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Here’s What’s Opening this March in Chicago

March 6, 2017 by CJ Schwartz
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While it may not be time to pull out that lighter jacket, it’s certainly time to check out a ton of new productions in Chicago! Whether you’re jonesing for a bounce-in-your-seat musical, a play that makes you think, or a parody that makes you cry from laughing, there’s plenty for you to chose from this March.

American Idiot

American Idiot

Prop Thtr, March 3 – May 19

Ready to get amped up? American Idiot is an energy-fueled rock opera that features your favorite songs from Green Day’s album of the same name. Ready to rock? Tap here to snag tickets.

Strangest Things The Musical

Strangest Things

Greenhouse Theater Center, March 3 – April 1

Lovingly ripped off from the hit Netflix series, Strangest Things the Musical  takes us back to a time when the hair was huge, the music was loud, and parents were nowhere to be found. Ready for some parody fun? Tap here to get tickets.

Heartbreak House


ShawChicago, March 4 – March 27

Get excited to see ShawChicago do what they do best! George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House is a comedy about the deceptions and meaningless pursuits of England’s ruling class. Tap here for tickets. 

The Wiz

The Wiz

Kokandy Productions, March 5 – April 16

Winner of seven Tony awards including Best Musical, and nominated for four Academy Awards, The Wiz is coming to Chicago in a gritty new production that is sure to knock your socks off. The best part? You can enter the Lottery for a chance to win $12 tickets to Saturday night performances. Tap here to enter the Lottery.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch


Broadway in Chicago, March 7 – May 19

This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Don’t miss this smash hit at Broadway in Chicago. Tap here to snag tickets.



Raven Theatre, March 8 – April 29

Set in a world where all the rules have changed, Sycamore is a poignant and frequently funny examination of sibling rivalry, sexual and gender identity, and the importance of neighbors. If you’re a new work junkie, this world premiere is not to be missed!

The Hard Problem

The Hard Problem

Court Theatre, March 9 – April 9

Ready for some hard-hitting theater? Court Theatre is bringing award-winning and renowned playwright Tom Stoppard’s highly-anticipated new play, The Hard Problem, to Chicago.

By the Water

By the Water

Northlight Theatre, March 16 – April 23

Get ready for another expertly executed play from Northlight Theatre. With fierce compassion and poignant humor, By The Water reminds us that the very powers that tear us apart can also bring us together. Tap here to get tickets. 



American Theater Company, March 17 – April 23

Are you as in love with ATC’s Artistic Director, Will Davis, as we are? Get ready to swoon because he’s back in action with this modern reimagining of Picnic. Part seance, part love letter to a ghost, this Picnic explores a life lived at the periphery of one’s own desire.

In To America

In to America

Griffin Theatre Company, March 18 – April 23

Griffin Theatre Company presents this world premiere which transcends time, space, and race to reflect our shared American experience. Tap here for tickets.

What are you looking forward to seeing in Chicago this month? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.