WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5
The Book of Merman Two Mormon missionaries ring Ethel Merman’s doorbell and hilarity ensues. It’s a diva driven journey of self-discovery with an original score of comedy songs, power ballads and mash-up standards.
7:30 p.m., Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., $40, 773-327-5252
The Woman in Black Over 8 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful — and terrifying — theater events ever staged, and it’s coming to shock audiences in Chicago.
2:30 p.m., Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted St., $49-$69, 312-988-9000 8 p.m., Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., $25, 312-526-3851
Kimbra Hess Memorial Concert – Kate Flum and Beilin Han Kate Flum (flute) and Beilin Han (piano) perform music by Georges Hüe, Eugène Bozza, Gabriel Fauré, Joseph Schwantner and Aaron Copland.
12:15 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., free, 312-670-6888
Teen Cudi – Black Boy Joy Teen Cudi (Devin Middleton and Jordan Stafford) are two black boys who just want to be silly and maybe a little thought-provoking, but mostly silly because neither of them are sociology professors at this time and definitely aren’t making sociology professor money. It is our sincere hope that you laugh, ponder and see yourself represented in this sketch revue called Black Boy Joy.
p.m., The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., $10, 773-697-9693 8