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Cadillac Palace Theatre
Ranked #41 of 642 things to do in Chicago
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Owner description: Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 17 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining up to 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago's Loop including the Cadillac Palace Theatre, CIBC Theatre, Oriental Theatre, and the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.
Reviewed 30 July 2018

My wife and I went to see "Waitress" and enjoyed it very much even though we had trouble hearing the words to the songs. One if the points I would like to make is that my wife was ordering the tickets on-line when she could get better seats at the same price if we ordered the "suite service" which gave us drinks and appetizers before the play and drinks and dessert at intermission.

Thank Don3677
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"beautiful theatre"
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"kinky boots"
in 13 reviews
"during intermission"
in 9 reviews
"main floor"
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"les miserables"
in 5 reviews
"great place to see a show"
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"orchestra section"
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"great production"
in 4 reviews
"dress circle"
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"suite service"
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"broadway production"
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"carol king"
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"classic theater"
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"sight lines"
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"awesome venue"
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"balcony seats"
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"sound quality"
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Recently I took my 9 year old to the theatre. We found the lobby ready to navigate, the restrooms, spacious and uncomplicated, the ushering staff friendly, the seating comfortable, and the layout easy to understand.
From am architectural perspective, the theatre is lovely, although, inline d some other theatres worth a similar level of ornate detail, I couldn't quite put my finger on the story the designers were trying to tell with it. Nonethelless, there wad quite a loot to look at.
As you've likely read veggie every seat is a good seat, and every seat is a bad seat.
For this performance we were on the far house right, in the second row, who v meant that anything terribly interesting stage left was obscured. It also meant we could see minute facial expressions and the seams of the costumes, so it was a wonderful trade.

Thank Sandra F
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Overall this theatre brings in a variety of shows every year with generally good casting and selection. The seats themselves are spacious for an older theater, and there is plenty of legroom in between the rows of seating - particularly in the orchestral section. Bring a sweater, the theatre is kept on the chillier side for the performers but overall very comfortable. Seating on the upper decks is more cramped, but manageable. Young children are not admitted to many shows, but because these are full length theatrical productions that is understandable. Seating in the orchestra section or on the main floor is accessible without stairs. Hearing aids are provided, and the ushers are more than happy to assist those who might want assistance finding there seat. The dress code varies slightly based on time of show (afternoons are more casual than evenings) but generally speaking no one is turned away. Most people wear jeans and a nice top as the low end and dress up slightly in dresses/skirts with flats or maybe a pair of low heels in the evenings.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We went to see "Waitress" at the Cadillac Palace Theater this past weekend. We were blown away by this production. We loved everything about it--the music,the acting,the storyline. It was funny,heart warming and entertaining. We loved it as much as Hamilton and it's only a fraction of the price. If you have a chance to see it don't pass it up.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Just a blast. Great cast, Great seats and wonderful service and view. This is a very clean, well kept theatre.

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