Best show of the year in any category: Gary Griffin’s Follies at Chicago Shakespeare. This flawless version of an underappreciated early Sondheim should be remounted somewhere and run forever; there’s not a false note or step anywhere in it.
I already honored Ron OJ Parson for his outstanding direction of Home at Court Theatre, by honoring every one the actors he directed in that superb production. That means I get five more bites of the apple!1. Michael Menendian, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at Raven.