Fifth Annual Chicago Theatre Week Set for February 2017
Amanda Finn is a Chicago Footlights contributor. She is currently an Arts and Lifestyle Reporter at the Wisconsin State Journal. Finn is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) and 2015 National Critics Institute attendee.
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Choose Chicago.
By February, many people will be more than ready to shake off the cold, get out of the house, and have some fun.
So why not spend that time out by enjoying some beloved theatre performances or taking in something completely new?
For the fifth year Chicago Theatre Week is arriving to help relieve that dreaded cabin fever.
The League of Chicago Theatres, in partnership with Choose Chicago, is offering a wide variety of discounted theatre performances for audiences to enjoy.
Set for February 9-19, 2017, over 100 League of Chicago Theatres members will offer deeply discounted performances for $30, $15, or possibly even less, according to the event’s website.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10.
According to organizers, it is highly encouraged to make advanced ticket purchases since the discounted ticket offers are limited and some shows will sell out quickly.
Once tickets go on sale all Theatre Week offers and participating shows can be found at ChicagoTheatreWeek.com.
According to the event website, the following theatres are participating in this year's Theatre Week. Click on the theatre name to learn more about the company:
The Apollo Theater
The Artistic Home
Briar Street Theatre
Brown Paper Box Co.
First Floor Theatre
Harold Washington Cultural Center
Her Story Theater
Highland Park Players
James Lumber Center
Lyric Opera of Chicago
McAninch Arts Center
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
The New Colony
pH Comedy Theater
Quest Theatre Ensemble
Refuge Theatre Company
Rembrandt Chamber Players
Saint Sebastian Players
Saltbox Theatre Collective
Shattered Globe Theatre
Under the Gun Theater
UP Comedy Club
Williams Street Repertory
The Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts
***The list of theatres was acquired on January 4 and is subject to change