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Audience Annihilated: Gold Star Sticker (Chicago, Illinois)

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Reviewed by: lauragouin   (Event Visited: 10/18/14 @ 9:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/19/14
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: There is plenty of street parking and in fact we were able to park right up front. It's also close to the brown line if you're taking public. Dream Laboratory is in a large sign on the top of the building and the windows have signage and a great display.

Wait Entertainment: The audience is small and they open the doors just 5 minutes before the show time so while you must be on time, there's no need to get there hours early. You're greeted at the door and immediately thrust into a preshow where you're either the baby sitter (for those who like their fear factor a little more moderate) or you can get a Princess ticket and be placed right in the thrust of the nightmare.

Length of Event: Including the preshow entertainment, the event runs about 20 - 25 minutes.

Actor Performance: The actors are spot on amazing, creepy, disgusting, humorous and chilling.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Everything was well organized and the babysitters go through one door while the Princess audience members go through another hallway into the performance area. A long, dark, scary hallway.

Appropriate Ages: This is a pretty psychologically intense event and not appropriate for kids.

Summary: I was immersed in the story from the moment I entered the space. Everything was timed perfectly and the music underscored the brilliant acting. The space is intimate and you're face to face with the horrors the Princess experiences. I recommend playing the Princess role if you can get tickets. They only have 4 of those for each performance. Otherwise you can get a babysitter ticket and watch the horror unfold. I thought it was great that they offered two levels of terror for those who want more and those who want a little less. Get tickets ahead of time though if you want to make sure you get in. It's a small space and seating is very limited.

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Reviewed by: mjc108   (Event Visited: 10/18/14 @ 9:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/20/14
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Storefront location in Lincoln Square area...easy street parking, just feed the meter for an hour and you're set.

Wait Entertainment: We gathered outside the theatre and talked with others attending....checked out the cool window display of carved pumpkins that relate to the show. As soon as you walk through the door, the play has begun. We were greeted by a tutu wearing character that put crowns on those who were to be Princess, as she walked around showing us her new dolly. (creepy!!)

Length of Event: Just long enough for your nerves to get rattled and your head totally in the play. I think it was about 15 minutes in the actual gallery seats we had (great view of those who were Princess, and of the actors) And the lobby part, right when we walked in was maybe 5-10 minutes. I wasn't paying much attention to the time, just immersed in the production.

Actor Performance: The Bear...creepy and honest. The Mother, frightening. The boyfriend, you never knew what he was going to do next. The serenade by him was really, umm, unnerving. Everyone did a great job scaring the crap out of us.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Those who were in the play (4 people who bought the Princess tickets) went through a dark hallway where we in the gallery Babysitter area could see through a dingy screen as they walked through. They looked truly frightened. And this was just walking in to the play. The Babysitter seats were 2 tiers of theater style seating dressed with grandma style afghans to make it feel like a couch at grandmas, I'm guessing.

Appropriate Ages: Not for children. It's intense, and mental. Bear might stay in your dreams for a couple days. He was in mine last night.

Props / Special FX: The closet was pretty cool. I don't want to say too much more as it would spoil things for those going. The Bear Puppetry was very well done. The sounds and scents that were present enhanced the show. Well done.

Costumes / Make-up: The costuming and makeup was appropriate for each character. Well thought out and sold me on who they each were portraying without being too over the top. Raggedy Anne, loved it!

Summary: Go see this! We saw it last year as well, and honestly, this year's show was even more intense. Might be the new theatre location/stage layout..whatever it was, it works. This is a trip through all your childhood nightmares in one 15 minute horror experience. Go with your friends if you can- it's a small venue, and would be fun with a group so you can cling to each other.

 

 

 

 

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