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The Auditorium Theatre’s 2018–2019 season has much to offer dance lovers
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The Auditorium Theatre’s 2018–2019 season has much to offer dance lovers

Dance fans, take note

Here are the nominations for the 2018 Non-Equity Jeff Awards
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Here are the nominations for the 2018 Non-Equity Jeff Awards

Griffin Theatre Company’s Ragtime leads the pack

Musical theater in Chicago
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Musical theater in Chicago

From tours to local tuners, see what's playing now and in coming weeks

Cheap Chicago theater tickets and seven ways to get them
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Cheap Chicago theater tickets and seven ways to get them

There’s no shortage of great Chicago plays and musicals to see any day of the year—but sometimes there might be a shortage in your wallet. Traditionally, most theaters in Chicago (including Broadway in Chicago) have offered incentives for full-season subscriptions. But anecdotally at least, subscription bases are on the wane, as younger audiences want more flexibility and less commitment. And seasonal subscriptions do no good for visitors to the city. So what to do if you want a deal? Here are seven excellent avenues to seeing Chicago theater on the cheap. RECOMMENDED: Where to see Chicago theater in the Loop

The Chicago Magic Lounge provides a new home for old tricks
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The Chicago Magic Lounge provides a new home for old tricks

The new theater in Andersonville hopes to be a hub for the city’s revitalized sleight-of-hand scene.

Latest theater reviews

The Displaced

The Displaced

Don’t bet on a good night’s sleep after seeing this Pilsen-set ghost story.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

This monumental modern classic receives a jaw-dropping production.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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Bull in a China Shop

Bull in a China Shop

A murderers' row of acting talent slays this story of two pioneering queer feminists

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story

This surface-level bio is more interested in musical fan service than actual insights, but the music, and its star, are top of the line

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Macbeth

Macbeth

Stage magic and surprising laughs combine to make a spooky, memorable Scottish Play

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Hamilton

Hamilton

Nobody’s throwing away their shot in this top-shelf Chicago staging of the most talked-about new musical in years

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story

This surface-level bio is more interested in musical fan service than actual insights, but the music, and its star, are top of the line

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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5 out of 5 stars
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Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre

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Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
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Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

The Den Theatre

The Den Theatre

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5 out of 5 stars
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Greenhouse Theater Center

Greenhouse Theater Center

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4 out of 5 stars
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Theater Wit

Theater Wit

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5 out of 5 stars
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