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The Color Purple

Mercury Theater (Chicago, IL)

Member Tips

dress

Casual
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Dressy
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travel

Arrive early
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Parking is scarce
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dining

Dine before you go
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Don't put anything you don't want to get wet on the floor. The theatre allows you to bring a cup of water into the seating area, and the floor is sloped. Spilling is inevitable, and the water will head for under your seat.
info Aug 18 2013 star this tip starred
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The weather was irrelevant. It's August.. I wore Jeans and a polo shirt. I should have brought a jacket or sweater - the theatre is cold, and in the 5th row the cold air blows down on you..
dress Aug 18 2013 star this tip starred
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Bring or wear a light jacket or sweater or a long sleeved shirt. The air conditioning is set to low, and in our seats in the 5th row, blew right on us.
info Aug 18 2013 star this tip starred
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This is a loud play - there are some serious musical lungs on stage, and they are amplified. If you sit where we did, in the 5th row, you will be stunned now & then. I advise getting seats no closer than Row J.
info Aug 18 2013 star this tip starred
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There are plenty of places nearby to eat, and a couple right in the venue. Most of them are south of the theatre, but there are a few right beside the theatre to the north, and a Dairy Queen a block north.
dining Aug 18 2013 star this tip starred
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Parking off the main drag is zoned for 383.
travel Aug 18 2013 star this tip starred
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We were a bit skeptical to try the restaurant Deleece that's attached to the Mercury Theater, however, one bite of crab cakes told us we had made the right choice. I have never been a fan of calamari but it looked so delicious. It did not disappoint. We each made a point to get different dishes. We tried the red snapper, scallops, NY strip and the Filet. The presentation of all were beautiful and they were delicious. Can't wait to go back!
dining Aug 19 2013 star this tip starred
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The weather was warm, sunny and dry.. I wore long cotton dress and sandals.
dress Aug 19 2013 star this tip starred
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We ate before the play next door at Deleece's. The price was reasonable. The food was okay but nothing special..
dining Aug 19 2013 star this tip starred
srosenbloom
Had delightful dinner at Deleece, conveniently located next door to theatre.
dining Sep 09 2013 star this tip starred
Eduardo Sauceda
You can dine right next to The Mercury with 2 restaurants with walkthroughs from the theater.
dining Sep 30 2013 star this tip starred
Eduardo Sauceda
The weather was Fair. I wore casual attire and everyone is like family around you..
dress Sep 30 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
The weather was The theater can get cold. I wore T shirt and jeans.
dress Oct 07 2013 star this tip starred
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The weather was lovely autumn night..
dress Oct 10 2013 star this tip starred
Don
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travel Oct 14 2013 star this tip starred
Joe
After the performance, we had a delicious meal at the Tango Sur restaurant a few doors north of the theater.
dining Oct 18 2013 star this tip starred
Joe
Take advantage of the valet parking - hassle free!
info Oct 18 2013 star this tip starred
Sharon B
The weather was Cool. I wore Jeans, nice sweater and pumps.
dress Oct 28 2013 star this tip starred
Sharon B
If you are seeing an evening performance you may want to think about Valet parking since its permit parking all in all the surrounding neighborhoods from 6pm-6am!
travel Oct 28 2013 star this tip starred
Steve
lots of neat local establishments next door. Plus they will give you a plastic cup to enjoy your beverage during the show
dining Nov 08 2013 star this tip starred