Review: COMPANY at Venus Cabaret Theater at Mercury Theater Chicago

Review: COMPANY at Venus Cabaret Theater at Mercury Theater Chicago

The theater community is demanding a new standard of purposeful storytelling, a stronger call to answer the question “Why now?” — particularly when mounting a revival. Musical theater, with its fandom and nostalgia, is precious to audiences in a way that other forms are not, and so has often been exempt from engaging in deeper conversation with the real world.

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Mercury Sets Cast & Production Team for Inaugural Venus Cabaret Production of COMPANY

Mercury Sets Cast & Production Team for Inaugural Venus Cabaret Production of COMPANY

Mercury Theater Chicago has announced the cast for Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY, which will open their new venue, the Venus Cabaret Theater. 

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Mercury Theater Announces BUNNY BUNNY Cast and Creatives

Mercury Theater Announces BUNNY BUNNY Cast and Creatives

Mercury Theater Chicago has announced the cast and creative team for BUNNY BUNNY: GILDA RADNER, A SORT OF LOVE STORY.

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Mercury Theatre Sets Opening for Cabaret Space

Mercury Theatre Sets Opening for Cabaret Space

Venus will kick off its 2018 season this March with Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY followed in June by MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT. 

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Mercury to Produce Gilda Radner Inspired BUNNY, BUNNY

Mercury to Produce Gilda Radner Inspired BUNNY, BUNNY

Alan Zweibel and Gilda Radner. Photo courtesy of Robin Zweibel Mercury Theater Chicago has announced it will produce BUNNY, BUNNY: GILDA RADNER A SORT OF LOVE STORY, directed by Warner Crocker. Based on the book of the same name, former Saturday Night Live writer Alan Zweibel recalls his eccentric kinship spanning 14 years with the...

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Review: THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER at Mercury Theater Chicago

Review: THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER at Mercury Theater Chicago

Peter Stossel is set on sailing through dangerous winter conditions to deliver Christmas trees – tenenbaums – to the German immigrants of Chicago so that they can enjoy their holiday season with the traditions of old.

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Cast Set for THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER

Cast Set for THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER

The Mercury Theater Chicago has announced the cast for the 7th sailing of John Reeger and Julie Shannon’s THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER. 

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Review: DRACULA — The Hypocrites at Mercury Theater Chicago

Review: DRACULA — The Hypocrites at Mercury Theater Chicago

Bram Stoker might not have intended for his novel to be funny, but undoubtedly he would have approved of The Hypocrites’ approach to DRACULA.

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Review: HAIR at Mercury Theater Chicago

Review: HAIR at Mercury Theater Chicago

Brenda Didier’s production hits the bullseye, with musical arrangement by Eugene Dizon that takes advantage of the superhuman voices of the ensemble to create a blend of intimate vibrating harmonies and face-melting belts.

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Mercury Announces HAIR Cast and Staff

Mercury Announces HAIR Cast and Staff

The cast features Matt Keffer as Berger and Liam Quealy as Claude.

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