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Blue Man Group, open run, Briar Street Theatre

The Winner . . .of Our Discontent, open run, Second City

Dream Freaks Fall From Space, open run, Second City

Late Nite Catechism, open run, Royal George Theatre

Clearing, through June 23, Rivendell Theatre

Mies Julie, through June 24, Victory Gardens Theater

BUDDY––The Buddy Holly Story, returns June 29 through September 15, American Blues Theater

Heartbreak Hotel, June 30 through September 9, Broadway Playhouse

Bull In A China Shop, through July 1, Theater Wit

To Catch A Fish, through July 1, TimeLine Theatre

The Displaced, through July 1, The Den Theatre

Magic Outside The Box, through July 1, City Lit Theater

The Color Purple, July 17 through July 29, Auditorium Theatre

Waitress, July 3 through July 22, Cadillac Palace Theatre

A Little Night Music, through July 8, The Greenhouse Theater Center

Pink Orchids, through July 8, Pride Arts Center––The Buena

California Suite, through July 14, Skokie Theatre

The Laramie Project, through July 8, Raven Theatre

Wild Women of Planet Wongo, through July 14, Chopin Theatre

Bat-Hamlet, through July 14, Conservatory

Empty Threats, through July 14, Neo-Futurists

The Cher Show, through July 15, Oriental Theatre

Neverwhere, through July 15, Lifeline Theatre

The Pirates of Penzance, through July 15, Stage 773
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Clear CONscience, through July 18, Annoyance Theatre

Guards at the Taj, through July 22, Steppenwolf Theatre

Haymarket, through July 22, The Den Theatre

You Can't Take It With You, through July 22, Oak Park Festival Theatre

Steamworks: The Musical, through July 29, Annoyance Theatre

Southern Gothic, through July 29, Windy City Playhouse

Hamlet, through July 29, The Gift Theatre

The Odd Couple, through July 29, Oil Lamp Theatre

The Roommate, through August 5, Steppenwolf Theatre

Monty Python's Spamalot, through August 5, Mercury Theater

20,000 Leagues Under the Seas, through August 19, Lookingglass Theatre

Gaslight District, through September 2, Second City

Avenue Q, through September 9, Mercury Theater

Bible Bingo, through November 17, Royal George Theatre 

Hamilton, through January 20, 2019, PrivateBank Theatre
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT . . . 
                   THE CHER SHOW 
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Country LakeShake Festival, June 22-24, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

A Ron Onesti Interview: An Evening With "The Celebrity Housewives," June 23, Arcada Theatre

Chi-Town Hot Sauce Expo, June 23-24, Toyota Park

Chicago Pride Parade, June 24, beginning at Montrose and Broadway and ending at Lakeview Avenue

Kathy Griffin ("Laugh Your Head Off World Tour"), June 28, Chicago Theatre

Eyes to the Skies Festival, June 28-July 1, Lisle Community Park

Amplified Chicago Blues (exhibit), through August 10, Chicago History Museum

Bronzeville Echoes: Faces And Places of Chicago's African American Music (exhibit), through January 6, Chicago Cultural Center
THEATER
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ASSORTED ACTIVITIES
​Neil Young, June 30-July 1, Auditorium Theatre

Janelle Monáe, July 5 Chicago Theatre

Styx, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Tesla, July 7, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, July 8, Ravinia

Foreigner (with special guests Whitesnake and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience), July 11, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band (with special guest Boz Scaggs), July 13, Wrigley Field

Def Leppard & Journey, July 14, Wrigley Field

Gabriel Iglesias, July 14, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

The Art of Rap (featuring Ice-T, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Slick Rick Raekwokn, Kurtis Blow, Kxng Crooked I, X-Ecutioners, Rob Swift and Mista Sinista, B-Boy Tata and hosted by Chief Rocker Busy Bee), Juy 14, RiverEdge Park in Aurora

4th Annual V103 Summer Block Party (Keith Sweat, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Ne-Yo, Tank, Daley), July 14 and (Ludacris, Boyz II Men, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Brandy, Kevin Ross), July 15, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Audra McDonald and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, July 16, Ravinia

Mary J. Blige, July 20, Ravinia
         (Go From "I Don't Know" To Being "In The Know")
A theater version of the popular movie Waitress comes to the Cadillac Palace Theatre from July 3 through July 22.
A variety of hot-air balloons will fill the skies during the Eyes to the Skies Festival at LIsle Community Park from June 28 through July 1.
In the prequel to long-running Million Dollar QuartetHeartbreak Hotel focuses on the early life of Elvis Presley, beginning June 30 at Broadway Playhouse.
Singer/actress Janelle Monáe performs at Chicago Theatre on July 5.
Morris Day & The Time will be joined by Sheila E for a performance at Country Club Hills Theater on June 30.
Steely Dan & Doobie Brothers, June 21, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Jill Scott (special guests The Roots), June 22, Ravinia

Paula Cole, June 22, City Winery

Roger Daltrey, June 23 & 25, Ravinia
Chicago & REO Speedwagon (with special guest Michael Tolcher), June 24, Allstate Arena

Janis Ian, June 24, Ravinia

The Manhattans (featuring Gerald Alston), June 24, City Winery

The Wailers, June 28, Arcada Theatre

Bryan Adams, June 29, Ravinia

Dave Matthews Band, June 29-30, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Morris Day & The Time (with Sheila E), June 30, Country Club Hills Theater
During her 50-plus-year fascinating career, Cher became an icon in the entertainment world as a singer, actress and host of a variety TV, and all of that is featured in the Oriental Theatre production of The Cher Show through July 15. The show highlights several memorable events in the entertainer's life from the early days with husband Sonny Bono to her successes that made her an Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award-winner. The production includes 30 songs––ranging from "I Got You Babe" to the late-in-her-career hit "Believe"––and the Bob Mackie gowns and sequins that were part of  her signature look. For more information, go to www.broadwayinchicago.com.