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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.

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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.