The lights, the music, the thrill of a well-written tale – is there anything better that a live theater company performing at the pinnacle of their craft? For decades Chicago’s theaters have been filled by world-renowned talents, such as Gary Sinise, Tina Fey, John Malkovich, and others. No trip into the city would be complete without a sampling of the theaters in Chicago.
Broadway in Chicago
Venturing into downtown will bring you face to face with Broadway in Chicago and some of the most exciting performances outside of the Great White Way. Enjoy productions fresh from Broadway – or those destined to explode soon onto the New York stage – and get a front row seat for the show of a lifetime. Take in the songs, the dances, the thundering scores, and experience a night you won’t soon forget.
An independent spirit is alive and well in Chicago’s theater scene. With such a variety of venues, theater goers cannot help but find a performance that will enchant them:
- The Goodman Theater – The oldest and largest not-for-profit theater venue in Chicago produces an eclectic collection of works showcasing a wide array of talents.
- The Steppenwolf Theater – This venue is considered one of the best venues for new works in the country and has launched Tony Award-winning productions of such classics as “The Grapes of Wrath.”
- Chicago Shakespeare Theater – This theater on famous Navy Pier is known for its powerful performances of the Bard’s timeless plays with both classical and modern interpretations.
Comedy in Chicago
Chicago is known he world over for its comedic talents. Who hasn’t heard of The Second City and its astonishing list of talented alumni – John Belushi, John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, and Stephen Colbert to name just a few. If you’re looking for a few laughs in the Windy City, The Second City is a must-see destination.
See another Side of Chicago
Before you visit any one of the unique theaters in Chicago, take in a tour of the city with one of Shoreline Sightseeing’s lake tours. Our guides know Chicago inside and out and can show you a side of the city that few have ever seen. Whether you want to view the city from the lake, or you want to take in the city’s unique architecture, Shoreline can show you the way.