Chicago Shakespeare Theater
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Time Out says
Posted: Mon Feb 3 2014
In less than 20 years, this unpretentious Bardic troupe moved from the back of a Lincoln Park pub to a mouthwatering, multimillion-dollar facility with a spectacular Lake Michigan view. (The main stage was modeled on Stratford-upon-Avon’s Swan Theatre.) And in 2008, Chicago Shakes became the fourth Chicago institution to pick up the Tony Award for regional theater excellence. The main course here is Shakespeare, of course, but with detours into classics of every stripe, including the occasional musical. Some of the company’s best trimmings include the dynamic international programming presented under the World's Stage banner.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater 800 E Grand Ave
What's on at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss characters get rolled together in Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's 2000 musical. Scott Weinstein helms the summer family production at Shakes.