The best in local stage performances: Drury Lane |  The James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts | Overshadowed Theatrical Productions | Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University | Wheaton Drama, Inc


Drury Lane, The Ultimate Entertainment Destination.

  • Agatha Christie “Murder on the Orient Express … Aug 31 – Oct 23

For over 66 years, Drury Lane has delighted guests with spectacular live performances, delicious dining, convenient transportation, and dedicated group services. Experience the transportive power of theatre with Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express on stage now. An immersive journey to a thrilling, faraway world full of intrigue and suspense.

Arriving just in time for the holiday season, Elf: the Musical comes to Drury Lane. A magical, musical story based on the festive hit film follows Buddy the Elf on his journey from the North Pole to New York City. Get tickets today!

More than great theatre, join us for a traditional Sunday Brunch at Lucille. A feast of delicious dining options, specialty stations, and sweet treats served in our elegant dining room beneath dazzling crystal chandeliers.

Groups of fifteen or more quality for dramatic savings of up to 20%, plus enjoy exclusive dining options, dedicated group services, as well as easy parking on-site. It’s never been more simple or affordable for your group to enjoy live theatre together.

See why thousands choose Drury Lane year after year. Visit our website at or call the Box Office at 630-530-0111. 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 6018

 The James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts

  • Second City Presents: Out of the House Party … Sept 17
  • Lisa Rock in Close to You: The Music of Karen Carpenter … Oct 23
  • The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass … Nov 12
  • Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s, The Nutcracker … Dec 17

The James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts (JLC) at the College of Lake County announces its fall 2022 series. “The performing arts are an important cultural asset hit hard by the pandemic,” says newly appointed Executive Director, Alisa Baum. “As we continue to recover, the JLC provides a great option for Lake County residents to see world class entertainment in their own backyard.”

  • The Second City Presents: Out of the House Party, Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. A raring-to-go cast of comedians in a laugh-packed adventure. Rated R for language.
  • Lisa Rock in Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters, Sunday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m.

A musical tribute to many of the most memorable songs of the 70s.

  • Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass: Brothers on the Battlefield: The Power of Love, Saturday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. America’s premiere large brass ensemble of virtuoso artists in a joyful performance.
  • Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” Saturday, Dec. 17, at 1 and 5 p.m.

The beloved family classic returns for the JLC’s holiday tradition.

Tickets are available online at; by phone at (847) 543-2300 or at the JLC Box Office, 19351 West Washington St., Grayslake.

Overshadowed Theatrical Productions

  • Tuesday Morning … Sept 16 – Oct 8
  • Miracle on 34th Street … Nov 25 – Dec 17
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” … Mar 10 – Apr 1
  • Singin’ in the Rain … July 7 – July 29

We are thrilled to announce our line-up of shows for the 2022/2023 season that offers a fun theater experience that the whole family can enjoy! This year our new season will begin in September with our fall show, the world premier of Tuesday Morning #neverforget. This Christmas we bring back the beloved story, Miracle on 34th Street.

Our Kids and Family series continues with the timeless tale of a girl named Dorothy and her journey over the rainbow in the beloved musical, The Wizard of Oz. Next, we tackle Alfred Hitchcock’s madcap mystery, The 39 Steps, with 100 characters portrayed by only 4 actors. We will close our season with the feel-good classic musical, Singin’ in the Rain. And yes…it will rain on our stage!

Located at 900 Foster Avenue in Medinah. Individual tickets are now available for Tuesday Morning. You can purchase tickets for all shows by becoming a season subscriber. To order tickets, please call the box office at 630-634-2100 or go to

Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University
The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University presents over 30 productions, serving over 50,000 audience members annually. With free parking, convenient access by Metra or I-57, and one of the best free sculpture parks in the country, Governors State has something for the entire family. The Center’s 2022-23 season includes The Nutcracker presented by The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine and Air Play presented by Acrobuffos.

The Nutcracker features Tchaikovsky’s beloved score with instantly recognizable holiday music, including “Waltz of the Flowers,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Waltz of the Snowflakes,” and more.

In Air Play umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, balloons swallow people, and snow swirls, filling the stage. With stunning images and gales of laughter, Air Play bounces on the edge of definition: part comedy, part sculpture, part circus, part theater.

Tickets are available at or at (708) 235-2222.

Wheaton Drama, Inc

  • Sister Act … Sept 16 – Oct 9
  • A Christmas Carol “The Musical” … Nov 25 – Dec 18
  • Holmes and Watson … Jan 20 – Feb 12, 2023
  • Shadowlands … Mar 17 to Apr 2, 2023
  • A Gentlemen’s Guide to “Love and Murder” … May 19 – June 11, 2023

Since 1931, Wheaton Drama, Inc has been providing quality community theatre entertainment to Wheaton and its surrounding suburbs.  Opening our 2022-2023 season, will be the high-energy, foot-tapping musical, “Sister Act.”  The show runs from September 16-October 9 at our theatre located at 111 N. Hale St. in downtown Wheaton.

Tickets are available online at our website or by phoning our ticket line at 630-260-1820.

Our season continues with the wonderful family musical, “A Christmas Carol” running November 25-December 18. Plan now on adding this event to your family’s holiday agenda!  We hope to see you at our theatre this fall!

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