5 Theatrical Performances To See This Fall

5 Theatrical Performances To See This Fall

Good news, Chicago! There are 100 theater productions arriving this fall, from late August to mid November, and we couldn’t be more excited. Chicago has always been a fantastic city for the arts, as it’s brimming with talent within music, theater, dance, and comedy genres. So, its no surprise that so many performances are headed this way for the fall season. While it might be hard to choose a handful, here are a few recommendations you won’t want to miss.

Les Miserables

A classic, Les Miserables, is back on tour. Having closed its doors on Broadway a year ago, it was surely missed, as it’s notably a fan favorite in the musical world. And, Les Miserables returns to Chicago from October 11th-29th at the Cadillac Palace Theater to warm viewers’ hearts and give them all the feels. You can book tickets now in advance.


If you haven’t heard of Hamilton by now, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock. The winner of 11 Tony awards, it’s a musical that is having an open run, meaning it’s here to stay in Chicago throughout fall. The music, lighting, and story, itself, are incredibly inspiring—it’s a show that everyone should see, if possible. So, if you haven’t made your way to Cibc Theatre for a show just yet, you’ll want to purchase tickets now.


If you love the ballet, you’ll want to mark your calendar for the arrival of the Joffrey Ballet’s Giselle, a performance filled with heartbreak and artistry. A romantic ballet, it touches on the concept of humanity and all that embodies that—through loss, grief, and yet, beauty. Running at the Auditorium Theater from October 18th-29th, you’ll want to purchase tickets and see it for yourself.


It’s true—Opera touches on all emotions. And, if you’re looking for a dark tale that hones in on the nature of wickedness in humankind, The Lyric Opera’s Rigoletto in Chicago is the perfect production to see. A dark, tragedy full of vengeance and poison, it’s brutal, but powerful. Rigotello will run from October 7th-November 3rd at the Civic Opera House, so be sure to stay on alert for ticket sales.

Steve Martin & Martin Short

If you love a good laugh (and who doesn’t, really?), you’ll want to purchase tickets now for October 6th-7th at the Chicago Theatre, for a two night only production of two of today’s greatest comedian entertainers. “A Very Stupid Conversation,” which is like a Q&A style conversation between the two “Martins’,” will include humor and music—even the appearance of a banjo.

Need a place to stay when taking in a show? Book your reservation now.