Guide to Items in the Theater Programs Collection, Alphabetically by Theater "I"-"Z"

at Chicago History Museum, Research Center

 

 

This guide lists plays and some other theatrical performances at theaters in or near Chicago (Ill.), organized by theater name alphabetically.A few of these plays are not represented yet by a program in the collection.

 

To consult this collection in person, please see the Web-site of the Chicago History Museum: http://www.chicagohistory.org and click on the RESEARCH tab for information about the public research hours of the Research Center.

 

The Theater Programs Collection is a composite collection assembled from many sources. Specific donors often are identified in separate catalog records for specific materials contained in this large collection or in notes on the items themselves.

 

In addition to the information provided by this guide, some theater programs are cataloged individually or as sets of scrapbooks with their call numbers listed in the online catalog of the Chicago History Museum, Research Center (at http://www.chsmedia.org ).

 

This guide does not include every theater program found at the Chicago History Museum. For example, theater programs also may be found in a set of scrapbooks about various topics, in a collection of photographs and prints about actors, or in the memorabilia included in a manuscript collection of family papers. Generally theater programs are small items that may not be mentioned specifically in the cataloging of larger bodies of materials. Therefore, finding them may require much research.

 

Chicago History Museum, Research Center, also holds other collections of performance programs, including dance programs, opera programs, musical programs, sports programs, and programs for other types of social events.

 

Definitions of columns in the following table:


Theater name.

Company / Series name.

Year the play began performance at that theater.

Play title.

Opened date: year/mo/da [1923/11/16 means "1923 Nov. 16"]

Opened date: year/mo/da [1923/11/16 means "1923 Nov. 16"]

Closed date: year/mo/da

Program date in CHM's collection: year/mo/da

# Number of copies of this program CHM owns

D? Damaged or incomplete program? ["y" means yes; "n" means no]


 

Theater

Company

Year

Play title

Opened

Closed

Program

#

D

Notes

Ice Palace Theatre

 

1885

Falka

 

 

1885/05/25

 

 

Fun on the Bristol and Falka

Ice Palace Theatre

 

1885

Fun on the Bristol

 

 

1885/05/28

 

 

Fun on the Bristol and Falka

Ice Palace Theatre

Hendersonís (formerly Calendarís)

1885

Colossal Colored Minstrels

 

 

1885/06/02

 

 

Followed by the drum major, Clorinda's lovers and Life on the old plantation

Ice Palace Theatre

 

1885

Clorinda's lovers

 

 

1885/06/02

 

 

The drum major, Clorinda's lovers and Life on the old plantation

Ice Palace Theatre

 

1885

The drum major

 

 

1885/06/02

 

 

The drum major, Clorinda's lovers and Life on the old plantation

Ice Palace Theatre

 

1885

Life on the old plantation

 

 

1885/06/02

 

 

The drum major, Clorinda's lovers and Life on the old plantation

Ice Palace Theatre

 

1885

Murphy's dream

 

 

1885/06/10

 

 

 

Ice Palace Theatre

 

1885

Our married men

 

 

1885/06/15

 

 

 

Ice Palace Theatre

 

1885

The octoroon

 

 

1885/07/20

 

 

 

ID/EGO Productions

 

1993

Valley of the dolls

 

 

 

 

 

 

Idea Theatre Company

 

 

Tales of unconscious living

 

 

 

 

 

 

Igloo

 

 

Blood on the cat's neck and Jet of blood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Igloo

 

 

Bombart. A theatrical distraction

 

 

 

 

 

 

Igloo

 

 

A fire was burning over the dumping house one Chinese New Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

Igloo

 

 

Journey to destiny

 

 

 

 

 

 

Igloo

 

 

The man with the flower in his mouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Igloo

 

 

Dreamscape of the Falcon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Igloo

 

 

Miss Margarida's way

 

 

 

 

 

 

Igloo

 

 

Orgasmo Adulto escapes from the zoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Igloo

 

 

Scam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Igloo

 

 

Soap opera and A turn away from home

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois Humanities Council

 

1996

Chicago Humanities Festival VII

1996/11/08

1996/11/10

 

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

 

A Chinese Honeymoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

 

The clinging vine

 

 

 

 

 

Starring Peggy Wood.

Illinois Theatre

 

 

The dangerous age

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

 

Mitzi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

 

Pals first

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

 

The Pretty Sister of Jose

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

 

San Toy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

 

Sari: An Operetta in Two Acts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1900

Barbara Frietchie

 

 

1900/10/15

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1900

Barbara Frietchie

 

 

1900/10/22

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1900

Barbara Frietchie

 

 

1900/10/29

 

 

A souvenir program of the dedicatory performance has been classified as F38RN/I2

Illinois Theatre

 

1900

Barbara Frietchie

 

 

1900/10/15

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1900

Papa's Wife

 

 

1900/11/18

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1900

Sweet Nell of Old Drury

 

 

1900/12/03

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1900

Sweet Nell of Old Drury

 

 

1900/12/10

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1900

The Rogers Brothers in Central Park

 

 

1900/12/30

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

The Rogers Brothers in Central Park

 

 

1901/01/06

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

L'Aiglon

 

 

1901/01/21

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

The fortune teller

 

 

1901/02/01

2

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

The fortune teller

 

 

1901/02/04

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

The singing girl

 

 

1901/02/09

 

y

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

The monks of Malabar

 

 

1901/02/11

 

y

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

The monks of Malabar

 

 

1901/02/18

 

y

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

L'Aiglon

 

 

1901/02/25

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

Foxy Quiller (In Corsica)

 

 

1901/03/10

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

Foxy Quiller (in Corsica)

 

 

1901/03/17

 

 

Bound

1901Illinois Theatre

 

1901

Hodge, Podge & Co.

 

 

1901/04/07

2

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

All on account of Eliza

 

 

1901/04/28

 

y

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

Janice Meredith

 

 

1901/05/06

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

Janice Meredith

 

 

1901/05/13

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

The casino girl

 

 

1891/06/17

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

Ben Hur

1901/09/02

1901/10/21

 

 

y

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

Ben Hur

 

 

1901/10/14

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

Ben Hur

 

 

1901/10/21

 

 

bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

Ben Hur

 

 

1901/11/04

 

y

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

Ben Hur

 

 

1901/11/11

 

y

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

San Toy

 

 

1901/11/17

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

San Toy

 

 

1901/11/24

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, and the London Lyceum Company

1901

King Charles I

 

 

1901/12/03

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, and the London Lyceum Company

1901

The bells

 

 

1901/12/05

 

 

Nance Oldfield and The bells

Illinois Theatre

Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, and the London Lyceum Company

1901

Nance Oldfield

 

 

1901/12/05

 

 

Nance Oldfield and The bells

Illinois Theatre

Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, and the London Lyceum Company

1901

Madame Sans-Gene or Emperor and washerwoman

 

 

1901/12/06

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, and the London Lyceum Company

1901

The merchant of Venice

 

 

1901/12/16

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, and the London Lyceum Company

1901

The Lyons Mail

 

 

1901/12/17

 

 

Bound. Nance Oldfield and The Lyons Mail

Illinois Theatre

Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, and the London Lyceum Company

1901

Nance Oldfield

 

 

1901/12/17

 

 

Bound. Nance Oldfield and The Lyons Mail

Illinois Theatre

Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, and the London Lyceum Company

1901

Madame Sans-Gene or Emperor and washerwoman

 

 

1901/12/19

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, and the London Lyceum Company

1901

King Charles I

 

 

1901/12/10

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1901

The strollers

1901/12/22

 

1901/12/30

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines

 

 

1902/01/06

 

y

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines

 

 

1902/01/13

 

y

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines

 

 

1902/01/18

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The Rogers Brothers in Washington

 

 

1902/01/19

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The Rogers Brothers in Washington

 

 

1902/01/26

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The Rogers Brothers in Washington

 

 

1902/02/02

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The New Yorkers

 

 

1902/02/09

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The New Yorkers

 

 

1902/02/16

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The messenger boy

 

 

1902/02/23

 

Y

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The messenger boy

 

 

1902/02/23

2

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The messenger boy

 

 

1902/03/02

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The little duchess

 

 

1902/03/10

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The little duchess

 

1902/03/29

1902/03/24

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

D'Arcy of the Guards

 

 

1902/03/30

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The liberty belles

 

 

1902/04/06

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The liberty belles

 

 

1902/04/13

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The auctioneer

 

 

1902/04/20

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The auctioneer

 

 

1902/04/27

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The auctioneer

 

 

1902/05/04

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

Floradora

 

 

1902/05/18

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

Floradora

 

 

1902/06/20

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

Floradora

 

 

1902/07/13

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The sleeping beauty and the beast

1902/08/30

1902/10/05

 

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The joy of living

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The sleeping beauty and the beast

 

 

1902/09/07

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The sleeping beauty and the beast

 

 

1902/09/21

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The sleeping beauty and the beast

 

 

1902/09/28

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The sleeping beauty and the beast

 

 

1902/10/12

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The sleeping beauty and the beast

 

 

1902/10/19

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The sleeping beauty and the beast

 

 

1902/10/26

2

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The wild rose

 

 

1902/11/09

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The wild rose

 

 

1902/11/16

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The billionaire

 

 

1902/11/24

2

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The billionaire

 

 

1902/11/30

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The way of the world

 

 

1902/12/07

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

The way of the world

 

 

1902/12/14

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

A message from Mars

 

 

1902/12/22

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

A message from Mars

 

 

1902/12/29

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1902

A message from Mars

 

 

1903/01/05

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

 

 

 

1903/09/20

2

 

Mentions several different upcoming productions, the Iroquois Theatre, and small vignettes of Chicago, etc

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

A perfect lady

 

 

1903/01/23

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

 

 

 

1903/10/19

 

 

Mentions several different upcoming productions, the Iroquois Theatre, and small vignettes of Chicago, etc

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

The Pretty Sister of Jose

 

 

1903/10/26

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

The joy of living

 

 

1903/01/12

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

Aunt Jeannie

 

 

1903/01/22

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

Dolly Varden

 

 

1903/01/26

2

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

The Rogers Brothers in Harvard

 

 

1903/02/08

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

The Rogers Brothers in Harvard

 

 

1903/02/22

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

The toreador

 

 

1903/03/02

 

y

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

The toreador

 

 

1903/03/16

 

y

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

Du Barry

 

 

1903/03/24

4

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

Du Barry

 

 

1903/03/30

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

A Chinese honeymoon

 

 

1903/05/31

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

A Chinese honeymoon

 

 

1903/05/17

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

A Chinese honeymoon

 

 

1903/06/21

3

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

Augustin Daly Musical Company

1903

A country girl

 

 

1903/08/29

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

The eternal city

 

 

1903/09/28

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

Dolly Varden

1903/10/12

1903/10/00

1903/12/12

2

y

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

Dolly Varden

 

 

1903/10/19

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

Mrs. Deering's divorce

 

 

1903/11/09

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

Mrs. Deering's divorce

 

 

1903/11/16

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

Ulysses

 

 

1903/11/30

 

y

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

The taming of the shrew

 

 

1903/12/07

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1903

The school for scandal

 

 

1903/12/17

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

The bells

 

 

1904/02/08

 

 

Waterloo and The bells. Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

Louis XI

 

 

1904/02/08

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

Waterloo

 

 

1904/02/08

 

 

Waterloo and The bells. Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

Her Own Way

 

 

1904/02/22

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

The proud prince

 

 

1904/03/07

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

Babette

 

 

1904/03/28

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

Babette

1904/04/04

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

The office boy

 

 

1904/04/24

2

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

Mam'selle Napoleon

 

 

1904/05/22

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

The tenderfoot

1904/06/12

 

1904/06/19

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

The forbidden land

 

 

1904/07/03

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

The two roses

 

 

1904/09/05

2

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

A Madcap Princess

 

 

1904/11/21

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

A madcap princess

 

 

1904/11/25

 

y

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

The little minister

 

 

1904/12/05

 

y

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

The Girl from Kayís

 

 

1904/12/11

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1904

The Girl from Kay's

 

 

1904/12/25

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The Admirable Crichton

 

 

1905/01/16

2

y

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The lady Shore

 

 

1905/01/30

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

Parsifal

1905/02/01

 

1905/02/13

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

Parsifal

 

 

1905/02/20

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The school girl

 

 

1905/03/06

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The Rogers Brothers in Paris

 

 

1905/03/26

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The Rogers Brothers in Paris

 

 

1905/04/08

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The winter's tale

 

 

1905/04/24

 

y

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

Love's lottery

 

 

1905/05/01

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The college widower

 

 

1905/05/21

 

 

Higgledy-Piggeldy & The college widower

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

Higgledy-Piggeldy

 

 

1905/05/21

 

 

Higgledy-Piggeldy & The college widower

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

Little Johnny Jones

 

 

1905/06/25

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

Little Johnny Jones

 

 

1905/07/23

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The education of Mr. Pipp

1905/08/27

 

1905/08/29

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The education of Mr. Pipp

 

 

1905/09/03

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

Sergeant Brue

 

 

1905/09/17

2

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

Loveís Lottery

 

 

1905/05/15

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The Rogers Brothers

 

 

1905/03/26

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

Moonshine

 

 

1905/10/01

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The heir to the hoorah

 

 

1905/10/15

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The heir to the hoorah

 

 

1905/10/22

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The labyrinth

 

 

1905/10/30

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The rollicking girl

 

 

1905/11/12

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The rollicking girl

 

 

1905/11/19

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

Mlle. Modiste

 

 

1905/12/11

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

The Rose of the Alhambra

 

 

1905/12/22

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1905

Fritz in Tammany Hall

 

 

1905/12/31

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Sweethearts

 

 

1906/00/00

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Milada Cerny Piano Concert

 

 

1906/01/14

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

The catch of the season

 

 

1906/01/29

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Miss Dolly Dollars

 

 

1906/02/12

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

The pearl and the pumpkin

 

 

1906/02/25

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Magda

 

 

1906/04/09

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Camille

 

 

1906/04/13

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Twelfth Night

 

 

1906/04/23

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

The merchant of Venice

 

 

1906/04/30

 

 

The merchant of Venice & Romeo and Juliet

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Romeo and Juliet

 

 

1906/04/30

 

 

The merchant of Venice & Romeo and Juliet

Illinois Theatre

The Sousa Opera Company

1906

The free lance

1906/09/02

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

The lion and the mouse

 

 

1906/06/17

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Miss Lillian Russell

 

 

1906/09/17

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

The free lance

 

 

1906/09/02

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Barbara's millions

 

 

1906/09/23

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Brigadier Gerard

 

 

1906/10/01

 

y

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

The Rogers Brothers in Ireland

 

 

1906/10/14

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

The Rogers Brothers in Ireland

 

 

1906/10/28

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

The Parisian model

 

 

1906/11/11

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

The Time, the place, and the girl

 

 

1906/11/16

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

The Parisian model

 

 

1906/11/18

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Charles the First

 

 

1906/12/10

 

 

The Lyons mail, King Rene's daughter & Charles the First

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

The Lyons mail

 

 

1906/12/10

 

 

The Lyons mail, King Rene's daughter & Charles the First

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

The Lyons mail

 

 

1906/12/10

 

 

The Lyons mail, King Rene's daughter & Charles the First

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Markheim

 

 

1906/12/17

 

y

Mauricette and Markheim

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Mauricette

 

 

1906/12/17

 

y

Mauricette and Markheim

Illinois Theatre

 

1906

Fritzi Scheff

 

 

1908/12/31

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1907

Captain Jinks

 

 

1907/01/07

 

 

Bound

Illinois Theatre

 

1907

Madam Butterfly

 

 

1907/01/27

 

 

 

Illinois Theatre

 

1907

Madam Butterfly