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The Jungle Book

Goodman Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

The Jungle Book premieres June 21-Aug. 18. Tickets are available at, by calling (312) 443-3800 or visiting the Goodman box office (170 N. Dearborn).

Cost: $34-$105

The Wizard of Oz

Fox Valley Repertory | St. Charles, Ill.

Join Dorothy and Toto on their quest along the Yellow Brick Road to see the wizard. Performances are 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays from July 20-28.



Cost: $15, $10 students

The Sound of Music

Paramount Arts Centre and Theatre | Aurora, Ill.

The Fox Valley Park District's Summer Stage production of The Sound of Music will be performed July 19, 20 and 21 at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Ticket prices range from $7 to $13 and may be purchased through the Paramount Theatre box office. Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday (July 19), 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday (July 20) and 2 p.m. on Sunday (July 21).

Cost: $7-$13

Cirque Shanghai: Dragon's thunder

Pepsi Skyline Stage at Navy Pier | Chicago, Ill.

Performances run May 22-Sept. 2 at the 1,500-seat, canopied, open-air theater on Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.


Cost: Call for cost

Wiley and The Hairy Man

Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center | Evanston, Ill.

Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, this performance centers around a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman Mother, his faithful Hound Dog and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley's days and dreams. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely on his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.

Cost: $10 adults; $8 children under 18


Grace Lutheran Church | River Forest, Ill.

This production by Tuesday's Child, an intergenerational drama group based at Grace Lutheran Church, is done "alley style," with the audience members close to the stage and the action going on all around them. Performances take place at Walther Lutheran High School, Ninth and Chicago, in Melrose Park, on Friday and Saturday, July 19-20 and 26-27, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances on July 21 and 28 begin at 2 p.m. Call 708-524-8795 to reserve tickets, or go to


Cost: $15, $12 students and seniors, $10 kids under 12

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