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REVIEW: Peter and the Starcatcher

Posted: September 7, 2015

What makes “Peter…” worth visiting is the brilliant stagecraft, comprised of a full dozen flawless performances, creative and invigorating directing, and imaginative costume, set, lighting, and sound designs. The production’s motor never slows as the…


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REVIEW: Peter and the Starcatcher at Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: September 7, 2015

I felt like the vibe of the show was really cool. I liked how it seemed kind of like a storefront production even though it was a very big show in a theater with like a thousand people. The set (by Scott Davis) was very budgeted looking, which I thin…


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REVIEW: A Story That Soars Up to the Sky

Posted: September 6, 2015

A dozen actors enter through the mist onto Scott Davis’ deceptively simple set, virtually an empty stage adorned with suspended rigging, simple platforms and hidden trapdoors. They are about to begin an imaginatively presented story theatre prequel t…


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REVIEW: Peter and the Starcatcher

Posted: September 6, 2015

Peter and the Starcatcher is certainly a masterpiece of creative energy as far as staging goes. And a large portion of the dialogue is indeed funny, satirical, or sweet. An audience just has to know what they’re getting beforehand.


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REVIEW: Drury Lane Theatre has first regional Chicagoland production of 'Peter and the Starcatcher'

Posted: September 5, 2015

Each person has his or her favorite character to cheer for in an adventure story. Depending on the audience, it can be the hero or heroine garnering all the applause, or at times, it can even be the bad guy who is the most fun to cheer on. There's a …


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Casting announced for 'Chicago' at Drury Lane

Posted: March 16, 2017

Casting announced for CHICAGO at Drury Lane


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'Chicago' coming to Drury Lane Theatre next year

Posted: May 25, 2016

Come springtime next year, Drury Lane Theatre will be the first local company to produce "Chicago" in decades, the Oak Brook Terrace-based theater announced Wednesday.


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Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14

Posted: May 16, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek.


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Hazel Casting Announcement

Posted: February 29, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre opens its 2016-2017 season with the World Premiere musical comedy Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, based on the character from the Saturday Evening Post comic strip and the 1960s TV comedy series starring Shirley Booth.


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White Christmas Cast Announcement

Posted: October 16, 2015

The holidays are a special time here at Drury Lane, and this year will be no exception with our production of White Christmas, featuring Irving Berlin’s classic songs that audiences know and love, combined with spirited choreography by Matthew Crow…


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Drury Lane jazzed to perform 'Chicago' after nearly 30 years of hot pursuit

Posted: April 16, 2017

It's taken close to 30 years, but the merry murderesses of the cell block tango have finally arrived in Oakbrook Terrace. After decades of relentless pursuit, Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek has succeeded in bringing "Chicago" to …


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Broadway Actors Set for Drury Lane’s Chicago

Posted: April 4, 2017

Chicago's Drury Lane Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of the award-winning musical Chicago, which will be presented April 20–June 18. Drury Lane Theatre artistic director William Osetek will direct with choreography by Ton…


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James & The Giant Peach: 10-year-old Lake Zurich resident embraces the acting stage

Posted: March 16, 2017

Getting paid for doing what you love is a common goal for many. Some of us have the pleasure of realizing snippets of this dream by venturing into off-the-beaten-path careers. But this coveted opportunity to make money from one's passion has already…


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Rising Chicago talent sing the best of Broadway 1969

Posted: March 9, 2017

Ten talented performers who are launching musical theater careers in Chicago will be showcased in Porchlight Music Theatre's New Faces Sing Broadway 1969 at the Skokie Theatre. Michael Weber, Porchlight's artistic director, is co-creator and dramt…


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Kelly Felthous and Alena Watters Headed to the Cell Block for Drury Lane's CHICAGO; Cast Announced!

Posted: March 2, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its electrifying new production of Chicago, featuring a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. This fiery new take on Chic…


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Saturday Night Fever, Critic’s Pick

Posted: February 16, 2017

If you happened to be on the planet in 1977, you will surely recall the sensation generated by a guy named John Travolta who burst onto the screen as Tony Manero in "Saturday Night Fever," dressed in platform dancing shoes and slightly belled trouser…


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Review: 'Saturday Night Fever' not just a retro disco inferno

Posted: February 15, 2017

Knechtges has fully embraced the strangeness and disruptiveness of the piece, casting an ensemble who look and move like they're not in complete control of their own minds, which is a pretty realistic assessment of the typical denizens of a disco hal…


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Striving to live the dream in ‘Saturday Night Fever’

Posted: February 15, 2017

If you happened to be on the planet in 1977, you will surely recall the sensation generated by a guy named John Travolta who burst onto the screen as Tony Manero in "Saturday Night Fever," dressed in platform dancing shoes and slightly belled trouser…


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Drury Lane's skillfully revamped 'Saturday Night Fever' a feast of 1970s nostalgia

Posted: February 15, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre's skillfully revamped take on "Saturday Night Fever" opens with an enormous disco mirror ball rising to the rafters. The effect, which pays homage to the famed chandelier of "The Phantom of the Opera," gets the show off to a glitte…


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Saturday Night Fever: Review

Posted: February 15, 2017

Drury Lane Oakbrook, one of my favorite venues for musical theater, opened their latest production, “Saturday Night Fever”. Many of us recall the movie upon which this based on. It featured John Travolta and the glorious music of The Bee Gees.


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