Black Button Eyes Productions' mission is to bring to Chicago premieres and seldom-seen works containing elements of fantasy, in which the magical and surreal invade reality. The company was founded in 2014 with the acclaimed Midwest Premiere of the musical Coraline, and continued in 2015 by producing the musical Goblin Market in its first Chicago production in over 15 years, attended by the author, Chicago native Polly Pen. Most recently, the company presented the Chicago premiere of the musical Amour, the Chicago Storefront Premiere of the musical Shockheaded Peter. and the Chicago premiere of the musical Nevermore- The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.