Great Plays to See in Chicago

Chicago is a city that is filled with many wonderful things to do, and going to see a play is one of them. Many people think New York is the only place to see a great play or musical, but theater is bright and booming in Chicago as well. If you are looking to see Broadway plays in Chicago, you can do that too. There are so many places that you can go to see a great play, musical, or review. Learn more about these great plays and many others, all available in the heart of Chicago.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

If you are looking for a musical that is currently playing at the Ford Oriental Theatre in Chicago, then look no further. Beautiful is a musical about the life of Carole King, the music legend, and her rise to stardom. This musical tells the story of her struggles, how she wrote some of the biggest songs in the world, and how she overcame many adversities. If you are a fan of her music and want to know more about her story, this is a great musical to see.

The Best of the Second City

If you are interested in learning more about the history of the famous Second City establishment, this is the show for you. It includes a variety of songs, sketches, improvisations, all from their 52-year history. All of these acts are performed by the Second City Touring Company. This is not quite a play, per se, but has a lot of entertaining elements that will make you laugh and have a good time. The Second City is always a great place to check out a show.

42nd Street

42nd Street is playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre starting March 8, 2016. This is a legendary musical based on a novel and movie from 1933. It is about a young girl’s rise to fame to become a star on Broadway. This musical has been around for many years so if you haven’t had the chance to see it, now is your chance.

There are always a lot of great plays and musicals to catch while you in Chicago. Regardless of what your tastes are, you are sure to find one that you and your friends or family will enjoy. There are many other shows to choose from so the sky is the limit.

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