The 2021 List

Wherein I attempt to rank every show I’ve seen this year, a running list as the year unfolds, regardless of genre (theater, music, dance, art). Note, the company I keep is not a factor, though it often redeems the lesser of such evenings. If I’ve written about them, links are provided. If I published a review, it is linked.

Previous Years: 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

The Last Pair of Earlies/Raven Theatre/November 1

The Magic Flute/Lyric Opera/November 3

Home: A Celebration/Joffrey Ballet/October 13

What the Constitution Means to Me/Broadway Playhouse/October 29

American Mariarchi/Goodman Theatre/October 3

Fannie, The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer/Goodman Theatre/October 25

Together At Last: Second City MainStage/October 14

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski/Chicago Shakespeare Theater/November 4

A Recipe for Disaster/Windy City Playhouse/October 15

Florencia en el Amazonas/Lyric Opera/November 13