music & lyrics by Sufjan Stevens (based on the album Illinois)
story by Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury
directed & choreographed by Justin Peck
January 28-February 18,2024
Located at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare is home to a new kind of musical based on Grammy and Oscar-nominated Sufjan Stevens’ acclaimed concept album.
Known for its lush orchestrations and wildly inventive portrayal of the state’s people, landscapes, and history, a team of brilliantly imaginative artists unite to transform the album into a full-length theatrical performance, with a story by Tony Award winner Justin Peck (New York City Ballet, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story), and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury (Fairview).
Featuring a cast of virtuosic dancers, singers, and a live band, Illinoise will lead audiences on a journey through the American heartland.
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