Chicago theater openings/closings this week


show openings

Anna, in the Darkness: The Basement

Dream Theatre

Bastards of Young Tympanic Theatre

Calls to Blood The New Colony

Cats Cadillac Palace Theatre

Dooby Dooby Moo Lifeline Theatre

Everyone’s Favorite Lobster Gorilla Tango Theatre

The Flaming Dames in Vamp II New Millenium Theatre

Heroes Remy Bumppo Theatre

The House on Mango Street Steppenwolf Theatre

The Last Unicorn Promethean Theatre

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Filament Theatre Ensemble

The Man Who Was Thursday New Leaf Theatre

Mrs. Gruber’s Ding Song School Gorilla Tango Theatre

Plans 1 Through 8 from Outer Space New Millenium Theatre

Rachel Corn and the Secret Society Corn Productions

You Can’t Take It with You Village Players Performing Arts Center



show closings

Ah, Wilderness! Loyola University Chicago Theatre

Bad Touch and the Deep End Annoyance Theatre 

Dirty Talking Amish Gorilla Tango Theatre

Dracula Oak Park Festival Theatre

The History Boys – Timeline Theatre 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Court Theatre

The Night SeasonVitalist Theatre

Rent Big Noise Theatre

Sleeping Beauty Big Noise Theatre

Stripped: An Unplugged Evening with Marilyn’s Dress Gorilla Tango Theatre

Theater Thursday: New Colony’s “Tupperware: An American Musical Fable”

Thursday, July 30

Tupperware: An American Musical Fable

The New Colony at LaCosta Theatre, 3931 N. Elston, Chicago

Tupperware-No-BG Come to La Costa before the show for delicious and still-fresh leftovers, lemonade, and Gertie Minor’s Famous Peach Dump. Stay for The New Colony‘s world-premiere season closer Tupperware: An American Musical Fable. Participate in a Q&A with the cast and director. Dolores, a young widow in 1950 longing for her independence, is disrupted from her plans to move from Florida when opportunity knocks at her front door. Literally. Suddenly, Dolores finds herself selling a few hours of independence to the women on her cul de sac in the form of Tupperware. As her success spirals out of control, it gives birth to heated neighborhood politics, the loss of her own freedom to the empire she is helping build, and a movement that changed the face of the American dinner table forever.
Event begins at 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m.
For reservations call 1.800.838.3006 or buy online at

Theater Thursdays: The New Colony’s "Frat"

Thursday, March 12


The New Colony at Dank Haus

4740 N. Western Ave., Chicago

fratphotoJoin The New Colony for a pre-show reception with food and drinks and stay afterwards for a post-show discussion with a focus on the show as a new work, the true-story roots of the play, and developing new theater experiences for audiences. Based on true stories from Southern fraternities, the play tells the story of four pledges and the brothers who will shape their future. Told in a promenade-style performance, the audience is taken through the pledges’ journey, experiencing the startling rituals, spontaneous humor and life-long decisions they are forced to make.
Event begins at 7 p.m.

Show begins at 7:30 p.m.
For reservations call 800.838.3006 and mention “Theater Thursdays.”

"Frat" at The New Colony

Much more info on The New Colony after the fold.


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