Chicago's own Jewish star Alisa Rosenthal, also known as Plucky Rosenthal, returns to the stage with the vaudeville show Plucky and Friends! on Thursdays, November 7- 21 at Gorilla Tango Bucktown. Miranda Baldwin, Tim Joyce, Erica Reid, Kallie Rolison, Jeff Rukes, Erin Thorn, Alexandra Tsarpalas, Vanessa Valliere, Mary Cait Walthall, Ryan Ben, Ellie Mae Wasserman, are among the performers who make up Plucky’s friends. Tickets are $10 at gorillatango.com/bucktown or $15 at the door on on 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue. For details, call 773-598-4549.
The jokes keep coming since Royal George Theatre extended its show Old Jews Telling Jokes by an additional 12 weeks. The hit off-Broadway comedy playing on the Main Stage of the Royal George Theatre will now run through Sunday, February 16, 2014.
Dara Cameron, Alex Goodrich, Tim Kazurinsky, Renee Matthews and Gene Weygandt star in the work created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent.
Under the direction of Marc Bruni (Associate Director, The Book of Mormon Chicago), the show features comic songs and tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world.
Tickets range from from $49 to $69 and are available by calling 312-988-9000; visiting Ticketmaster.com or going to the box office on 1641 N. Halsted Street. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are available by calling Group Theater Tix at 312-423-6612 or visiting www.grouptheatertix.com.