Half-Price Theatre Highlights – July 2016

Half-Price Theatre Highlights – July 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 July. 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!

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Through July 31, 2016
American Blues Theater at the Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln in Lincoln Park

Scream with laughter at this gleefully gruesome musical. Seymour, a poor florist’s assistant, allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into playing nursemaid to a man-eating plant.

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THE BOOK OF MORMON
Through August 14, 2016
Broadway In Chicago at The PrivateBank Theatre
18 W. Monroe in the Loop

Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon returns to Chicago for a limited engagement. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Contains mature language.

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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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THE ANTHONY NEWLEY AND LESLIE BRICUSSE SONGBOOK
Through July 31, 2016
Theo Ubique at No Exit Cafe
6970 N. Glenwood in Rogers Park

Come celebrate the British songwriting duo of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, who together wrote some of the most enduring and loved songs of Broadway and Hollywood.

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SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!
Through July 17
Emerald City Theatre presents at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
175 E. Chestnut along the Magnificent Mile

Based on the entertaining and educational animated series, Schoolhouse Rock Live! brings the treasured Saturday-morning melodies of the ‘70s back in a hip new way.
Best Suited for Ages 3 – 13

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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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PYGMALION
Through July 16, 2016
Oak Park Festival Theatre at Austin Gardens
167 Forest Avenue in the suburb of Oak Park

Join the Midwest’s oldest professional classical outdoor theatre for the ever-relevant tale of arrogant dialect expert Henry Higgins, who sets out to transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a proper society lady.

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LOLITA DE LARES
Through July 24, 2016
UrbanTheater Company
2620 W. Division in Humboldt Park

This colorful, insightful, surrealist political drama explores the remarkable, real-life story of Dolores (Lolita) Lebron, a Puerto Rican Nationalist Party member who served 25 years in prison for spearheading a 1954 armed uprising in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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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