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Mercury Theater

OFFBEAT: Mercury Theater snares rights to Chicago regional first run of 'The Addams Family The Musical'

OFFBEAT: Mercury Theater snares rights to Chicago regional first run of 'The Addams Family The Musical'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 21, 2013 12:00 am
"The Color Purple" at Mercury Theater with Jasondra Johnson, center, and Evan Tyrone Martin, left

"The Color Purple" at Mercury Theater with Jasondra Johnson, center, and Evan Tyrone Martin, left

"The Color Purple" at Mercury Theater stars Keithon Gipson, left, Jasondra Johnson, center, and Evan Tyrone Martin, and plays Chicago until Oct.27.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Mercury's stage turn of Oprah's 'Color Purple' dazzles

OFFBEAT: Mercury's stage turn of Oprah's 'Color Purple' dazzles

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Musical about circus wiz Barnum is fascinating fun

OFFBEAT: Musical about circus wiz Barnum is fascinating fun

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am
Cast of 'A Christmas Schooner' 2012 Chicago Stage Holiday Classic

Cast of 'A Christmas Schooner' 2012 Chicago Stage Holiday Classic

The heart-warming story of "The Christmas Schooner" runs through Dec. 30, 2012 at the Mercury Theater in Chicago.

December 03, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: It's a special year for 'Christmas Schooner' theater audiences

OFFBEAT: It's a special year for 'Christmas Schooner' theater audiences

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 03, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Christmas Schooner' sailing waves at Chicago's Mercury Theater

OFFBEAT: 'Christmas Schooner' sailing waves at Chicago's Mercury Theater

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 06, 2011 12:00 am
Sailing into the holidays

Sailing into the holidays

A new production of "The Christmas Schooner" recently opened in Chicago for a run through December 31. The musical is based on the true story of the Lake Michigan "Christmas Tree Ships."

November 29, 2011 8:00 am Photos

Photos

Mercury Theater presents 'A Christmas Schooner'

Mercury Theater presents 'A Christmas Schooner'

A cast of Chicagoland favorites stars in 'The Christmas Schooner,' running through Dec. 31 at the Mercury Theater in Chicago.

November 25, 2011 12:00 am
Sailing into the holidays: Stage favorite 'A Christmas Schooner' now docked at Chicago's Mercury Theater

Sailing into the holidays: Stage favorite 'A Christmas Schooner' now docked at Chicago's Mercury Theater

When John Reeger first wrote "The Christmas Schooner," he envisioned the lead roles as ideal for himself and his wife to play.

November 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

Photos

"The Game Show Show ... and Stuff!"

"The Game Show Show ... and Stuff!"

"The Game Show Show ... and Stuff!," playing at the Mercury Theater in Chicago through Dec. 31, offers the audience a chance to win prizes with silly games.

October 24, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Game Show' parody is light fun; Jackson author in Gary this week

OFFBEAT: 'Game Show' parody is light fun; Jackson author in Gary this week

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 24, 2011 12:00 am
"The Christmas Schooner" at Mercury Theater in Chicago

"The Christmas Schooner" at Mercury Theater in Chicago

The beloved Chicago stage classic "The Christmas Schooner" will have a return visit for the November and December 2011 holiday months with a new production launched at the Mercury Theater in Chicago.

August 20, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Holiday favorite 'The Christmas Schooner' still providing anchors away true tale for area audiences

OFFBEAT: Holiday favorite 'The Christmas Schooner' still providing anchors away true tale for area audiences

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 20, 2011 12:00 am
Stef Tovar stars in "A Twist of Water"

Stef Tovar stars in "A Twist of Water"

Stef Tovar stars in Route 66 Theatre Company's production of "A Twist of Water," completing a nearly four-month Chicago run and finishing up at the Mercury Theater on Sunday.

June 21, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Twist of Water' explores uneasy moments of relationships, parenting and teaching tactics

OFFBEAT: 'Twist of Water' explores uneasy moments of relationships, parenting and teaching tactics

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 21, 2011 12:00 am
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