Category Archives: Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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War, romance, comedy, betrayal, and music all go hand in hand as Cornwall, England-based artist collective Kneehigh brings one of the greatest and most influential love stories of all time to life in Tristan & Yseult, making its Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut on March 30, 2014! The intense, but often melodic and humorous play tells…

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Get-rich-quick schemes, enterprising American ambition, spirited musical numbers—the latest production from Chicago Shakespeare Theater has all of that in store and more! Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin is bringing yet another great show your way with Road Show, a musical that trails two brothers through a journey that is full of surprises. Whether you’re an…

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Let Chicago Shakespeare take you into a dream world filled with some of Shakespeare’s most memorable, comedic characters with their telling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! This 75-minute, Short Shakespeare! version will have you walking out giggling. The play is set in a magical forest where lovers have to deal with the antics of mischievous…

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Before Dance Moms, before Toddlers and Tiaras, there was Momma Rose. This winter, come watch as the original stage mother, Rose Hovick, urges Baby Louise and Baby June on to stardom from just barely offstage (and often onstage) in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s rendition of critically acclaimed musical Gypsy. From February 6 to March 23,…

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Dinner and a show—it’s the perfect way to spend an evening! You get a bit of culture; you get to enjoy some fine dining—what more could you want from a night out? Many people might imagine such an experience to be outside of their budget, but when you visit Navy Pier, not only can you…

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Theater is an experience more than watching actors on a stage as a spectator in the audience; it’s a place where you can feel like part of a tale! Theater is magical and imaginative and right here in Chicago! Join us this year for a magical experience at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater! Chicago Shakespeare Theater…

Shrek The Musical | CST

“I’m in love, (ooooh) I’m a believer, I couldn’t leave her if I tried … ” Name that movie tune! Need a hint? Big, green, swamp-living, funky-eared …  we’re talking about Shrek, of course! And if you hadn’t heard, he’s coming to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater this July! That’s right! Everybody’s favorite grouchy ogre is…

Inner Voices | CST

Sometimes the division between dreams and reality isn’t so clear-cut. If you’re Alberto Saporito, the title character of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s new play, Inner Voices, the division hardly exists at all. And that’s a pretty scary thing. Travel back in time with us and witness a man’s vivid dreams quickly turned into reality with Inner…

Henry VIII | CST

Stateroom pageants. Backroom politics. A day in the life at the court of King Henry VIII. That’s right, Henry VIII, one of the last plays Shakespeare ever wrote, is finally coming to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater stage! When can you catch it? Try April 30-June 16. Under the brilliant direction of Barbara Gaines, Henry VIII…

Othello: The Remix | CST

When it comes to understanding a piece of difficult writing, sometimes putting it into your own words is the best method. That’s exactly what the exciting, young directing and composing duo, GQ and JQ, decided to do with Shakespeare. They take the dazzling work of the most well-known author in history and remake his plays…