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Martin McDonagh's bedtime fable set in the grips of a totalitarian state is a familiar and oppressive nightmare.
The secret of this new musical's success is its strong female leads and an impressive catalog of songs.
Technologically adventurous and emotionally empathetic, the local premiere of Christina Telesca Gorman's play connects even as it diagnoses distance.
This spooky meta musical from Kyle Jarrow ("SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical") and Duncan Sheik ("Spring Awakening") cares more than it scares.
First directed by Stephen Schwartz, this musical, based on the writings of Studs Terkel, explores the nature of work in contemporary America.
Chicago Shakes delivers a vision of their namesake's most well-known tragedy anchored in today’s headlines.
This charming theatrical anthology is probably best enjoyed only by those fans most committed to its namesake.
The local premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler's play is a busy and beautiful examination of small town life and the loneliness that breeds in its shadows.
BoHo brings “Big Fish” back to Chicago in a production that favors characters over visual effects.
In its regional premiere, this 2015 Tony Award winning musical comedy takes aim at the Bard himself.
Helmed by Paramount artistic director Jim Corti, this production has plenty to holler about.
This ever-relevant Tony Award-winning musical gets a solid storefront production in Waukegan.
Hedwig makes a triumphant return to close out the company's inaugural season in their new Evanston digs.
An out-of-this-world premiere that is more small step than big leap.
Comedian Adam Strauss takes audiences on a psychedelic quest to cure his OCD.
This explosive political drama reflects the all-too-recent past as well as our current political moment.
This world premiere is indeed memorable though perhaps not for the reasons its creative team intended.
Paramount Theatre makes a strong case to take a drive to Aurora with their production of this Tony Award-winning musical comedy.
Based on the cult horror franchise of the same name, this 2003 musical is a bloody good time.
There are just not enough laughs to sustain the premise of this self-consciously Mormon-centered musical.
Leaning into the conventions of classic noir, The Factory Theater offers this bloody, violent tale of crooked cops and sideways plots.
Marriott Theatre nods, in rhythm and time, to a moment and a movement with this revival from the late Neil Simon.
The Tony Award-winning musical gets its regional premiere at Paramount Theatre in Aurora.
A classic cat and mouse game starring a disgraced former president and a has-been talk show host comes to life at Redtwist Theatre.
Some things are scarier than monsters in this production from The Cuckoo's Theater Project.
Berlin in 1931 has never felt closer to home in Paramount Theatre's production of Kander and Ebb's classic.
Black Button Eyes Productions delivers a macabre antidote to saccharine holiday fare with the Chicago premiere of this musical based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe.
A quickly paced and altogether wonderfully silly interpretation of Oscar Wilde's classic farce.
This darkly imaginative world premiere is part Dr. Seuss and part "Peyton place" with a bit of "Goodfellas" thrown in for good measure.
Transporting audiences back to the ill-fated campaign of a presidential underdog, this period piece attempts to prefigure the present.
The stage adaptation of John Buchan's novel, made famous by Alfred Hitchcock, plays south by southwest of Chicago at Glen Ellyn's McAninich Arts Center.