MCL Chicago is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Premier Premieres! A Weekend of New Musical Comedies. This festival is designed to celebrate new original musical comedies for Chicago's vibrant comedy scene. Selected musicals that have never been produced before will premiere over a weekend at MCL Chicago. One will be selected "Premier Premiere" by a panel of three adjudicators from the Chicago Theater Community and win a six performance run at MCL. $15 General Admission $25.50 Day Pass $60 Festival Pass BUY TICKETS Iron Irene: A Musical Fable Thursday, June 22 at 7PM Set in 1866-1868, the years following the American Civil War, “Iron Irene” tells the story of two sisters and their fight for equality, family, and a better world. Upon the death of their parents, Cassie DeLanie is sent from her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to live with her sister, Mrs. Irene Wright, who secretly became a widowed land owner in southwestern Wyoming. The Election of William Henry Harrison (And His Subsequent Death) Friday, June 23 at 7PM It is 1839 in America, and for the first time in the country’s short history, everything sucks. The economy has collapsed, President Martin Van Buren won’t do a thing to help the people, and hope is fleeting. In response, three failed politicians scheme up a devious campaign that changes American politics forever. The Election of William Henry Harrison (And His Subsequent Death) is the political satirical musical that begs the age-old electoral question: Are we better off today than we were 180 years ago? Choice: The Musical! Friday, June 23 at 9PM Choice - The Musical! is a lighthearted take on a subject that many consider no laughing matter – abortion! In the age of Trump when reproductive rights are being rolled back weekly, and Roe vs Wade is in jeopardy of being overturned, what better time to send up the intractable struggle that overwhelms the news every election cycle and prevents Americans from getting anything else done. Feathers! A Superhero Musical Saturday, June 24 at 7PM Laura Little, a high school student by day, is the high-flying sidekick Feathers by night. She's itching to become a superhero in her own right. Can she earn the right to her own mantle? Is she willing to do what it takes? Will this scrapper find the answers to the biggest questions? The Trouble With Dead Boyfriends Saturday, June 24 at 9PM Stella, Grace, and Madison are BFFs about to undergo that most sacred of coming of age rituals...Senior Prom. They've been planning this night longer then they've had the boobs to hold their gowns up, so it had better be perfect. The most essential element for a perfect prom? The perfect date, of course! He's got to be freakishly ripped and hot, but so sensitive he'll cry openly. He's gotta be whip smart and willing to speak up and show it, but humble enough to shut up and listen to your opinions. His arms have to be the safest place on earth, but with enough of a hint of danger that he's not like boring. You know, realistic expectations. Luckily, the girls have secured such perfect dates! The only trouble is...they happen to be dead.