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Winter is right here, and together with it comes a bunch of stage productions all through Chicago which are nice causes for heading out into the chilly.

Right here’s a take a look at what’s taking part in throughout the world within the coming months:

Chicago Musical Theatre Competition: The sixth annual competition that includes new musicals: Gregory Becker’s “Marvel Lady the Musical,” Olivia Popp’s “Double Imaginative and prescient,” Ed Bryan and William Berry’s “Moby Dick — The Musical,” Kelsey Nighthawk and Matt Day’s “Paper Swords,” Lawrence Adelson, Keith Gatchel, Nicholas Davio and Chauncey Alexander Davis-Mauney’s “Billy and the Potato Powered Time Machine,” Jordan Liu and Deepak Kumar’s “Bakes! The Musical,” Karena Mendoza’s “Verve,” Brittany Handler and John Love’s “Adira,” plus staged readings of L.C. Bernadine, Kerry Cochrane and Erik Olsen’s “Is You Is” and Alex Higgin-Houser and Lucy O’Brien’s “Adventurers!” Feb. 3-23. Underscore Theatre at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway and 1133 W. Catalpa, $25; cmtf.org

“The Mousetrap”: Agatha Christie’s thriller about 4 houseguests who discover themselves trapped by a snowstorm amidst stories of a lady’s homicide; directed by Sean Graney. To Feb. 16. Court docket Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, $37.50-$84; courttheatre.org

“Roe”: Lisa Loomer’s drama appears on the coronary heart and keenness on both sides of 1973 landmark choice Roe vs. Wade; directed by Vanessa Stalling. To Feb. 23. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, $20-$70; goodmantheatre.org

“Sheepdog”: Kevin Artigue’s drama about two cops whose relationship is challenged by a police-involved capturing that roils the division; directed by Wardell Julius Clark. To Feb. 29. Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, $42; shatteredglobe.org

“Prime Ladies”: Caryl Churchill’s play debates questions on feminine empowerment, profession and household. To Feb. 22. Remy Bumppo Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, $37.75-$47.75; remybumppo.org

“Verboten”: Jason Narducy and Brett Neveu’s musical a few 1980s Chicago punk band made up of outsider teenagers with advanced residence lives; directed by Nathan Allen. To March 8. The Home Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, $30-$50; thehousetheatre.com

“How a Boy Falls”: Steven Dietz’s psychological thriller a few newly employed au pair who finds herself thrown into the center of a thriller when her younger cost goes lacking. To Feb. 29. Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, $30-$89; northlight.org

“The Boys within the Band”: In Mart Crowley’s drama, eight males collect for a birthday celebration the place all goes effectively till the host proposes a sport of fact or dare; directed by Carl Menninger. To April 19. Windy Metropolis Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park, $75-$95; windycityplayhouse.com

“Emma”: Paul Gordon’s musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel a few privileged and pampered younger girl who engages in some misguided matchmaking; directed by Barbara Gaines. To March 15. Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand, $49-$90; chicagoshakes.com

“The best way to Defend Your self”: Liliana Padilla’s play facilities round seven faculty college students who collect for a DIY self-defense workshop after a sorority sister is raped; directed by Marti Lyons. To Feb. 23. Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln; $31-$65; victorygardens.org

“Subtle Girls”: Donald McKayle’s celebration of the music of Duke Ellington; directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier and Florence Walker Harris. To March 6. Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Web page Middle for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, $39-$66; porchlightmusictheatre.org

“Wake Up, Brother Bear!”: Janet Stanford and Kathryn Chase Bryer’s interactive journey by way of the 4 seasons led by two loveable bears; directed by Jamie Abelson. To Feb. 16. Chicago Youngsters’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine, $22-$32; chicagochildrenstheatre.org

“Get Out Alive”: Nikki Lynetts autobiographical musical that shares her private psychological well being journey. Jan. 30-Feb. 2. Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted, $20; steppenwolf.org

Kimberly Bartosik/daela: A former member of Merce Cunningham Dance Firm, Bartosik’s “I starvation for you” is a mirrored image on religion and its energy to remodel the physique. Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Dance Middle of Columbia School, 1306 S. Michigan, $10-$30; dance.colum.edu

“The Cake”: In Bekah Brunstetter’s drama, a lady is conflicted when requested to make the marriage cake for 2 brides one in every of which she considers to be her goddaughter; directed by Steve Scott. Jan. 30-March 1. Buffalo Theatre Ensemble at Playhouse Theatre, McAninch Arts Middle, 425 Fawell, Glen Ellyn, $42; go to btechicago.com

“Alabaster”: Audrey Cefaly’s darkly comedian southern drama about love, artwork and the ability of girls; directed by Ann Filmer. Jan. 30-March 1. 16th Road Theater, 6420 16th, Berwyn, $18-$30; 16thstreettheater.org

“Noises Off”: Michael Frayn’s comedy follows a theater troupe because it prepares for opening evening. Jan. 30-March 14. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights, $40; metropolisarts.com

“An American in Paris”: The Tony Award-winning musical about an American GI attempting to make it as a painter in Paris options music by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Jan. 31-March 29. Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, $60-$75; drurylanetheatre.com

“The Hilary Duff Venture”: Cat McGee and Alex Benjamin’s blast-from-the-past comedy that travels again to a time when pop idols had been Disney stars and their lives had been our obsessions; directed by McGee. Jan. 31-Feb. 8. Newport Theater, 956 W. Newport, $23; todaytix.com/x/chicago/exhibits/19446-the-hilary-duff-project

Labyrinth (left to right) Elise Marie Davis, David Weiss, William Anthony Sebastian Rose II, Darren Jones and Robert Koon in a publicity image for Broken Nose Theatre’s U.S. premiere of Labyrinth. Photo by Spenser Davis/David Weiss.

Elise Marie Davis (from left), David Weiss, William Anthony Sebastian Rose II, Darren Jones and Robert Koon star in Damaged Nostril Theatre’s U.S. premiere of “Labyrinth.”
Spenser Davis/David Weiss

“Labyrinth”: Beth Metal’s drama about Wall Road bankers in 1978 who should face the true worth of chasing their fortunes; directed by Spenser Davis. Jan. 31-Feb. 29. Damaged Nostril Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, pay-what-you-can; brokennosetheatre.com

“Roan @ the Gates”: Christina Gorman’s drama a few couple who confront questions on their marriage as their private relationship collides with nationwide safety; directed by Lexi Saunders. Jan. 31-Feb. 29. American Blues Theater at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, $19-$39; americanbluestheater.com

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Present: The Irish dance/music extravaganza has grow to be a favourite of audiences world wide. Feb. 4-9. Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, $32-$90; broadwayinchicago.com

“The Second Metropolis’s Black Historical past Month Present”: For this present, the corporate pulls from iconic archival and traditional sketches and songs created by its African-American alumni; directed by Ali Barthwell. Feb. 4-March 11. UP Comedy Membership, The Second Metropolis, 230 W. North, $20; thesecondcity.com

“Stick Fly”: Lydia R. Diamond’s comedy-drama about sibling rivalries and parental expectations; directed by Ron OJ Parson. Feb. 5-March 15. Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor, Glencoe, $35-$80; writerstheatre.org

“The Fantasticks”: Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones musical a few boy, a woman and their fathers who attempt to preserve them aside; directed by Pat Murphy. Feb. 5-March 8. Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan, Lake Forest, $40, $45; citadeltheatre.org

“A Doll’s Home”: Henrik Ibsen’s traditional a few younger housewife trapped within the patriarchal world of 1870s Norway who questions what she actually desires; directed by Lauren Shouse. Feb. 6-March 22. Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, $43, $46; raventheatre.com

“Graveyard Shift”: Korde Arrington Tuttle’s drama, loosely impressed by the legacy of Sandra Bland, appears at how we navigate a world stuffed with concern; directed by Danya Taymor. Feb. 7-March 8. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, $15-$45; goodmantheatre.org

“The Princess & the Pea”: The prince is in search of a bride however will his real love, an odd younger maiden, cross the take a look at deliberate by the persnickety queen? Directed by Aaron Thielen. Feb. 7-April 19. Marriott Theatre for Younger Audiences, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, $18.23; marriotttheatre.com

“Shear Insanity”: The comedian homicide thriller a few crime dedicated above the Shear Insanity salon; directed by Warner Crocker. Feb. 7-March 29. Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport, $40-$80; mercurytheaterchicago.com

“Males Are from Mars — Girls are from Venus Stay!”: A comedy that’s a one-man fusion of theater and stand-up primarily based on the best-selling ebook. Feb. 11-23. Broadway Playhouse, Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, $69; broadwayinchicago.com

“Frindle”: An adaptation of Andrew Clements kids’s ebook a few boy who invents a brand new phrase. Opens Feb. 11; to Feb. 21. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights, $12, $14; metropolisarts.com

“The Secret of My Success”: World premiere of Michael Mahler, Alan Schmuckler, Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen’s new musical primarily based on the movie a few younger Midwesterner who strikes to New York Metropolis to start out his dream job; directed by Gordon Greenberg. Feb. 12-March 29. Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora, $36-$74; paramountaurora.com

“The Instances Are Racing”: The Joffrey Ballet presents a program of blended works: Christopher Wheeldon’s “Commedia,” Itzik Galili’s “Mono Lisa” and “The Couch, Stephanie Martinez’s “Bliss!,” Justin Peck’s “The Instances Are Racing.” Opens Feb. 12-23. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., $35+; joffrey.org

“Kill Transfer Paradise”: James Ijames’ drama about 4 younger black males, torn from the world with out warning, who uncover they’re caught in a ready room within the hereafter; directed by Wardell Julius Clark. Feb. 12-April 5. Timeline Theatre, 615 W. Wellington, $42-$57; timelinetheatre.com

“Summer time — The Donna Summer time Musical”: Colman Domingo, Roberg Cary and Des McAuff’s musical with songs by Summer time, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others tells the story of the singer who went from gospel choir to bop ground diva all the way in which breaking by way of boundaries and changing into an icon. Feb. 12-23. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, $27-$100; broadwayinchicago.com

“Titus Andronicus”: Shakespeare’s bloodiest drama explores the impression of vengeance throughout the intersections of household, energy and race; directed by Ian Damont Martin. Feb. 13-March 14. Haven Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, $35; havenchi.org

Colin Jones stars in Haven Theatre’s production of “Titus Andronicus.” Photo by Kayshla Morales

Colin Jones stars in “Haven Theatre’s manufacturing of “Titus Andronicus.”
Kayshla Morales

“Nearly Heaven: John Denver’s America”: A musical tribute and celebration of the singer-songwriter’s life and profession; directed by Linda Fortunato. Feb. 13-. Theatre on the Middle, 1040 Ridge, Munster, Ind., $42-$46; theatreatthecenter.com

“A Raisin within the Solar”: Lorainne Hansberry’s traditional drama set on Chicago’s South Facet within the 1950s follows the divergent goals and conflicts of three generations of an African American household; directed by Aaron Reese Boseman. Feb. 13-March 15. Invictus Theatre at The Buena, Pleasure Arts Middle, 4147 N. Broadway, $25; invictustheatreco.com

“Lipstick Lobotomy”: In Krista Knight’s play, John F. Kennedy’s little sister, Rosemary Kennedy, and the playwright’s nice aunt Ginny develop a friendship at an unique high-end sanitarium for ladies within the fall of 1941; directed by Kate Hendrickson. Feb. 13-March 21. Entice Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland, $20, $25; trapdoortheatre.com

“Final Night time in Karaoke City”: Mike Beyer and Kirk Pynchon’s comedy set in one in every of Cleveland’s oldest karaoke bars which will have to shut its doorways when the brand new proprietor pronounces he desires to alter it right into a cider bar; directed by Kim Boler. Feb.14-March 28. The Manufacturing unit Theater, 1623 W. Howard, $10-$25; thefactorytheater.com

“Mlima’s Story”: Lynn Nottage’s drama is the story of a powerful elephant trapped within the clandestine worldwide ivory market; directed by Jerrell L. Henderson. Feb. 15-March 21. Griffin Theatre at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, $38; griffintheatre.com

Elizabeth Birnkrant (from left), Ashley Neal and Amanda Fink star in “Plano” at First Floor Theater.

Elizabeth Birnkrant (from left), Ashley Neal and Amanda Fink star in “Plano” at First Flooring Theater.
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“Plano”: Will Arbery’s disturbing comedy about three sisters stricken with a collection of unusual plagues; directed by Audrey Francis. Feb. 1-March 28. First Flooring Theater at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted, $25-$35; firstfloortheater.com

“The Layover”: Leslye Headland’s play about two strangers who uncover issues about themselves and one another that upends their lives; directed by Drew Shirley. Feb. 20-March 22. The Comrades at Greenhouse Theater Middle, 2257 N. Lincoln, $15-$20; the-comrades.com

“Dex & Abby”: Allan Baker’s comedy about two males who fall in love however what occurs if their pets — canines Dex and Abby — don’t get alongside; directed by Daniel Washelesky. Feb. 20-March 29. Pleasure Arts Middle, The Broadway, 4139 N. Broadway, $30, $40; pridefilmandplays.com

“Charley’s Aunt”: Brandon Thomas’ comedy about two males, Jack and Charley, who provide you with a singular plan for chaperone when their girl pals come to go to; directed by Jack Dugan Carpenter. Feb. 21-March 15. Saint Sebastian Gamers at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, $25; saintsebastianplayers.org

Similar Planet Efficiency Venture: Joanna Learn’s “Unhealthy Bunny” is bodily mediation on the that means of consent; Ivy Baldwin’s “Ammonite” focuses on issues concerning the destruction of the pure world. Feb. 21-22. Dance Middle of Columbia School, 1306 S. Michigan, $10-$30; dance.colum.edu

Joanna Read’s “Bad Bunny” will be performed at the Dance Center of Columbia Colleges by Same Planet Performance Project.

Joanna Learn’s “Unhealthy Bunny” will probably be carried out on the Dance Middle of Columbia Faculties by Similar Planet Efficiency Venture.
Vin Reed

“Legends”: A present that pays homage to these whose contributions to society have made the world a greater place and features a particular tribute to Dick Gregory; written and directed by Jackie Taylor. Feb. 22-April 12. Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark, $55, $65; blackensemble.org

New Faces Sing Broadway: Porchlight Music Theatre presents a efficiency of songs from the present Broadway season together with “Hadestown,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Jagged Little Tablet,” “TINA – The Tina Turner Musical” and extra. Feb. 24 at House, 1245 Chicago, Evanston, $37. Feb. 25 at The Arts Membership of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, $60; porchlightmusictheatre.org

“Hedda Gabler: A Play with Music”: In Jacqueline Stone’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s traditional, previous and current collide, fashionable music and classical textual content intersect, in a reinvention of the drama; directed by Stone. Feb. 25-March 29. TUTA Theatre at Strawdog Theatre, $25-$40; tutatheatre.org

Robert Dubac’s “Book of Moron” plays the Broadway Playhouse Feb. 25-March 1.

Robert Dubac’s “E book of Moron” performs the Broadway Playhouse Feb. 25-March 1.
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“The E book of Moron”: Robert Dubac’s latest work is a satirical assault on idiocracy that pulls him right into a weird metaphysical universe of goofy crucial thought in the hunt for the larger image. Feb. 25-March 1. Broadway Playhouse, Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, $69; broadwayinchicago.com

“An Iliad”: Timothy Edward Kane reprises his position of The Poet in Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation that brings the epic poem to life in a brand new manner; directed by Charles Newell. The staging combines promenade-style parts all through the Oriental Institute in addition to a seated space. in Feb. 26-March 22. Court docket Theatre on the Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th, Bought out; courttheatre.org

“I Am Not Your Good Mexican Daughter”: Isaac Gomez’s adaptation of Erika L. Sanchez’s novel a few Chicago highschool scholar navigating her goals of changing into a author whereas additionally coping with her sister’s demise. Feb. 26-March 21. Steppenwolf for Younger Audiences at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, $15, $20; steppenwolf.org

“Her Honor Jane Byrne”: J. Nicole Brooks’ play concerning the time in 1981 when Chicago’s first girl mayor moved into the Cabrini-Inexperienced housing undertaking. Feb. 26-April 12. Lookingglass Theatre, Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, $45-$85; lookingglasstheatre.org

“Day of Absence”: Douglas Turner Ward’s 1965 satirical fantasy about what occurs when a southern city is confronted with the sudden and inexplicable disappearance of all its black residents; directed by Anthony Irons. Feb. 27-March 22. Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, $35; congosquaretheatre.org

“The Pillowman”: Martin McDonagh’s darkish drama set in an interrogation room in an unnamed totalitarian dictatorship the place a author is being questioned by two detectives. Feb. 27-March 29. The Present Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, $40-$50; thegifttheatre.org

“Middletown”: Dan Clancy’s new play follows the story of two {couples} who endure the curler coaster of life collectively. Stars Sandy Duncan, Donny Most (“Completely satisfied Days”), Adrian Zmed (“T.J. Hooker”) and multi-Jeff Award winner Kate Buddeke. Feb. 27-March 22. Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln, $65; apollochicago.com

“13 Days”: Brian Pastor’s adaptation of Robert F. Kennedy’s memoir of the Cuban Missile Disaster; directed by Pastor. Feb. 28-April 12. Metropolis Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, $32; citylit.org

“Right here Lies Henry”: Daniel MacIvor’s drama a few man who grapples together with his selections and failures in a scramble to make sense of his life earlier than it’s too late; directed by Elana Elyce. Feb. 28-March 28. Interrobang Theatre Venture at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge, $32; interrobangtheatreproject.org

“Pink Kite, Brown Field”: A theater expertise that leads kids on the autism spectrum on an imaginative journey the place easy cardboard bins rework right into a magical world. Feb.28-March 21. Chicago Youngsters’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine, $10; chicagochildrenstheatre.org

“Mrs. Warren’s Occupation”: Melanie Spewock’s new tackle George Bernard Shaw’s drama a few girl who should defend her previous to her daughter; directed by Michael D. Graham. Feb. 28-March 29. Promethean Theatre at Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, $30; prometheantheatre.org

Trinity Irish Dance Firm: The Chicago-based firm presents three world premieres: Michelle Dorrance and Melinda Sullivan’s “American Site visitors,” Mark Howard and Chelsea Hoy’s “Residence” and Colin Dunne’s “Pay attention” plus works from the corporate’s repertoire. Feb. 29. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., $35-$78; auditoriumtheatre.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Among the many works carried out are Jamar Roberts’ “Ode,” Aszure Barton’s “Busk,” Darrell Grand Moultrie’s “Ounce of Religion,” Donald Byrd’s “Greenwood, Ronald Ok. Brown’s “The Name” plus the opposite works from the corporate’s repertoire together with “Revelations.” March 4-8. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., $35-$120; auditoriumtheatre.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Jamar Roberts’ “Ode.”

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Jamar Roberts’ “Ode.”
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“What the Structure Means to Me”: Heidi Schreck’s play breathes new life into the U.S. Structure and imagines the way it will form the subsequent era of American girls; directed by Oliver Butler. March 4-April 12. Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, $30-$85; broadwayinchicago.com

“Metal Magnolias”: Robert Harling’s comedy-drama set in a Louisiana magnificence store the place six girls develop friendships and are available to rely on one another. March 6-22. Brightside Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Corridor, North Central School, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville, $25-$30; brightsidetheatre.com

“Hundred Days”: The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher’s musical about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as when you solely had 100 days to dwell; directed by Fortunate Stiff. March 6-April 12. Kokandy Productions at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, $40; kokandyproducitions.com

“Teenage Dick”: Mike Lew’s new play about notion, incapacity and the lengths we’re prepared to go to rise above our station in life; directed by Brian Balcom. March 6-April 19. Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, $30-$42; theaterwit.org

“Within the Subsequent Room (or the vibrator play)”: Sarah Ruhl’s play, set in 1880s New York, a few girl whose physician husband creates a singular piece of equipment to alleviate the prognosis often known as “feminine hysteria.” March 6-April 5. Idle Muse Theatre at The Edge Off Broadway Theatre, 1133 W. Catalpa, $20; idlemuse.org

“Gray Gardens”: Doug Wright, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie’s musical tells the true story of Large Edie and Little Edie Bouvier, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who went from Lengthy Island society to East Hampton’s most infamous recluses; directed by Fred Anzevino. March 6,-April 26. Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, 721 Howard, Evanston, $34-$59; theo-u.com

“Disney’s Frozen Jr.”: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez and Jennifer Lee’s musical about two sisters who uncover their hidden potential. March 7-March 15. Brightside Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Corridor, North Central School, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville, $10-$15; brightsidetheatre.com

“College Ladies; Or, the African Imply Ladies Play”: Jocelyn Bioh’s comedy about the preferred lady at a Ghana boarding faculty who units her sights on the Miss Universe pageant however a brand new scholar will get in her manner; directed by Lili-Anne Brown. March 7-April 12. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, $20-$70; goodmantheatre.org

“Hit Her With the Skates”: Christine Rea and Rick Briskin’s new musical about life, love and the curler rink starring “American Idol” couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Younger; directed by Brenda Didier. March 10-open run. Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, $40-$79; hitherwiththeskaes.com

“The Girl from the Sea”: Henrik Ibsen’s drama a few lighthouse keeper’s daughter who should select between her landlocked marriage and the attract of the ocean; directed by Shana Cooper. March 12-April 12. Court docket Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, $$37.50-$84; courttheatre.org

“Intimate Attire”: Lynn Nottage’s play a few black seamstress who turns to her stitching machine to rebuild her life and refashion her future; directed by Tasia A. Jones. March 12-April 19. Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, $30-$89; northlight.org

Hubbard Road Dance Chicago: Performing Ohad Naharin’s “Decadance/Chicago,” which options excepts from “Sadeh21,” “Naharin’s Virus” and “Minus 16.” March 12-15. Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, $25-$110; hubbardstreetdance.com

Qudus Onikeku in “Spirit Child.” | Marie Koehler Photo

Qudus Onikeku in “Spirit Baby.”
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Qudus Onikeku: In “Spirit Baby,” the Nigerian choreographer/dancer creates a imaginative and prescient of the transition between the enchanted world of goals and spirits and the world of the residing. March 13-14. Dance Middle of Columbia School, 1306 S. Michigan, $10-$30; dance.colum.edu

“My Pricey Hussein”: World premiere of Nahal Navidar’s surreal story of a four-year-old Iranian lady set amidst the carnage of the Iran-Iraq Warfare of the 1980s; directed by Tlaloc Rivas. March 17-April 19. Silk Street Rising and Momentary Theatre at 77 W. Washington, $38; silkroadrising.org

“The Final Match”: Set on the earth of tennis, Anna Ziegler’s play is a montage exploring household, the sacrifices we made for fulfillment and the legacy we depart behind. March 18-June 7. Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor, Glencoe, $35-$80; writerstheatre.org

American Ballet Theatre: Performing Natalia Makarova’s restaging of Act II of Marius Petipa’s traditional ballet, “La Bayadere,” Antony Tudor’s “Jardin aux Lilas” and Twyla Tharp’s “Duece Coupe.” March 19-22. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., $50-$130; auditoriumtheatre.org

“Henry V”: Shakespeare’s drama stars Brenda Barrie as Henry V; directed by Nathan Allen. March 19-Might 10. The Home Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, $20-$50; thehousetheatre.com

“Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”: The musical comedy tailored from the film about three drag queens who embark on an journey throughout the Australian Outback; directed by L. Walter Stearns. March 20-June 28. Venus Cabaret Theater, Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport, $65; mercurytheaterchicago.com

“My Truthful Girl”: Lincoln Middle Theater’s critically acclaimed manufacturing of Lerner and Loewe’s traditional musical; directed by Bartlett Sher. March 24-April 12. Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, $27-$98; broadwayinchicago.com

Shereen Ahmed stars as Eliza Doolittle in The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Lady.” | Copyright Joan Marcus

Shereen Ahmed stars as Eliza Doolittle in The Lincoln Middle Theater Manufacturing of Lerner & Loewe’s “My Truthful Girl.”
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“Kiss Me, Kate”: Passions run excessive as a number one girl and her ex-husband battle onstage and off in a manufacturing of “The Taming of the Shrew;” directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller. March 25-Might 17. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, $55-$60; marriotttheatre.com

“Dhaba on Devon Avenue”: Madhuri Shekar’s play a few household who fights to avoid wasting their Devon Avenue restaurant; directed by Chay Yew. March 27-April 26. Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln; $31-$65; victorygardens.org

“Molly Sweeney”: Brian Friel’s drama a few visually impaired girl who agrees to a process that may restore her sight however is it she who advantages most or is it her formidable partner or her physician’s profession; directed by Robert Falls. March 27-April 26. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, $15-$50; goodmantheatre.org

“Me…Jane — The Desires & Adventures of a Younger Jane Goodall”: Andy Mitton, Patrick McDonnell and Aaron Posner’s musical primarily based on the dwell of conservationist and animal activist Dr. Jane Goodall; directed by Ericka Mac. March 31-April 26. Chicago Youngsters’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine, $10; chicagochildrenstheatre.org



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