While the temperatures are below freezing now, the League of Chicago Theaters is preparing a great Chicago warm-up with the 2nd annual Theatre Week Chicago. Over 100 productions are expected to participate. New to this year’s Theatre Week is a partnership with area hotels, which will be offering Chicago Theatre Week packages to include a hotel room and a pair of tickets to one of 10 productions.
Visit the website at www.chicagotheatreweek.com now for your value-priced tickets to over 330 performances in one week. Hotel packages are available for a stay between February 13-15, 2014, and a pair of tickets to one of ten participating productions. Participating hotels include Essex Inn, Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, Park Hyatt Chicago, PUBLIC Chicago, Renaissance Blackstone Chicago, Thompson Chicago, and W Chicago City Centre.
Participating productions include Blue Man Group, Briar Street Theatre; The Golden Dragon, Sideshow Theatre Company; The How and The Why, TimeLine Theatre Company; Luna Gale, Goodman Theatre; Million Dollar Quartet, Apollo Theater; The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway In Chicago; Rose and the Rime, The House Theatre of Chicago; Russian Transport, Steppenwolf Theatre Company; The Second City’s 102nd Revue, The Second City; and Strangers, Babies, Steep Theatre.
A new feature is the Storefront Playwright Project, will offer passers-by a look into part of the theatre process February 11-16, 2014 at Expo 72, located at 72 E. Randolph St. For more information about the Storefront Playwright Project: http://storefrontplaywright.tumblr.com.
“Theatre Week supports the effort to expand the visibility of theatre as a vital industry in Chicago. Theatre is an important part of what attracts visitors to this city and Choose Chicago is honored to participate in the development and promotion of the week-long event,” says Melissa Cherry, Choose Chicago's Vice President for Cultural Tourism and Neighborhoods. “As we continue our work with the League of Chicago Theatres to make this year’s week-long celebration even better, we are pleased that several Chicago hotels will be participating with theatre packages, making Chicago an ideal and affordable destination for theatre lovers.”