Chicago Theatre Week offers discounted tickets starting Tuesday
A farce about a bumbling aristocrat and his unflappable gentleman's gentleman, a contemporary drama about marriage equality and acceptance, a new psychological thriller about a missing boy and the revival of George and Ira Gershwin's Paris-set tuner are among the suburban productions available at a discount for next month's Chicago Theatre Week.
Tickets for the eighth annual event, co-sponsored by The League of Chicago Theatres and Choose Chicago, go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at chicagotheatreweek.com. More than 100 productions at dozens of city and suburban venues are included for productions between Feb. 13 and 23.
At $30, $15 and less, tickets are priced to entice newcomers to the theaters and encourage regular patrons to check out ensembles they're unfamiliar with without putting too big a dent in their wallets.
Here's a list of some suburban offerings for Chicago Theatre Week 2020:
• "Cake," Bekah Brunstetter's dramedy about a baker asked to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, at Buffalo Theatre Ensemble in Glen Ellyn. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org.
• "The Fantasticks," the musical fable about young lovers burned and burnished by the sun, at Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest. (847) 735-8554 or citadeltheatre.org.
• "An American in Paris," the Gershwin musical featuring such classics as "S'Wonderful," at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. (630) 530-0111 or drurylanetheatre.com.
• "Jeeves Saves the Day," a farcical romp based on P.G. Wodehouse's stories about the misadventures of bumbling aristocrat Bertie and his capable butler Jeeves, at First Folio Theatre in Oak Brook. (630) 986-8067 or firstfolio.org.
• "Grease," the 1950s-set tuner about a high school romance, at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. (847) 634-0200 or marriotttheatre.com.
• "Noises Off," Michael Frayn's backstage comedy about a hapless theater company touring England's provinces in a second-rate sex farce, at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com.
• "How A Boy Falls," a new thriller by Steven Dietz about an au pair whose young charge disappears, at Northlight Theatre in Skokie. (847) 673-6300 or northlight.org.
• "Stick Fly," Lydia R. Diamond's drama about secrets and sibling rivalries that surface during a family getaway, at Writers Theatre in Glencoe. (847) 242-6000 or writerstheatre.org.
Participating Chicago theaters include American Blues, Goodman, House, Lifeline, Porchlight, Raven, redtwist, Remy Bumppo, Shattered Globe, Steep, Steppenwolf, Theater Wit, TimeLine and Windy City among others.
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Chicago Theatre Week
When: Feb. 13-23
Where: At theaters and arts venues throughout the suburbs and Chicago
Tickets: On sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14. Tickets are $30, $15 or less.