Seussical | Chicago Shakespeare Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 17 2014
Price: $28, $18 for children 12 and under
Chicago Shakespeare Theater's revival of the oft-produced 2000 Broadway musical plays up its strengths: likable tunes, witty lyrics, and myriad opportunities for dazzling Seuss-inspired costumes (here realized by designer Theresa Ham). But that can't quite counter the show's weaknesses—shallow characters, language that never rises to the word-drunk brilliance of the originals, and an overcomplicated, cobbled-together plot that loses as many young audience member as it entertains. Still, there's enough that works to keep those of us over five entertained, and as you might expect of a top-flight Equity house, the cast is packed with talent, led by a very charming Alex Goodrich (through August 3) as that quintessential trickster, the Cat in the Hat. —Jack Helbig



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