A Diverse Selection of Must-See Shows in Chicago!

Mahalia Jackson: Moving Through The Light: Robin DaSilva, Cynthia Carter

Black Ensemble Theater opens its 2019 Season (Legends and Lessons) with Mahalia Jackson: Moving Through The Light, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor. Cast lead by Robin DaSilva as Mahalia Jackson

Now – April 14, 2019

Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center
4450 N. Clark Street Chicago
(773) 769-4451

How far would you go to get your child into college? A new contemporary satire called Admissions, about White Liberals who were forced to defend their White Privilege couldn’t be any better timing with what’s happening in today’s world.

Midwest premiere of Admissions, Harmon’s hilarious and scathing family drama, sure to press audience members’ buttons as it tackles hallowed, yet thorny, contemporary issues, skewering them with Harmon’s signature humor and satiric wit.

March 21-May 12, 2019

1229 N. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL
(773) 975-8150.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963: (right, from left) Jeremiah Ruwe plays Kenny, Jillian-Giselle plays Joetta and Stephen Allen Jr. plays Byron in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s new adaptation of the Newbery-winning book by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Chicago Children’s Theatre’s 13th season finale is the world premiere of The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, a civil rights era family drama based on the Newbery-winning young adult novel by Christopher Paul Curtis about the 1963 Birmingham church bombing.

March 26- April 28, 2019

100 S. Racine Ave. Chicago
(312) 374-8835

Moby-Dick: by Joe Mazza 1

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) caps its 2018/2019 season with the Chicago premiere of “Moby-Dick,” an epic adaptation of Herman Melville’s 1851 classic “Moby-Dick; or, The Whale” at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph Street) Thursday, April 25 and Sunday, April 28. The production is co-produced by Utah Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, San Jose Opera, and Gran Teatre del Liceu.

April 25 and April 28, 2019

Purchase Tickets @ the Chicago Opera Theater

Harris Theatre for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph Street
(312) 704-8420.

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