Things to do in Chicago for theater and dance fansMary Houlihan – For the Sun-Timeson May 27, 2021 at 3:15 pm

Chicagoans can find a range of plays, musicals and dance shows at local theaters large and small. Our guide has the latest on what’s on stage in the city.

Welcome to our highlights of events and entertainment on stage at Chicago’s theaters. From local productions to Broadway hits, our guide has the latest on shows in the city. Bookmark this page and check back for updates and ticket information.

‘Lot 110’

When: free virtual reading 7 p.m. May 29, Goodman Theatre

What: Lili-Anne Brown directs a free virtual reading of Chicago playwright Nora Carroll’s “Lot 110.” The drama is the story of two sisters who travel to their sister’s gravesite to perform a ritual of healing, of remembrance, of connection. Visit

‘Just Cause: The Experience’

When: Streams at 7 p.m. May 27

What: Citadel Theatre presents a free online reading of Todd Logan’s “Just Cause: The Experience,” a courtroom drama about an artistic director who is suing her former employer. Visit

Chicago Dance Month

Ariel Dance Chicago. Photo by Philamonjaro
Photo by Philamonjaro Studio
Ariel Dance Chicago

When: May 29-June 24

What: June is Chicago Dance Month and it kicks off on May 29 at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. Presented by See Chicago Dance, the free live event features performances by Aerial Dance Chicago, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, Mandala Arts and The Seldoms. The celebration continues with pop-up performances (3 p.m. Saturdays June 5-Sept. 4, Navy Pier), a park-wide dance “scavenger hunt” featuring an eclectic group of artists (4:30 p.m. June 9, 30 in McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing) and a virtual event with more dance performances (6 p.m. June 24). All events are free. Visit

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