Barnum-032113

Barnum

Mercury Theater (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

92 ratings
4.3 average rating
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108 events
40 reviews
4 stars
attended May 31 2013

Not a children's story. This is about relationships.

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57 events
25 reviews
45 stars
attended Mar 30 2013

A very enjoyable afternoon! The Barnum character's microphone was not picking up the lyrics of his songs adequately during the first half of the show, but apparently a... continued

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39 events
25 reviews
24 stars
attended May 01 2013

Wonderful, lively show. Only complaint is one we have with so many musicals - in several instances the music was so loud that it was not possible to hear the words of the... continued

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Helen Kopec Red Velvet
54 events
17 reviews
28 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

This production is fun for ALL ages. We went on a Saturday night and the audience was primarily 30 to 60+ years old. We all enjoyed the production which brought us back... continued

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Paul Red Velvet
30 events
15 reviews
15 stars
attended May 29 2013

Cleverly staged and enlightening about someone everyone has heard of, but knows relatively little about. The ensemble cast was excellent, with standouts being Mrs.... continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
32 events
13 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 30 2013

From the moment you approach the theater you are drawn in to the Circus. Performers outside and in the auditorium mixing with the audience before the show. Energy and fun all throughout. Do not miss this production

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22 events
12 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 18 2013

This is a very enjoyable performance. We would not have been unhappy to have paid full price to see it. The play is well-cast, well-performed, and engaging. There are no... continued

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15 events
10 reviews
5 stars
attended May 02 2013

Go NOW! This is a great show...wonderful music, of course, but what a terrific cast! Each principal, notably Gene Weygandt, Cory Goodrich, Donica Lynn, and Summer Smart,... continued

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9 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 04 2013

This was one of the best theater experiences we have had in years. What fun! What talent!
The music was good, the dialogue was witty and the circus entertainers amazed... continued

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23 events
6 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 06 2013

Terrific show. How do they pack so mush fun and entertainment onto such a small stage is wonderful.

5 stars plus Don,t miss this show

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended May 16 2013

Great fun, fab show, wonderful voices! amazing theatrics!!!

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended May 11 2013

Absolutely first rate entertainment. Brought two close friends and they were very impressed. What a rich production on such a tiny stage. It was like going back to the circus as a little child!!

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58 reviews
24 stars
attended Mar 29 2013

They did a good job with the staging and acting. It is not a great show and the music just doesn't seem wonderful. If it were an option I would have given it three and a half stars for creativity on a small stage and good performances.

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47 events
29 reviews
29 stars
attended May 12 2013

This play was great fun, starting from the minute you enter the theater. You're greeted by circus performers and free popcorn. It's a strong production with a great lead, and I learned a lot about the man behind the Three Ring Circus. Recommended.

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Dorit
41 events
26 reviews
14 stars
attended Apr 13 2013

I can not recommend this show. The staging was good, but the play had a very thin plot and the music was mediocre. The acting was good, but the show did not have enough... continued

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39 events
25 reviews
7 stars
attended May 11 2013

What a thoroughly wonderful show! This was like going to New York and seeing a Broadway show, except that it was in Chicago and the up-close seating was spectacular! ... continued

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35 events
23 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

I have seen this show before and love it, but this production is not to be missed. Terrific casting and great from start to finish. Not a down moment. See it soon before it closes! Bring your friends! Also, family friendly! !

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33 events
15 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 28 2013

Fun show. Extremely talented crew. The first half was a little slow but overall the performance was fantastic and we all enjoyed the play. Interesting story and I think an important part of American history.

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13 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 04 2013

Very entertaining and a very talented cast! The time just flew by. I highly recommend this performance.

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12 reviews
16 stars
attended Apr 14 2013

The Mercury is my new favorite theater in Chicago! It's so tiny and intimate, without a bad seat in the house. Also super clean, and easy to find parking nearby. Gene was... continued

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