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Review: Drury Lane's world premiere 'Hazel' is a musical joyride

Posted: April 14, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace has launched its 2016-17 season with the world premiere musical comedy, “Hazel: A Musical Maid in America,” which runs through May 29.


Review: Hazel, A Musical Maid in America/Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: April 8, 2016

Hazel, that spunky maid with more heart than tact, was first introduced to the public as a single-panel cartoon in 1943. Immensely popular, the cartoon later became a sitcom starring Shirley Booth.


An Absolute Doozie of a Cast

Posted: April 7, 2016

Back in the early 1960’s, a no-nonsense, take-charge live-in maid named Hazel Burke burst into American homes every week during five seasons of her televised popular family sitcom.


‘Hazel’ musical a mix of comic panel, classic TV series

Posted: March 29, 2016

To borrow the title of a Stephen Sondheim song: “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid.” Of course the bawdy characters of ancient Rome who sang that number had someone very different in mind than Hazel Burke, the middle-aged bundle of energy whose innat…


Drury Lane debuts 'Hazel' musical inspired by '60s sitcom

Posted: March 25, 2016

New York actress Klea Blackhurst couldn't be more grateful to be back at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. After wowing critics and crowds as Madame Rose in Drury Lane's 2012 revival of "Gypsy," Blackhurst now creates the title leading role in …


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 …


"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…


Casting announced for 'Chicago' at Drury Lane

Posted: March 16, 2017

Casting announced for CHICAGO at Drury Lane


'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.


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…


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…


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…


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…


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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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.”


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…


“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…


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 …


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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