Venue Details

Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60613
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 93 members
Review from Harmon
Red Velvet 66 events 46 reviews

This is a very enjoyable performance. We would not have been unhappy to have paid full price to see it. The play is well-cast, well-performed, and engaging. There are no memorable tunes, but the music is entertaining. Based on my own limited...continued

reviewed Apr 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Kathleen Burch
Red Velvet 74 events 35 reviews

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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reviewed May 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sherlock
Red Velvet 62 events 33 reviews

I have seen this show before and love it, but this production is not to be missed. Terrific casting and great from start to finish. Not a down moment. See it soon before it closes! Bring your friends! Also, family friendly! !

reviewed Jun 06 2013 report as inappropriate
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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

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