Half-Price Theatre Highlights – August 2016

Half-Price Theatre Highlights – August 2016

With more than 200 theaters in town, there’s no better place than Chicago to get your dose of arts and culture — and you can do it on a budget. Our partners at the League of Chicago Theatres and Hot Tix curated this list of must-see shows for August. Check for half-price tickets by clicking each link or visit Hot Tix at Guest Services — and check back each month for more hot picks!

TOMORROW MORNING
Through August 28, 2016
Kokandy Productions at Theater Wit
2257 N. Lincoln in Lincoln Park

In the tradition of Kokandy’s critically acclaimed production of The Last Five Years, Tomorrow Morning is a fresh and intimate contemporary musical exploring the uncertainty of impending change and ultimately, the redeeming power of love.

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BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
Through August 21, 2016
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted in Lincoln Park

A celebration of the glorious contradictions that make up human nature, this rowdy dark comedy looks at the slippery nature of justice, and the grit it takes to finally move on.

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DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
Through August 27, 2016
Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark in Edgewater

Nine African-American teenagers falsely accused in 1931 of assaulting two white Alabama women return from eternity, where they convey the tawdry show that their case became.

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THADDEUS AND SLOCUM: A VAUDEVILLE ADVENTURE
Through August 14, 2016
Lookingglass Theatre
821 N. Michigan along the Magnificent Mile

Dive deep into the divided heart of American culture and show biz for a daring cavalcade of slapstick, song and dance, and burlesque as two best friends risk everything to make it to the top together.

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KINKY BOOTS
August 30 – September 4, 2016
Broadway In Chicago at the Oriental Theatre
24 W. Randolph in the Loop

Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Through August 27, 2016
Oak Park Festival Theatre at Austin Gardens
167 Forest Avenue in the suburb of Oak Park

The Midwest’s oldest professional classical outdoor theatre. Whether you think men are from Mars or Verona, and women from Venus or Padua, this breezy, bawdy, bittersweet, wondrous wooing will set your brains and hearts reeling.

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OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET
Through August 22, 2016
Eclipse Theatre Company at the Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport in Lakeview

The body of beloved community activist and nun Sister Rose has been stolen from the funeral home viewing room, and waiting for her proper return are some of NYC’s most emotionally charged, life-challenged neighborhood denizens, trying to find a place to put their grief, checkered pasts and their uncertain futures.

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THIS
Through August 28, 2016
Windy City Playhouse
3014 W. Irving Park in Irving Park

What do you do when nothing in your life is going right? Have a dinner party, of course. On the cusp of entering middle age, Jane and her old college pals could use some laughs. But the reminiscing reveals secrets, and among friendships she finds adultery.

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Wastwater
Through August 27, 2016
Steep Theatre
1115 W. Berwyn in Edgewater

Countless stories have come to an end at the bottom of Wastwater, the deepest lake in England. Tony Award winning playwright Simon Stephens’ Wastwater delves into three relationships, each sitting on the edge of a defining decision.

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ABOUT HOT TIX

Hot Tix is run by the League of Chicago Theatres on behalf of the theatre industry in Chicago. We feature half-price tickets to a wide variety of shows and companies, from downtown houses to neighborhood storefronts to suburban theatres, and we provide friendly customer service at our three downtown Chicago locations. When you purchase tickets from Hot Tix, you help support a vibrant and growing theatre community.

HOT TIX LOCATIONS

Expo 72: 72 E. Randolph
Tues – Sat 10a-6p, Sun 11a-4p

Block Thirty Seven: 108 N. State
Mon – Sat 10a-6p, Sun 11a-5p

Water Works: 163 E. Pearson
Tues – Sat 10a-6p, Sun 11a-4p