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Theater in Chicago in May

Theater to see in Chicago in May


Whether you like a big, grand musical production or a more laid-back neighborhood theater experience, Chicago has plenty for you to see. Check out just some of the offerings coming to Chicago theaters this May and for a more robust calendar, visit Theatre in Chicago [LINK: http://www.theatreinchicago.com/comingsoonrs.php].

What: Chicago
When: May 10-15
Where:
Cadillac Palace
The Show: While it’s only here for six days, Chicago will no doubt be worth scrambling to get a ticket. Why? John O’Hurley, who you may remember from playing J. Peterman on Seinfeld, plays Billy Flynn in this rousing rendition of murder, greed and corruption in Chicago’s Roaring ’20s.

What: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window
When:
April 30 – June 5
Where:
The Goodman Theatre
The Show:
Set in Greenwich Village in 1964, the show — the final work by acclaimed A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry — centers on the title character’s apartment, a bohemian gathering place amidst a time of growing radical change.

What: Dreamgirls
 
When:
Through May 22
Where:
Porchlight Music Theatre
The Show:
The story of an up-and-coming girl group in the ’60s (long believed to be about the Supremes and made even more famous on the big screen a decade ago with Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson) featuring big musical numbers like “One Night Only” and “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

What: Reality Ever After
When:
May 8-29
Where:
Under the Gun Theatre
The Show:
Think life is all rosy in fairy tales when all is supposed to live happily ever after? Think again. This comical spoof shows what happens when favorite fairy tale characters all live together under one roof in a cramped Chicago apartment and have to deal with real life in the modern era.

What: Beauty & The Beast
When:
May 24-29
Where:
Cadillac Palace
The Show:
One for the whole family, Disney’s Beauty & The Beast lands at the Cadillac Palace for a one-week engagement. Everyone will be on their feet for “Be Our Guest,” one of the shows best numbers.

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