Theater Week offers astounding (and affordable) arts

So what makes a “theater week” so special in a town known for its year-round cornucopia of world-class theater? For starters, you’ll absolutely adore the ticket prices.

If you go

Chicago Theater Week

Feb. 9-19

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Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres and Choose Chicago, all shows will be $15-$30 and with more than 100 participating productions and theater companies, you’re bound to find the ones that thrill your brain, soul and wallet.

Some of our family-friendly picks include mainstay companies like Emerald City Theatre’s beautiful ode to Ezra Jack Keats and The Snowy Day and Other Stories; Manual Cinema’s Magic City, a live, cinematic puppet show adaptation of Edith Nesbit’s novel at Chicago Children’s Theatre’s brand new space; Lifeline Theatre’s Fable-ous!, a take on the silly, wonderful stories of Aesop; and the Highland Park Players’ rock band-accompanied A Fairy Tale Adventure. Larger-than-life performances like Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theatre and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s exquisite (and accessible) Family Matinee: Strauss’ Don Quixote are sure to bring the wow factor as well.

Other participating theater companies that we’re particularly thrilled about: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Goodman, The Hypocrites, The Lyric Opera, Stage 773, Lifeline Theatre and The Joffrey Ballet.

Whether you’re supporting a neighborhood theater or indulging in your love of Broadway, there’s no better time of year to see live theater in Chicago.

And for this price point, priming your offspring in the ways of the urban arts scene has never been easier!

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