The 2024 Season begins July 19! Tickets now on Sale!

From the Tony® and Grammy® award-winning creators of Spring Awakening, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, and co-written by Jessie Nelson (Waitress), Alice by Heart is a touching musical inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland.

As they travel through the tale, Alice by Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.

Introducing the cast of Alice by Heart!

Meet the cast of the Midwest premiere and the first show of our 2024 Season!

Tickets on Sale!

Use our 'buy tickets' link in the menu to get your seats to Alice by Heart, Into the Woods, and the Chicago Music Theatre Festival!

Into the Woods Auditions

We're now accepting headshot & resume submissions for Into the Woods auditions. Our auditions page has full details and a link to the submission form.

CMTF Submissions now open!

We're now accepting applications for the 2024 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival - part of Steppenwolf's Lookout Series. For more information on this year's festival and the application process, visit our CMTF page.

What a night!

We were thrilled to receive 6 Jeff Awards for our productions of American Psycho and SpongeBob: The Musical, including Best Musical Production. Congrats to our artists and to our entire community on a well-earned celebration of Chicago theatre!

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ALICE BY HEART & INTO THE WOODS are presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.