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REVIEW: Peter and the Starcatcher/Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: September 9, 2015

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” now playing at Drury Lane Theatre, attempts to tell the story of how Peter Pan—the boy and the myth—became ageless. Directed by William Osetek, this production boasts a strong cast of actors. Caleb Donahoe (Boy) is charmi…


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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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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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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation Chef Fest Feb. 8 at Drury Lane

Posted: January 11, 2018

The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation's 18th annual Chef Fest will be held Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center, 100 Drury Ln. in Oakbrook Terrace. The event includes a variety of signature menu items produced by chefs f…


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Toast New Year's Eve at these suburban spots

Posted: January 3, 2018

Do you have plans yet to ring in the New Year? If not, here are some ideas of suburban restaurants and clubs hosting New Year's Eve parties and New Year's Day brunches. Don't delay making those reservations though.


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Best Chicago theater of 2017: These shows gave voice to our moment

Posted: December 15, 2017

The year 2017 was a year of disruption. This was not the best of times, but a season of justified outrage, of mealy-mouthed apology, of communicative disarray. No surprise, then, that the best Chicago shows of the year tended to tell stories of talki…


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Holiday Theater and events for winter 2017-2018

Posted: November 15, 2017

No Surprise, Chicago Theaters are putting together an amazing line-up of holiday and winter programming. You'll find everything from traditional holiday fare to the classics and the irreverent.


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CHRP Alumni Take Tap Skills to Drury Lane's 42ND STREET

Posted: November 14, 2017

For 28 years, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) has exposed young participants and scholarship students to the teaching and experience of masters in the field like Savion Glover, Jimmy Slyde, Dianne "Lady Di" Walker and more. CHRP alumni include ma…


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New Production of 42ND STREET Earns Raves

Posted: November 15, 2017

42ND STREET,the ultimate showbiz musical, perfectly captures the flavor and spirit of the early 1930s with a timeless score by Harry Warren and Al Dubin and a hard-as-nails book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. But a new production at Drury Lane …


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Review: Drury Lane is the right address for '42nd Street'

Posted: November 14, 2017

“You’re going out there a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star!” – Julian Marsh in “42nd Street”


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‘42nd Street’ revivals may duke it out for a spot on Broadway

Posted: November 14, 2017

Call it the battle of those dancing feet: Two acclaimed productions of “42nd Street” may soon go tap-to-tap for a shot at Broadway. The splashy revival at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane won raves from everyone, including the Duchess of Cambridg…


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New Production of 42ND STREET Earns Raves

Posted: November 14, 2017

42ND STREET,the ultimate showbiz musical, perfectly captures the flavor and spirit of the early 1930s with a timeless score by Harry Warren and Al Dubin and a hard-as-nails book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. But a new production at Drury Lane …


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Review: The jazz-funk '42nd Street' at Drury Lane is one for the ages

Posted: November 12, 2017

Think you’ve seen “42nd Street” before? Not with jazz-funk orchestrations and a rock drum set and a truly diverse cast, you haven’t. Not with an ABBA-like synthesizer underpinning “We’re in the Money.” Not with echoes of “A Chorus Line.” Not with a “…


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