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The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe (Workshop)

  • The Understudy 4609 N Clark Street Chicago, IL (map)

Underscore Theatre Company in Chicago presents a limited-run workshop production of musical comedy The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe, written by Brian Huther, Ben Auxier, Seth Macchi, and Ryan McCall!

Tickets are absolutely free but seating is very limited - reserve yours online at

Set in the 1920's during the decline of Vaudeville and the rise of Hollywood, The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe tracks the journey of an ultra-sharp but down-on-their-luck comedy duo as they navigate the rapidly changing world of entertainment.

This silly and joyous musical comedy opened to packed houses and standing ovations at its full-length premiere in Kansas City, 2017. Last year it received several panel awards at The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, including Best Book, and Best of Festival!


This workshop is for the benefit of the writers and creative team, and consists of a brief rehearsal period followed by three performances. After the show, you are invited to stick around share your thoughts at a special talk-back!

Earlier Event: January 21
The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe (Workshop)
Later Event: January 25
The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe (Workshop)