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Saturday Night Fever, Critic’s Pick

February 16, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Original Article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/news/ct-theater-recommends-ott-0217-20170216-story.html

It may be amnesia about the late 1970s that makes us remember "Saturday Night Fever" as a disco romp defined by Bee Gees music and John Travolta's hips. It's actually a weird, gritty movie that's much more about its working class protagonists than the dance floor, and the 1999 Broadway musical suffered from this confusion. But at the Drury Lane, director Dan Knechtges has come up with a much more interesting staging, with the muscular Adrian Aguilar as Tony. But it's his love interest Stephanie (Erica Stephan) who's running the night. Through April 9 at the Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace; $45-$60 at 630-530-0111 or www.drurylanetheatre.com