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'Mamma Mia!,' 'South Pacific' in Drury Lane's 2018-19 season

Posted: August 29, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announced its 2018-19 season Tuesday. First up is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “South Pacific” (April 5-June 17). Next up is Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (July 5-Aug. 26), to be directe…


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Musical chestnuts and a ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ set for Drury Lane

Posted: August 29, 2017

The Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook Terrace — which racked up an impressive 19 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations last week for its productions of the past season — has today announced its plans for the 2018-19 season. And the lineup might best be de…


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Jeff Awards Honor Peninsula Players Company Members with Nominations

Posted: August 27, 2017

Company members of Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater, celebrated the announcement of Chicago's 2017 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations with the listing of several current and past company members. The Jo…


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Big hair, big dreams, big guitar riffs in 'Rock of Ages'

Posted: August 24, 2017

Rock snobs love to hate the '80. Many's the professional rock critic who dismisses the era as one of auditory punchlines rather than actual music. Scoff if you will. Those who lived through the Golden Era of Walkmen, Pac Man and wine coolers know tha…


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Donica Lynn, Russell Mernagh, Cherry Torres, Nicholas Druzbanski, Adam Michaels, Gene Weygandt and More Set for ROCK OF AGES at Drury Lane, August 24 – October 15

Posted: August 18, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre is presenting 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, and directed by Scott Weinstein.


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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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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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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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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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