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Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60613
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10 events
5 reviews
3 stars
Go to the Mercury Theater website for parking tips. We parked for free on the street according to their tips!
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10 events
5 reviews
3 stars
Dine at Deleece which is literally next door to the theater. In fact, you use the theater entrance to enter the restaurant. You only park one time this way, and the drinks and food were very good. And Deleece is on for savings!
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93 ratings
4.4 average rating
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57 events
34 reviews
3 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 songs. Why is this so often a problem with musical direction?
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70 events
28 reviews
48 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 correction was made during intermission. The first half of the show is...continued

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46 events
28 reviews
5 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 memorable tunes, but the music is entertaining. Based on my own limited...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“A big, fat, family-friendly show … bounces with infectious life and enthusiasm … The sort of top-drawer Equity talent that one generally has to drive downtown or out to the suburbs to see.” -Chicago Tribune
“An expertly mounted, talent-filled Mercury Theater revival … You can almost feel the large, polished cast pumping its last best breath into the material.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Extremely ambitious, extremely well-staged, and extremely entertaining … You’d be hard pressed to find a show that delivers as many thrills as Barnum … one of the finest shows mounted in Chicago in years! Don’t miss it!” —Chicago Critic
“Whimsical, exhilarating, fresh … a genuine must see!” -Chicago Now
“A wonderfully entertaining two hours of theater that is ideal family entertainment.” —
“One of this season’s best productions on any stage … This is one you will want to return to see a second time.” —Around Town Chicago