One of Chicago's leading theater firms, Noreen Heron and Associates, has put together a list of theatrical Mother's Day options in the Windy City. See details below.
If your mom…well, is a mom, she will no doubt laugh and cry at the original show, MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL. In celebration of moms, every audience member will receive a complimentary Dunkin’ Donut on Mother’s Day and a $10 gift certificate to STANDARD MARKET, a specialty food store in Westmont. Additionally, one lucky mom will be chosen at each performance to receive a $200 gift certificate to Standard Market. Trattoria Gianni, 1711 North Halsted Street, will be open for lunch at 12 p.m. on Mother’s Day and will offer a three-course fixed menu for $25 per person for Motherhood patrons. Motherhood the Musical®, Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., www.motherhoodthemusical.com.
If your mom… believes that you talk about her all the time with your therapist, and you do, but you’d never tell her, schedule her session with Freud. See FREUD’S LAST SESSION, where the debate will be between C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud instead of the differences between you and mother dearest. FREUD’S LAST SESSION is a play about two men who boldly addressed the greatest questions of all time. Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport, 773-325-1700, www.mercurytheaterchicago.com.
If your mom… grew up in the days of big hair, segregation, and rock’n’roll, she’ll love dancing in the aisles to the 60’s inspired tunes of HAIRSPRAY at Drury Lane Oakbrook. Drury Lane will also offer a delectable brunch package from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Mother’s Day that diners of all ages will enjoy. Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, 630.530.8300, www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
If your mom is…begging you to come home for Mother’s Day, treat her to the new comedy by Sean Grennan, MAKING GOD LAUGH, a production that begs the question: you can go home again, but are you sure it's a good idea? Children return home to their empty nester parents for family holidays spanning three decades and find that home is not only where the heart is, but also where the laughs are. Theatre at the Center, 10 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN, 219.836.3255, www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.
If your mom is…the very “Model of a Modern General” she’ll enjoy THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Filled with sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, silly young lovers and an unforgettable characters, the production runs at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, 847.634.0200, www.MarriottTheatre.com.