Venue Details

58 Star Starred
Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60613
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The weather was partly cloudy with temperature in the mid 50s. I wore a sweater and light coat with jeans..
Into the Woods dress Apr 07 2014 star this tip starred
James Cunningham
DeLeece just next door is a very good restaurant, perfect for things at the Mercury or the Music Box.
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Reviews & Ratings

92 ratings
4.3 average rating
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26 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 correction was made during intermission. The first half of the show is...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 songs. Why is this so often a problem with musical direction?
But do go to...continued

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Paul Red Velvet
34 events
18 reviews
4 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. Barnum and the ringmaster. For an enjoyable evening with a view to what love and...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