Photos: We Will Rock You hits the stage in Sudbury –

Photos: We Will Rock You hits the stage in Sudbury –

The traveling musical celebrating the music of rock icons Queen hit the stage at Sudbury Arena on Jan. 30.

“We Will Rock You” drew thousands of Sudburians to the downtown core for the stage show. 

It’s really thanks to a man we can claim as one of our own that Sudburians are being treated to the touring show of “We Will Rock You”.

JP Thibodeau, the production’s director, was born in Sudbury, and spent most of his younger years in the Northern Ontario communities of Elliot Lake and Timmins.

Although he lives in Calgary now, where he’s the artistic director with StoryBook Theatre, Thibodeau said his parents live in Azilda and most of the rest of his family lives in the Greater Sudbury area too.

Written by Ben Elton, it tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown.

West Valley calendar for the week of Jan. 31 – The Mercury News

West Valley calendar for the week of Jan. 31 – The Mercury News

Special Events

Friends Bookstore: The Friends of the Los Gatos Library Bookstore is open in the old library. Gently used fiction, nonfiction, children’s books and DVDs are priced to sell quickly. Store hours are Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Civic Center Plaza, 110 E. Main St., Los Gatos. 408-399-5700,

Saratoga Friends Book-Go-Round: The Friends of the Saratoga Libraries’ Book-Go-Round is supplied by donations and run by volunteers with all proceeds going to support the Saratoga Library. Inventory is constantly changing, with everything from barely used current titles to book club favorites to collectibles and art books. Store hours are Sunday-Friday, noon-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 14410 Oak St., Saratoga. 408-867-5552, [email protected],


Live Oak Adult Day Services: Seniors can get breakfast, lunch and a snack and participate in activities such as yoga, music, art and bingo. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. www.liveoakadultdaycareorg, 408-354-4782.

Campbell Adult Center: The city of Campbell’s Recreation and Community Services Department offers services and programs for adults 50 and older. Campbell Community Center, 1 W. Campbell Ave., room C-33. 408-866-2146.

Westhope Senior Activities Center: Come for family-style lunch Mondays at noon; a small donation is requested. Other activities include line dancing, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. All seniors are welcome. Westhope Presbyterian Church, 12850 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga.


Preschool Story Time: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga.


Tom Papa: The head writer and weekly guest on NPR’s “Live From Here” performs as part of Montalvo’s Carriage House Concert Series. Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. $43-$48., 408-961-5858.

She Loves Me: South Bay Musical Theatre presents the Tony-winning musical comedy by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick that recalls the plot of “The Shop Around the Corner.” Through Feb. 15. Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga. $20-$39., 408-266-4734.

Violins of Hope:  New Museum Los Gatos presents “In the Artist’s Studio: The Violin Workshop of Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein.” The NUMU exhibition presents a virtual experience of the Tel Aviv violin workshop were the father and son luthiers restore violins played by European Jews before, during and after the Holocaust. Through April 26. New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St., Los Gatos. 408-354-2646,


Introductory Yoga Class: Mondays, 7 p.m. 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga.
ESL Conversation Class: A joint program of the library and Campbell Adult and Community Education. Meets Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Campbell Library 77 Harrison Ave., Campbell., 408-866-1991.

Creative Writers Group: Share your writing, give others feedback and learn how to improve your writing. Every second and fourth Saturday, 11 a.m.  Library Conference Room, Los Gatos Library, 100 Villa Ave. 408-399-5784,

Drop-in Tech Tutoring: Tech tutors can help you learn to use your laptop, phone or tablet. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Technology Lab, Los Gatos Library, 100 Villa Ave. 408-399-5784,

Los Gatos Art Association: Professional and amateur artists meet to share their art and see demonstrations by well-known artists. Every second Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Congregation Shir Hadish, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos.

Art History Group: Led by Kathy Kelley, author of “Art History Through the Ages.” Meets the second Monday of each month, 3-4:30 p.m. Adult Recreation Center, 208 E. Main St., Los Gatos. Free for 55 Plus program members; $5 per meeting for non-members. 408-354-1514,

Eating Disorders and Body Image Support Groups: The Eating Disorders Resource Center offers free support groups to create a safe space for those struggling with eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction. The groups are unstructured and open to all ages, genders and types of eating issues. Meetings are the first and third Wednesdays of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. EDRC Office, Mission Oaks Hospital, 15891 Los Gatos-Almaden Road, Los Gatos.

Submit a listing by emailing information about your event to [email protected]. Deadline is noon, two weeks prior to Friday’s publication.

Happenings: Our February Calendar of Events – The Burg News

Happenings: Our February Calendar of Events – The Burg News

Museums & Art Spaces

AACA Museum
161 Museum Dr., Hershey

“Age of Aquarius,” featuring unique vehicles that were manufactured and marketed in America from about 1967 through the early mid-1970s, through April 26

“To Protect and Serve: Pennsylvania State Police Museum Exhibit, through May 6

Art Association of Harrisburg
21 N. Front St., Harrisburg

“Figuratively Speaking” winter membership exhibit, an eclectic mix of AAH members’ takes on the human form, through Feb. 13

“Bootleg Meets R76,” a collaboration between artists Charles Feathers and Reina “R76” Wooden, Feb. 21 to March 26; reception, Feb. 21, 5-8 p.m.

“Hear Me,” featuring deaf artists from around Pennsylvania, co-curated by Arielle Mabsoute and Linda Price, Feb. 21 to March 26; reception, Feb. 21, 5-8 p.m.

BrainVessel Gallery
4707 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg

“Faunae,” an art show by Jon Carraher, through Feb. 14

“Unbridled Visions,” an art show by Stuart Leask, Feb. 21-22

Carlisle Arts Learning Center
38 W. Pomfret St., Carlisle

“On Thin Ice,” fifth annual exhibit featuring artists’ take on the theme, with artwork in a variety of media and style, through Feb. 1

The Cornerstone Coffeehouse
2133 Market St., Camp Hill

Artist of the Month: Alana Ricords

Dickinson College
The Goodyear Gallery
595 W. Louther St., Carlisle

“A Decade of Art: Celebrating the Sylvia J. Smith ’73 Artist-in-Residence Program,” an exhibit of artwork by 11 artists who have been part of Dickinson’s artist-in-residence program, through Feb. 22.

“Arts Collective Juried Exhibition,” this exhibit highlights student works selected by a guest juror, Feb. 7-14; reception Feb. 7, 5-7 p.m.

Dickinson College
The Trout Gallery
240 W. High St., Carlisle

“Manifestation and Adaptation: Variations in Buddhist Sculpture Across Asia,” an exhibit curated by Dickinson student Bizz Fretty working with faculty members, through Feb. 1

“Imaging the Divine: Religious Mythology and Art,” an exhibit of works from the museum’s permanent collection curated by Dickinson student Abbie Cottle, Feb. 7-April 4; Feb. 7, 5-7 p.m.

“Abstract Impressions: Postwar Japanese Prints from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection,” through Feb. 15

“Framing Space—Depictions of Land, City and Sea,” an exhibit exploring the concept of represented and perceived space, Feb. 28-April 1; reception: Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m.

Gallery on the Square
Millersburg Area Art Association
226 Union St., Millersburg
Facebook: Gallery on the Square

“Winterfest at the Gallery,” art and fine craft display, through Feb. 29

Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA)

Backstage at the Allen Theatre Café, Feb. 1-March 31

Valentine Art Show at Hershey Gardens, Feb. 15-17

Historical Society of Dauphin County
John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion
219 S. Front St., Harrisburg

“100th Anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles,” Vance McCormick’s role as chair of the American delegation, through spring

Messiah College School of Arts
One College Ave., Mechanicsburg

“Night, Desert, Garden,” paintings by Matthew Doll, Feb. 7-March 13

Metropolis Collective
17 W. Main St., Mechanicsburg

“A Wintry Mix 5,” group art show, through Feb. 20

The Millworks

340 Verbeke St., Harrisburg

New works by Pamela Black, Averill Shepps, Susan Bailey, Judy Kelly, Tara Chickey and Marsha Souders, through Feb. 16

New works by Ann Benton Yeager, Christine Goldbeck, Julie Iaria, Kristen Fava, Mary Gelenser and Jovana Sarver, Feb. 11-March 15

National Civil War Museum
One Lincoln Circle, Harrisburg

“Boots and Saddles: Horses in the Civil War,” through June 7

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art
176 Water Company Rd., Millersburg

“Nature’s Palette,” a group exhibit of Perry County Council of the Arts’ member artists’ work that interprets nature’s various hues and shades, through May 9; reception: Feb. 29, 1-4 p.m.

Pennsylvania National Fire Museum
1820 N. 4th St., Harrisburg

Exhibits dedicated to Pennsylvania firefighting history

Perry County Council of the Arts
Landis House, 67 N. 4th St., Newport

“Perry Portraits” exhibit of historic figures in celebration of Perry County’s bicentennial, Feb. 7-March 20; reception: Feb. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Nature’s Palette,” a group exhibition of Perry County Council of the Arts’ member artists’ work that interprets nature’s hues and shades, through May 9; reception: Feb. 29, 1-4 p.m., at Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art

Perry County Council of the Arts
PCCA Gallery, 1 S. Second St., Newport

“Kenya in Focus,” travel photography by Irene VanBuskirk, Feb. 7-April 4; reception: Feb. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Rose Lehrman Art Gallery
One HACC Dr., Harrisburg

Paintings by Peter Van Dyck, Feb. 24-March 19; reception: March 19, 5:30 p.m.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania­­­­

300 North St., Harrisburg

“Picturing a More Perfect Union—Violet Oakley’s Mural Studies for the Pennsylvania Senate Chamber, 1911-1919,” through April 26

Susquehanna Art Museum
1401 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg

“Many Visions, Many Versions—Art From Indigenous Communities in India,” works by contemporary artists from four major indigenous artistic traditions in India, Feb. 8-May 10

“Explore: Found Objects,” an investigation of how historic and contemporary artists utilize found objects in their work, through Feb. 15

“SHIFT,” featuring the work of contemporary painters Tiffany Calvert and Alex Kanevsky, through Feb. 16

“Flashpoints—Material/Intent/Fused,” four artists explore a wide range of materials and processes linked through craft and meaning, Feb. 21-April 26

Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
Lebanon Valley College
101 College Ave., Annville

“Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement,” through March 22

The Ware Center
42 N. Prince St., Lancaster

Semi-realistic and abstract paintings by Caesar Westbrook, with subjects that tie into daily social and political issues, Feb. 7-28

Zeroday Brewing Co.
250 Reily St., Harrisburg

Art gallery by Joanna Pendergast, through Feb. 20

Art gallery by Marina Randovic, Feb. 21-March 19

Read, Make, Learn

Boutique on Pomfret
16 W. Pomfret St., Carlisle

Feb. 13: VIP Essential Oil Continuing Education, 5-6 p.m.

Carlisle Arts Learning Center
38 W. Pomfret St., Carlisle

Feb. 3-March 2: Yoga & Art (ages 8-12), Mondays, 4-5:30 p.m.
Feb. 4-18: Crash Course—Lidded Vessels, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 5-26: Beginning Watercolor, Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.
Feb. 5-26: Watercolor Landscapes, Wednesdays, 3:30-6 p.m.
Feb. 7: ICE FEST! Snowflakes & Glass Valentines, 6-8 p.m.
Feb. 8: Winter Drawing Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Feb. 8: ICE FEST! Snowflakes & Glass Valentines, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Feb. 8: Make Your Valentines POP! (ages 6-12), 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Feb. 11: Lecture—Warrior Artists, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 13-27: Knitting II—Working in the Round + Cables, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Feb. 15: Eucalyptus Magic, 9-11 a.m.
Feb. 19-March 11: Create Amazing Pictures with Your Phone Camera, Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Feb. 20-March 26: Photoshop for Photographers Using Lightroom Classic, Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Feb. 21: Craft Beer & Clay, 7 p.m.
Feb. 22: Gallery Exploration—Don’t Be Blue, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Feb. 25-March 31: Fundamentals of Photography, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Cornerstone Coffeehouse
2133 Market St., Camp Hill

Feb. 7: Party in the French Quarter, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Dinner, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Feb. 28: Hearty Winter Soups, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues
Dickinson College
360 W. Louther St., Carlisle (Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium)

Feb. 6: “How to be an Antiracist” with author and historian Ibram X. Kendi, 7 p.m.
Feb. 18: “An Anticipatory Memoir: Aging on the Diagonal” lecture by Dickinson President Emeritus Bill Durden, 7 p.m.
Feb. 19: “From Community Engagement to the Good Society,” a lecture by Randy Stoecker of the University of Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
Feb. 24: “Psychedelics: Science, Medicine and Politics,” a lecture about the politics of psychedelic research by Rick Doblin of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.
Feb. 26: “Protests Around the World,” a panel discussion with Dickinson professors with expertise in the Middle East, 7 p.m.

East Shore Area Library
4501 Ethel St., Harrisburg

Feb. 8: World Beats, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Feb. 11: Hari Jones—Hidden Histories Program, The American Civil War, A War for Freedom
Feb. 18: Job Seeker Resources, 1-2:30 p.m.
Feb. 21: Device Club, 1-2:30 p.m.
Feb. 25: Friends of East Shore Area Library Meeting, 9:30-11:15 a.m.

Elizabethtown Public Library
10 S. Market St., Elizabethtown

Feb. 1, 15: Cards & Coffee, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25: Cards & Coffee, 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25: Crazy 8s Math Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25: Evening Cards & Coffee, 6:30-8 p.m.
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26: Baby Time, 9:15 a.m.
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27: Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 7: Taste Event, 4:30-9 p.m.
Feb. 13, 27: Community Knitters, 6 p.m.
Feb. 15: Book Discussion Group, 9:15 a.m.
Feb. 15: Community Knitters, 11 a.m.
Feb. 25: Healthy Bites with Giant Food Stores, 10:30 a.m.

Fredricksen Library
100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill

Feb. 3, 17: The Plot Twisters (ages 15-18), 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Teen Homeschool Hangout, 10 a.m.
Feb. 7: Youth Chess Night, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Curl up with the Classics—“A Farewell to Arms,” 10 a.m.
Feb. 5: Moving Forward Book Group w/ Hospice of Central PA, 1 p.m.
Feb. 6, 20: Blood Pressure Screenings w/ UPMC Pinnacle, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Feb. 9: Lincoln’s Search for the Right General, 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 10: Twisted Stitchers Knitting Group, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 13, 27: Drop In Family Story Time—All About Feelings, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 14: Foreign Film Friday—Like Water for Chocolate, 2 and 7 p.m.
Feb. 16: Game Day for All, 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 20: READ to Dogs, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 21: Family Movie Night, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 24: Fredricksen Reads—“Where the Crawdads Sing,” 7 p.m.
Feb. 25: American Girl Book Club (ages 8-12), 5:30 p.m.

Harrisburg Career Professional Executives Networking Group
777 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown

Feb. 18: Monthly meeting, 6-8 p.m.

Harrisburg Improv Theatre
1633 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg

Feb. 2-March 8: 6-Week Elective—Improv to Sketch, Sundays, 12-3 p.m.

Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA)

Feb. 5-March 25: Realistic Oil Painting, Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Hershey Public Library
701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey

Feb. 1, 15: Chess Club, 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 1: Friend’s Winter Film Series: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” 2 p.m.
Feb. 4: Teen Reader’s Café, 3 p.m.
Feb. 4, 5, 11, 12, 25, 26: 1, 2, Whee!, 10 a.m.
Feb. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27: Penn State Hershey—Mothers & Babies Together,10 a.m.
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25: Girls Who Code, 6 p.m.
Feb. 5: LEGO Club, 4 p.m.
Feb. 5: LEGO League, 6 p.m.
Feb. 5, 12, 26: Sensory 1, 2, Whee!, 11 a.m.
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26: Tween Lounge, 3 p.m.
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27: Teen Lounge, 4 p.m.
Feb. 7: “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” Valentine’s Watch Party, 3 p.m.
Feb. 7, 21: Play Day for Families, 10 a.m.
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28: Dungeons and Dragons, 3 p.m.
Feb. 8: Friend’s Winter Film Series: “Bottle Shock,” 2 p.m.
Feb. 9: Franklin D. Roosevelt—An Arsenal of Democracy (Friends Adult Program), 2 p.m.
Feb. 15: Friend’s Winter Film Series—“Tortilla Soup,” 2 p.m.
Feb. 16: I, Nat Love (Friends Children’s Program), 2 p.m.
Feb. 22: Rm #2 Chess Cub, 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 22: HR: Friend’s Winter Film Series—”Tea with Mussolini,” 2 p.m.
Feb. 23: An Afternoon of Jazz Featuring Abe Ovadia (Friends Adult Program), 2 p.m.
Feb. 24: Books and Babies, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 am.
Feb. 24: Blood Drive, 3 p.m.

Joseph T. Simpson Public Library

16 N. Walnut St, Mechanicsburg

Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24: English Conversation Group, 6:30-8 p.m.
Feb. 3, 17: Monday Morning Board Games, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Feb. 4: Tabletop Games, 6-8 p.m.
Feb. 6: Learn to Knit/Crochet, 7-8 p.m.
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27: Mah Jongg, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Feb. 10: iPad/iPhone Beginners, 1-3 p.m.
Feb. 11, 18: Tea & Stitches, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Feb. 12: Mad About Mysteries, 7-8 p.m.
Feb. 17: Monday Night Book Club, 7-8 p.m.
Feb. 19: Sci Fi Book Club, 7-9 p.m.
Feb. 20: Thursday Morning Book Club, 10-11 a a.m.
Feb. 25: Tea & Stitches, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Feb. 26: Apple Users Group, 1-3 p.m.
Feb. 26: Yoga for Beginners, 7-8 p.m.

Kline Library
530 S. 29th St., Harrisburg

Feb. 4: World Beats, 6-7 p.m.
Feb. 6: Dollar-Smart Deductions, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Feb. 20: Dollar-Smart Deductions, 1-2 p.m.
Feb. 20: Friends of Kline Library Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m.
Feb. 26: Knit 1, Crochet Too!, 6-8 p.m.

The LBGT Center of Central PA
1306 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg

Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Passageways, 2-4 p.m.
Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23: Common Roads Young Adult, 4-6 p.m.
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26: Common Roads Youth, 6-8 p.m.
Feb. 16: Young Adult Group—Speed Friending, 4-6 p.m.

Luhrs Performing Arts Center
1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg

Feb. 24: Beginner Ballroom Dance Lessons, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 24: Advanced Ballroom Dance Lessons, 6:30 p.m.

Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
2410 North 3rd St., Harrisburg

Feb. 1: Harrisburg Genealogy Workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Feb. 3, 10, 24: Video Game Club, 4-5 p.m.
Feb. 18: Hari Jones—Hidden Histories Program—The American Civil War, A War for Freedom, 6-7 p.m.
Feb. 24: Cookbook Book Club—Red Ingredients, 6-7 p.m.

McCormick Riverfront Library
101 Walnut St., Harrisburg

Feb. 4: McCormick Riverfront Library
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26: Mid-Day Getaway, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Feb. 21: Hack that Painting, 6-8 p.m.

Middletown Public Library
20 N. Catherine St, Middletown

Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24: STEM Club 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25: Storytime and Craft 10:30-11:30a.m.
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25: Tales with T.A.I.L.S. 6-7 p.m.
Feb. 4, 18, 25: Family Yoga 6-7 p.m.
Feb. 6: Book Club 6-7 p.m.
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27: LEGO Junior Maker Club 6-7 p.m.
Feb. 17: Mystery Book Club 6-7 p.m.

Midtown Scholar Bookstore-Café
1302 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg

Feb. 1: An Evening with David W. Blight, 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 7, 14, 28: Nathaniel Gadsden’s Spoken Word Café, 7-9 p.m.
Feb. 8: An Evening with Marcia Chatelain Franchise, 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 15: An Evening with Donna Jackson Nakazawa, 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 21: An Evening with Dan Pfeiffer, 7-9 p.m.
Feb. 25: An Evening with Emma Copley Eisenberg, 7-9 p.m.

The Millworks
340 Verbeke St., Harrisburg

Feb. 1: Advanced Fluid Art, 12-2:30 p.m.
Feb. 1: First Saturday, 2-5 p.m.
Feb. 7: Acrylic Abstract Workshop, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Feb. 12: Art & Brew Crawl, 6-9 p.m.
Feb. 27: Sip and Stitch, 6-9 p.m.

The Movement Center
2134 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg

Feb. 9: Free Community Yoga Class, 10 a.m.

New Cumberland Public Library
1 Benjamin Plaza, New Cumberland

Feb. 1: LEGO Madness, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Feb. 3, 17: Monday Great Books Discussion Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Tales for T.A.I.L.S., 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Feb. 6: Ruth’s Mystery Discussion Group, 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28: Children’s Music Class, 10:30-11 a.m.
Feb. 8: Valentine Craft—Crayon Heart Mobile, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Feb. 8: Write-On Writer’s Workshop, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Feb. 11: Book Review Program—“Our Founding Fathers in Pennsylvania Cemetaries,” 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Feb. 12, 26: Wednesday Great Books Discussion group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Feb. 13: Holiday Storytime—Valentine’s Day, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Feb. 13: Adult Craft—Origami Flower, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 15: Couponing for Extreme Savings, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Feb. 15: Children’s Book Writers Critique Group, 2-4 p.m.
Feb. 18, 25: Book Babies Storytime, 11:15 a.m.
Feb. 24: 123 Library! Family Storytime, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 26: PennWriters Writing Group, 6-9 p.m.

Perry County Council of the Arts
Landis House, 67 N. 4th St., Newport

Feb. 1: Valentine’s Basket Workshop for Kids, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Feb. 1: Drop-In Art, 1-4 p.m.

The State Library of Pennsylvania
400 North St., Harrisburg

Feb. 6: Book Club Meeting, 1 p.m.
Feb. 20: Finding your African American Ancestors, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St., Harrisburg

Feb. 7: StoryTime—“Max and the Tag-Along Moon,” 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Feb. 13: Curiosity Kids—Native American Clothing, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Feb. 16: “Picturing a More Perfect Union” Tour, 2 p.m.
Feb. 21: Learn at Lunch—Violet Oakley Senate Chamber Murals, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Feb. 27: Nature Lab—Wild Cats of Pennsylvania, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Susquehanna Art Museum
1401 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg

Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29: Saturday Morning Art Club (ages 4-7), 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29: Young Artist Camp, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Feb. 19: Life Drawing Class, 6-9 p.m.

Wildwood Park
100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg

Feb. 8: Kids Discover—Owls, 1:30-3 p.m.
Feb. 11: Winter Lecture Series Spotlight on PA State Species—Ruffed Grouse, 7-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 13-March 26: Fly-Tying Classes, 6-8 p.m.
Feb. 15: Great Backyard Bird Count, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Feb. 19: Preschool Storytime—Winter at Wildwood, 10-10:45 a.m.
Feb. 22: Full Cadettes—Night Owl, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Feb. 25: Winter Lecture Series Spotlight on PA State Species—Eastern Hellbender, 7-8:30 p.m.

William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library
200 W. Second St., Hummelstown

Feb. 4: Novel Thoughts Book Club, 6:30-8 p.m.
Feb. 6: Teen Night—The Chocolate Wars, 6-7 p.m.
Feb. 12: 2nd Wednesday Cinema, 6-8 p.m.
Feb. 13: World Beats, 6-7 p.m.
Feb. 18: Novel Thoughts Too Book Club, 1-3 p.m.
Feb. 24: Protecting Family—Guardianship, Estate Planning, and You (for Seniors), 1:30-2:20 p.m.

Winters Heritage House Museum
41-47 E. High St., Elizabethtown

Feb. 7: Story Hour, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m.

Yoga at Simply Well
28 S. Pitt St., Carlisle

Feb. 2-23: Restore Your Core Level 1, Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m.
Feb. 5-26: Restore Your Core Level 1, Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m.
Feb. 7: Amrit Yoga Nidra, 7-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 22: The Mindful Classroom—Tips and Strategies for Teachers, 12-1:30 p.m.

Live Music

American Music Theatre
2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster

Feb. 6: Refugee—The Ultimate Tom Petty Tribute Band
Feb. 7: Little River Band, Pure Prairie League
Feb. 8: Blue Oyster Cult
Feb. 15: The Spinners, Darlene Love
Feb. 21: 50s Dance Party with the music of Buddy Holly. The Big Bopper & Ritchie Valens
Feb. 22: Scotty McCreery
Feb. 28: Rick Nelson Remembered

Appalachian Brewing Co./Abbey Bar
50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg

Feb. 1: The Big Takeover
Feb. 8: Jazz is Phish
Feb. 9: Missy Raines Quartet
Feb. 14: The Dirty Sweet
Feb. 20: Altan
Feb. 21: Fletcher’s Grove
Feb. 22: Starwood, Knitebitch, Big Gorgeous, Free Music Orchestra
Feb. 28-29: Millennium Music Conference

Appell Center for the Performing Arts
50 N. George St., York

Feb. 7: Jazz in the City
Feb. 15: York Symphony Orchestra—“Rhapsody in Blue”
Feb. 16: JJ Grey & Mofro
Feb. 21: Paris Washboard
Feb. 25: Million Dollar Quartet
Feb. 29: Plena Libre

Blair Music Center, Lutz Recital Hall
Lebanon Valley College
101 College Ave., Annville

Feb. 1: Honors Band
Feb. 5: John Protopapas
Feb. 8: Honors Choir Concert with Chamber Choir
Feb. 22: Chanticleer
Feb. 25: Common Hour Jazz
Feb. 27: Luke Lee

Boneshire Brew Works
7462 Derry St., Harrisburg

Feb. 13: The Rubber Hose Duo
Feb. 27: Zach King

Carley’s Ristorante and Piano Bar
204 Locust St., Harrisburg

Feb. 1, 5, 13, 22: Roy Lefevre
Feb. 4, 11, 14, 18, 27: Noel Gevers
Feb. 6, 20, 23: Anthony Haubert
Feb. 7: Andrea Britton and Noel Gevers
Feb. 8: Corinna Joy and Noel Gevers
Feb. 12, 25: Natalie Ness
Feb. 15, 21: Ted Ansel
Feb. 19: Christine Purcell
Feb. 26: Andrea Britton

Carlisle Theatre
44 West High St., Carlisle

Feb. 15: Tusk, The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Chameleon Club
223 N. Water St., Lancaster

Feb. 1: Kix, Dirty Harry, Arms and Sleepers
Feb. 5: The Iron Maidens
Feb. 7: Tweed
Feb. 8: Huntingdons, TAUK
Feb. 14: Flux Capacitor
Feb. 15: Jimmie’s Chicken Shack
Feb. 16: The Blue Stones
Feb. 19: Steve Harris—British Lion
Feb. 20: Black Lips
Feb. 22: Summer Salt
Feb. 23: Lucero
Feb. 27: Grayscale
Feb. 28: We Were Promised, Jetpacks
Feb. 29: Parks & Wreck Fest 3

Club XL
801 S. 10th St., Harrisburg

Feb. 1: All Time Low
Feb. 7: Misterwives
Feb. 8: Magical Mystery Doors
Feb. 21: Trampled by Turtles
Feb. 22: Appetite For Destruction w/ Maiden America & Shout At The Devil
Feb. 28: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Feb. 29: Observe The 93rd, Tubey Frank, Single By Sunday, Glasgow, Scotland, The Great Enough, The Stonewall Vessels

The Cornerstone Coffeehouse

2133 Market St., Camp Hill

Feb. 1: Dominick Cicco
Feb. 2: Jessica Rife
Feb. 7: Antonio Andrade
Feb. 8: Doug Morris
Feb. 9: Shelba Purtle
Feb. 14: Michael Arthur
Feb. 15: Shoot The Moon
Feb. 16: Allan Combs II
Feb. 21: Paul Zavinsky
Feb. 22: Hard Travelin’
Feb. 23: Chicken and Waffles

Dickinson College Music Department
240 W. High St., Carlisle (Rubendall Recital Hall)

Feb. 7: Helen Kim and Sakiko Ohashi
Feb. 22: Jonathan Hays and Craig Ketter
Feb. 28: Dickinson College Artist-in-Residence

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
The Forum at 5th and Walnut St., Harrisburg

Feb. 8-9: The Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess”
Feb. 29-March 1: Lisa Vroman

Hershey Theatre
15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey

Feb. 13: Lee Brice
Feb. 14: Hershey Symphony

Hollywood Casino
777 Hollywood Blvd., Grantville

Feb. 1: Radio Neon
Feb. 7, 8: Sought Out City, Sapphire
Feb. 14: The Luv Gods
Feb. 15: Hooligan
Feb. 21: Cazhmiere
Feb. 22; Smooth Like Clyde
Feb. 28: Vinyl Groov
Feb. 29: The Josh Square Band

House of Music, Arts & Culture (H*MAC)
1110 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg

Feb. 2: Queens Who Brunch
Feb. 8: Any Given Sin, Silvertung, Rise Among Rivals, Coal, Demyze, Dead Bird Pie
Feb. 11: King 180, Skinlab, Righteous Vendetta, Voice The Chaos, Ultraviolent
Feb. 13: September Mourning, Madame Mayhem, American Grim
Feb. 18: Flaw, Gabriel and the Apocalypse, Jump the Fall
Feb. 19: Another Lost Year, Cold Kingdom
Feb. 21: Wildstreet

Majestic Theater

25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg

Feb. 16: Wind Symphony Pops Family Concert
Feb. 22: Symphony Orchestra Concert
Feb. 28: Jazz Ensemble Concert

Market Cross Pub & Brewery

113 N. Hanover St., Carlisle

Feb. 1: Shawan and the Wonton
Feb. 2: Superbowl Shrimp Ryan
Feb. 8: Willis
Feb. 15: 2nd Time Thru
Feb. 16: Open Irish Jam
Feb. 22: Don Johnson Project
Feb. 23: Blues Brunch
Feb. 28: Visitors Duo

Market Square Concerts

Feb 12: Andrei Ionita

Messiah College School of Arts
One College Ave., Mechanicsburg

Feb. 28: Messiah College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds
Feb. 29: Jazz Vespers

Perry County Council of the Arts
Landis House
67 N. 4th St., Newport

Feb. 29: “Welcome the Rain” Cabaret w/Rebecca Covert

River City Blues Club & Dart Room
819 S. Cameron St., Harrisburg

Feb. 1-2: Nineties Entertainment System
Feb. 8-9: Lovers of Music

Rusty Rail Brewing Company
5 N. 8th North St., Mifflinburg

Feb. 9: John Nemeth

Stock’s on 2nd
211 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg

Feb. 7: Swisher Sweets
Feb. 8: Wally De Wall
Feb. 14: Natalie Ness
Feb. 15: Shea Quinn and Friends
Feb. 21: Ben Simcox Music
Feb. 22: Derek Henry
Feb. 28: Natalie Ness
Feb. 29: Quentin Jones

The Susquehanna Folk Music Society

Feb. 8: Winter Coffee House
Feb. 9: February Jam House
Feb. 9: Missy Raines Quartet
Feb. 20: Altan
Feb. 23: HighTime

The Ware Center
42 N. Prince St., Lancaster

Feb. 1: Endea Owens and The Cookout
Feb. 6: YAMATO—The Drummers of Japan
Feb. 7: Ceasar Westbrook Jam Session
Feb. 7: We the People—Lancaster Gospel Roots
Feb. 9: NextGEN Overture Winter Concert
Feb. 9: NextGEN Allegretto Winter Concert
Feb. 21: Jazz at the ‘Ville
Feb. 22: Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings
Feb. 23: Penn Square Music Festival
Feb. 26: The Blood is at the Doorstep
Feb. 29: Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Celebration Sonata Series with Xun Pan

Whitaker Center
222 Market St., Harrisburg

Feb. 6: The Don Johnson Project
Feb. 7: Whitaker Unplugged
Feb. 8: Laurie Berkner
Feb. 12: The Doors—Break on Through
Feb. 13: Shawan and the Wonton
Feb. 16: Citizen Cope
Feb. 22-23: Gerald Veasley’s Unscripted Jazz Series

Zeroday Brewing Co.
250 Reily St., Harrisburg

Feb. 7: Jessica Batz

The Stage Door

American Music Theatre
2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster

Feb. 26: Masters of Illusion

Appell Center for the Performing Arts
50 N. George St., York

Feb. 14: Liz Russo

The Belmont Theatre
27 S. Belmont St., York

Feb. 14-23: “Legally Blonde”

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
510 Centerville Rd., Lancaster

Feb. 1-15: “Savannah Sipping Society”
Feb. 20-29: “Grumpy Old Men”

Gamut Theatre Group
15 N. 4th St., Harrisburg

Feb. 7-9: “Voices of the Eighth 20/20—Rhythms of Resilience”
Feb. 21: TMI Improv and Happy Hour
Feb. 29-March 15: “An Enemy of the People”

Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center
1000 S. Eisenhower Blvd, Middletown

Feb. 14-16: “Winnie-the-Pooh”

Harrisburg Comedy Zone
110 Limekiln Rd., New Cumberland

Feb. 1: Jay Stevens and Ben Jones
Feb. 7, 8: Coleman Green and Dylan Vattelana
Feb. 9: Oxymorons Improv Comedy Show
Feb. 14-16: Basile
Feb. 21, 22: Mike Gardner
Feb. 28, 29: Aaron Kleiber

Harrisburg Improv Theatre
1633 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg

Feb. 7: Free Jam—Beef (Howie), Scoreface/The Director, Ferd Majelly/Acoustic Tour, JODY/Drive Thru Pals
Feb. 8: Free Mixer—Mixer (Preteen Girls), Bad Berries/The Bat, Rockstar Goes Supernova, Introduce a Self
Feb. 14: Free Jam (Oh No Mono), Leg of Lamp/Art Patrol, Sangy & Dock/Unbelievably Tasty, ElderProv/Closed Casket
Feb. 15: Free Mixer (What? Hell Yeah! What?!), Side Hustle/Ball N’ Chain, Dang./Without A Tres, Critical HIT/Two Princesses
Feb. 21: Free Jam (Six In A Row), Scoreface/Bandito, BEEF, Bemafo
Feb. 22: Free Mixer (Wild Goose Chaise), Bad Berries/Sketch Pad, Barbra, Tiny Town
Feb. 28: Free Mixer (The Assembly), Leg Of Lamp/This Show Will Self Destruct, HIT BITS, Mary Todd Lincoln/Love Triangle
Feb. 29: Free Mixer (Psyentz), Side Hustle/Bandjob, The Real FAST Coast Wives, Solo Sleepover/Dropkick Morpheus

Hershey Area Playhouse
830 Cherry Dr., Hershey

Feb. 13-23: “Love, Loss and What I Wore”

Hershey Theatre
15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey

Feb. 7: “Romeo & Juliet” w/National Ballet Theatre of Odessa Ukraine
Feb. 22-23: “Paw Patrol Live!”
Feb. 28-29: “Bandstand”

House of Music, Arts & Culture (H*MAC)
1110 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg

Feb. 2: Queens Who Brunch

Keystone Theatrics
The Playhouse at Allenberry
1559 Boiling Springs Rd., Boiling Springs

Feb. 21-March 1: Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies”

Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg
915 S. York St., Mechanicsburg

Feb. 1: “Three Tall Women”
Feb. 28-March 14: “Casa Valentina”

Luhrs Performing Arts Center
1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg

Feb. 9: The Tap Pack

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg

Feb. 9: “Charlotte’s Web”

Market Square Presbyterian Church
20 S. Second St., Harrisburg

Feb. 7: “Revival”

Messiah College School of Arts
One College Ave., Mechanicsburg

Feb. 6-16: “Anne of Green Gables”
Feb. 16: Mendelssohn Piano Trio and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Feb. 21-22: Humanities Symposium Dance Concert

Open Stage of Harrisburg
223 Walnut St., Harrisburg

Feb. 1-March 8: “Amelie the Musical”
Feb. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 27, 28: Court Street Cabaret After Hours

Oyster Mill Playhouse
1001 Oyster Mill Road, Camp Hill

Feb. 1-2: “Towards Zero”

River City Blues Club & Dart Room
819 S. Cameron St., Harrisburg

Feb. 23: Risque Cabaret

Rose Lehrman Art Center
One HACC Drive, Harrisburg

Feb. 21-22: New Works Festival

Theatre Harrisburg
513 Hurlock St., Harrisburg

Feb. 1-2: “The Scarlet Letter” at Whitaker Center

The Ware Center
42 N. Prince St., Lancaster

Feb. 15: PA Ballet II—Fairy Rhymes

Whitaker Center

222 Market St., Harrisburg

Feb. 1-2: “The Scarlet Letter” w/Theatre Harrisburg

Zeroday Brewing Co.

250 Reily St., Harrisburg

Feb. 2: NYC Comedy Show

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New roof fitted to Globe Theatre as troubled project takes shape and new general manager appointed – Gazette Live

New roof fitted to Globe Theatre as troubled project takes shape and new general manager appointed – Gazette Live

Stockton’s delayed Globe Theatre is having a new roof fitted as work on its renovation begins to take shape.

More than 200 tonnes of steelwork has arrived in recent months and the steel structure for the roof of the Art Deco theatre is now being lifted into place.

Hold-ups have dogged efforts to repair the Grade II listed site.

Costs ballooned to more than £26.5m last year after troubles with the roof, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lifts, plumbing, toilet layout and drainage hit the high street renovation.

Council bosses are relying on the 3,000-seat theatre bringing an extra 200,000 visitors to Stockton town centre– hoped to bring an annual £18m boost to the borough’s economy.

They are hoping the delayed project will be completed in November.

A brand new dressing room block is being built to the rear of the building, with steelwork, lift shaft and decking in place already.

The stage and orchestra pit are also nearing completion.

Cllr Nigel Cooke, cabinet member for regeneration and housing, said: “The restoration is progressing very well and it is great to see the roof coming on. 

“The large steel trusses span 30 metres each and the lifting and fitting process will be completed within a week.

“With recognisable features like the stage and orchestra pit in there now, it’s all very exciting because you can start to imagine what it’ll be like when the place is packed to the rafters.

“There’s no doubt the Globe will be an absolute game-changer for the area, pulling in up to 200,000 visitors every year, and I can’t wait to see it open its doors and start welcoming the big acts.”

Stockton Council first put £1m towards a £4m joint venture with property developer Jomast to restore the Globe in 2011.

The work is now being carried out by contractors at Willmott Dixon with the authority putting £22.25m towards the project alongside £4.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Meanwhile, the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) will run the Globe Theatre and has signed a 25-year lease agreement with the council.

Former Scarborough Spa manager Jo Ager has been appointed as the venue’s general manager.

She added: “It’s an incredible privilege to lead the team that will bring Stockton Globe back to life, and the passion and support for the venue to re-open are wonderful to see.

Stockton’s history and culture are steeped in music, and it’s extremely exciting to be establishing the town as a focus of the North East’s incredible live music scene once more.”

Guide to Chicago theater winter season – Chicago Sun-Times

Guide to Chicago theater winter season – Chicago Sun-Times

Winter is here, and along with it comes a host of stage productions throughout Chicago that are great reasons for heading out into the cold.

Here’s a look at what’s playing across the area in the coming months:

Chicago Musical Theatre Festival: The sixth annual festival featuring new musicals: Gregory Becker’s “Wonder Woman the Musical,” Olivia Popp’s “Double Vision,” Ed Bryan and William Berry’s “Moby Dick — The Musical,” Kelsey Nighthawk and Matt Day’s “Paper Swords,” Lawrence Adelson, Keith Gatchel, Nicholas Davio and Chauncey Alexander Davis-Mauney’s “Billy and the Potato Powered Time Machine,” Jordan Liu and Deepak Kumar’s “Bakes! The Musical,” Karena Mendoza’s “Verve,” Brittany Handler and John Love’s “Adira,” plus staged readings of L.C. Bernadine, Kerry Cochrane and Erik Olsen’s “Is You Is” and Alex Higgin-Houser and Lucy O’Brien’s “Adventurers!” Feb. 3-23. Underscore Theatre at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway and 1133 W. Catalpa, $25;

“The Mousetrap”: Agatha Christie’s thriller about four houseguests who find themselves trapped by a snowstorm amidst reports of a woman’s murder; directed by Sean Graney. To Feb. 16. Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, $37.50-$84;

“Roe”: Lisa Loomer’s drama looks at the heart and passion on each side of 1973 landmark decision Roe vs. Wade; directed by Vanessa Stalling. To Feb. 23. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, $20-$70;

“Sheepdog”: Kevin Artigue’s drama about two police officers whose relationship is challenged by a police-involved shooting that roils the department; directed by Wardell Julius Clark. To Feb. 29. Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, $42;

“Top Girls”: Caryl Churchill’s play debates questions about female empowerment, career and family. To Feb. 22. Remy Bumppo Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, $37.75-$47.75;

“Verboten”: Jason Narducy and Brett Neveu’s musical about a 1980s Chicago punk band made up of outsider teens with complex home lives; directed by Nathan Allen. To March 8. The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, $30-$50;

“How a Boy Falls”: Steven Dietz’s psychological thriller about a newly hired au pair who finds herself thrown into the middle of a mystery when her young charge goes missing. To Feb. 29. Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, $30-$89;

“The Boys in the Band”: In Mart Crowley’s drama, eight men gather for a birthday celebration where all goes well until the host proposes a game of truth or dare; directed by Carl Menninger. To April 19. Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park, $75-$95;

“Emma”: Paul Gordon’s musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel about a privileged and pampered young woman who engages in some misguided matchmaking; directed by Barbara Gaines. To March 15. Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand, $49-$90;

“How to Defend Yourself”: Liliana Padilla’s play centers around seven college students who gather for a DIY self-defense workshop after a sorority sister is raped; directed by Marti Lyons. To Feb. 23. Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln; $31-$65;

“Sophisticated Ladies”: Donald McKayle’s celebration of the music of Duke Ellington; directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier and Florence Walker Harris. To March 6. Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, $39-$66;

“Wake Up, Brother Bear!”: Janet Stanford and Kathryn Chase Bryer’s interactive journey through the four seasons led by two loveable bears; directed by Jamie Abelson. To Feb. 16. Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine, $22-$32;

“Get Out Alive”: Nikki Lynetts autobiographical musical that shares her personal mental health journey. Jan. 30-Feb. 2. Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted, $20;

Kimberly Bartosik/daela: A former member of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Bartosik’s “I hunger for you” is a reflection on faith and its power to transform the body. Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan, $10-$30;

“The Cake”: In Bekah Brunstetter’s drama, a woman is conflicted when asked to make the wedding cake for two brides one of which she considers to be her goddaughter; directed by Steve Scott. Jan. 30-March 1. Buffalo Theatre Ensemble at Playhouse Theatre, McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell, Glen Ellyn, $42; visit

“Alabaster”: Audrey Cefaly’s darkly comic southern drama about love, art and the power of women; directed by Ann Filmer. Jan. 30-March 1. 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th, Berwyn, $18-$30;

“Noises Off”: Michael Frayn’s comedy follows a theater troupe as it prepares for opening night. Jan. 30-March 14. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights, $40;

“An American in Paris”: The Tony Award-winning musical about an American GI trying to make it as a painter in Paris features music by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Jan. 31-March 29. Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, $60-$75;

“The Hilary Duff Project”: Cat McGee and Alex Benjamin’s blast-from-the-past comedy that travels back to a time when pop idols were Disney stars and their lives were our obsessions; directed by McGee. Jan. 31-Feb. 8. Newport Theater, 956 W. Newport, $23;

Labyrinth (left to right) Elise Marie Davis, David Weiss, William Anthony Sebastian Rose II, Darren Jones and Robert Koon in a publicity image for Broken Nose Theatre’s U.S. premiere of Labyrinth. Photo by Spenser Davis/David Weiss.
Elise Marie Davis (from left), David Weiss, William Anthony Sebastian Rose II, Darren Jones and Robert Koon star in Broken Nose Theatre’s U.S. premiere of “Labyrinth.”
Spenser Davis/David Weiss

“Labyrinth”: Beth Steel’s drama about Wall Street bankers in 1978 who must face the true price of chasing their fortunes; directed by Spenser Davis. Jan. 31-Feb. 29. Broken Nose Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, pay-what-you-can;

“Roan @ the Gates”: Christina Gorman’s drama about a couple who confront questions about their marriage as their personal relationship collides with national security; directed by Lexi Saunders. Jan. 31-Feb. 29. American Blues Theater at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, $19-$39;

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show: The Irish dance/music extravaganza has become a favorite of audiences around the world. Feb. 4-9. Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, $32-$90;

“The Second City’s Black History Month Show”: For this show, the company pulls from iconic archival and classic sketches and songs created by its African-American alumni; directed by Ali Barthwell. Feb. 4-March 11. UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W. North, $20;

“Stick Fly”: Lydia R. Diamond’s comedy-drama about sibling rivalries and parental expectations; directed by Ron OJ Parson. Feb. 5-March 15. Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor, Glencoe, $35-$80;

“The Fantasticks”: Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones musical about a boy, a girl and their fathers who try to keep them apart; directed by Pat Murphy. Feb. 5-March 8. Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan, Lake Forest, $40, $45;

“A Doll’s House”: Henrik Ibsen’s classic about a young housewife trapped in the patriarchal world of 1870s Norway who questions what she really wants; directed by Lauren Shouse. Feb. 6-March 22. Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, $43, $46;

“Graveyard Shift”: Korde Arrington Tuttle’s drama, loosely inspired by the legacy of Sandra Bland, looks at how we navigate a world full of fear; directed by Danya Taymor. Feb. 7-March 8. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, $15-$45;

“The Princess & the Pea”: The prince is seeking a bride but will his true love, an ordinary young maiden, pass the test planned by the persnickety queen? Directed by Aaron Thielen. Feb. 7-April 19. Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, $18.23;

“Shear Madness”: The comic murder mystery about a crime committed above the Shear Madness salon; directed by Warner Crocker. Feb. 7-March 29. Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport, $40-$80;

“Men Are from Mars — Women are from Venus Live!”: A comedy that’s a one-man fusion of theater and stand-up based on the best-selling book. Feb. 11-23. Broadway Playhouse, Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, $69;

“Frindle”: An adaptation of Andrew Clements children’s book about a boy who invents a new word. Opens Feb. 11; to Feb. 21. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights, $12, $14;

“The Secret of My Success”: World premiere of Michael Mahler, Alan Schmuckler, Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen’s new musical based on the film about a young Midwesterner who moves to New York City to start his dream job; directed by Gordon Greenberg. Feb. 12-March 29. Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora, $36-$74;

“The Times Are Racing”: The Joffrey Ballet presents a program of mixed works: Christopher Wheeldon’s “Commedia,” Itzik Galili’s “Mono Lisa” and “The Sofa, Stephanie Martinez’s “Bliss!,” Justin Peck’s “The Times Are Racing.” Opens Feb. 12-23. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., $35+;

“Kill Move Paradise”: James Ijames’ drama about four young black men, torn from the world without warning, who discover they are stuck in a waiting room in the hereafter; directed by Wardell Julius Clark. Feb. 12-April 5. Timeline Theatre, 615 W. Wellington, $42-$57;

“Summer — The Donna Summer Musical”: Colman Domingo, Roberg Cary and Des McAuff’s musical with songs by Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others tells the story of the singer who went from gospel choir to dance floor diva all the way breaking through barriers and becoming an icon. Feb. 12-23. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, $27-$100;

“Titus Andronicus”: Shakespeare’s bloodiest drama explores the impact of vengeance across the intersections of family, power and race; directed by Ian Damont Martin. Feb. 13-March 14. Haven Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, $35;

Colin Jones stars in Haven Theatre’s production of “Titus Andronicus.” Photo by Kayshla Morales
Colin Jones stars in “Haven Theatre’s production of “Titus Andronicus.”
Kayshla Morales

“Almost Heaven: John Denver’s America”: A musical tribute and celebration of the singer-songwriter’s life and career; directed by Linda Fortunato. Feb. 13-. Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge, Munster, Ind., $42-$46;

“A Raisin in the Sun”: Lorainne Hansberry’s classic drama set on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s follows the divergent dreams and conflicts of three generations of an African American family; directed by Aaron Reese Boseman. Feb. 13-March 15. Invictus Theatre at The Buena, Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway, $25;

“Lipstick Lobotomy”: In Krista Knight’s play, John F. Kennedy’s little sister, Rosemary Kennedy, and the playwright’s great aunt Ginny develop a friendship at an exclusive high-end sanitarium for women in the fall of 1941; directed by Kate Hendrickson. Feb. 13-March 21. Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland, $20, $25;

“Last Night in Karaoke Town”: Mike Beyer and Kirk Pynchon’s comedy set in one of Cleveland’s oldest karaoke bars that may have to close its doors when the new owner announces he wants to change it into a cider bar; directed by Kim Boler. Feb.14-March 28. The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard, $10-$25;

“Mlima’s Tale”: Lynn Nottage’s drama is the story of a magnificent elephant trapped in the clandestine international ivory market; directed by Jerrell L. Henderson. Feb. 15-March 21. Griffin Theatre at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, $38;

Elizabeth Birnkrant (from left), Ashley Neal and Amanda Fink star in “Piano” at First Floor Theater.
Elizabeth Birnkrant (from left), Ashley Neal and Amanda Fink star in “Piano” at First Floor Theater.
Ian McLaren Photography

“Plano”: Will Arbery’s disturbing comedy about three sisters stricken with a series of strange plagues; directed by Audrey Francis. Feb. 1-March 28. First Floor Theater at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted, $25-$35;

“The Layover”: Leslye Headland’s play about two strangers who discover things about themselves and each other that upends their lives; directed by Drew Shirley. Feb. 20-March 22. The Comrades at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, $15-$20;

“Dex & Abby”: Allan Baker’s comedy about two men who fall in love but what happens if their pets — dogs Dex and Abby — don’t get along; directed by Daniel Washelesky. Feb. 20-March 29. Pride Arts Center, The Broadway, 4139 N. Broadway, $30, $40;

“Charley’s Aunt”: Brandon Thomas’ comedy about two men, Jack and Charley, who come up with a unique plan for chaperone when their lady friends come to visit; directed by Jack Dugan Carpenter. Feb. 21-March 15. Saint Sebastian Players at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, $25;

Same Planet Performance Project: Joanna Read’s “Bad Bunny” is physical mediation on the meaning of consent; Ivy Baldwin’s “Ammonite” focuses on concerns about the destruction of the natural world. Feb. 21-22. Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan, $10-$30;

“Legends”: A show that pays homage to those whose contributions to society have made the world a better place and includes a special tribute to Dick Gregory; written and directed by Jackie Taylor. Feb. 22-April 12. Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark, $55, $65;

New Faces Sing Broadway: Porchlight Music Theatre presents a performance of songs from the current Broadway season including “Hadestown,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Jagged Little Pill,” “TINA – The Tina Turner Musical” and more. Feb. 24 at Space, 1245 Chicago, Evanston, $37. Feb. 25 at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, $60;

“Hedda Gabler: A Play with Music”: In Jacqueline Stone’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic, past and present collide, modern music and classical text intersect, in a reinvention of the drama; directed by Stone. Feb. 25-March 29. TUTA Theatre at Strawdog Theatre, $25-$40;

Robert Dubac’s “Book of Moron” plays the Broadway Playhouse Feb. 25-March 1.
Robert Dubac’s “Book of Moron” plays the Broadway Playhouse Feb. 25-March 1.

“The Book of Moron”: Robert Dubac’s newest work is a satirical attack on idiocracy that pulls him into a bizarre metaphysical universe of goofy critical thought in search of the bigger picture. Feb. 25-March 1. Broadway Playhouse, Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, $69;

“An Iliad”: Timothy Edward Kane reprises his role of The Poet in Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation that brings the epic poem to life in a new way; directed by Charles Newell. The staging combines promenade-style elements throughout the Oriental Institute as well as a seated area. in Feb. 26-March 22. Court Theatre at the Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th, Sold out;

“I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter”: Isaac Gomez’s adaptation of Erika L. Sanchez’s novel about a Chicago high school student navigating her dreams of becoming a writer while also dealing with her sister’s death. Feb. 26-March 21. Steppenwolf for Young Audiences at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, $15, $20;

“Her Honor Jane Byrne”: J. Nicole Brooks’ play about the time in 1981 when Chicago’s first woman mayor moved into the Cabrini-Green housing project. Feb. 26-April 12. Lookingglass Theatre, Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, $45-$85;

“Day of Absence”: Douglas Turner Ward’s 1965 satirical fantasy about what happens when a southern town is faced with the sudden and inexplicable disappearance of all its black citizens; directed by Anthony Irons. Feb. 27-March 22. Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, $35;

“The Pillowman”: Martin McDonagh’s dark drama set in an interrogation room in an unnamed totalitarian dictatorship where a writer is being questioned by two detectives. Feb. 27-March 29. The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, $40-$50;

“Middletown”: Dan Clancy’s new play follows the story of two couples who endure the roller coaster of life together. Stars Sandy Duncan, Donny Most (“Happy Days”), Adrian Zmed (“T.J. Hooker”) and multi-Jeff Award winner Kate Buddeke. Feb. 27-March 22. Apollo Theatre, 2540 N. Lincoln, $65;

“Thirteen Days”: Brian Pastor’s adaptation of Robert F. Kennedy’s memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis; directed by Pastor. Feb. 28-April 12. City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, $32;

“Here Lies Henry”: Daniel MacIvor’s drama about a man who grapples with his choices and failures in a scramble to make sense of his life before it’s too late; directed by Elana Elyce. Feb. 28-March 28. Interrobang Theatre Project at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge, $32;

“Red Kite, Brown Box”: A theater experience that leads children on the autism spectrum on an imaginative journey where simple cardboard boxes transform into a magical world. Feb.28-March 21. Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine, $10;

“Mrs. Warren’s Profession”: Melanie Spewock’s new take on George Bernard Shaw’s drama about a woman who must defend her past to her daughter; directed by Michael D. Graham. Feb. 28-March 29. Promethean Theatre at Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, $30;

Trinity Irish Dance Company: The Chicago-based company presents three world premieres: Michelle Dorrance and Melinda Sullivan’s “American Traffic,” Mark Howard and Chelsea Hoy’s “Home” and Colin Dunne’s “Listen” plus works from the company’s repertoire. Feb. 29. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., $35-$78;

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Among the works performed are Jamar Roberts’ “Ode,” Aszure Barton’s “Busk,” Darrell Grand Moultrie’s “Ounce of Faith,” Donald Byrd’s “Greenwood, Ronald K. Brown’s “The Call” plus the other works from the company’s repertoire including “Revelations.” March 4-8. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., $35-$120;

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Jamar Roberts’ “Ode.”
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Jamar Roberts’ “Ode.”
©Paul Kolnik

“What the Constitution Means to Me”: Heidi Schreck’s play breathes new life into the U.S. Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women; directed by Oliver Butler. March 4-April 12. Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, $30-$85;

“Steel Magnolias”: Robert Harling’s comedy-drama set in a Louisiana beauty shop where six women develop friendships and come to depend on each other. March 6-22. Brightside Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville, $25-$30;

“Hundred Days”: The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher’s musical about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as if you only had 100 days to live; directed by Lucky Stiff. March 6-April 12. Kokandy Productions at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, $40;

“Teenage Dick”: Mike Lew’s new play about perception, disability and the lengths we’re willing to go to rise above our station in life; directed by Brian Balcom. March 6-April 19. Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, $30-$42;

“In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)”: Sarah Ruhl’s play, set in 1880s New York, about a woman whose doctor husband creates a unique piece of machinery to relieve the diagnosis known as “female hysteria.” March 6-April 5. Idle Muse Theatre at The Edge Off Broadway Theatre, 1133 W. Catalpa, $20;

“Grey Gardens”: Doug Wright, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie’s musical tells the true story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who went from Long Island society to East Hampton’s most notorious recluses; directed by Fred Anzevino. March 6,-April 26. Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, 721 Howard, Evanston, $34-$59;

“Disney’s Frozen Jr.”: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez and Jennifer Lee’s musical about two sisters who discover their hidden potential. March 7-March 15. Brightside Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville, $10-$15;

“School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play”: Jocelyn Bioh’s comedy about the most popular girl at a Ghana boarding school who sets her sights on the Miss Universe pageant but a new student gets in her way; directed by Lili-Anne Brown. March 7-April 12. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, $20-$70;

“Hit Her With the Skates”: Christine Rea and Rick Briskin’s new musical about life, love and the roller rink starring “American Idol” couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young; directed by Brenda Didier. March 10-open run. Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, $40-$79;

“The Lady from the Sea”: Henrik Ibsen’s drama about a lighthouse keeper’s daughter who must choose between her landlocked marriage and the allure of the sea; directed by Shana Cooper. March 12-April 12. Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, $$37.50-$84;

“Intimate Apparel”: Lynn Nottage’s play about a black seamstress who turns to her sewing machine to rebuild her life and refashion her future; directed by Tasia A. Jones. March 12-April 19. Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, $30-$89;

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Performing Ohad Naharin’s “Decadance/Chicago,” which features excepts from “Sadeh21,” “Naharin’s Virus” and “Minus 16.” March 12-15. Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, $25-$110;

Qudus Onikeku: In “Spirit Child,” the Nigerian choreographer/dancer creates a vision of the transition between the enchanted world of dreams and spirits and the world of the living. March 13-14. Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan, $10-$30;

“My Dear Hussein”: World premiere of Nahal Navidar’s surreal tale of a four-year-old Iranian girl set amidst the carnage of the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s; directed by Tlaloc Rivas. March 17-April 19. Silk Road Rising and Momentary Theatre at 77 W. Washington, $38;

“The Last Match”: Set in the world of tennis, Anna Ziegler’s play is a montage exploring family, the sacrifices we made for success and the legacy we leave behind. March 18-June 7. Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor, Glencoe, $35-$80;

American Ballet Theatre: Performing Natalia Makarova’s restaging of Act II of Marius Petipa’s classic ballet, “La Bayadere,” Antony Tudor’s “Jardin aux Lilas” and Twyla Tharp’s “Duece Coupe.” March 19-22. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., $50-$130;

“Henry V”: Shakespeare’s drama stars Brenda Barrie as Henry V; directed by Nathan Allen. March 19-May 10. The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, $20-$50;

“Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”: The musical comedy adapted from the movie about three drag queens who embark on an adventure across the Australian Outback; directed by L. Walter Stearns. March 20-June 28. Venus Cabaret Theater, Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport, $65;

“My Fair Lady”: Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical; directed by Bartlett Sher. March 24-April 12. Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, $27-$98;

Shereen Ahmed stars as Eliza Doolittle in The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Lady.” | Copyright Joan Marcus
Shereen Ahmed stars as Eliza Doolittle in The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Lady.”
Copyright Joan Marcus

“Kiss Me, Kate”: Passions run high as a leading lady and her ex-husband battle onstage and off in a production of “The Taming of the Shrew;” directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller. March 25-May 17. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, $55-$60;

“Dhaba on Devon Avenue”: Madhuri Shekar’s play about a family who fights to save their Devon Avenue restaurant; directed by Chay Yew. March 27-April 26. Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln; $31-$65;

“Molly Sweeney”: Brian Friel’s drama about a visually impaired woman who agrees to a procedure that will restore her sight but is it she who benefits most or is it her ambitious spouse or her doctor’s career; directed by Robert Falls. March 27-April 26. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, $15-$50;

“Me…Jane — The Dreams & Adventures of a Young Jane Goodall”: Andy Mitton, Patrick McDonnell and Aaron Posner’s musical based on the live of conservationist and animal activist Dr. Jane Goodall; directed by Ericka Mac. March 31-April 26. Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine, $10;

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