Spotlight: Multitalented Klea Blackhurst headlines Drury Lane's cabaret room

  • Klea Blackhurst headlines Drury Lane's cabaret room this weekend.

    Klea Blackhurst headlines Drury Lane's cabaret room this weekend.

 
 
Posted2/11/2020 6:00 AM

Drury Lane cabaret

Actress/singer/comedienne Klea Blackhurst, who's known for her acclaimed tribute to Ethel Merman and who starred as the titular housekeeper in Drury Lane Theatre's 2016 premiere of the musical "Hazel" and as Mama Rose in its 2012 revival of "Gypsy," headlines Drury Lane's cabaret room. Blackhurst celebrates love with romantic Broadway classics as well as some contemporary tunes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, at the Drury Lane Cabaret Room, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. $75-$85. (630) 530-0111 or drurylane.com.

Elizabeth Birnkrant, left, Ashley Neal and Amanda Fink appear in First Floor Theater's Chicago premiere of "Plano" at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre.
Elizabeth Birnkrant, left, Ashley Neal and Amanda Fink appear in First Floor Theater's Chicago premiere of "Plano" at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre. - Courtesy of Ian McLaren Photography
LookOut at Steppenwolf

First Floor Theater presents the Chicago premiere of "Plano," by Will Arbery as part of Steppenwolf Theatre's LookOut Series. Steppenwolf ensemble member Audrey Francis directs the surreal comedy about three sisters and their relationships with the men in their lives.

Previews at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, and 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 18-19, at 1700 N. Halsted St., Chicago. The show opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. $10-$35. (312) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org.

Deveon Bromby, clockwise from left, Kevin Tre Von Patterson and Brook Reams co-star in redtwist theatre's Midwest premiere of "Rabbit Summer."
Deveon Bromby, clockwise from left, Kevin Tre Von Patterson and Brook Reams co-star in redtwist theatre's Midwest premiere of "Rabbit Summer."
Family dynamic

Ruby and Wilson have a perfect marriage until family friend Claire comes to stay with them to recover from the loss of her husband. Soon after, the couple's relationship begins to fracture as old secrets surface prompting new lies in "Rabbit Summer," a tragicomedy by Tracey Conyer Lee. Redtwist theatre's Midwest premiere is directed by Christopher Burris.

Previews at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 19-22, at 1044 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago. The show opens Sunday, Feb. 23. $15-$40. (773) 728-7529 or redtwisttheatre.org.

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