Beautiful and moving” … “probably your last chance to see ‘Once’ in the Chicago area at this level.” 4 out of 4 stars
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“SO well-performed” … “SO well-staged” … “SO great” … “It was moving, elegant, seemingly effortless and complete entertainment.”
Dean Richards, WGN TV & Radio

“a story that will have you laughing right through your tears” … “stunning ensemble work”
Hedy Weiss, WTTW

glorious” … “pure magic” … “charming” … “a theatrical experience that you will be glad you witnessed.” 5 out of 5 stars. Highly Recommended.
Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago

“It is simply brilliant.”
Karen Topham, Chicago on Stage

Broadway-caliber production” … “the cast displays top-notch music-making and acting”
Scott C. Morgan, Daily Herald

“absolute gold
Barry Reszel, Chicagoland Musical Theatre

“a hushed testimony to the power of love and music
Catey Sullivan, Chicago Sun-Times

“Once again, the Paramount Theatre creates superlative entertainment with its latest production”
Eric Schelkopf, Kane County Chronicle

“It’s simple perfection” HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Reviews

“a never-ending celebration of music that thrills the soul
Rick and Brenda McCain, Chicago Now


“I hope you savor every moment of the success you all should feel. We saw the matinee on Sunday. It was amazing! The performances were so completely authentic – I know each of those people from my own life. The zest, the humor AND the despair – all the wonderful shades of emotion were REAL! The music was so lovely, we had to get a copy of the soundtrack on the way out. Bravo and congratulations! We are sending as many friends as we can your way. It is truly not to be missed!” -John H., Facebook

Amazing cast, production and musical. Thank you for a wonderful show!” -Penny F., Facebook

“As a subscriber for seven seasons, ‘Once’ is now my favorite show! I’d love to see it again! Great job everyone!” -Marla F., Facebook

Great show!!! GO SEE IT” -Suzanne Angulo, Facebook

“The music is stunning, voices superb. Saw is last week and would go again in a heartbeat.” -Jamie W., Facebook

“Saw the show Saturday night – GREAT music!” -Steve O’Donoghue, Facebook

Wow! Great performance. Voices, acting and instrumental ability were awesome!” –Patron, Survey

“It was stunning to have the actors play all the music! What talent!” –Patron, Survey

“I want to thank all of you for a great performance. I have seen so many musicals the last 7 years that I would have never thought to go see if they we not in my subscribers list. I would not have bought tickets outright to see “Once”. “Once” was amazing and I thank you again as in for the great performance. I am telling everyone I know to go and see it. I am also planning on buying tickets to see it again! I had never heard of “Once” until it was listed in the subscription series. You all continue to amaze me with each musical I have seen since the Broadway series started.  …Thank you so much for all the hard work that goes into these productions as I have enjoyed every one of these performances since the beginning. It takes a very special play to get me to go Chicago when the Paramount is superior by far !!!” –Patron, Survey

“Saw it Saturday night, loved it, going again Friday night and can’t wait. Truly captivating-Christina K., Facebook

“As a subscriber, I’ve seen lots of great shows at the Paramount. Once is definitely my favorite. Staging is unique and it works. The performances are exceptional. I laughed, I cried, and I loved every minute. I would love to see it again, and again.” -Mary M., Facebook

“I feel that if I saw this show 100 times I would cry just as hard as I did when seeing it for the first time.-Gloria N., Facebook

Don’t miss this show!-Chris J., Facebook

“My favorite show of the season! Every part of it was just magical! Definitely a must see!” -April B., Facebook