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 sign in Sidney Brustein's WindowThe Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St. in the Loop

A rare opportunity to see the heartfelt final work from A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry.
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The King and IThe King and I

Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr. in the Loop
Closes Sunday, May 22!

Two strong, passionate people from very different cultures discuss, debate, disagree, and ultimately fall in love to the tune of some of Broadway’s greatest songs.
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Chicago Children’s Theatre at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St. in the Gold Coast
Closes Sunday, May 22!

One woman plays 14 characters, each from a different ethnic group, to tell the story of the founding and first year of a community garden in a gritty, immigrant neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Ideal for ages 7 and up.
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Little Shop of HorrorsLittle Shop of Horrors

American Blues Theater at Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Park
★★★ from the Chicago Tribune. Scream with laughter at this gleefully gruesome musical performed in an intimate storefront theatre.
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Broadway In Chicago at Broadway Playhouse
175 E. Chestnut Ave. on the Magnificent Mile

Forget the princesses you think you know. The original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. Perfect for a girls’ night out. Recommended for ages 14 and up.
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The ProducersThe Producers

Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Ave. in Lakeview

★★★ from the Chicago Tribune. From the theatre that brought you Avenue Q and The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes comes a revival of this insanely funny musical spoof on Broadway traditions.
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Northlight Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd. in Skokie

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoyat. Brought together, they debate the meaning of life and the nature of God in a whip-smart comedy that illuminates the brilliance, flaws and humor of three unforgettable philosophers.
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In the heat of the nightIn the Heat of the Night

Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Lakeview

The classic, highly charged story of an African American police officer asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. Based on the novel by John Ball.
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