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‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ catches fire at Drury Lane

Posted: September 16, 2016

This is no simple "and then-they-wrote" medley. And it is better than ever in its current incarnation at the Drury Lane Theatre, where Marcia Milgrom Dodge (a New York-based director-choreographer whose long list of credits includes the rave-garnerin…


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Smokey Joe's Cafe - Review

Posted: September 15, 2016

“Smokey Joe’s Café” ran for five years on Broadway and has come through Chicagoland in large and small productions, all with some merit. But no previous staging of the show can top the triumph at the Drury Lane Theatre. Under the inspired guidance of…


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Baby, That Is Rock and Roll

Posted: September 15, 2016

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote songs as classic as they come. From “Jail House Rock” to “Stand By Me” and many others, these songs are revisited in “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at Drury Lane Theatre. This musical review has a limited story line pieced to…


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In the Neighborhood

Posted: September 15, 2016

If you’re looking for a bargain that offers more bang for your entertainment buck, this is the perfect show. Featuring no less than 39 of the hundreds of pop standards penned by the renowned songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, guest d…


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DRURY LANE’S STAGES A HIGH OCTANE SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE

Posted: September 15, 2016

It is always refreshing to see musical theater and walk out of the theater with a smile on your face and feeling good. It is especially gratifying when the entire experience is wonderful from beginning to end. All of this is true with Oak Brook’s Dru…


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Be good to Mama this Mother's Day with Drury Lane play

Posted: May 9, 2017

According to the National Restaurant Association, six in ten Americans will celebrate Mother's Day by dining out. That translates into a lot of busy eateries. But in Oakbrook Terrace, consumers can skip waiting for a table by securing seats to Drury …


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"Chicago" review: All that jazz with a lot of razzle dazzle

Posted: May 6, 2017

Chicago that wonderful town with the numerous nicknames “The Windy City,” The "City of Big Shoulders" and "Hog Butcher to the World," is also known as the third largest city in the United States. People around the world come to Chicago to see its won…


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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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Updated 'Joseph' presented at Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: January 25, 2018

A new rendition of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is the latest production to hit the Drury Lane stage.


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Theater events: 'Women in Jeopardy' comedy opens at First Folio

Posted: January 24, 2018

Mary, Jo and Liz are the best of friends. But when amateur sleuths Mary and Jo begin to suspect Liz's new boyfriend is a serial killer, they launch an investigation to prove their suspicions and save her life in Wendy MacLeod's comedy "Women in Jeopa…


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Drury Lane brings 'Joseph' back with a new spin

Posted: January 23, 2018

A brand-new version of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is playing at Drury Lane with that tagline #NottheJoeYouKnow.


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Photo Coverage: See Rehearsal Photos of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Drury Lane Theatre!

Posted: January 20, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, opening January 25th and running through March 25th. The sung-through musical, based on the Coat of Many Colors story from the Book of Genesi…


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11 Shows to See During Chicago Theatre Week

Posted: January 16, 2018

The League of Chicago Theatres’ sixth annual Chicago Theatre Week will run this year from Feb. 8-18 and will feature more than 120 productions in theaters across the city and suburbs. While several productions are free, most shows come at the discoun…


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‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ – a new and different kind of dream

Posted: January 28, 2018

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED The first thing to know about the ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ production at Drury Lane Oakbrook is this isn’t the Sunday School version. Unlike the customary fare from the west suburban playhouse, it’s not eve…


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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Posted: January 28, 2018

Where Some Dreams Should Stay Just A Dream!


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Any Dream Will Do

Posted: January 27, 2018

It appears that Drury Lane Oakbrook has turned into Chicago’s venue of reinvention. Beginning with their recent production of “42nd Street,” and continuing with this current offering, artistic leaders William Osetek and Kyle DeSantis have been encour…


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'Joseph' a flaming triumph

Posted: January 27, 2018

The opening night reminder for the Drury Lane's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat came with a caveat: "( T )his production of 'Joseph' includes adult content." Anyone passingly familiar with the squeaky-clean retelling of the Old Testament…


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No, No, No, Joseph: A Review of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Drury Lane

Posted: January 27, 2018

When I arrived to see Drury Lane’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” I anticipated writing the sort of review where I express that while it isn’t my cup of tea, some people are into musical adaptations of Bible stories and…


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