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Gypsy, Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace, through April 1. Klea Blackhurst gives a human and powerhouse vocal performance as Madame Rose, usually just written off as "the stage mother from hell." This glorious rendition of the hit musical based upon the memoirs of burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee shouldn't be missed. SCM
Hair, Paramount Theatre, Aurora, through April 1. This iconic 1960s "tribal love-rock musical" caps off Paramount's amazing first season of producing its own Broadway-caliber productions. Go see Hair in all its uninhibited glory. SCM
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, through April 8. Gary Griffin works his wizardry on the classroom classic with oodles of sensory dazzle, but it's Elizabeth Ledo's ambisexual Puck that steals the show. MSB
The North Plan, Theater Wit, through April 1. Nobody does grassroots revolution like Jason Wells and Kate Buddeke as they light the spark to fiery holocaust in this sinister/slapstick look at uprisings in humble quarters. MSB
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