Kokandy Productions seeks to leverage the heightened reality of musical theater to tell complex and challenging stories with a focus on contributing to the development of Chicago-based musical theater artists and new musical theater works while raising the profile of Chicago’s storefront musical theater community.
In its relatively brief history, Kokandy has received high critical acclaim and has been nominated for 36 Joseph Jefferson Awards, winning one for Sweet Smell of Success in 2014 and two for Heathers in 2016. In addition, in the last two years, Kokandy has been nominated for 3 Timeout Chicago Theater Awards for Assassins and Heathers and for three BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards for The Last Five Years. Below is a listing of all awards and nominations in addition to a selection of reviews for each show.
BONNIE & CLYDE
A KOKANDY CHRISTMAS
MERCY:VARIATIONS (New Musical Staged Reading Series)
THE FULL MONTY
PERPETUAL POSSIBILITY (New Musical Staged Reading Series)
SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
FLIGHT (New Musical Staged Reading Series)
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
GOOD BOYS AND TRUE
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