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CHICAGO THEATRE WORKSHOP opens it’s inaugural season this fall as the company takes up residence at The Edge Theatre in Edgewater.
Featuring two Chicago premiere musicals and one world premiere pop opera, Artistic Director Tom Mullen says the season is “indicative of the unique and thrilling kinds of shows CTW will produce going forward”.
WICKED CITY – (Regional Premiere)
by Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar
October 6th through October 30th, 2016
From the creators of Broadway’s upcoming Gotta Dance, which recently premiered through Broadway in Chicago, comes a hilarious film noir musical comedy about Detective Eddie Cain, his mother, Mira, and the woman who came between them. This madcap send-up features a swing jazz score by the Tony nominated team of Elf and The Wedding Singer.
CREATIVES – (World Premiere)
by Irvine Welsh & Don De Grazia
February 10th through March 5th, 2017
Paul Brenner’s Wednesday night fiction seminar is a perfect cross-section of the Chicago literary scene, with all its incestuous dysfunction, navel-gazing narcissism, bitter rivalries, and, here and there, shards of transcendent brilliance. When Paul’s former student, best-selling crime-writer Sean O’Neil, visits this group of wannabe novelists to judge a writing contest, the stakes are suddenly raised to startling new levels. This darkly comic pop opera reveals the desperation that fuels the passion to create.
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Regional Premiere)
By James Lapine and William Finn
May 11 through June 4, 2017
From the Tony Award winning team of James Lapine (Into The Woods, Sunday in The Park with George) and William Finn (Falsettos, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) comes a musical comedy about one modern family’s unexpected route to brighter days. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is an outrageously funny and surprisingly touching new musical.