Porchlight Music Theatre presents Far From Heaven, February 5-March 13, the critically acclaimed new musical based on the 2002 Todd Haynes film starring Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid. In 1957 suburban Connecticut, Cathy Whitaker seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother. However, boiling beneath the surface, secret longings and forbidden desires cause her world to unravel. This powerful piece features a lush score from Tony Award-nominated songwriters Scott Frankel and Michael Korie and a book by Tony Award-winner Richard Greenburg.
WTTW members receive $10 off tickets.
Urban Bush Women (UBW) return to The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago to perform the Midwest premiere of Walking with ‘Trane, a suite of works based on the music and legacy of jazz pioneer John Coltrane created by UBW Artistic Director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Grammy Award-winning pianist George Caldwell provides live accompaniment with a reinterpretation of Coltrane’s album A Love Supreme.
Performances are February 18-20 at 7:30 pm at The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. WTTW members may purchase two tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) present William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. On a remote island, Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore order to his universe. He conjures up a storm to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, Prospero’s machinations reveal the true nature of some characters and a royal suitor for his daughter Miranda.
The Tempest take place February 18-March 13, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey in Chicago. Free parking is available in two lots. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability./p>
WTTW members have the exclusive opportunity to receive $10 off tickets to a limited engagement of Marc Salem’s Mind Over Chicago, the latest interactive show in Marc Salem’s Mind Over… series, created with tasty local flavor specifically for the Windy City. Performances begin at the newly renovated Apollo Theater Chicago, 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, on February 7 and continue through March.
Salem’s mystifying techniques and quick wit “break the lock” on the minds of randomly selected audience members. He has had the pleasure of outwitting such well-known celebrities as Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Judi Dench, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Chicago’s own Oprah Winfrey, and many more.