Hypocrites Announce New Structure, Ensemble, Follow-Up to ALL OUR TRAGIC, and DRACULA at Mercury

Hypocrites Announce New Structure, Ensemble, Follow-Up to ALL OUR TRAGIC, and DRACULA at Mercury

Today The Hypocrites announced a new non-profit business model after the company was forced to cancel a portion of their 20th anniversary season.

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MARY POPPINS Sparkles on Southport

MARY POPPINS Sparkles on Southport

In the Mercury’s production, Walter Stearns directs the cast at a speedy pace but also creates moments of real connection and humor. Brenda Didier’s fantastic choreography sparkles, especially in the show-stopping “Step in Time” and energetic “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

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I LEFT MY HEART’s Relaxed Charm Pays Homage to Tony Bennett

I LEFT MY HEART’s Relaxed Charm Pays Homage to Tony Bennett

Mercury Theater’s I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT incorporates an astounding number of songs into its 80-minute run time.

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Cast and Creatives Set For I LEFT MY HEART

Cast and Creatives Set For I LEFT MY HEART

Pictured: Robert Hunt. The Mercury Theater Chicago has announced casting for their Winter production of I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNET created by David Grapes and Todd Olson with Musical Arrangements by Vince di Mura. Directed by Kevin Bellie, the production features Jim DeSelm, Robert Hunt,...

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Chicago’s Best Shows of 2016

Chicago’s Best Shows of 2016

As an amazing year of performance in Chicago comes to an end, we’re wrapping up our picks for the best productions of 2016. We asked our critics which of the 125 shows we reviewed this year have really stuck with them, and here are their favorites.

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Mercury Announces 2017 Season, Including Tony Bennett Salute and DRACULA

Mercury Announces 2017 Season, Including Tony Bennett Salute and DRACULA

Mercury Theater Chicago has announced their 2017 calendar year season, which will kick of in January with the Chicago Premiere of I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT, including songs such as ‘Rags to Riches,’ ‘Put On a Happy Face’ ‘The Good Life’, ‘The Best...

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CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Posts Early Closing

CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Posts Early Closing

It’s been a wild fall for commercial theater in Chicago—the early closing follows close on the heels of the crash and burn of HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA, which played only one performance at the Royal George before closing after unanimous pans.

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THE BARDY BUNCH Announces Casting for Chicago Run

THE BARDY BUNCH Announces Casting for Chicago Run

THE BARDY BUNCH musical, which gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, has announced casting for its limited engagement in Chicago

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Off-Broadway Hit THE BARDY BUNCH is Headed to Chicago

Off-Broadway Hit THE BARDY BUNCH is Headed to Chicago

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, a musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is coming to Chicago, beginning a limited engagement September 15th at the Mercury Theater in Chicago’s Southport neighborhood. A mash-up of Shakespeare and...

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Mercury Theater’s THE PRODUCERS Is an Uproarious Hit

Mercury Theater’s THE PRODUCERS Is an Uproarious Hit

As the secretary and wannabe stage actor Ulla sings in THE PRODUCERS, when you got it, flaunt it. And Mercury Theater’s production definitely got it.

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