League of Chicago Theaters Presents Fall 2022 Productions from Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Teatro Vista and More

Chicago will continue to produce some of the country’s most exciting works this fall. Offerings from the city’s more than 250 production theaters include a wide variety of plays and musicals, as well as comedy, dance, festivals, and more.

For a complete list of Chicago productions, including a guide to fall theater, visit the League of Chicago Theaters website, ChicagoPlays.com. Additionally, many fall shows will be available at Hot Tix (HotTix.org), Chicago’s local half-price ticket service.

Here is a selection of notable works performed in Chicago this fall:

New works and adaptations include:

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents The Notebook, a world premiere musical based on the bestselling novel that inspired the iconic film. Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and Bekah Brunstetter (writer and producer for This Is Us on NBC) create a deeply moving portrait of the enduring power of love. September 6 – October 16.

Luminaire, a new immersive variety dinner show from Cabaret ZaZou makes its world debut in a vintage Spiegeltent on the 14th floor of the Cambria Hotel. Opening September 7.

Teatro Vista presents Enough to Let the Light In, a psychological thriller about love, truth and the ghosts that won’t let go. As part of Destinos, Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, from September 21 to October 23.

Bull sold drugs, got caught, and served time. After his release, he can’t wait to get back to life with his family, only to find out how far he’s come without them. Paramount Theater presents the new play Bull: a love story, from October 5 to November 20. As part of Destinos, Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.

Playwright Brett Neveu returns with The Malignant Ampersands, a very unofficial sequel to Orson Welles’ The Magnificent Ambersons, at A Red Orchid Theater October 6-November 27.

Roads, the urgent new play from the Remy Bumppo Theater Company looks through the eyes of immigrants, refugees and children in conflict with the law as they struggle to get home through an incredibly complex system designed to prevent them from entering. From October 12 to November 20 at the Theater Wit.

In 1939, two young friends huddled together in a Bronx apartment and created a legend, a hero who represents an enduring chapter in American comic book history. Discover the legacy of The Mark of Kane, from October 21 to December 4 at the City Lit Theatre.

The Gift Theater presents The Locusts, from October 20 to November 19. When a serial killer scares Ella’s small Florida hometown, she’s called from FBI headquarters in DC to come help.

American Blues Theater will produce Alma, Benjamin Benne’s new play exploring the immigrant generation and their first-generation children at the Rivendell Theater Ensemble, September 22-October 22, 2022.

Musicals include:

Kokandy Productions presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Chopin Theater from September 8 to November 6. Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th century London to exact revenge on the lustful judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.

Metropolis Performing Arts Center presents Cabaret, the legendary musical masterpiece by Kander and Ebb, from September 15 to October 22.

Experience a rooftop fiddle like no other, with all the power of the lyric opera orchestra and a production both grand and intimate in its power to bring you straight to the heart of Anatevka village. From September 17 to October 7 at the Lyric Opera in Chicago.

MadKap Productions presents Falling for Make Believe, a new musical that tells the behind-the-scenes story of lyricist Lorenz Hart, from September 9 to October 16 at the Skokie Theater.

Wicked, the untold true story of the Witches of Oz, returns to Broadway in Chicago from September 28 through December 4.

Marriott Theater presents Hello, Dolly!, a musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s hit play The Matchmaker that is brimming with humor, romance and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. Until October 16.

Enjoy the music of blues legends Big Momma Thornton, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Stevie Ray Vaughn and BB King with Black Ensemble Theater’s Blue Heaven, October 22 through November 27.

Porchlight Music Theater presents RENT, the Tony Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural phenomenon, from October 29 to November 27 at the Ruth Page Theatre.

Notable comedies include:

Creating the perfect sandwich is the shared quest of this formerly incarcerated kitchen staff in the comedy Clyde’s at the Goodman Theatre, September 10-October 9.

Mercury Theater Chicago presents Clue, October 13-January 1. Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount film that was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave cult fans and newcomers alike angered as they try to figure out… who put it. done, where and with what!

Join The HOA for wholesome entertainment that’s sure to have you laughing and giving you the heebie jeebies, September 9 through October 22 at the Factory Theater.

When two wildly different essential workers are brought together, they discover there is more than

binds them than taking out the trash, in the Northlight Theater’s quirky buddy comedy The Garbologists, through October 2.

Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr Dorothy Watson are back on the case in Miss Holmes Returns. Until October 16 at the Lifeline Theatre.

Leave your worries at the door and come laugh in the euphoria of the things we have in common, navigate relationships, switch codes and even high school on TV, with Do the Right Thing, No Worries If Not at The Second City Mainstage.

Take a peek at what’s under Barbra’s Underground Mall – Babs’ Secret Lab, in Frankenstreisand, presented by Hell in a Handbag Productions at Redline VR, September 29-October 31.

Dramatic works include:

The First Floor Theater presents Botticelli in the Fire, Jordan Tannahill’s gory queering about Renaissance Italy that questions the value of art during societal collapse, September 22-November 5 at the Den Theater.

Described as a celebration of play, ritual and coming home, What to Send Up When It Goes Down responds to the wanton loss of black lives and disrupts the discourses that allow racialized violence to pervade our lives. society. Presented by the Congo Square Theater Company at the Lookingglass Theatre, September 24-October 16.

The Drury Lane Theater presents Murder on the Orient Express, the theatrical adaptation of the famous Agatha Christie murder mystery, until October 23.

Miz Martha Washington’s most spectacularly dismal trial immerses us in the uncomfortable and gruesome ramifications of this country’s original sin, through October 9 at the Steppenwolf Theater Company.

With just 45 spectators per performance, the immersive production of Southern Gothic, Windy City Playhouse invites audiences to wander the ‘stage’ and act like a fly on the wall, overseeing all the juicy drama that unfolds. Until November 30 at Petterino.

On stage in a New York Broadway theater in the mid-1950s, tensions flirt between a black actress in the lead role and her white director in Trouble in Mind. From November 2 to December 18 at the TimeLine Theater Company.

In Court Theatre’s The Island, political prisoners from South Africa’s infamous Robben Island spend their days performing grueling prison quarry duties, while secretly rehearsing a version of Antigone at Night, from 11 November to December 4.

Other notable works include:

Chicago Children’s Theater Presents Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster From September 10 to October 16. Adapted from the beloved children’s books by Mo Willems and brought to life through mind-blowing projection, DIY cinema, music and immersive sound by Manual Cinema. Recommended from 5 years old.

Destinos: 5th Chicago International Latin Theater Festival, the city of Chicago’s annual festival that brings together and showcases Latin theater artists and companies from Chicago, the United States, and Latin America, September 14-October 16 .

From an underground utopian dance party to a cyberpunk rock opera to a seven-hour marathon of electric slides, the MCA Stage kicks off its annual Chicago Performs festival September 15-16.

Amid greater struggle and growing tensions, Kyiv City Ballet has established itself as the “voice of resistance” on the world stage, bringing light and joy in the dark to audiences around the world. For a weekend, see the magnificent classically trained dancers and support the artists who are risking everything to bring culture to their communities. September 24 and 25 at the Théâtre Auditorium.

Tiger style! powerfully tackles the immigrant experience, cultural stereotypes and what it really means to feel good and at home. From September 29 to October 30 at the Writers Theatre.

The Joffrey Ballet presents Beyond Borders, a co-ed program that celebrates the magnetic and lyrical talent of friends past and present, including Joffrey icon and co-founder Gerald Arpino, choreographer Liam Scarlett and choreographer Chanel DaSilva , from October 12 to 23 at the Opéra Lyrique.

Refuge weaves passionate and catchy original music with the charm of artistic puppetry to share a bilingual story of determination, courage and hope. Presented by Theo Ubique, from October 7 to November 13.

The largest event of its kind in the country, the 2022 IVP festival introduces Chicago audiences to some of the most exciting voices on the international theater scene. From September 12 to 28 at the Instituto Cervantes.

Recognized by audiences and critics as one of the most magnificent achievements in the history of opera, Don Carlos masterfully reveals the private turmoil of very public figures. Presented by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, November 9-25.

For a complete list of Chicago productions, visit the League of Chicago Theaters website, ChicagoPlays.com. Half-price tickets available will be listed on HotTix.org.

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Chicago Theater is the leader in the United States with more than 250 theaters across Chicagoland, comprising a rich and diverse community ranging from non-union storefront theaters to the nation’s most renowned resident theaters, including 6 that have been honored by the Regional Tony Awards. , and the nation’s largest Broadway touring organization. Chicago theaters welcome 5 million people each year and have a combined budget of more than $250 million. Chicago produces and/or presents more world premieres each year than any other city in the country. Each year, Chicago theaters send new works to resident theaters across the country, on Broadway and around the world. For more information, visit www.chicagoplays.com.

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Theater is essential to the life of a great city and its citizens. The League of Chicago Theaters is an alliance of theaters, which leverages its collective strength to support, promote and defend Chicago’s theater industry. Through our work, we ensure that theater continues to thrive in our city.

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