10:43 AM CDT, August 26, 2011
The upcoming Bailiwick Chicago production of the Jeanine Tesori musical “Violet,” will now be staged at the Mercury Theatre, 3745 N. Southport Ave., a Bailiwick spokesman said Friday.
Director Elizabeth Margolius' production will still open on Sept 20. “Violet” was to have been staged at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, but that venue has told tenants to look for another space, due to its impending conversion to a church. In many ways, Bailiwick comes out of this smelling like a rose: The Mercury is a high-profile venue in a high-traffic neighborhood that would appear to be a good match for this rootsy musical.
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