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Drury Lane snags 'Chicago' for Chicago for the first time since '83

Posted: April 28, 2017

A quiz for you, theater-loving reader: When was the last time a professional Chicago theater company produced "Chicago," a musical that burnishes the city's scandalous reputation each and every night on Broadway? I'm not talking about Barry and Fr…


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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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Casting announced for 'Chicago' at Drury Lane

Posted: March 16, 2017

Casting announced for CHICAGO at Drury Lane


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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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The First Couple of Chicago Theatre Returns in The Gin Game

Posted: June 22, 2017

With these two names on the marquee, the Drury Lane Theatre’s production boasts theatre royalty.


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Long-married Drury Lane 'Gin Game' stars share success on and off stage

Posted: June 19, 2017

From that day six years ago when he asked Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to star in Drury Lane Theatre's revival of "The Gin Game," artistic director William Osetek has been on pins and needles. He was afraid some other artistic director would realiz…


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Oak Brook plans summer concert series

Posted: June 16, 2017

The 35th anniversary season of Oak Brook Park District's Outdoor Summer Concerts in Central Park will offer a little more magic as the park district has partnered with sponsor Drury Lane to bring back Oak Brook favorites such as the Rhythm Rockets an…


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Pair of winning twilight years roles in the cards with Drury Lane's 'Gin Game'

Posted: June 16, 2017

They joke that they're "retired," but every time Chicago's first couple of theater thinks they've gotten out, they get pulled back in. So it goes with Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, who open June 22 in Drury Lane Theatre's "The Gin Game." Over th…


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Drury Lane stages 'James and the Giant Peach'

Posted: May 30, 2017

An orphan's life turns brighter after he discovers a massive piece of fruit in "James and the Giant Peach." Inside that peach, James finds special friends like Ladybug played by Donica Lynn in the Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences' production of…


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Guy Lockard: A Great Addition To Chicago Musical

Posted: May 25, 2017

No matter how often a signature show is produced, if it is a classic—we anticipate how well the next group of creators will deliver it and pray that they don’t mess it up. This was not the case for the musical Chicago, which premiered at the Drury L…


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Review: Chicago the Musical (Drury Lane Theatre)

Posted: May 20, 2017

For 21 years, Chicago has been running on Broadway in a revival that’s stripped down to almost concert-level minimalism. The numerous tours of of the show that have come through the show’s namesake city have been replicas of the Broadway incarnation:…


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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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