A live musical production of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s cartoon, Schoolhouse Rock Live! will be performed by The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences at 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. Recommended for ages 5 and up, the one-hour show directed by George Keating (the original co-creator of Schoolhouse Rock) runs from February 28 through May 4. For tickets and show times, visit www.MarriottTheatre.com or call 847-634-0200.
Bailiwick Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of Dessa Rose by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater on 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. The musical drama runs from March 6 to April 5. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org and at 773-871-3000.
Lost Note Theater Company presents Carnival! featuring music and lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Michael Stewart. Based on material by Helen Deutsch, the show performs for three nights (March 22-29) at Strawdog Theatre Company's Hugen Hall on 3829 N. Broadway in Chicago. For tickets,visit www.brownpapertickets.com.
Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show runs from March 13 to May 4 at Chicago Shakespeare's World’s Stage Upstairs Theatre on 800 E. Grand Avenue on Navy Pier. Tickets ($48-$78) can be ordered by calling 312-595-5600 or visiting www.chicagoshakes.com.
Director Gary Griffin brings Gypsy to life at Chicago Shakespeare's Courtyard Theater on 800 E. Grand Avenue. The award-winning musical— book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and music by Jule Styne—runs through March 23. Order tickets ($48-$78) at 312-595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.
Million Dollar Quartet continues to perform at Chicago’s Apollo Theater through March 30, 2014. Directed by Eric Schaeffer and Floyd Mutrux, the long-running musical features book by Mutrux and Colin Escott. Tickets ($25 - $85) are available at the box office on 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, by phone at 773-935-6100, and online at www.milliondollarquartetlive.com.