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THREE TO SEE: This Week's Theater Recommendations

By Melody Udell in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 8, 2013 5:00PM

The cast in rehearsal for Measure for Measure at the Goodman. Photo courtesy Goodman Theatre.

An under-produced Shakespearean tale, a classic stage musical and a couple Andrew Lloyd Webber tunes round out this week in Chicago theater.

Measure for Measure

One of Shakespeare’s least-produced plays also happens to be his darkest. Director Robert Falls has changed the setting from Vienna to 1970s New York City, where lust, power and hypocrisy run rampant in a city reluctantly adopting a code of moral austerity. The show runs Saturday, March 9 through Sunday, April 14.

Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., 312-443-3800 or online.

Fiddler on the Roof

If you still haven’t caught a show at the Paramount, Fiddler on the Roof is the perfect reason to head to Aurora. The Paramount draws some impressive stage talent and quality production teams — trust us, it’s worth the trek out to the southwestern ‘burbs. The show runs through Sunday, March 24.

The Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, 630-896-6666 or online.

Aspects of Love

Love triangles and art collide in this famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that should benefit from the more intimate staging at the No Exit Café. The show runs from Monday, March 11 through Sunday, April 21.

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at the No Exit Café, 6970 N. Glenwood, 773-347-1109 or online.