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What to see at Chicago Theater Week 2019

The annual celebration of Chicago theater puts a spotlight on new stages
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody
By Alex Huntsberger |

Chicago Theatre Week aims to do for theater what Restaurant Week does for dining—driving traffic and tourism to the city’s stages with discounted tickets, special events and travel deals. Browse through our best bets here and check ticket availability at

What is Chicago Theatre Week?

More than 100 participating productions at venues from Steppenwolf to the Second City, from the downtown Theater District to the suburbs and everywhere in between, will offer tickets at discounted price points of $15 or $30 (or less!) during the promotion. Tickets are on sale now.

When is Chicago Theatre Week?

Chicago Theatre Week is February 7–17, 2019.

Critic's picks for Theater Week 2019

The Second City's 107th MainStage Revue Cast
Photograph: Todd Rosenberg Photography

Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo

icon-location-pin The Second City, Lincoln Park

Second City’s 107th mainstage revue takes on the horrifying, exhilarating, entirely overwhelming experience of being alive in 2019. Featuring Second City cast members Ryan Asher, Tyler Davis, Jeffrey Murdoch, Emma Pope, Nate Varrone and Kimberly Michelle Vaughn, laughs are algorithmically guaranteed to ensue.

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