garrett Lutz will play the titular ghost, Sam, Donica Lynn will play psychic Od
A former Weather Girl is to headline the cast of “WaistWatchers the Musical," which is coming to Chicago's Royal George Theatre this September for an open run. Martha Wash — one half of the duo who recorded the monster 1982 disco hit "It's Rainin
On Monday, Goodman Theatre announced the roster of shows for its “New Stages” fest, an annual staging of new shows from both established and emerging playwrights. Seven shows comprise this year’s lineup, including “There’s Always the Hudson
Director Ron OJ Parson’s staging of Athol Fugard’s “Blood Knot” caused a stir earlier this summer at Wisconsin’s American Players Theatre due to the casting of a white actor in the role of a light-skinned black man “passing” in aparthei
On Saturday, the dance community will gather for “Dance for Life,” a must-see annual staple on Chicago’s summer dance calendar. If you’re interested in dance, “Dance for Life” is a great all-in-one package, an opportunity to see many of t
On Monday, Marriott Theatre announced casting for its revival of “Sweet Charity,” playing this fall. Directed by Ryan T. Nelson and choreographed by Alex Sanchez, the show will feature Anne Horak as “Charity Hope Valentine,” Alex Goodrich as
Leland Legends may not have turned enough of a profit to keep its doors open the last couple of years, but the now-shuttered downtown Aurora restaurant has served up plenty of controversy lately, following Mayor Richard Irvin’s refusal to grant the
On Friday, Strawdog Theatre Company announced casting for its world premiere of “Masque Macabre,” an immersive show in which guests travel between rooms to follow stories of murder and revenge as they unfurl. The production will feature Strawdog
ConFest, the National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival, hits Chicago August 13-18. Now in its 6th year and operating under the theme of “Revolutionary Acts,” the fest will offer everything from fully-realized productions to workshop