Theater spotlight on Cabaret
If you missed the recent acclaimed touring revival of Roundabout Theatre Company's landmark 1998 revival of Cabaret, you can at least see Kander and Ebb's show itself in a suburban community theater production courtesy of Big Noise Theatre. Cabaret plays through Sunday, May 8, at the Prairie Lake Theater, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays, Sundays and on Wednesday, May 4. Tickets are $30 and $25 for seniors; call 847-604-0275 or visit BigNoiseTheatre.org .
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Jerusalem, Profiles Theatre at the Main Stage, extended through May 22. British anti-establishment playwright Jez Butterworth is at it again and nobody does amoral unshaven dropout better than Darrell W. Cox making with the acting chops at full throttle. MSB
The Life of Galileo, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse, through May 1. Was the father of modern science a sellout who paved the way for nuclear weapons or was he just playing the authorities until he could hatch a plan to foil them? MSB
Rent, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at the No Exit Cafe, through May 15. This cozy Rogers Park hidaway was such a perfect site for a musical about brave young artists finding their way in a hostile world that the production's been extended. MSB
United Flight 232, The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre, through May 21. Vanessa Stalling's theatrical adaptation of Laurence Gonzales' book Flight 232 detailing the 1989 DC-10 crash-landing in Sioux City, Iowa, is disquieting and deeply moving. SCM
By Barnidge and Morgan