With more than 200 theaters in town, there’s no better place than Chicago to get your dose of arts and culture — and you can do it on a budget. Our partners at the League of Chicago Theatres and Hot Tix curated this list of must-see shows for the week. Check for half-price tickets by clicking each link or visit Hottix.org — and check back each week for more hot picks!

This Week’s Theatre Highlights:

 

The House that will not standThe House That Will Not Stand

Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood

Told through music, dance, and poetry this Midwest Premiere by Marcus Gardley and directed by Chay Yew is a bewitching new drama filled with desire, jealousy, murder, and voodoo.
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Sponge Bob MusicalThe SpongeBob Musical

Broadway In Chicago at the Oriental Theatre
24 W. Randolph in the Loop
Closing Sunday, July 10!

This Broadway-bound musical hits Chicago first with a legendary roster of Grammy Award winners, a visionary director, and a Tony Award-winning design team.
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Book of MormonThe Book of Mormon

Broadway In Chicago at The PrivateBank Theatre
18 W. Monroe in Chicago’s Loop

Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon returns to Chicago for a seven-week limited engagement. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Book of Mormon features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Contains mature language.
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Little Shop of HorrorsLittle Shop of Horrors

American Blues Theater at the Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln in Lincoln Park

Scream with laughter at this gleefully gruesome musical. Seymour, a poor florist’s assistant, allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into playing nursemaid to a man-eating plant.
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ThaddeusThaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure

Lookingglass Theatre Company
821 N. Michigan along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Dive deep into the divided heart of American culture and show biz for a daring cavalcade of slapstick, song and dance, and burlesque as two best friends risk everything to make it to the top together.
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School House Rock LiveSchoolhouse Rock Live!

Broadway In Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
175 E. Chestnut along the Magnificent Mile

Based on the entertaining and educational Emmy Award-winning animated series, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! brings the treasured Saturday-morning melodies of the ‘70s back in a hip new way. Recommended for ages 3-13.
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The Ben Hecht ShowThe Ben Hecht Show

Grippo Stage Company at Piven Theatre
927 Noyes St. in the suburb of Evanston

Ben Hecht, a legendary playwright and screenwriter who worked as a newspaperman in Chicago before embarking on his career as a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, confronted his own identity as an American Jew in the shadow of the Nazi Holocaust.
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XanaduXanadu

American Theater Company
1909 W. Byron in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood

A hilarious and modern update to the 1980’s camp classic, Xanadu celebrates the artist’s muse, even when it comes from the most unlikely of places.
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Between RiversideBetween Riverside and Crazy

Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood

A celebration of the glorious contradictions that make up human nature, this rowdy dark comedy looks at the slippery nature of justice, and the grit it takes to finally move on.
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