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Chicago theater shows to see this summer

Mark your calendar for these 24 summer highlights on Chicago theaters' stages

Ana Villafañe and Josh Segarra of On Your Feet!; Zeke Sulkes and Lindsey Gavel in All Our Tragic; Andrew Goetten and Ethan Warren in Love and Human Remains; the cast of Pippin

Theater in Chicago can slow down a bit in the summer, amid all the music fests, street fairs, ballgames and beach time—and after a winter that seems unwilling to let go (is it warm yet?!), outdoor time—and outdoor drinking—are very necessary. But with more than 200 producing companies in and around the city, there are still plenty of good reasons to spend a few hours in a dark theater—or to see a show under the stars. Here you'll find our guide to 24 promising plays, musicals and theater festivals to keep your eye on this summer.

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