Now, we all know Chicago hasgreat food, amazing nightlife, and the most breathtaking skyline. But did you know we also are extremely talented and cultured. We're talking about the theater, yes, and Chicago hosts some of the hottest and most popular theater shows around the world. I mean, we did hold Wicked here for how many years?

So, yes, here in Chicago you can see some of the best the theater has to offer. Yet finding the right show to see can be difficult and overwhelming. Let alone when and where a show you might like to see is playing. Don’t sweat it. PPM has got you covered. We break down our top 5 current Broadway exports, as well as other shows coming to Chicago that you don’t want to miss.

Dirty Dancing

That’s right, Dirty Dancing has been adopted into a Broadway musical. It's filled with all the dancing and singing of your favorite songs from the movie. Show opens August 8th at the Cadillac Palace Theater on 150 W. Randolph St. http://www.dirtydancingontour.com/

Cirque Du Soleil – Kurios

Cirque Du Soleil hits the Grand Chapiteau at the United Center with this unique show only Cirque Du can do. It's an adventure worth watching when it opens here in Chicago August 6th. https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/kurios/default.aspx

The Little Mermaid

Disney’s beloved Little Mermaid swims to Chicago this summer. If we know anything about Disney Theater, looking at you Lion King, you can expect they spared no expense. Check this show out now at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater located at Navy Pier. https://www.chicagoshakes.com/plays_and_events/mermaid

Blue Man Group

This long-standing show in Lakeview is the pinnacle of unique and crazy all mixed into one. If you’re a Chicagoan you most likely have seen it and if you’re an out-of-towner it’s a must. Located at Briar Street Theater just steps away from PPM’s 515 W. Briar, you won’t be disappointed. http://www.blueman.com/chicago/about-show

Million Dollar Quartet

Get transported back in time to 1956 and hear some of the greatest musicians that have ever lived. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis in this fantastic open run show in Chicago. Located at the Apollo Theater Mainstage 2540 North Lincoln Avenue. http://milliondollarquartetlive.com/

Even with this list, there is still loads more to see this summer in Chicago, but we think this will give you the start you need.

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