2017-2018 SEASON PREVIEWS– Guide to Upcoming Shows in Chicago

Previews Roundup

2017-2018 SEASON PREVIEWS – Your Guide to Upcoming Shows in Chicago--

Click the READ MORE buttons in the descriptions below to find PICTURE THIS POST'S season previews of select theaters and dance troupes. Consider these as early warnings on shows in Chicago next season you might want to book early or consider buying a season subscription to support your favorite Chicago theater and dance performances.

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Note: Theaters and dance troupes are listed below alphabetically.

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  • Nuns4Fun Entertainment 2017-18 SEASON Preview

    Nuns4Fun Entertainment announces its 2017-18 Season at the Royal George Theatre. Featuring their improv comedies. PICTURE THE DEAL!!! DISCOUNT TICKETS

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  • Griffin Theatre announces 30TH ANNIVERSARY PREVIEW

    Griffin Theatre announces 30TH ANNIVERSARY PREVIEW - featuring four productions - also featuring two concert-style readings

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  • Bower Theatre announces First Season Preview

    Bower Theatre announces First Season Preview - world premieres and ensemble roles - applications for auditions for a couple of theatre world premieres.

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  • Lifeline Theatre announces 2017-2018 Season Preview - Big Stories, Up Close

    Lifeline Theatre announces 2017-2018 Season Preview - big stories, up close. Both MainStage and KidSeries celebrate Lifeline's 35th anniversary

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  • Music Theater Works announces its 2018 SEASON PREVIEW

    Music Theater Works announces 2018 SEASON PREVIEW - Great music, great theater - Four new musical plays for the upcoming season.

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  • TimeLine Theatre Company Announces 2017-2018 SEASON Preview

    TimeLine Theatre 2017-2018 SEASON

    The TimeLine Theater Company 21st season features four plays inspired by history that ignite discussion around relevant topics in modern society.

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  • Babes with Blades Theatre Company Announces its 20TH SEASON

    Babes with Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, Origins, which will consist of two full productions and a reading

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  • Theater Wit Announces 2017-2018 SEASON Preview - New Faces

    Theater Wit SEASON PREVIEW

    Theater Wit has announced casting for Theater Wit’s entire 2017-18 season, which will include with Significant Other and The Antelope Party

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  • Promethean Theatre Ensemble Announces 2017-2018 SEASON Preview

    Promethean Theatre's twelfth season will be a satire of modern society, opening October 29, with Jose Rivera’s Marisol and closing August 25 with BLISS

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  • The Lyric Opera's 2017-2018 Season Preview - Unrequited Love in Song

    The Lyric Opera SEASON PREVIEW

    The Lyric Opera of Chicago will open their 2017/2018 season with Orphée et Eurydice on 9/23. This season also includes several other opera classics.

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  • Chicago Fringe Opera 2017 2018 Season Preview - 2 premieres

    Chicago Fringe Opera announces 2017 2018 Season including two world premieres and ongoing programming throughout the year

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  • Southwest Symphony Orchestra Presents Season Preview 2017-2018

    Southwest Symphony Orchestra Preview

    Southwest Symphony Orchestra presents upcoming season, Unravel the Mysteries, kicking off on October 1 at Trinity Christian College.

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  • Comrades announce their 2017/18 Season with Two Plays

    The Comrades ROW AFTER ROW

    Comrades announce their 2017/118 season with two plays: BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and ROW AFTER ROW by Jessica Dickey.

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  • Theatre Above the Law 2017-2018 SEASON Preview

    Theatre Above the Law announces their 2017-2018 season preview featuring INFANCY, CHILDHOOD, THE RIVERS UNDER THE EARTH, and more!

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  • High Concept Labs Presents 2017 Sponsored Artists Program Preview

    High Concept Labs presents 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM Preview- film, theater, music, dance, art, museums -and open house on October 19.

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  • Cuckoo Theatre Presents 2017-2018 Season at Prop Theater

    The Cuckoo Theatre 2017-2018 SEASON

    Cuckoo Theatre presents its 2017-2018 season at the Prop Theater in Avondale. The final performance runs through April 21, 2018

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  • Shattered Globe Theatre Presents 2017-2018 Season

    Shattered Globe Theatre 2017-2018 SEASON

    Shattered Globe Theatre presents its 2017-2018 season with performances running from September 7, 2017 through June 9, 2018.

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  • Joffrey Ballet Presents 2017-2018 Season of Dance

    Joffrey Ballet presents its 2017-2018 season with countless performances including famous pieces Giselle and The Nutcracker. Running until May 6, 2018.

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  • Strawdog Theatre Presents 30th Anniversary Season

    Strawdog Theatre 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

    Strawdog Theatre presents its 30th Anniversary Season with plays Barbeque, Pillars of the Community, Damascus, and Take Me.

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  • Raven Theatre 2017-2018 SEASON Preview- Begining this September

    Raven Theatre's upcoming season will include; CHOIR BOY, NICE GIRL, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER, AND A GENTLEMAN CALLER. Featuring a world and Chicago premiere.

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  • Greenhouse Theater Center Announces its 2017-2018 Season

    Greenhouse Theatre Center

    The Greenhouse Theater Center Presents its 2017-2018 season preview including shows Machinal, Rose, and Birds of a Feather.

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  • Steep Theatre Announces its 17th Season of four productions

    Steep Theatre presents its seventeenth season including several performances of The Invisible Hand, Hinter, Birdland, and Linda.

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  • City Lit Theatre's 2017-2018 Season Preview- 38th Season

    City Lit Theatre 2017-2018 SEASON

    City Lit Theatre presents its thirty-eighth season, previewed by Picture this Post. The season runs through June 10, 2018.

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  • Remy Bumppo Theater Presents 2017-2018 Season Preview

    Remy Bumppo Theater 2017-2018 SEASON

    Remy Bumppo Theater Presents its 2017-2018 Season Preview featuring both new and established directors and remakes of both popular and forgotten shows.

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  • Midsommer Flight presents 6th Season- Preview Announcement

    Midsommer Flight

    Midsommer Flight Presents its sixth season preview including William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Twelfth Night or What You Will.

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  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents 2017-18 SEASON PREVIEW

    Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents its 2017-2018 season, premiering with "The Rembrandt" on September 7th – read our preview here!

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  • AstonRep Theatre Company presents its 2017-2018 Season PREVIEW

    AstonRep Theatre Company Season Preview

    AstonRep Theatre presents its 2017-2018 season, featuring an adaptation of 1984, Tennesse Williams festival, and more – read our preview here

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  • Other Theatre preview of its 4th Season -Barney the Elf plus

    Other Theatre premiers its 4th season, running from the fall of 2017 to spring of 2018, on September 29 – read our preview here

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  • Sideshow Theatre Company announces 2017 2018 Season PREVIEW

    Sideshow Theatre Company announces its 2017-2018 season, featuring two plays presented at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater.

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  • Writers Theatre 2017-2018 Season Preview- Classics and Premieres

    Writers Theatre continues their interpretations of classic works with their 2017-18 Season. They will also host Chicago and World premieres.

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  • Silk Road Rising Presents 15th Anniversary Season Preview

    Silk Road Rising announces 2017 2018 Season preview - World and Chicago premieres and staged readings focused on Arab and Muslim journeys

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  • Deeply Rooted Dance Theater TWENTIETH SEASON Preview

    Deeply Rooted 20th Season Preview

    Deeply Rooted Dance Theater will be hosting a South African Choreographer as part of the celebration for their 20th season. Other performances planned.

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  • Porchlight Music Theatre 2017-2018 SEASON Preview

    Porchlight Music Theatre is exited to announce its upcoming season. Mainstage musicals include Billy Eliot, Merrily we row along and Do Re Mi.

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  • Museum of Contemporary Art Announces 2017-18 Stage Season News

    The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Announces their 2017-18 Stage Season featuring choreographer, Twyla Tharp, with performances ending April 2018

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  • Pride Films and Plays Announces 2017-2018 Season PREVIEW

    Pride Films and Plays 2017-2018 season will feature a Broadway hit, a comedy, and a love story set during WWII. All will celebrate LGBTQ+ history.

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  • Auditorium Theatre 2017-2018 Season Preview—dance, music, more...

    Giordano Dance Chicago

    Auditorium Theatre announces its 2017-2018 season with its new tagline "theatre for the people." It kicks off with its International Dance Series.

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  • House Theatre of Chicago 2017-2018 Season Preview

    House Theatre Preview

    House Theatre of Chicago announces its 2017-2018 season preview, including remounts, new plays, and a partnership with The University of Chicago

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  • Saint Sebastian Players Announce 37th Season Preview

    The Saint Sebastian Player's 37th season begins this October with THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA and finishes off in April with THE FRONT PAGE.

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