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In this scene from Stray Dog Theatre Group's 'Waiting for Godot' Vladimir (John Madison) questions girl (AnnKnicker) who is also

In this scene from Stray Dog Theatre Group's "Waiting for Godot," Vladimir (John Madison) questions a girl (Anna Knicker) who is also a messenger of the title character.

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Updated: January 8, 2013 6:15AM



Here is a look at events with tickets already on sale or going on sale soon.

Shows include Stray Dog Theater Group’s “Waiting for Godot” in Blue Island.

THE CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS AT GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY

Off University Parkway east of Governors Highway, University Park, (708) 235-2222, centertickets.net

Salt Creek Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are $15-$50. Already on sale.

The Crowd Pleasers listings, which should be posted by Dec. 7, will feature more about this show in SouthtownStar.com’s Entertainment section.

FAITH UNITED PROTESTANT CHURCH

10 Hemlock St., Park Forest, (708) 747-1330, faithchurchpf.org

Grande Prairie Singers opens its 2012-13 season with “Winterlude” at 4 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for students with identification. Season subscriptions for all three concerts are $40. Already available.

The Rotary Club of Park Forest will present the 28th annual Do It Yourself Messiah performed by the Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. Dec. 8. The show is sponsored by the Music Connection. Admission is free and scores will be available at the door for $10. Already available. Information: Janet Kuester, (708) 977-0030.

The Playing Live listings, which should be posted by Dec. 7, will feature more about these concerts as well as shows by the Chansonettes on Dec. 8 at the Mokena Public Library and Dec. 9 at the Homewood Public Library in SouthtownStar.com’s Entertainment section.

VETERANS MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL

12320 S. Greenwood Ave., Blue Island, (708) 841-7396 (tickets)

Stray Dog Theatre Group’s “Waiting for Godot” at 8 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 2 p.m. Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Dec. 14-15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 16. Tickets are $14 per adult and $11 for seniors or students. Already on sale.

The nonprofit Stray Dog Theatre Group will close its year of theater with the tragicomedy “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett.

Deemed by many as Beckett’s greatest work of drama, the story was first presented in France in 1953 and was translated to English by Beckett.

Though the battle still rages around “Waiting for Godot,” it is recognized as a seminal work of modern fiction and a part of theater history.

The story follows two wayfarers, Vladimir, played by John Madison from Tinley Park, and Estragon, played by Tony Carsella from Blue Island.

They hold vigil for the mysterious Godot, who can change their monotonous lives around, they think. The two, who rely on each other like children, encounter Godot’s messenger, a Girl, played by Anna Knicker from Blue Island, who acts as their only contact with Godot.

Other visitors include Pozzo, played by Mark Eaton from Chicago’s Beverly community, a wealthy land baron, and his menial Lucky, played by Chas Seaton from Burbank. Will any of these characters lead them to Godot?

The show is directed by Pamela Morgan from Country Club Hills, who is assisted by Lil O’Donnell from Chicago’s Clearing community and artistic consultant Mark Dillion from Oak Lawn.

The technical staff includes Karl Kazawitch from Oak Forest on lighting and sound, Joanne Musial from Riverdale on props and box office, Tony Carsella from Blue Island on set construction, and Margaret Pesquera as the stage manager.

This is not a student production.

Provided to the SouthtownStar

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BOTTOM LOUNGE

1375 W. Lake St., Chicago, (312) 666-6775, bottomlounge.com

Tickets for these 17-and-older shows are already on sale.

Silver Wrapper presents Shlohmo, Sepalcure and Abstract Science DJs at 10 p.m. (9 p.m. doors) Dec. 28. Tickets are $25.

React presents Lucky Date, Revolvr and LoBounce at 9 p.m. Jan. 11. Tickets are $16.

Silver Wrapper presents Emancipator at 10 p.m. (9 p.m. doors) Jan. 19. Tickets are $16.

Silver Wrapper presents Wax Tailor & The Dusty Rainbow Experience at 10 p.m. (9 p.m. doors) Feb. 8. Tickets are $15.

CHICAGO THEATRE

175 N. State St., (312) 462-6300, thechicagotheatre.com

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds with Sharon Van Etten on April 1. Already on sale.

DOUBLE DOOR

1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, (773) 489-3160, doubledoor.com

All shows are 21-and-older.

Tickets for these shows will go on sale at noon Dec. 8 at TicketFly.com unless otherwise noted.

Any Last Words, SutureSelf, the Hairlips and Senor Muerto at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) Jan. 13. Tickets are $7.

Jam Productions welcomes Augustana (acoustic) and Lauren Shera at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. doors) Jan. 15. Tickets are $15.

The 10th annual Wakarusa Music Festival presents the Waka Winter Classic at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) Jan. 17. Tickets are $7.

Sean Healy presents Method Man at 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Tickets are $29.50 for general admission, $50 for VIP balcony seating with private bar and $100 for SVIP seating, which includes an artist meet and greet and a backstage pass (certain areas still may be restricted at the artist’s discretion). Already on sale.

Note: The Dec. 8 show with West End Motel featuring Brent Hinds, of Mastodon; Ricer and Bruce Lamont has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

FITZGERALD’S

6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, (708) 788-2118, fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

Funkadesi at 8 p.m. followed by a second set at 10 p.m., with DJ Warp spinning world music beats between sets. Tickets for this family-fun show are $20 for adults and $10 for ages 10 and younger at ticketweb.com.

Holiday dance party with Brave Combo at 9 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets are $15 at ticketweb.com.

HOUSE OF BLUES CHICAGO

329 N. Dearborn St., (312) 923-2000, hob.com/chicago

93XRT welcomes Big Head Todd and the Monsters at 9 p.m. March 2. Tickets start at $35 for the 17-and-older show. On sale Dec. 7.

MARTYRS’

3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, (773) 404-9494, martyrslive.com

Sousaphenia for Kids featuring EE Marching Band at 6 p.m. Jan. 11. Tickets are $5.

Spare Parts, the Renegades and Spero/McCraven at 8 p.m. Jan. 15. Tickets are $7.

The Moth Story Slam at 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Tickets are $8.

Soundtrack Serenade at 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Tickets are $7.

Head for the Hills at 9 p.m. Jan. 21. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

METRO

3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, (773) 549-4140, metrochicago.com

Tickets for these shows will go on sale at noon Dec. 8.

Stars on March 23.

Shout Out Louds on May 16.

RIALTO SQUARE THEATRE

102 N. Chicago St., Joliet, (815) 726-6600, rialtosquare.com

Broadway musicals, family entertainment, comedy and concerts during the 2013 spring season. On sale at 9 a.m. Dec. 7.

Shows include:

Parrots of the Caribbean — Jimmy Buffett Tribute at 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Tickets are $50 or $60 and include the concert, a tailgate party beginning at 5 p.m., drinks throughout the evening and light appetizers.

Women of Ireland at 7:30 p.m. March 7. Tickets are $20, $28, $38, $48 or $55.

“Scooby Doo — Live Musical Mysteries” at 2 and 5 p.m. March 10. Tickets for each show are $16, $25, $30, $54 for premium seating with goodie bag, and $78 for VIP seating with a preshow party and a goodie bag.

“My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy!” at 8 p.m. April 13. Tickets are $40, $45 or $50.

“Robert Irvine — Live” at 8 p.m. April 20. Tickets are $29, $39, $49, $59 and $153 for the show and a 5:30 p.m. VIP cooking seminar with the namesake chef as he answers questions, recounts his experiences and demonstrates and serves a signature dish.

Organ Extravaganza XVII — Music of Your Life at 7 p.m. April 27. Tickets are $30.

“Elmo Makes Music” at 7 p.m. May 14 and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 15. Tickets are $13, $16, $30 for gold-circle seating and $55 for Sunny Seats including VIP seating and a preshow photo opportunity with two characters from the show. Seating locations for the Rialto have been altered from the usual map for this show. Also, the Sunny Seats option is only available through Ticketmaster.

SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF ART & CULTURE IN EVANSTON

1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, (847) 492-8860, evanstonspace.com

An Intimate Acoustic Evening with Martin Sexton (singer-songwriter) on Feb. 17. Tickets are $32-$68. On sale on Dec. 7 online or by calling Front Gate Tickets at (512) 389-0315. The SPACE box office will not be open when tickets go on sale for this show.

VIC THEATRE

3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, (773) 472-0449, victheatre.com

Lindsey Stirling on March 9. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 8.

Eels on Feb. 23. Already on sale.

Tame Imapala on March 6. Already on sale.

Amy Schumer on March 8. Already on sale.



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