Mercury Theater Chicago has announced the cast and creative team of the upcoming “Shear Madness,” running on the main stage from February 7 through March 29 in a production directed by Warner Crocker.
Angela Ingersoll will bring her GET HAPPY: ANGELA INGERSOLL SINGS JUDY GARLAND to Mercury Theater Chicago’s Venus Cabaret space this June to commemorate the 50th anniversary of both Garland’s passing and the birth of the Pride movement.
L. Walter Stearns’ superb production boasts an excellent cast and terrific music, and moves far beyond the limits of traditional musical theatre.
Our “Inside” series takes you behind the scenes of productions through blog posts written by the artists in the trenches. To read past “Inside” pieces, click here. By Matthew Sitz I’ve been a part of eight productions of Little Shop of Horrors at a myriad of theaters – and no...
There are some designers, some theaters, that don’t dare to embrace the tacky. But there are some shows where tacky just works. In the case of “Little Shop of Horrors,” one of the most famous campy-horror films ever created, leaning into the nature of the tacky, of the camp itself, is essential for pulling off the production.
Mercury Theater Chicago’s acclaimed production of AVENUE Q is slated to close on December 30, after playing to over 40,000 patrons over 355 performances in 2014 and 2018.
Photo: Sawyer Smith and the cast of PIPPIN | Brett Beiner By G. “Max” Maxin IV Traditionally, theater is rooted in suspension of belief. When an audience walks into a theater, they check in with the box office, they might see the set before the actors come on stage, they...