Over Ten Years of Production Excellence

2017

Blue Nativity [SHOW PAGE]

Quest Theatre Ensemble's 16th annual Christmas celebration of Blue Nativity features visually arresting large-scale puppetry, soaring music and the greatest story ever told. Having toured the Midwest and Germany, Blue Nativity returns to the Chicago area with new and returning cast members from various tours.




2016

The People's History of the United States [SHOW PAGE]

This production explores pivotal moments in U.S. history that have defined a people. Through powerful imagery, large-scale puppetry, and music from the rich American canon, The People's History of the United States moves through a series of poetic vignettes to acknowledge the past and the hope for our future.



All the World's a Stage [SHOW PAGE]

All the World's a Stage is a new musical that tells the beautiful story of life. The performers in this unique production tell their own, personal stories that connect to the great moments of life that everyone shares. All the World's a Stage is sometimes hilarious, sometimes thoughtful but always moving.



Blue Nativity [SHOW PAGE]

Quest Theatre Ensemble's 14th annual Christmas celebration of Blue Nativity features visually arresting large-scale puppetry, soaring music and the greatest story ever told. Having toured the Midwest and Germany, Blue Nativity returns to the Chicago area with new and returning cast members from various tours.




2015

A Christmas Carol [SHOW PAGE]

Experience the magic of Quest Theatre Ensemble's production of A Christmas Carol. This classic Broadway sensation based on Charles Dickens' timeless novel features music from award winning composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Disney's Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast). A Christmas Carol will feature live music and Quest's signature large-scale puppetry.



Tomato Queen [SHOW PAGE]

Join Quest for the world premiere musical, Tomato Queen! Journey with Camina as she tries to discover the secret to growing a perfect tomato--a feat that could earn her a crown! Cheer on Camina and her new friend Dormouse as they battle homesickness, a humongous Hornworm, and an Evil Scientist bent on destruction. Tomato Queen features live music and Quest's signature large-scale puppetry.


by special request [SHOW PAGE]

Come to Quest's toe-tapping music revue, by special reQuest! Revisit some of your favorite songs from the Quest canon including "Bright Morning Stars," "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and "We Will Rise." The show celebrates past Quest shows and features songs, puppetry and dance from classic productions like Evolution/Creation, Drum Circle Pandora and The People's History of the United States.



2014

Blue Nativity [SHOW PAGE]

Quest Theatre Ensemble's 13th annual Christmas celebration of Blue Nativity features visually arresting large-scale puppetry, soaring music and the greatest story ever told. Having toured the Midwest and Germany, Blue Nativity returns to the Chicago area with new and returning cast members from various tours.



2014 Jeff Awards [SHOW PAGE]

Quest Theatre Ensemble was proud to be nominated for three Jeff Awards: Actor in a Supporting Role-Musical: Tommy Bullington - Return of Neverland; Artistic Specialization: Puppet Design: Megan Hovany, Nick Rupard and Luke Verkamp - The People's A Christmas Wish; Artistic Specialization: Music and Lyrics: Scott C. Lamps and Andrew Park - The People's A Christmas Wish. And, congratulations to Tommy Bullington on his win! Visit the show page for highlights.


Return of Neverland [SHOW PAGE]

Don't miss the delightful new musical Return of Neverland, a sequel to Peter Pan centered on Wendy's teenage daughter Jane, as she encounters the unforgettable inhabitants of Neverland. Accompany Jane as she falls in love with the perpetually young Peter Pan, dodges the tricks and traps of the hilarious villainous duo Captain Hook and his sidekick Smee and returns home with a lesson she will carry the rest of her life.



2013

A Christmas Wish [SHOW PAGE]

All seems hopeless when Dasher finds himself separated from Santa and mounted on a wall in a taxidermy shop. The only thing that can right this sleigh is a genuine Christmas miracle. Join Dasher and a host of new animal friends as they hope for the impossible against incredible odds. A Christmas Wish features Quest's signature large-scale puppetry, a rockin' musical score and plenty of holiday cheer for the whole family.


Passion Play [SHOW PAGE]

Follow a folk trio on an entertaining, humorous and ultimately moving journey through time as they belt old hymns, spirituals and folk tunes in the great American tradition. The People's Passion Play is sure to delight the entire family with its memorable music, Quest's signature large-scale puppetry and a surprising new take on “the greatest story ever told.”



2012

Males Order Brides [SHOW PAGE]

Barnum


2011

Enter Love

Four Seasons


2010

Drum Circle Pandoras

Evolution/Creation


2009

Alas! Alack! Zorro's Back!

Into the Woods


2008

People's History of the United States

Little Shop of Horrors


2007

The Sword and the Stone

The Drunkard


2006 & 2005

2006: Pinocchio

2005: Wizard of Oz


Touring Productions

  • Blue Nativity (annually since 2002)
  • 3X3
  • Arrow to the Sun
  • Hansel & Gretel
  • A Revue to Remember
  • The Phantom Bride

Parades

  • Chicago Pride Parade
  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Puppet Parade (National Day of Puppetry)

Movies

  • Blue Nativity the Movie
  • The Phantom Bride
  • The Weatherman

Festivals & Events

  • Lollapalooza Music Festival
  • Questival of New Works
  • QuestFest
  • SummerFest
  • Around the Coyote Festival
  • Haunted EL (Ghost Pirates of the Lake, Where the Wild Things Are, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)