A musical inspired by the Chicago Cubs’ 2016 World Series victory is set to make its world premiere in Chicago this spring.
"Miracle" will debut at the Royal George Theatre on Halsted with previews beginning May 8.
The musical follows a "typical blue collar Chicago family and what it means to have faith and lose it and try to regain it again." It is centered on the Delaney family, a “tough North Side clan whose lives have been intrinsically linked to the Cubbies for generations,” organizers said.
"The Chicago Cubs have had a memorable impact on millions of not only Chicagoans, but people around the world," creator and producer William Marovitz said in a statement. "This story is more than just baseball, it is about the intrinsic value of believing and how having a little faith can take you somewhere where you never imagined. For the Cubs, it was finally winning the series after 108 years, but for the fans, it was so much more. With this musical, we celebrate the highs and lows of life directly paralleled with the Cubs winning the World Series, and how believing in a miracle can get you further than you ever imagined."
Performances are scheduled for Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday’s at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.