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Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60613
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23 events
6 reviews
9 stars
There is an L line train within a few blocks
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18 events
9 reviews
5 stars
Restaurant next to venue was ok. However, walk over to Clark & you've got your choice of several good restaurants & bars.
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93 ratings
4.4 average rating
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45 events
28 reviews
26 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?
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67 events
27 reviews
46 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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61 events
20 reviews
31 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 to our childhood days. The two teenagers with us enjoyed it tremendously...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