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Drury Lane’s “Rock of Ages”

Posted: October 1, 2017

Drury Lane’s “Rock of Ages” stars Nicholas Druzbanski & Tiffany Tatreau join Dean Richards in the Showcase studio. “Rock of Ages” is directed by Scott Weinstein as it’s set during the end of the 1980s. The show follows a cast of characters from The B…


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15 shows to see now

Posted: September 29, 2017

"Rock of Ages" ✭✭✭ The Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, long friendly confines for musicals about Dolly Levi and Momma Rose, is now the improbable host of the glam-metal jukebox show "Rock of Ages." Penned by Chris D'Arienzo with the cooper…


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The 7 best Chicago theater shows that your teens will love to see this fall

Posted: September 28, 2017

Kick it old school with this beloved Broadway classic. 42nd Street may have given us the hit “Lullaby of Broadway,” but it definitely doesn’t put anyone to sleep. The show-stopping tap numbers do quite the opposite, in fact. It’s very easy to get suc…


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Petterino’s Monday Night Live Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Weekly Open Mic Cabaret Showcase

Posted: September 27, 2017

Petterino’s Monday Night Live (MNL), the impromptu musical showcase hosted by Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a series of Monday night events beginning at 7:30 p.m. Petterino’s is located in the heart o…


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Critic's Choice: ‘Rock of Ages’ has thin story but strong cast

Posted: September 22, 2017

OAKBROOK TERRACE – “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” “High Enough.” “Here I Go Again.” “I Can’t Stop This Feeling.” “The Final Countdown.”


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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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Drury Lane’s “Rock of Ages”

Posted: October 1, 2017

Drury Lane’s “Rock of Ages” stars Nicholas Druzbanski & Tiffany Tatreau join Dean Richards in the Showcase studio. “Rock of Ages” is directed by Scott Weinstein as it’s set during the end of the 1980s. The show follows a cast of characters from The B…


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15 shows to see now

Posted: September 29, 2017

"Rock of Ages" ✭✭✭ The Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, long friendly confines for musicals about Dolly Levi and Momma Rose, is now the improbable host of the glam-metal jukebox show "Rock of Ages." Penned by Chris D'Arienzo with the cooper…


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The 7 best Chicago theater shows that your teens will love to see this fall

Posted: September 28, 2017

Kick it old school with this beloved Broadway classic. 42nd Street may have given us the hit “Lullaby of Broadway,” but it definitely doesn’t put anyone to sleep. The show-stopping tap numbers do quite the opposite, in fact. It’s very easy to get suc…


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Petterino’s Monday Night Live Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Weekly Open Mic Cabaret Showcase

Posted: September 27, 2017

Petterino’s Monday Night Live (MNL), the impromptu musical showcase hosted by Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a series of Monday night events beginning at 7:30 p.m. Petterino’s is located in the heart o…


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Roz Varon's Weekender Report

Posted: September 22, 2017

Roz Varon takes a look at what's going on in the city and suburbs this weekend. (WLS)


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REVIEW: Drury Lane's 'Starcatcher' a well-told tale and jolly good time

Posted: September 5, 2015

What "Peter and the Starcatcher" lacks in glitz, Drury Lane's production makes up with gusto and superb performances from a talented, indefatigable cast led by newcomer Caleb Donahoe and veterans Matt Mueller and Emma Rosenthal.


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REVIEW: Drury's 'Starcatcher' is first-rate production of musical theatre lite

Posted: September 4, 2015

But make no mistake, Drury Lane Theatre’s current production of the 2012 five-time Tony winner, billed as a musical play for its three songs by Wayne Barker, is terrific, professional, prime time theatre. The show is just 10-12 songs from being a ful…


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REVIEW: "Peter and the Starcatcher" has its heart in the right place

Posted: September 4, 2015

I have a huge conundrum when it comes to “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the play by Rick Elice (based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson) that serves as a “prequel” to “Peter Pan.” And the many facets of that conundrum were driven home Thurs…


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REVIEW: "Peter and the Starcatcher"

Posted: September 4, 2015

There are often times that rating a play becomes a difficult task indeed. Tonight’s opening of “Peter and the StarCatcher” is just one of those “times”. While the Midwest premiere at Drury Lane Oakbrook is far better than the original Broadway In Ch…