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  The Steadfast Tin Soldier at Lookingglass Theatre

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Lookingglass Theatre
821 N Michigan Ave Chicago

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphoses, Treasure Island) fashions an extravagant and exhilarating spectacle. The unlikely adventure of a little tin soldier, brimming with love and unblinking bravery, is infused with Zimmerman's dazzling blend of storytelling through image and movement, accompanied by live musicians. Unsuspecting travelers make unexpected discoveries in this luminous tale, destined to enchant any and all of us not made of tin.

Thru - Jan 26, 2020

Wed, Nov 13: 7:30pm
Thu, Nov 14: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Fri, Nov 15: 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 16: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sun, Nov 17: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Tue, Nov 19: 7:30pm
Wed, Nov 20: 7:30pm
Thu, Nov 21: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Fri, Nov 22: 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 23: 2:00pm
Sun, Nov 24: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Tue, Nov 26: 7:30pm
Wed, Nov 27: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Fri, Nov 29: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 30: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sun, Dec 1: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Tue, Dec 3: 7:30pm
Wed, Dec 4: 7:30pm
Thu, Dec 5: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Fri, Dec 6: 7:30pm
Sat, Dec 7: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sun, Dec 8: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Tue, Dec 10: 7:30pm
Wed, Dec 11: 7:30pm
Thu, Dec 12: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Fri, Dec 13: 7:30pm
Sat, Dec 14: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sun, Dec 15: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Tue, Dec 17: 7:30pm
Wed, Dec 18: 7:30pm
Thu, Dec 19: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Fri, Dec 20: 7:30pm
Sat, Dec 21: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sun, Dec 22: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Tue, Dec 24: 7:30pm
Thu, Dec 26: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Fri, Dec 27: 7:30pm
Sat, Dec 28: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sun, Dec 29: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Tue, Dec 31: 7:30pm
Thu, Jan 2: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Fri, Jan 3: 7:30pm
Sat, Jan 4: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sun, Jan 5: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Wed, Jan 8: 7:30pm
Thu, Jan 9: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Fri, Jan 10: 7:30pm
Sat, Jan 11: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sun, Jan 12: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Wed, Jan 15: 7:30pm
Thu, Jan 16: 7:30pm
Fri, Jan 17: 7:30pm
Sat, Jan 18: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sun, Jan 19: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Tue, Jan 21: 7:30pm
Wed, Jan 22: 7:30pm
Thu, Jan 23: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Fri, Jan 24: 7:30pm
Sat, Jan 25: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sun, Jan 26: 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 312-337-0665

Running Time: 1hr

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  The Steadfast Tin Soldier Reviews
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Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...It's now become a holiday classic, Mary Zimmerman's gorgeous The Steadfast Tin Soldier at Lookingglass Theatre. It was glorious last year. It's lost no luster since. In only one fantasy-rich hour this superb illusionist, the toast of Lookingglass and Goodman theaters and the Metropolitan Opera, distills all the warm worth out of Hans Christian Andersen's tale. We're taken deep into the dreams and the doomed love of a one-legged toy soldier (Alex Stein) for a beautiful ballerina."
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Lawrence Bommer

Let's Play at ChicagoNow - Highly Recommended

"...Let's Play 'Highly Recommends' seeing The Steadfast Tin Soldier at The Lookingglass Theatre. It's a beautiful way to enjoy the holiday season and a nice break away from all of the crowds that are sure to patronize the Magnificent Mile. You will be thankful you did!"
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Rick and Brenda McCain

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...There is no dialogue in this play, only acting in pantomime and wonderful music composed by Andre Pluess and Amanda Dehnert ( with a finale number they wrote with words by Ms Zimmerman, :Be Steadfast:. Mr. Pluess along with Christopher M. LaPorte also designed the sound and the lighting was designed by T.J. Gerkens."
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Alan Bresloff

NewCity Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...Directed by Mary Zimmerman, Lookingglass Theatre Company’s “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” is a beauty, sumptuous and intimate all at once. Told almost entirely through movement and marvelous interludes of puppetry, the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about the love between a tin soldier and a paper ballerina comes to life in a brilliant variety of scenes that unfold over a single delightful hour."
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Irene Hsiao

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...This magical family production, beautifully written and inventively directed by Mary Zimmerman, returns for another holiday season at Lookingglass Theatre. This theatre company never fails to enchant, mystify and, while impressing its audience with skill and talent, always manages to squeeze in a valuable lesson, or two. Lookingglass Theatre is acknowledged all over Chicago for providing audiences with some of the most memorable productions around. At just 60-minutes, the welcome return of this wonderful production is no exception. Ms. Zimmerman's stylish holiday fantasy was written with an attention to detail and directed by the playwright with jaw-dropping artistry, polish, flair and finesse. The entire cast, the pit musicians and the topnotch technical team who support this show are all first-rate. Collectively they offer Chicago families with a second chance to behold this must-see entertainment choice for the holidays."
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Colin Douglas

Picture This Post - Highly Recommended

"...Zimmerman couldn’t pull it off without the amazingly talented actors in this show, by this writer’s lights. They put the physical in physical theater – and then some. No spoiler details here of their antics. Just know they mesmerize. Also know that they are not just schooled, but clearly have the equivalent of PhDs, in how to tell narratives in gestures. They transport us thoroughly to a world where fairy tales are real, nd the grey of our winter’s day is a distant memory."
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Amy Munice

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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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