Verdi’s name* became the battle-cry of an entire revolution. Verdi and Shakespeare come together in this season-opener, a unique imagining of the Bard’s King Lear, alongside the composer’s towering Requiem. Heart-stopping melodies and breathtaking choruses reveal Verdi at the moment of his death, weighing fragments of his life, telling the story of the opera Lear which he never finished, and exploring the universal pains and joys of the aging process. Acclaimed conductor/composer/pianist Paul Leavitt and eight opera singers distill this music to its fiery spiritual core. Steven Scott Mazzola directs this world-premiere piece written by In Series Artistic Director Timothy Nelson. Sung in Latin & English with English dialogue. *Acronym for Vittorio Emanuele Re D’Italia
Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and you gotta hear your favorite Kern tunes. Come to our cabaret of his stage & screen hits: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Way You Look Tonight, Ol’ Man River, The Last Time I Saw Paris, They Didn’t Believe Me, many more!
In this time-traveling tragicomedy by acclaimed playwright Thorton Wilder (Our Town), follow the Antrobuses and their maid/seductress Sabina as they narrowly survive an Ice Age, and other catastrophes by - how else? - the skin of their teeth.
Seasonal Disorder features performances by all of WIT’s astounding company ensembles as well as a special production of Citizens’ Watch—a brooding murder mystery based on the TV series Broadchurch.
The line-up also includes a series of performances by Chicago duo GIRLish and a special New Year’s Eve spectacular!
In Andrew Lippa’s sensational award-winning musical, lovers Queenie and Burrs fan the flames of their romance by throwing the ultimate bash in their Manhattan apartment. The parade of colorful guests includes a provocative stranger named Black who catches Queenie’s eye and sparks Burrs’s jealousy. This steamy prohibition tale of insatiable appetites features a sensational score inspired by jazz, vaudeville and gospel music. Winner of the 2000 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical.