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Review: “Rock of Ages”

Posted: September 20, 2017

If you’re a fan of the heavy metal glam rock of the late 1980s, you’re likely to be as wildly enthusiastic about the regional premiere of “Rock of Ages” as the opening night audience at Drury Lane Theatre. If not, you can still appreciate the talente…


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“Rock of Ages” – a Jukebox Musical Straight Out of the ’80s

Posted: September 18, 2017

“Rock of Ages” – a Jukebox Musical Straight Out of the ’80s **** Highly Recommended **** You’ve gotta love “Rock of Ages”, Drury Lane’s musical tribute to the ‘80s. The boy-meets-girl plot is almost non-existent, but the music really rocks! Seriousl…


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FALL THEATER PREVIEW Fall classics and revivals reflect diversity

Posted: September 15, 2017

Theatergoing audiences weary of the same young white het males lamenting their first-world problems will find a variety of demographics represented in this fall's roster of classic and revival plays, ranging from interethnic lovers rebelling against …


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Chicago Native Lena Waithe Makes Emmy History With "Master Of None" Win

Posted: September 14, 2017

Lena Waithe, born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, made Emmy history on Sunday, as the first black actress to win for comedy writing, for her work on Netflix comedy series “Master of None.” CBS 2's Susanna Song reports Program: CBS 2 News Mo…


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Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: September 14, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, directed by Scott Weinstein and ch…


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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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Chicago Native Lena Waithe Makes Emmy History With "Master Of None" Win

Posted: September 14, 2017

Lena Waithe, born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, made Emmy history on Sunday, as the first black actress to win for comedy writing, for her work on Netflix comedy series “Master of None.” CBS 2's Susanna Song reports Program: CBS 2 News Mo…


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Photo Flash: First Look - ROCK OF AGES Hits Drury Lane Theatre with Its Best Shot

Posted: September 7, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre presents the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, directed by Scott Weinstein and choreographed by Stephanie Kl…


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Looking for a favorite title for fall? Yes, 'Les Mis' and 'Wicked' are back

Posted: September 6, 2017

It’s fall. Like every year — and, as a loyal reader will understand, there have been a few — I’m looking for something smart, new, risky and exciting. Ideally something like that to see every night. Coming this Sunday: My top-10 list of Chicago sh…


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Drury Lane Theatre announces 2018-2019 Season

Posted: September 5, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces 2018-2019 Season 9/5/2017 0 Comments Drury Lane Theatre is thrilled to announce the complete lineup of its 2018/2019 season, opening with Tony Award-winning South Pacific. The season continues with Tennessee Williams…


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3 September arts and culture events for Chicago families

Posted: September 5, 2017

Rock of Ages Through Oct. 15; Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace


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REVIEW: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas/Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: November 6, 2015

A film-to-stage musical enjoying regional success, “White Christmas” is based on the 1954 movie of the same name. Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, the movie was “a smash hit,” earning that year’s highest grosses.


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REVIEW: A sparkling ‘White Christmas’ at Drury Lane showcases Irving Berlin’s genius

Posted: November 6, 2015

No doubt about it: Drury Lane Theatre’s lavish production of “White Christmas,” the classic Irving Berlin musical that is equal parts comedy, pathos, show business homage, patriotic hymn, tap dance showcase and American songbook par excellence, is se…


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REVIEW: White Christmas, the Musical

Posted: November 6, 2015

What a week! Just days after watching “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin”, we moved out to Oakbrook to view a spectacular production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas, the Musical”! Talk about a week to remember! This is it, for sure! Tis the season …


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REVIEW: Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” makes for a warmly nostalgic Drury Lane musical

Posted: November 5, 2015

Flashing back to 1954, few movies were able to melt the snow faster than “White Christmas,” the year’s highest grossing silver screen blockbuster starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. Considering it’s been an annual favor…


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REVIEW: Peter and the Star Catcher – Taking flight in the suburbs

Posted: September 23, 2015

The highflying and slapstick comedy, playwright Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher has made its debut at the Drury Lane Theatre. This affable and harmless piece of family fare entertainment provides many giggles as we glimpse into the word where …