And I’m honored to kick off the award series by selecting the “best” stage show of 2013 (quotations added by me, as I fully realize labeling something that you haven’t even seen yet as “the best” is rather presumptuous, to say the least. Just go with it).
When asked to share my best of list for Chicago theatre, I had two thoughts: “Where do I start?” followed by, “What the hell is even playing in 2013?”
While I certainly had some ideas of shows I’d been anticipating, I knew I was missing some big ones. So, I turned to my trusty network of theater-inclined friends to clue me in on what was on their radar. From there, I whittled down to this list of five worthy shows, and then picked the Choosiest! No small task, my friends.