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.
Kelly Kleimaneta Creative Arts follows up its well-regarded Flow (which will have an encore presentation at Governors State University next weekend) with Broke-ology, a family drama about the intersection of brothers, elder-care and dominoes.
1. The Old Town School of Folk Music is producing their first theatrical event, to go up in November. Called Keep a Song in Your Soul: The Black Roots of Vaudeville, the show is the combined effort of string-band Carolina Chocolate Drops, jazz pianist Reginald R.