4 Must-See Chicago Theater Experiences


The Year of Chicago Theatre might be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of shows to be seen. In fact, there has never been a better time to catch a show than right now.

CIBC Theatre

Angela Inpanbutr, Hampton & Homewood Suites West Loop

For over 100 years the CIBC Theatre has been bringing Broadway to Chicago, and now is no exception. Early birds can catch Irving Berlin’s White Christmas from December 10th to 15th . The ever-popular Hamilton and the cult classic The Phantom of the Opera will continue to play until January 5th. In late January, you can expect to catch the Tony Award winning Once on This Island to grace our city.

Steppenwolf Theatre

Etienne Padin, Eurostars Magnificent Mile

The Steppenwolf Theatre has always strived to bring thought provoking and exciting shows to the city. Throughout December the Steppenwolf Theatre will be featuring Lindiwe, a story that shows the lengths that people travel for love, whether that be Chicago or South Africa. Starting on January 23rd , you can catch Bug, the story of a lonely waitress falling for a strange drifter and their decent into madness.

Looking Glass Theatre

Marcus Hollis, Omni Hotels

At the looking glass theatre, you’re encouraged to step into a new world beyond imagination. Open you mind to what could be and you might find something more powerful than anything in the world: a message. There might not be a more fitting play than the one featured there now, The Steadfast Tin Soldier. This story shows that no matter how we are brought into this world, it is our actions that shape us.

Stage 773

Kimmy Collins, Aon Center

This four-stage venue continues to house various artists of all genres, big and small. Likewise, there have been many different shows deputing recently. Some noteworthy performances to expect include the classic Christmas tale It’s a Wonderful Life, the moving tale of The Tall Boy, and the burlesque blowout that is Vaudzilla!

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