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Newcity’s Top 5 of Everything 2013: Stage

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Top 5 Plays of 2013
Simpatico, A Red Orchid Theatre
Head of Passes, Steppenwolf
Smokefall, Goodman Theatre
Measure for Measure, Goodman Theatre
Hank Williams: Lost Highway, American Blues Theater
—Brian Hieggelke

Top 5 Plays of 2013
The Aliens (A Red Orchid Theatre)
Book of Mormon (Broadway in Chicago)
Head of Passes (Steppenwolf)
Pink Milk (Oracle Productions and White Elephant)
Simpatico (A Red Orchid Theatre)
—Zach Freeman

Top 5 Comedy Shows of 2013
The City Life Supplement Season Two (Bootstraps Comedy)
A Clown Car Named Desire (Second City e.t.c.)
Old Jews Telling Jokes (Royal George Theatre)
Othello: The Remix (Chicago Shakespeare)
The Second City Guide to the Opera (Second City and Lyric Opera)
—Zach Freeman

Top 5 Holiday Shows of 2013
Burning Bluebeard (The Ruffians)
A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre)
It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! (American Blues Theater)
The Nutcracker (The House Theatre of Chicago)
The Santaland Diaries (Theater Wit)
—Zach Freeman

Top 5 Operas of 2013
Macbeth, Riccardo Muti/Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Lyric Opera
María de Buenos Aires, Chicago Opera Theater
Pimpinone, Haymarket Opera
Aida, James Conlon/Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus at Ravinia
—Dennis Polkow

Top 5 Musicals of 2013
Anything Goes, Broadway In Chicago
Evita, Broadway In Chicago
Die Fledermaus, Lyric Opera
Sunset Boulevard, Drury Lane
Wicked, Broadway In Chicago
—Dennis Polkow

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