5/27–7/17 The innocent daughter of a clergyman leaves her rural home to work in a world of high-society balls only to find herself caught in a web of false friends. $20–$40. Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood. lifelinetheatre.com
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Through 5/15 Joshua Schmidt and Jason Loewith’s take on Elmer Rice’s 1923 play follows an Everyman who snaps after years in a thankless job. Geoff Button directs a show for anyone who’s ever felt trapped in a rut. $28–$36. Hypocrites at Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee. the-hypocrites.com
5/10–15 It’s been nearly 20 years since this razzle-dazzler opened on Broadway, and it’s still packing ’em in. $30–$92. Broadway in Chicago at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. broadwayinchicago.com
Through 5/15 Black Ensemble Theater founder Jackie Taylor toasts Dionne Warwick, the star who spent decades atop the charts with songs such as “Walk on By” and “Alfie.” $55–$65. Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark. blackensembletheater.org
Through 5/22 Brenda Didier directs the epic story of a girl group and its rise to stardom. Henry Krieger’s score is unstoppable, and Stage 773’s 148-seat theater lends an intimacy foreign to Broadway. $30–$45. Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. porchlightmusictheatre.com
Through 5/22 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical about a British teacher pushing Christianity on the Siamese hasn’t aged well. Still, the score is an embarrassment of riches. $22–$149. Lyric Opera, 20 N. Wacker. lyricopera.org
Through 6/26 Dancing Nazis storm the stage in a show that skewers World War II, gay culture, seniors, and show biz. $25–$65. Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. mercurytheaterchicago.com This article appears in the Subscribe to .