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33 events
32 reviews
4 stars
Navy Pier under construction. RECOMMEND dinning outside area for better enjoyment
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39 events
24 reviews
4 stars
Since Navy Pier is remodeling, the only place to eat that is near the theater is Hagen Daz. Hopefully, that will change once the remodeling is complete.
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4.6 average rating
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14 events
6 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 28 2011

Not up to the usual summer offering. The music was not as good as usual. The performers were mediocre. Do not recommend.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 16 2011

Very nice show. We sat 2nd row stage right. Further back in front may have been better to see all the action.....There is no intermission but the length of the show was great for a 3yo. We watched a pinocchio movie before going so my son had...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 23 2011

It was amazing! My niece and I had a very good time. I'm never disappointed with every single play that I've seen at the Shakespeare.
I will highly recommend it to all my friends and family!!! :)

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Music and lyrics by Neil Bartram

Book by Brian Hill

Directed by Rachel Rockwell

The traditional Italian story of a wooden puppet yearning to be a real boy springs to life with inventive and awe-inspiring puppetry, transforming CST’s Courtyard Theater into a larger-than-life, European marionette stage. Carved out of wood by the lonely toymaker Geppetto, Pinocchio tumbles from one disastrous situation to another in search of adventure—only to discover that, in the end, all he really needs is an unselfish heart and the love of his father. Based on Carlo Collodi’s classic tale, this world premiere CST Family musical illuminates the bond between parents and children in a magical performance that is sure to enchant audiences of all ages!

About the Ticket Supplier: Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and entertaining audiences from all walks of life and from around the world. The plays of William Shakespeare form the core of the company’s work, complemented by other dramatic works — from traditional classical theater to new classics that resonate with Shakespeare’s timeless insights into the human condition. CST’s World’s Stage Series brings international theatrical productions to Chicago, presenting new cultural expressions and experiences. For family audiences, CST Family presents abridged Shakespeare productions and classic musicals for all ages.