Venue Details

145 Star Starred
The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60601
312-462-6300
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Took the train and walked.
info Dec 07 2009 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Jeans and nice shirt are fine!
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Goldstar Member
Mixed drinks, snacks. Eat first.
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Christina
Parking is quite expensive. Expect to pay at least $30 to park
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Christina
Eat first, there are plenty of places to eat in the area.
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Christina
Jeans and sneakers are appropriate
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Reviews & Ratings

153 ratings
3.4 average rating
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5 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 06 2009

The dancing acts and especially the pole acrobat in white was amazing. The vaudville schtick between the 2 main characters was ok, and pretty funny, but it dragged on for... continued

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Kim
19 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 03 2009

This was my first Cirque du Soleil event and I knew that they had changed the show so that it included more than just acrobatics, but I wasn't prepared for the... continued

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41 events
3 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 03 2009

Unfortunately, I have to agree with reviewers in both the Sun-Times and the Tribune. The special acts were the best part about it, followed by the dance numbers. The... continued

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Website

http://www.thechicagotheatre.com/events/cirque-du-soleil-vaudeville...

Quotes & Highlights

Visit the Banana Shpeel creation journal at Cirque du Soleil’s website for an insight into the production.

Description

Banana Shpeel is a roller-coaster mix of styles that blends comedy with tap, hip hop, eccentric dance and slapstick, all linked by a hilarious narrative that ignites a succession of wacky adventures. This is not circus, or a musical or a variety show, or even vaudeville. Get ready for an exciting fusion of genres, directed by David Shiner — accomplished comedic actor, Broadway creator and director of KOOZA from Cirque du Soleil.