If American theatre were a religion, New York City would be Mecca for theatre artists of every flavor. It is a city with a pulse, a city for dreamers, and a city that can chew you up and spit you out. It is not for the faint of heart. New York City is expensive, it’s fast paced, and it is cut throat. It is the center of all cultural coming-together and you can see everything you ever imagined and everything you never would have imagined. For actors, it is the holy grail of musical theatre, legit stage work, soap operas, cable television, and independent films. It is true what they say: if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!
From the numerous Broadway-style musicals that take up residence in downtown Chicago each year to the endless supply of Equity and non-Equity theaters and companies scattered across the city, each with its own unique take on theatre, Chicago is truly a great city for theatre arts. Additionally, the Windy City is the proud birthplace of modern improvisational comedy, and many famous comedians get their feet wet in some of Chicago’s comedy venues.
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