Chicago is known for its art scene, and this includes its stage productions. The Windy City’s theater scene is vibrant and offers a variety of shows for all ages and interests, so we’ve put together a list of some of the hottest productions to hit the stage in 2012
#1 Rock of Ages
Running from June 5 to August 5 at the Broadway Playhouse, Rock of Ages is a love story that takes place on L.A.’s Sunset strip. This is a funny, feel-good musical for the whole family.
#2 Stuffed and Unstrung
This is a hilariously uncensored production revolving around improv comedy — and it features puppets! A collaboration between Brian Henson and Patrick Bristow, this show features puppeteers from the Jim Henson Company and is sure to provide plenty of laughs. You can catch a performance at the Bank of America Theatre from June 12 to June 17.
#3 I Love Lucy On Stage
This musical is adapted from the beloved television sitcom. This will be the show’s Midwest premiere, and it’s sure to provide plenty of humorous fun. You can catch it at the Broadway Playhouse from September 12 to November 11.
#4 Les Miserable
This iconic broadway musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel of the same name is making its way to Chicago once again. Catch it at the Cadillac Palace Theatre from November 14 to December 2.
# 5 The Book of Mormon
The creators of South Park bring us The book of Mormon — the hit musical that has won 9 Tony Awards and made a big cultural splash in the process. See it at the Bank of America Theatre from December 11, 2012 to March 13, 2013.
#6 War Horse
Have you seen the movie? Now see the show! This World War I-era tale has drawn critical praise from The New York Times and a variety of other outlets. It will be showing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre from December 18, 2012 to January 5, 2013.
Pinkalicious will be showing until August 5 at the Broadway Playhouse because its initial run at the Apollo Theatre sold out and the demand for this show is still high! Patrons will enjoy an entertaining musical romp that’s appropriate for all ages.
#8 Jersey Boys
This is the story of how a group of hard-luck boys became one of the biggest pop sensations America has ever seen. See it for yourself at the Bank of America Theatre until June 2.
#9 Sister Act
This feel-good musical comedy is the story of a wannabe diva who ends up in a convent. You can see how it all turns out at the Auditorium Theatre from November 13 to December 12.
The classic broadway musical is still a popular choice among theatergoers. See it for yourself at the Cadillac Palace Theatre from May 1 to May 6.