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Lookingglass Theatre Company

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Address: 821 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312-337-0665
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Description: The Lookingglass Theatre Company seeks to redefine the limits of...
The Lookingglass Theatre Company seeks to redefine the limits of theatrical experience and to make theatre exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible to all.Through theatre, which invites, even demands, interaction with its audience, the company's goal is to fire the imagination with love, to celebrate the human capacity to taste and smell, weep and laugh, create and destroy, and wake up where we first fell --- changed, charged and empowered.
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Intimate space, bleacher type seating, historic unique building. We watched Moby Dick and it was fantastic, creative use of space. It was very easy to pay for parking ahead of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Intimate space, bleacher type seating, historic unique building. We watched Moby Dick and it was fantastic, creative use of space. It was very easy to pay for parking ahead of time right across the street, go for dinner and walk back to the theater. getting in and out of the city in a car is manageable too, as it was... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have enjoyed this venue for traditional plays, unusual staging as in Metamorphoses and as Rick Bayless' dinner theatre. We are adults of two generations and do not fit the suggested categories.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Terrific presentation of Moby Dick With great acting and staging Costumes were amazing and my granddaughter loved it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It has to be seen to appreciate the brilliance of this production. MobyDick was thrilling and grand.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Refreshing and highly entertaining version of Moby Dick in a small, engaging setting. Very successful production. So glad we discovered Lookingglass while visiting Chicago; will definitely look them up again next time.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have seen hundred of shows over the years and this one truly stands out. A rich and delicious feast of solo works, choral music, choreography, magnificent, authentic costumes - and that glorious set - all while keeping the story true to Melville. Kudos!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lookingglass is one of the best theaters in Chicago and the most visually imaginative. I got my money's worth and will be back again.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I loved the production except for the ending. I found the choreography for the women with wavy arms to be unoriginal awkward.

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Never knew this theater, located inside the historic water tower pump station, existed. A wonderful black box, and the production of Move Dick was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

They took this immensely challenging book, put the audience right in the belly of the whale, and put on an exciting, beautiful and thoughtful show. I live out of town but plan return for Treasure Island and the other productions.

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