Looking to take in a new musical with a refreshingly offbeat twist? Look no further than Ride the Cyclone, playing now through Nov. 8, at the Upstairs Chicago Shakespeare theater at Navy Pier.
Recommended for audiences 13 and up, this imaginative story is part comedy, part tragedy and delivers fun surprises at every turn. The lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. A mechanical fortune-teller invites each to tell their story of a life interrupted, which offers each of them the chance to come to terms with their fates and ultimately reveals the resilience of the human spirit in spite of senseless tragedy.
Ride the Cyclone runs 90 minutes with no intermission and tickets start at $30.