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Critics & Audiences Agree: Sense and Sensibility Delights

Critics & Audiences Agree: Sense and Sensibility Delights

June 4, 2015

We know the critics are giving rave reviews, but what about the audiences of Sense and Sensibility? See what they had to say in the video below – and don’t forget to catch this Chicago Shakespeare Theater production before it leaves on June 14! 

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Sense and Sensibility: A Q & A with the Cast

Sense and Sensibility: A Q & A with the Cast

April 15, 2015

Navy Pier sat down with the leading women of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s new performance, Sense and Sensibility. Opening April 18, 2015, this Jane Austen classic has a new added twist: a special musical composition written by Tony Award®-nominated composer Paul Gordon created especially for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Needless to say, we were excited to speak with […]

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The Table

The Table

January 13, 2015

Mark your calendars for The Table, an exciting show that runs from January 14-15. The Chicago Shakespeare Theater takes a lead role at the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival with the unique presentation of The Table. Created by British puppetry innovators Blind Summit,  this comical yet emotional show in particular features an interesting puppet […]

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Freeze! at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Freeze! at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

January 1, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is at the forefront of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival debuting  the U.S premiere of Freeze!, a one-of-a-kind live performance event from the Netherlands. Freeze! features creator and performer Nick Steur artfully balancing various stones on top of each other, without any glue or illusions, in a gravity-defying style. The […]

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Warm Up at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Warm Up at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

November 13, 2014

The last of the leaves have fallen and it’s almost time to consider a long term hibernation as the winds off the lake grow colder and colder. While you’re trapped in the house watching reruns of TV shows on Netflix, imagine a stage full of one-of-a-kind performances and reinvented classics. Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy […]

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Have a Poetic Summer at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Have a Poetic Summer at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

July 8, 2014

O summer, summer. Wherefore art thou summer? Well, we’ll tell you where it is. Summer is at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. With Shakespeare’s theatrical innovation at its foundation, the lineup for July and August is sure to provide unforgettable performances worthy of seeing again and again. Seussical Whether you travel here from your […]

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Henry V at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Henry V at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

May 1, 2014

“All things are ready, if our mind be so.” William Shakespeare’s captivating and beloved Henry V will shine as the finale to the 2014 Chicago Shakespeare Theater season. The famed coming-of-age play is directed by Christopher Luscombe, whose work has been featured at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and will run through June 15. Watch as […]

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Kneehigh’s Tristan and Yseult at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Kneehigh’s Tristan and Yseult at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

March 25, 2014

War, romance, comedy, betrayal, and music all go hand in hand as Cornwall, England-based artist collective Kneehigh brings one of the greatest and most influential love stories of all time to life in Tristan & Yseult, making its Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut on March 30, 2014! The intense, but often melodic and humorous play tells […]

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Strike it Rich at Chicago Shakespeare Theater with Road Show

Strike it Rich at Chicago Shakespeare Theater with Road Show

March 18, 2014

Get-rich-quick schemes, enterprising American ambition, spirited musical numbers—the latest production from Chicago Shakespeare Theater has all of that in store and more! Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin is bringing yet another great show your way with Road Show, a musical that trails two brothers through a journey that is full of surprises. Whether you’re an […]

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Dreaming at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Dreaming at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

February 21, 2014

Let Chicago Shakespeare take you into a dream world filled with some of Shakespeare’s most memorable, comedic characters with their telling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! This 75-minute, Short Shakespeare! version will have you walking out giggling. The play is set in a magical forest where lovers have to deal with the antics of mischievous […]

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Gypsy, the Great American Musical, at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Gypsy, the Great American Musical, at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

January 24, 2014

Before Dance Moms, before Toddlers and Tiaras, there was Momma Rose. This winter, come watch as the original stage mother, Rose Hovick, urges Baby Louise and Baby June on to stardom from just barely offstage (and often onstage) in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s rendition of critically acclaimed musical Gypsy. From February 6 to March 23, […]

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Dining Deals for Chicago Shakespeare Theater Patrons

Dining Deals for Chicago Shakespeare Theater Patrons

December 27, 2013

Dinner and a show—it’s the perfect way to spend an evening! You get a bit of culture; you get to enjoy some fine dining—what more could you want from a night out? Many people might imagine such an experience to be outside of their budget, but when you visit Navy Pier, not only can you […]

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See What's Coming to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater!

See What's Coming to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater!

September 30, 2013

Theater is an experience more than watching actors on a stage as a spectator in the audience; it’s a place where you can feel like part of a tale! Theater is magical and imaginative and right here in Chicago! Join us this year for a magical experience at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater! Chicago Shakespeare Theater […]

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Shrek The Musical | CST

Shrek The Musical | CST

July 1, 2013

“I’m in love, (ooooh) I’m a believer, I couldn’t leave her if I tried … ” Name that movie tune! Need a hint? Big, green, swamp-living, funky-eared …  we’re talking about Shrek, of course! And if you hadn’t heard, he’s coming to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater this July! That’s right! Everybody’s favorite grouchy ogre is […]

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Inner Voices | CST

Inner Voices | CST

June 24, 2013

Sometimes the division between dreams and reality isn’t so clear-cut. If you’re Alberto Saporito, the title character of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s new play, Inner Voices, the division hardly exists at all. And that’s a pretty scary thing. Travel back in time with us and witness a man’s vivid dreams quickly turned into reality with Inner […]

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Henry VIII | CST

Henry VIII | CST

April 29, 2013

Stateroom pageants. Backroom politics. A day in the life at the court of King Henry VIII. That’s right, Henry VIII, one of the last plays Shakespeare ever wrote, is finally coming to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater stage! When can you catch it? Try April 30-June 16. Under the brilliant direction of Barbara Gaines, Henry VIII […]

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Othello: The Remix | CST

Othello: The Remix | CST

March 25, 2013

When it comes to understanding a piece of difficult writing, sometimes putting it into your own words is the best method. That’s exactly what the exciting, young directing and composing duo, GQ and JQ, decided to do with Shakespeare. They take the dazzling work of the most well-known author in history and remake his plays […]

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Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet | CST

Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet | CST

February 27, 2013

Looking for a great way to spend time with the family and experience a little theater? Come to Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet. Running February 23 through March 23, this short performance, directed and adapted for the CST stage by Rachel Rockwell, is the perfect way to start off your […]

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Celebrating Chicago Theatre Week at Navy Pier!

Celebrating Chicago Theatre Week at Navy Pier!

February 13, 2013

Over 75 productions, 63 theaters, six days, and one city. Did you do the math correctly? If so, then you know that these numbers add up to the anticipated Chicago Theatre Week, a week dedicated to celebrating the world-class theater companies here in Chicago. Move over New York City! Chicago’s the REAL “theater capital of […]

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World Premiere of Cadre | CST

World Premiere of Cadre | CST

February 11, 2013

Something brand new and exciting is on its way to Chicago Shakespeare Theater this Thursday, February 15! May we present Cadre, the CST’s brand new production, which isn’t only making its debut at Navy Pier this week; it’s also making its world premiere! Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the Market Theatre of Johannesburg have partnered up […]

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