By Honey Good. Chicago Theatre Week is coming up, beginning on February 12th and running through February 22nd. Mark your calendars! You will be able to choose from over a hundred productions. I know that seems a bit daunting in number, but we all know Chicago doesn’t do anything small! You have a selection of over-the-top musicals, suspenseful dramas, award-wining classics and hilarious comedies playing in renowned theatres such as the historical Chicago Theatre, Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, Apollo Theater and the Shakespeare Theatre as well as smaller, magical theatres spread across our spectacular city. Going to theatre provides us with an evening of storytelling and I love it!
Visit Choose Chicago.com for a complete listing of all the participating theatres and show names for Chicago Theatre Week. For those of you coming into Chicago, there is a list of hotel room on this site. I have a few restaurant suggestions for your evening out as well as my number one recommended production!
If you are attending a show in downtown Chicago, consider making a dinner reservation at Petterino’s at 150 North Dearborn Street, The Italian Village at 71 West Monroe Street or if you are attending Chicago Shakespeare Theatre at Navy Pier dine at the Pier at Riva Restaurant or try Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab at 60 East Grand Avenue.
If you are attending a show in a neighborhood theatre district consider the Victory Garden’s Theatre or The Apollo Theater on Halsted Street. For dining before the theatre I recommend dining at Sapori Trattoria at 2701 N. Halsted or Trattoria Gianni at 1711 North Halsted in the Lincoln Park area.
There are so many wonderful productions going on during Chicago Theatre Week, however, I leave you with my absolute favorite! If you choose to attend this show, I promise, you will not be disappointed!
Million Dollar Quartet at the Apollo Theatre at 2540 Lincoln Avenue.
I saw the show twice! The first time was with my husband and a group of adult friends. Everyone loved the show. The second time we took our grandchildren, ages 8 through 12 years. They love it as much as we did! It’s a five-star musical; an evening of pure delight and storytelling.
My parents exposed me to the theatre when I was a little girl. From that day until now I sit on the edge of my seat and await the curtain to rise! Make your evening a family evening.