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Goodman Theatre - The Albert
Between W Lake and W Randolph 170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60601
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6 stars
Parking is expensive even with theater ticket validation. Check Spothero or ParkWhiz instead.
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"Animal Crackers"
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4.5 average rating
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38 reviews
13 stars
attended Sep 27 2009

The show was hilarious! I wasn't too familiar with the Marx Brothers but this made me want to rent their movies! Constant hilarity and even the songs were good. Amazing dancing! Loved it and will recommend it to everyone!

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28 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 25 2009

Terrific acting; silly antics; all Marx Brothers fun ... Songs were okay, not memorable. You need to be a Marx Brothers fan to enjoy this. I'm a "fan" but can take it for just so long ... I'm more of a musical fan and just in that category, I'd...continued

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24 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 30 2009

Lots of fun, especially the first act.

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Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind

Music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby

Directed by Henry Wishcamper

Hooray for Captain Spaulding! When a celebrated sculpture goes missing from Mrs. Rittenhouse’s fancy house party in honor of African explorer Captain Spaulding, her guests set out to find the thief in a series of madcap antics and exploits. Based on the original Marx Brothers Broadway hit and film classic, this contemporary adaptation of Animal Crackers is an outrageous, rollicking, laugh-out-loud musical comedy.

About the Ticket Supplier: Goodman Theatre

Every season, the Goodman presents the work of an extraordinary group of artists. The theater is home to the Goodman Artistic Collective, a vibrant and diverse group of this country’s most exciting directors, actors and writers; it’s a laboratory that’s nurtured the work of some of the most influential writers of our age; and it’s the artistic home to many of this country’s finest actors, directors and designers.