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Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60613
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If you like beef,go to Tango Sur, a great Argentinian steakhouse about 3 doors north of the Mercury. Food is fantastic, servings are huge, and for what you get, it's dirt cheap. Also it's BYOB.
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"The Color Purple"
165 ratings
4.8 average rating
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67 reviews
93 stars
attended Aug 22 2013

This was an outstanding production. The acting, dancing, and especially the singing were far superior to the last three or four shows I've seen through Broadway in Chicago . Plus those shows cost two to three times the price. Definitely a...continued

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13 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 18 2013

Loved the music/actors/songs....everything...the young lady playing SHUG....I saw her in Dreamgirls at Marriott so I knew I was in for a niece and I are hooked on the Mercury Thearte...just wish parking was better but we usually can...continued

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83 reviews
30 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

It was really a great experience. The leads were wonderfully talented and the acting, singing and pace of the show make it well worth seeing. Well staged, well costumed, and fun dance numbers. We were all glad that we went!

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Adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.

The Color Purple may not be appropriate for children under the age of 11. Parental discretion is advised.