Two new outdoor performances have been added for half-price on Hot Tix! Plus, don’t miss live streaming Goodman’s production of Ohio State Murders, this weekend only. Scroll down to get your half-price streaming tickets.

As the city officially reopened this past weekend, some Chicago theatres are presenting live, in-person events this summer and fall. At the same time, many Chicago theatres are continuing to produce virtual theatre for audiences to enjoy at home. No matter what you're comfortable with, there is a show for you!
This Weekend Only!

Live Stream

Goodman Theatre

June 17 - 20
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 2:00 p.m.

Half-Price Tickets: $12.50

Through haunting memory and lyrical monologue, Obie-Award winner Adrienne Kennedy “leads us delicately but intrepidly into an American heart of darkness” (CurtainUp). Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene (Hamilton National Tour).

When Suzanne arrives at Ohio State University in 1949 as one of a handful of Black freshmen, she discovers the “safe haven” of academia offers little sanctuary. Decades later, the accomplished writer returns to her alma mater to speak about her work—and unravels the heartbreaking truth and chilling mystery of her life lived in the shadows.

All performance times listed are in Central Daylight Time (CDT). Ohio State Murders is part of Goodman’s Live series and intended for mature audiences. Performances will be live streamed from Goodman’s historic Owen Theatre stage straight into your home­, in real time.

Half-price tickets go off sale 48 hours before each performance.
Outdoor Performance

Oil Lamp Theater at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Glenview

June 17 - July 18
Thursdays-Saturdays 8pm
Saturdays & Sundays 3pm

Half-Price Tickets: $22.50
Enjoy a romantic evening under the stars by watching the Pulitzer-winning romantic comedy Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson, “one of our most gifted playwrights” and “…a valentine to a classic romantic ideal: two lost souls finding each other a respite from loneliness” (The New York Times).

This production does NOT take place inside Oil Lamp’s usual theater, and is at Oil Lamp Theater’s outdoor summer venue for their 2021 SEASON UNDER THE STARS.
Outdoor Performance

Beverly Arts Center

June 18 - June 27
Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm
Sundays 3pm

Half-Price Tickets: $12
Join Beverly Arts Center for one of Shakespeare’s hysterical comedies! Egeon travels to Ephesus with his son Antipholus and servant, Dromio. Antipholus learns that he has a twin brother, separated from him at birth and assumed lost at sea during a shipwreck in his infanthood.

Bring your own chair or blanket - in the BAC Courtyard.
Digital Performance

The Chicago Magic Company

Saturday, June 19

Half-Price Tickets: $24.50
Experience Dennis Watkins' all-new virtual magic show designed for group and family viewing at home.

All performances will take place via Zoom and require a computer with a functioning camera and microphone to participate. After tickets are purchased, you will receive an email containing instructions and a link to access the performance.
Outdoor Concert

Music Theater Works at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie

June 18 - June 27

Ticket Price: $39 - $48
Join in for a performance filled with beloved hits from the 50s and 60s. This flashback performance features the songs made famous by iconic names like Buddy Holly, Doris Day, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, The Temptations, Elvis, and many others. This concert is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

Performances take place outdoors at North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie as part of the Out Back Summer Sessions.
Virtual Concert

American Blues Theater

Friday, June 18

Ticket Price: Pay-What-You-Can
Join award-winning American Blues Artistic Affiliate Denzel Tsopnang for an unforgettable 60 minute tribute concert to America’s 1950s/60s legends of Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, and Rock & Roll. Featuring incredible music from icon Sammy Davis Jr, “the most popular black female recording artist of the 50s” Dinah Washington, “The High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone, and much more. Don’t miss this special concert from the comforts of your own home.

The Garage’s music series features the musical talents of American Blues Theater Ensemble Members and Artistic Affiliates and will run monthly for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following every concert, stay in the virtual space to meet the artists.
Virtual Reading


Tuesday, June 22

Ticket Price: $10
Director Peter Vamvakas will direct the classic as a gender bending romp through ancient Greece. In his staging, several of the roles will be taken by actors of the opposite genders from those originally indicated by the text. The characters’ genders will not be changed, thus showing the universality of love, regardless of gender pairings of the lovers.

A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed one night only, on Tuesday, June 22 at 7 pm.

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