Fans hoping to catch a few shows this fall throughout Chicago have much to choose from on the Windy City theater scene.
Here's just an example of what's coming to theaters.
Broadway in Chicago, various theaters including Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago; Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago; Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago.
— "Motown The Musical," through Oct. 8, at Cadillac Palace Theatre. The musical traces the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy and features hits from the Motown collection of tunes.
— "Les Miserables," Oct. 11 to 29 at Cadillac Palace Theatre. The musical is based on the five-part novel by Victor Hugo.
— "School of Rock," Nov. 1 to 19, at Cadillac Palace Theatre. The new musical is based on the hit film of the same name.
— "Escape to Margaritaville," Nov. 9 to Dec. 2 at Oriental Theatre. The new musical, featuring new and classic songs by Jimmy Buffett, will be making its pre-Broadway debut in Chicago.
The Goodman Theatre's "New Stages Festival" features new and evolving works by some of the country's established and up and coming playwrights. The free fest offers audiences a look at developmental productions and staged readings.
Among works featured on the roster are "Lottery Day," through Oct. 7; "Continuity," through Oct. 8; "Twilight Bowl," through Oct. 8; "How To Catch Creation," on Oct. 6; "Eden Prairie," on Oct. 6; "PostNation," on Oct. 6; "The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona," on Oct. 7; and "We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time," on Oct. 7. Since 2004, more than 70 plays have been presented as developmental productions or staged readings in the festival.
Other Goodman productions:
"A View from The Bridge," extended to Oct. 22. The play, by Arthur Miller, is directed by Ivo Van Hove.
"A Christmas Carol," Nov. 18 through Dec. 31 in the Goodman's Albert Theatre. The holiday production has been a favorite with Chicago audiences through the years.
Visit goodmantheatre.org for more information.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
"The Taming of the Shrew," continues through Nov. 12. One of Shakespeare's favorite works feature an all-female cast and a suffragete theme.
"Amarillo," Oct. 17 to 29 in The Yard at Shakespeare Theater. The production is presented by Teatro Linea.