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“Best Value in the City!” 5 of 5 stars
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Black Ensemble Theatre
4450 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
773.769.4451
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Ranked #97 of 959 things to do in Chicago
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Owner description: Small theatre. Five play season -- mostly original musicals.. Current production, Nothing But the Blues is outstanding.
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Value in the City!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is the place to go for great entertainment at a reasonable price. Some of the past shows were:
"The Other Cinderella"
"One Name Only"
"The Marvin Gaye Story"
"The Jackie Wilson Story"
My wife and I have been going for years and always felt that it was worth the money. We've been there for about a dozen shows and always take family and friends whenever we get together in the city.
The new theater on Clark opened about 2 years ago and provides indoor valet parking for $11.00. Don't miss this one!

Visited July 2013
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“From Doo Wop to Hip Hop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

A musical extravaganza with all the singalong tunes of the 50s and 60s together with some modern styles. A brand new and intimate theatre at the North end of town.

Visited April 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Great theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Doo Whop to Hip Hop was the play. It was good. But my first play at the theatre was a play about Marvin Gaye...it will be very hard to top that one. It was wonderful. I'll be back to the Black Ensemble theatre. Very nice facility.

Visited March 2013
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Grand Rapids
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“The Other Cinderella”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The play was great and there is not a bad seat in the house. I was surprised by the level of talent in the show. The numbers were top notch and the building was quite nice. I surely plan to be back and would recommend it to anyone. We were recommended by a friend and quite thankful for it.

Visited January 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“A Wonderful Night at the Theatre!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

I attended the performance about the Life of Jackie Wilson, an R&B performer. The cast was fabulous!

Visited February 2012
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