"Barnum the Circus Musical" follows the life of Phineas Taylor Barnum, the founder of the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The show makes its Chicago debut at The Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. It runs from March 27 to June 16.

Shows are: Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets cost between $25 and $59, and group discounts are available.