Venue Details

59 Star Starred
Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60613
773-325-1700
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Great restaurants attached to the theater
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Casual
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Ok for a matinee performance - on street
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Cullen's next door!
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Park on the street if you can find a spot, but lot close by is reasonable, too.
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Four restaurants within a block
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Reviews & Ratings

92 ratings
4.3 average rating
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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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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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Website

http://www.mercurytheaterchicago.com

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.” —examiner.com
“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