In 2009, Writers Theatre gained national attention with a critically acclaimed production of the new musical A Minister’s Wife, which went on to multiple productions nationwide, including at Lincoln Center Theater in New York.

“Not only is A Minister’s Wife the most fully realized piece of musical theater to come along since The Light in the Piazza, but I can’t imagine anyone improving on the quiet delicacy of Writers Theatre’s premiere production.”
The Wall Street Journal

Pictured: Kevin Gudahl and  Kate Fry.
Photo by Michael Brosilow.


In recent years, Writers Theatre has continued to explore our commitment to The Word and The Artist through powerful, engaging stories told through song, as well as though text. In our intimate space, the power of a musical to move an audience has been utterly captivating.

John Sanders, Kate Fry and Rob Lindley


Oh Coward! – 2009

“Flawless. A remarkable theatrical accomplishment.”
Chicago Tribune

Pictured: John Sanders, Kate Fry, and Rob Lindley.
Photo by Michael Brosilow.




She Loves Me – 2010

“Sheer, unadulterated bliss. She Loves Me is a sparkling gem.” – Chicago Sun-Times

Pictured: Rod Thomas and Jessie Mueller.
Photo by Michael Brosilow.



A Little Night Music – 2012

“★★★★! Exquisitely done. It makes you never want to see this show on a large stage.” – Chicago Tribune

Pictured: Jonathan Weir and Shannon Cochran.
Photo by Michael Brosilow.


Sweet Charity – 2013

“Full-blooded, euphoric, soulful, [and] no-holds-barred fantastic!” – Newcity

Pictured: Jeff Parker and Tiffany Topol.
Photo by Michael Brosilow.


Now we’re thrilled to continue our tradition of powerful, intimate musical theatre with the world premiere of Days Like Today—the final production in our current Tudor Court venue, before we begin construction on our new world-class Theatre Center! With soaring melodies and lyrics that are witty, wry and heartbreakingly poignant, Days Like Today explores what it takes to sustain a relationship in a world where love sometimes seems impossible.


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