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Theater-goers have their last chance to see Bailiwick Chicago’s Carrie: The Musical which closes on July 12 at Victory Gardens Theatre on 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. For details, visit victorygardens.org.

Selections from Disney musicals will be performed by the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus in Some Like It Hot! directed by Larry Todd Cousineau and Patrick Sinozich on July 15 at the Laugh Factory and on July 22 at Mayslake Peabody Estate. For tickets and more information, visit www.cgmc.org.

The world premiere musical The Story of The Marvelettes will run from July 18 to September 7 at Chicago’s Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center on 4450 N. Clark Street. Written by Reginald Williams and directed by Rueben D. Echoles, the show centers around Motown’s all-female band that preceded the Supremes. For details, visit www.BlackEnsembleTheater.org or call 773-769-4451. Motown, a musical about the record label’s founder Berry Gordy is currently playing at the Oriental Theatre on 24 W Randolph Street through July 13. To learn more, visit www.orientaltheatre.chicagoboxoffice.com.

The experimental dance and music extravaganza Produce will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (August 8-9) at Chicago’s Signal Ensemble Theatre on 1802 W. Berenice Avenue. To purchase tickets to the show presented by the Ensemble Project’s Julie Ballard and Anthony Ingram, with Lauren Warnecke/Art Intercepts, visit http://www.artintercepts.org/produce/.

Director Rachel Rockwell offers a new adaption of the Scottish fantasy Brigadoon at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre on 170 N. Dearborn Street through August 3. For tickets, visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Following the massive success of its production of The Sound of Music (which sold more than 70,000 tickets), the Lyric Opera of Chicago will present another Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Carousel, from April 10 to May 3, 2015 at Civic Opera House on 20 N Upper Wacker Drive. To reserve seats, visit lyricopera.org or call 312-827-5600.

Tickets are now on sale for the hit musical Billy Elliot which will be performed next spring at Drury Lane Theatre on 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook. Multi-Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell is slated to direct the show. Call the Drury Lane Theatre box office at 630-530-0111or visit www.drurylane.com for more information.

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