Gorilla Tango’s Bikini Shakespeare returns with an adaptation of The Tempest. The production is adapted and directed by Katie Horwitz of last year’s Bikini Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing, the island-romp performs Thursdays at 9 pm, March 7 through April 25, 2013 at Gorilla Tango Bucktown on 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. To purchase a $15 ticket, visit www.gorillatango.com or call 773-598-4549.
In Rosemont, Elvis comes to life in the Akoo Theatre’s Elvis Lives on 5400 North River Road. Focusing on the life of Elvis, the multi-media and live musical performs at 3 pm and 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 23.
Presented by Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), the show features finalists from the worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest; an Ann-Margret tribute artist; and an exhibit of life-size images of Elvis’s stage-wear.
“We are very pleased that Elvis Lives continues to delight audiences all over the nation and that Elvis fans in Rosemont will be given the opportunity to see these talented entertainers,” states Kevin Kern, Director of Public Relations for EPE. “We hope to see finalists from the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest starring in Elvis Lives for years to come.”
“We are excited to be working with some of the most exceptional tribute artists in the world. These talented performers really capture the spirit of the King of Rock-n-Roll while evoking the sensation of being there with Elvis as he journeys through his musical career,” adds Barbara Cooley, Executive Producer for On Stage Touring. “Elvis Lives is truly a dynamic and family friendly production.”
Tickets range rom $24.50 to $69.50 and are available at www.akootheatre.com. For groups of 10 or more, call 773-327-3778.
The Chicago production of Million Dollar Quartet has been extended again with performances through September 1, 2013 at the Apollo Theater on 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue. The Tony-nominated musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session, features Brandon Bennett (Elvis Presley), Shaun Whitley (Carl Perkins), Lance Lipinsky (Jerry Lee Lewis), Chris Damiano (Johnny Cash), Tim Decker (Sam Phillips), Whitney Kraus Jones (Dyanne), Marc Edelstein (Jay Perkins/Bass player) and Dan Leali (Fluke/Drummer). Tickets are available by calling 773-935-6100 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.milliondollarquartetlive.com.