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Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
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24 events
15 reviews
10 stars
Cooper's restaurant and bar across the street is handy, and the food and beer are good and reasonably priced.
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13 reviews
8 stars
The weather was warm. I wore Jeans, casual shoes, shirt.
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"Pacific Overtures"
7 ratings
3.7 average rating
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29 events
17 reviews
14 stars
attended Apr 24 2009

I like Porchlight very much - they do a great job in a small space. I found some of the words hard to understand in this production, however - music too loud? my ear not ready for the words? It is clever and good to look at...keep up the good work!

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6 events
2 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 25 2009

A good production of "Pacific Overtures," in spite of uneven sound mixing --- star voices louder than others, and the lovely live music sometimes overshadowing the lyrics. A few key actors were stunning and worth the production. Overall, the...continued

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12 reviews
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From the creators of Assassins comes this exploration of the painful westernization of Japan as told through the story of two friends caught in the inevitable winds of change. Mixing elements of Kabuki theater with the conventions of the Broadway musical, this is considered by many to be the artistic pinnacle of the legendary Sondheim/Prince collaborations.