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Recipient of the 2008 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Chicago Shakespeare Theater opened its new seven-story facility
at Navy Pier in 1999, bringing a new dimension to the Pier and creating a permanent home for Shakespeare in the
heart of Chicago.
outside view of Shakespeare Theater

The year-round theater complex is centrally located on the Pier. Inside this beautiful courtyard-style theater, the main floor, dress circle and gallery wrap gracefully around the thrust stage. In the intimate 510-seat theater, only nine rows separate the most distant seat from the actors on stage, and the gallery is suspended just 20 feet above the action. The complex also features a flexible 180-seat theater, Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, rehearsal spaces, an English-style pub, a Shakespeare resource center for educators, and lobby and reception areas with views of Lake Michigan and Chicago's skyline.

 


NOW PLAYING


Seussical
music by Stephen Flaherty
lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
based on the works of Dr. Seuss
directed by Scott Weinstein

in CST's Courtyard Theater
July 5 – August 17, 2014

See the whimsical and colorful world of Dr. Seuss come to life on stage this summer. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy, Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies and a cast of unforgettable characters. This year marks the 110th birthday of the beloved author, whose work has won Academy Awards, a Peabody Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and has been translated into more than 20 languages to be enjoyed by children worldwide. This 75-minute musical seamlessly intertwines the characters, stories and themes from cherished classics, including Horton Hears a Who!, The One Feather Tail of Miss Gertrude McFuzz and Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! Following each performance, audience members are invited to meet the cast in the theater lobby for autographs and photos.

Seussical is CST Family production best enjoyed by ages 5 and up.

SEUSSICAL Photo Credit:
Alex Goodrich as The Cat in the Hat and Emily Chang as Jojo in the upcoming Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of Seussical, directed by Scott Weinstein, in CST’s Courtyard Theater July 5–August 17, 2014. Photo by Michael Brosilow.


For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Chicago Shakespeare Theater Box Office at 312.595.5600,
or go to their website at www.chicagoshakes.com.

Access Shakespeare

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is committed to bringing outstanding theater to persons with disabilities, including hearing and visual impairments. Accessible seating is available in both theaters, as are large-print programs and assistive listening devices. If disability assistance is required, please call the Box Office at 312.595.5600 or 312.595.3752(TTY).

Duo-Interpreted Sign Language Performance

A designated performance of every production is interpreted in American Sign Language. Please call the Box Office at 312.595.5600 (phone) or 312.595.3752 (TTY) to book your tickets, and ask to be seated in the sign-interpreted section, which is close to the stage.

Audio-Described Performances

A designated performance of every production is audio-described. Please contact the Box Office at 312.595.5600 to book your tickets, and ask to reserve a listening device. Audio-description begins 15 minutes before the curtain with introductory remarks.

For more information, including the dates of this season's sign-interpreted and audio-described performances, please visit chicagoshakes.com/access.

 
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