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With soaring melodies and lyrics that are by turns witty, wry and heartbreakingly poignant, Days Like Today explores what it takes to sustain a relationship in a world where love sometimes seems impossible—and how the first step in finding happiness might be getting out of your own way.
This show contains profanity.
Writers Theatre performs Tuesday – Sunday evenings, with select matinee performances.For a full calendar of shows, visit our online show calendar.
For performances listed as “Sold Out” we offer the option for standby tickets. Please contact the Box Office at 847-242-6000 for more information, or to arrange standby tickets for a performance.
Tuesday – Wednesday 7:30pm
Thursday – Saturday 8:00pm
Michael Halberstam (Director)
Alan Schmuckler (Composer)
Laura Eason (Bookwriter)
Doug Peck (Music Director)
Tommy Rapley (Choreographer)
Scott Bradley (Scenic Designer)
Jenny Mannis (Costume Designer)
Jesse Klug (Lighting Designer)
Palmer Jankens (Sound Designer)
Julie Eberhardt (Props Designer)
David Castellanos (Stage Manager)
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“Tuneful and harmonically fresh. See it now [and] say you were present at the creation!”
– The Wall Street Journal
“Truly superb. It is nearly impossible to hear [the] score without becoming a fan of Schmuckler. Hip and contemporary but also lush and romantic and deeply sincere.”
– Chicago Tribune
“Gorgeous! [Filled with] lyrical music and sophisticated, Sondheim-esque lyrics.”
– Chicago Sun-Times
“An utter delight! Days Like Today [has] rejuvenated my faith in the future of the American musical.”
– The Daily Herald
“Emily Berman…spins pretty top notes flecked with dreams, and displays a warm middle voice that beautifully matches her hard-won self-reliance.”
– New City
“Days Like Today may become the standard-bearing musical of these times! [Alan Schmuckler is] the next-Jason Robert Brown.”
– Make It Better
“Breathtaking. Find a way to fit this into your busy schedule!”
– Around the Town Chicago
“Days Like Today immediately moves to the top of the Chicagoland theater pyramid.”
– Chicagoland Theatre Reviews
The Making of Days Like Today
Monday, June 30, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Woman's Library Club, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe
Featuring Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Austin Cook, Associate Music Director and Conductor of Days LikeToday, in a discussion of the development and musicalization of this world premiere production
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of the shows you love? For each production in the 2013/2014 season, we will offer insight into a different aspect of creating theater to a group of Writers Theatre patrons. Enjoy a short and lively presentation by our designers and other experts, who will walk you through the process of preparing for and executing a show.
This event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP to email@example.com or by calling 847-242-6018 and you'll receive a confirmation if seats are still available.
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