Premiering in 1982 this coming-of-age musical revolves around the Catholic education of 8 children growing up in Chicago. An affectionate, hilarious look at First Confessions, puppy love, patron saints, sex education and the importance of not wearing shiny shoes. Based on the 1975 novel by John Powers with music and lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans, ...Patent Leather... has become an endearing icon in musical theatre. The longest-running show in Chicago’s history (4.5 years), ...Patent Leather... also broke box office records in BOTH of its runs in Philadelphia. All seats are reserved. You must call the box office if you have special seating requirements. Children under the age of four are not admitted. All sales are final.