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“Hair” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of American Theater Company

American Theater Company
Ranked #232 of 631 things to do in Chicago
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Owner description: American Theater Company is an ensemble of artists committed to producing new and classic American stories that ask the question, "What does it mean to be an American?" We provide a truly intimate home for the community to experience meaningful stories. We foster a nurturing environment for artists to take risks and create essential work. ATC produces Chicago's most innovative work by nationally renowned, Pulitzer and Tony-winning playwrights within an intimate 100-seat space that is truly Chicago's public theater, a home for diverse audiences. Our education program reaches 800 students of Chicago's most under-served schools.
Chicago, Illinois
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Hair”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

A very good, high energy performance of this great hippie/Vietnam era musical. Young cast for whom 1967 must seem like ancient history, does a fine job with this show. Solid vocals and excellent set design, music and directing make for a fun Chicago theater experience.

Visited June 2014
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Purdue-Indiana
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“outstanding production of Hair!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

great cast, wonderful singing, well directed and choreographed... loved the stage, the atmosphere, and reminiscing. this production of Hair had everything from sing-a-longs to half naked hippies-- ah the good ol' days!

Visited May 2014
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Greensboro, NC
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“An enjoyable experience but check your seating arrangements”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Our family attended a very well-done "Radio" performance of It's A Wonderful Life. The scripting and acting was great, very crisply delivered with remarkable sound effects.

The theater is really small and some of the seating is ad-hoc. The rear of the theater has some seats that literally looked like somebody just dropped in some extra chairs. My wife had the worst, right by a stairway to box office where you could hear extraneous conversation and late arriving people walked up, hanging over her while waiting for a break in the action to get seated. Some of the seats actually had dual labels with two different seat numbers! Overall, it's a first rate theater company (based on a sample size of 1 play) with a somewhat amateurish touch in the facility. We would surely return but ask a few more questions before buying tickets.

Visited December 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great Ensamble Acting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

This is an incredibly talented theater company with consistently excellent plays and performances. The theater setting is intimate and the experience is sublime. We just saw The Radio Play: Wizard of Oz and it was entirely captivating. If you love local theater you will love ATC. Affordable and most excellent.

Visited November 2013
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indiana
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“Columbinus was great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

This theater is so intimate..Only about 50 seats at most..We saw Columbinus here and it was one of the best performances we have ever seen..The actors were perfect for this tragic story..The sound effects were powerful..Got half price tix for a Saturday in the Irving Park area near Trader Joes..Great food at Namo's across the street..A very nice stop on the path of life...

Visited March 2013
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