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Windy City Times' Theater Series Celebrates 5th Year
Two World Premieres, Three Chicago Premieres and a Halloween Show

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July 9, 2007 - Windy City Times announces the newspaper's fifth annual theater subscription series with two world premieres, three Chicago premieres and some of Broadway and Off-Broadway's best shows.

A yearly sold-out event, the WCT Theater Series gives subscribers a chance to enjoy diverse shows with terrific seats at Chicago's top theaters, all while basking in the social aspect of going to the theatre. 'This year we are excited to have Stoli Vodka and Sidetrack Video Bar ( 3349 N. Halsted ) as sponsors providing fun pre-show parties where subscribers have a chance to mingle and chat about the series,' said Windy City staffer and theater series founder Amy Matheny.

The 2007-2008 series consists of eight shows with a special Halloween performance of The Phantom of the Opera at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Plus subscribers will attend the highly anticipated award-winning comedy about a closeted movie star, The Little Dog Laughed. The 2007-2008 Windy City Times Theatre series includes:

THE BUSY WORLD HUSHED, Chicago premiere! By Keith Bunin

Next Theatre – Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m.

A son, a priest, a mother. Faith and love collide in this provocative love triangle.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Directed by Harold Prince

Cadillac Palace Theatre Wednesday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m.

A magical Halloween night at this seductive international award-winning show!

ELLA, Chicago premiere! Book by Jeffrey Hatcher, conceived by Rob Ruggiero and Dyke

Garrison, Musical Direction by Danny Holgate

Northlight Theatre Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.

The legend of Ella Fitzgerald comes alive in this Swinging musical.

THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, Chicago premiere! By Douglas Carter Beane

About Face Theatre at Center on Halsted Friday, January 11, 2008 at 8 p.m.

The Tony Award-winning hit about a hot Hollywood actor trying to keep his sexuality under wraps.

GOOD BOYS AND TRUE, World premiere! by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Steppenwolf Theatre Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

An Ivy League-bound senior is the center of a scandal that threatens to destroy his future.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, World premiere! Written by Jules Verne

Adapted / Directed by Laura Eason

Lookingglass Theatre Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

A bold and funny whirlwind tour of the globe.

JEKYLL & HYDE, By Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse

Bohemian Theatre Ensemble at Theatre Building Chicago Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 8 p.m.

The hit Broadway musical that reveals the two sides to every man.

Plus WRITERS THEATRE Receive a voucher to any show at this award-winning theatre.

The series costs $250 per person. There are a limited number of subscriptions available. To purchase call now: 773-871-7610 or email .

Windy City Media Group ( 5443 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60640 ) is the producer of Windy City Times, Nightspots, Windy City Queercast and Identity. .

Series Sponsors include Stoli Vodka, Sidetrack Video Bar, and Windy City Media Group.

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