CHICAGO, IL – Mercury Theater Chicago 3745 N. Southport, announces an all-star cast of award-winning actors for the circus-themed musical BARNUM, previewing March 27, opening on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m., and running through June 16, 2013.
The “Greatest Show on Earth” is the setting for this riveting musical, which traces the life and loves of colorful impresario Phineas Taylor Barnum. The tale of the American Museum, the smallest man, the oldest woman, the largest elephant and more is told through stunning acrobatics, hilarious variety acts, whimsical magic and puppetry.
BARNUMruns from March 27 through June 16, 2013. The press opening is Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is: Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $25-$59, and are available online at MercuryTheaterChicago.com, over the phone at 773-325-1700, or in person at 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago. Discounts of up to 50% are available for groups of 10 or more.
OAK BROOK, IL—First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the acclaimed playUNDERNEATH THE LINTEL,directed by Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely, previewing March 27, opening March 30 and running through April 28, 2013.
The play focuses on a Dutch librarian who opens a book returned 113 years overdue and finds a ticket for a Chinese laundry in London. Her curiosity compels her to redeem the ticket for a pair of abandoned trousers, which contain another clue that leads her on an adventurous journey around the world and into surprising revelations of a long-forgotten past, where she ultimately discovers what can only be described as a miracle.
UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL previews March 27, opens March 30 and runs through April 28, 2013. Tickets range from $26-37 and preview tickets are $22. Season subscriptions and individual tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 630-986-8067
Lincolnshire, IL – One of Broadway’s legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winningSOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre previewing April 3, opening April 10 and running through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan, the original 1949 Broadway production.
SOUTH PACIFIC centers on a group of American sailors and Navy nurses stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. The musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples, U.S. nurse Nellie Forbush, a “Cockeyed Optimist” who befriends and quickly falls for Emile de Becque, a French plantation owner, and Lt. Joe Cable, who finds himself in a passionate affair with Liat, the young daughter of Bloody Mary, the local grass-skirt peddler. As the war against Japan escalates, reality sets in for both Forbush and Cable, who struggle to reconcile their unconventional love affairs with their long-held prejudices and insecurities. This cherished Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features one of the most ravishing scores of all time including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “Bali Ha’i,” “Happy Talk,” and “There’s Nothing Like a Dame.”
The performance schedule is Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Ticket prices range from $40 to $48, excluding tax and handling fees.Students 17 and under and senior citizen 62 and older receive $5.00 off a full price theatre ticket for Wednesday Matinee, Saturday Matinee, Sunday Matinee and Sunday Afternoon performances. On Wednesday and Thursday evenings a limited number of Dinner and Theatre tickets are available for only $55.00 per person. For Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening dinner reservations in The King's Wharf or Fairfield Inn, please call 847-634-0100. Free parking is available at all performances. To reserve tickets, please call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at847.634.0200.
Munster, Ind. – Paying homage to one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, What a Glorious Feeling comes to Theatre at the Center April 25 through June 2 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, with a press performance April 28 at 7 p.m. Munster, Ind.– Paying homage to one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, What a Glorious Feeling to Theatre at the Center April 25 through June 2 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, with a press performance April 28 at 7 p.m. Munster, Ind.– Paying homage to one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, What a Glorious Feeling comes to Theatre at the Center April 25 through June 2 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, with a press performance April 28 at 7 p
Inspired by true events, What a Glorious Feeling brings to life the tempestuous love triangle that occurred during the filming of the 1952 MGM blockbuster as Gene Kelly clashes with co-director and friend Stanley Donen. Kelly falls in love with his assistant Jeanne Coyne, who happens to be Donen’s ex-wife, and together, all three of them work on the project. This show celebrates the genius of this highly charged collaboration with music and dance, while exploring the emotional complexity of their lives behind the camera; incorporating important, real-life figures including a young Debbie Reynolds and producer/songwriter Arthur Freed. What a Glorious Feeling lets audiences relive the dances and songs they fell in love with in the original film, but with a brand new perspective and whole new love story.
Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.; and select Thursday evening and Saturday 4 p.m performances. Individual ticket prices range from $38 - $42. Become a 4-Pack Subscriber and save even more on your ticket purchase! Each 4-Pack Subscription is good for one ticket to each of our remaining 2013 productions. At only $136, it fits into any budget! To purchase a 4-Pack Subscription or individual tickets call the Box Office at219.836.3255.