This onetime nickelodeon reopened as a 292-seat live theater in 1996. After suffering a stroke in 2010, former owner Michael Cullen sold the Mercury to a group of investors led by former Porchlight Music Theatre artistic director L. Walter Stearns, who reportedly plans to produce original shows at the Mercury in addition to offering the theater for rentals.
|Venue name:||Mercury Theater||Contact:|
3745 N Southport Ave
|Cross street:||between Waveland Ave and Grace St|
|Transport:||Bus: 22, 80, 152.|
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The Christmas Schooner
This holiday perennial by John Reeger and Julie Shannon tells the tale of the ship that traversed Lake Michigan each winter in the early 20th century, bringing Christmas trees from the Upper Peninsula to Chicago.Musicals Wednesday December 7 2016 - Saturday December 31 2016Read more
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It's a wonderful neighborhood theater with high-quality, Jeff-nominated and award-winning productions.
The Mercury Theater is a lovely mid sized theater in the heart of Lakeview that produces fabulous shows. The director, Walter Stearns and the Music Director, Eugene Dizon are extremely talented. Every show I've seen there (and I've seen many) are great productions. There's also a great neighborhood restaurant attached to the theater called Grassroots. Dinner and Theater here is a wonderful night out.
I love the professionalism of the shows. I feel like I'm seeing a NY Broadway production. Every seat in the house has a great view. Walter and Eugene are wonderful hosts and we always look forward to seeing them too! You have done a wonderful job with the theater!!