16 Chicago theater shows to see in July

Cirque du Soleil, new Broadway musicals and an excavation of Chicago’s Latinx nightlife are among the month’s must-see shows

Photograph: Laurence LabatCirque du Soleil’s Luzia

A new visiting show from Cirque du Soleil, a pair of recent Broadway hits on tour and a highly acclaimed piece by Taylor Mac at Steppenwolf are among this month’s onstage highlights. But don’t miss an encore run of Sandra Delgado’s lovely piece of Chicago history at the Goodman, or Definition Theatre Company’s high-profile get of a provocative Branden Jacobs-Jenkins joint. They’re all part of more than a dozen plays that should be on your radar in July.