Announce 25 Performances in 18 Parks, July 26–August 27, 2017
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. Made possible by production sponsor BMO Harris, 25 performances of Shakespeare’s timeless classic Romeo and Juliet, adapted and directed by Marti Lyons, will tour to 18 neighborhood parks across the City, July 26–August 27, 2017.
“Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks has been instrumental in connecting Chicago’s communities with world-class theater and shining a spotlight on our local performers,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I have personally enjoyed the performances since its inaugural year, and look forward to this summer’s rendition of Romeo and Juliet as part of our Night Out in the Parks.”
The Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour of Romeo and Juliet kicks off as one of the inaugural events of the new performance lawns at Polk Bros Park on Navy Pier with three performances: Wednesday, July 26; Thursday, July 27; and Friday, July 28—all at 7:00pm.
Parks scheduled to be visited, rain or shine, include:
- Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00pm – Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.)
- Thursday, July 27 at 7:00pm – Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.)
- Friday, July 28 at 7:00pm – Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.)
- Sunday, July 30 at 4:00pm – Ellis Park (3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.)
- Wednesday, August 02 at 6:30pm – Gage Park (2411 W. 55th St.)
- Thursday, August 03 at 6:30pm – Kelvyn Park (4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.)
- Friday, August 04 at 6:30pm – Eckhart Park (1330 W. Chicago Ave.)
- Saturday, August 05 at 6:30pm – Welles Park (2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.)
- Sunday, August 06 at 4:00pm – Welles Park (2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.)
- Tuesday, August 08 at 6:30pm – Columbus Park (500 S. Central Ave.)
- Wednesday, August 09 at 6:30pm – Tuley Park (501 E. 90th Pl.)
- Thursday, August 10 at 6:30pm – Humboldt Park (1301 N. Sacramento Ave.)
- Friday, August 11 at 6:30pm – Humboldt Park (1301 N. Sacramento Ave.)
- Saturday, August 12 at 6:30pm – Frank J. Wilson Park (4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
- Sunday, August 13 at 4:00pm – Frank J. Wilson Park (4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
- Wednesday, August 16 at 6:30pm – Garfield Park (100 N. Central Park Ave.)
- Thursday, August 17 at 6:30pm – Dvorak Park (1119 W. Cullerton St.)
- Friday, August 18 at 6:30pm – Ridge Park (1817 W. 96th St.)
- Saturday, August 19 at 6:30pm – Ridge Park (1817 W. 96th St.)
- Sunday, August 20 at 4:00pm – Steelworkers Park (E. 87th St. at Lake Michigan)
- Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30pm – Hamilton Park (513 W. 72nd St.)
- Thursday, August 24 at 6:30pm – Piotrowski Park (4247 W. 31st St.)
- Friday, August 25 at 6:30pm – Loyola Park (1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.)
- Saturday, August 26 at 6:30pm – Loyola Park (1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.)
- Sunday, August 27 at 4:00pm – Ping Tom Memorial Park (1700 S. Wentworth Ave.)
For more information on Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, visit www.chicagoshakes.com/parks.
Paw Patrol Live based on the Nickelodeon series comes to the Chicago Theatre February 11 and 12. These pips will take you on an action packed, high energy, musical adventure.
This is interactive show will give the guests the chance to participate and become part of the PAW Patrol Cheer Team.
This show how is making its debut in Chicago and is a co-production from Vstar entertainment group and Nickelodeon.
Tickets can can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone 800-745-3000.
For more info visit www.pawpatrollive.com
The 13th annual Chicago and Adventure Show its landing January 21-22 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
This years speakers include Rick Steves, Samantha Brown, Pauline Frommer, Peter Greenberg and Johnny Jet. They will present seminars as well as answer questions.
There are several different theatres with travel experts discussing topics that include how to pack (something I could always use), where to go, what to see, and for the very adventurous person how to stay safe off the beaten path. Top Chefs will be cooking cuisine from all around the world and one can experience dancing from different cultures.
There will be information on local places to visit as well as international and plenty of raffles to win trips and other prizes.
This is definitely a hands on experience. Guests will have a chance to climb rocks, take a virtual bike ride, ride a camel and practice their scuba and snorkeling skills in a large heated pool.
What better time of year then the middle of winter in Chicago to start planning that exotic vacation you have always dreamed of.
For more information visit www.travelshows.com/shows/chicago