"Of course the biggest show playing this fall — and the one with the most gobsmacking budget — is the presidential election. But those in search of an antidote to that spectacle can find plenty of honest entertainment in the form of legitimate theater. The choices available on Chicago’s fall 2012 theater ballot are many and varied, with a candidate to suit every taste. So, as the saying goes, vote early and often. The following list is by no means all-encompassing. And, as always, it’s a good bet that some of the biggest surprises will emerge from the smallest and least-heralded productions. But here are some front-runners:" READ MORE.