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Specialty Nights

  • Post-Show Discussion Nights March 1 & 9, 2016
  • Pride Night March 11, 2016
  • Open Captioned Performances March 6, 2016 at 2PM and March 8, 2016 at 7:30PM

Sondheim. Signature's Signature.

Road Show

by Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman

February 16 – March 13, 2016


The third collaboration between Weidman and Sondheim (Assassins, Pacific Overtures), Road Show is a freewheeling musical travelogue of the optimism and opportunism of the early twentieth century through the eyes of two ambitious, eccentric yet playfully charming brothers.

Based on the real-life Mizner siblings, Road Show follows the dreamer and the schemer’s quest for the ever elusive, shape-shifting American dream. From the Klondike gold rush to India, Hawaii, Guatemala, New York and finally the real-estate boom of Florida’s Boca Raton, the dazzling pace scours not only the map, but also forty years of boom-and-bust and brotherly love (or hate).

For Signature’s 26th Sondheim production, we welcome back director Gary Griffin (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) with his acclaimed Chicago Shakespeare Theater staging of Road Show.

“Funny, fierce, lean and heartbreaking.” —Chicago Sun-Times

Road Show will use theatrical smoke and haze.

Road Show will run for one hour and forty minutes with no intermission.

  • Theatre Development Fund

    Partial support for open captioning provided by Theatre Development Fund.

  • Sponsored by The Ted & Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund