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The Yard: Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s New Stage

The Yard: Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s New Stage

March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017 Chicago Shakespeare Theater is the world-renowned entertainment staple at Navy Pier that has brought innovative twists to Shakespearean classics for years. The theater brings unique theatrical productions to Chicago and to Navy Pier, but it’s about to being something even more unique to the public: The Yard. What exactly is The Yard? […]

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Warm-hearted Plays at Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Get You through the Winter Season

Warm-hearted Plays at Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Get You through the Winter Season

February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 With the brisk Chicago winter weather outside, there’s no better season to bundle up in the theater. Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier consistently offers world-class performances year-round featuring a variety of theatrical works. This season is no exception. Here are three fabulous shows currently running that are sure to warm your […]

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3 Chicago Shakespeare Theater Shows You Shouldn’t Miss

3 Chicago Shakespeare Theater Shows You Shouldn’t Miss

November 11, 2016

November 11, 2016 Seasons may change, but Chicago Shakespeare Theater never goes out of style. In between all the holiday festivities, head down to Navy Pier and make time for one of these three captivating performances. With incredible programming to finish out the 2016 year, the theater certainly knows how to finish up with a […]

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Take a Seat for Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Show Lineup

Take a Seat for Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Show Lineup

September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016 Dinner and a movie can wait. Head down to Navy Pier for dinner and a show to shake things up. The Chicago Shakespeare Theater has an incredible few months of programming to finish up 2016.  The epic plays and musicals in the Subscription Series, world premieres of new works, and magical performances for families, […]

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Shakespeare 400 Chicago

Shakespeare 400 Chicago

December 2, 2015

December 2, 2015 In 2016, be not afraid of greatness. A global celebration four centuries in the making, join the entire city in commemorating the 400th anniversary of the passing of the greatest dramatist, poet, and playwright who ever lived! Shakespeare 400 Chicago will be a yearlong international arts festival in 2016 dedicated to the […]

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Q & A with The Little Mermaid’s Ursula

Q & A with The Little Mermaid’s Ursula

July 30, 2015

July 30, 2015 Navy Pier had a chat with one of our favorite villains, Ursula, from the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of The Little Mermaid. Played by the talented Rebecca Finnegan, this actress is no stranger to the Chicago acting scene. We spoke with her about the musical, her costume, and her eagerness to play […]

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Critics & Audiences Agree: Sense and Sensibility Delights

Critics & Audiences Agree: Sense and Sensibility Delights

June 4, 2015

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

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 […]

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The Table

The Table

January 13, 2015

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 […]

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Freeze! at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Freeze! at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

January 1, 2015

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 […]

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Warm Up at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Warm Up at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

November 13, 2014

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 […]

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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

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 […]

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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

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 […]

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Shrek The Musical | CST

Shrek The Musical | CST

July 1, 2013

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 […]

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