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Chicagoland stages are alive with the sound of musicals

Last chance to see Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Chicago’s Stage 773 on 1225 W. Belmont Avenue. The musical revue by Thomas “Fats” Waller runs through March 9. For tickets, or call 773-327-5252. Group discounts are available at 312-423-6612 and

Andrew M. Mueller, Adaeze' Kelley, Adam Michaels, Evan Tyrone Martin, Andrea Prestinario, Kelvin Roston Jr., Meghan Murphy and Sawyer Smith star in Rent from March 12 to April 6 at The Paramount Theatre on 23 E. Galena Boulevard in downtown Aurora. For tickets to the R-rated show, visit or call 630-896-6666. Additional musicals slated for The Paramount include Cats in the fall as well as Mary Poppins and Tommy next winter.

In Cicero, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony Award-winning Evita will be staged from March 28 to April 12 at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center on 3801 S. Central Avenue. Visit or call 708-656-1800 for tickets.

In Lincolnshire, the Marriott Theatre presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, based on the poems of T.S. Eliot. Previews begin March 26, with an official opening on April 2. Directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin, the production runs through May 25 at 10 Marriott Drive.

Multi-Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell directs Jeff Award-winner Quentin Earl Darrington, Ivan Rutherford and Jennie Sophia in Les Misérables which previews on March 29 and opens on April 8 at Drury Lane Theatre on 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Tickets can be ordered by calling 630-530-0111 or visiting

Billy Zane will play Captain von Trapp in a new production of The Sound of Music at Lyric Opera of Chicago from April 25 to May 18. For more information, visit

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