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Drury Lane jazzed to perform 'Chicago' after nearly 30 years of hot pursuit

Posted: April 16, 2017

It's taken close to 30 years, but the merry murderesses of the cell block tango have finally arrived in Oakbrook Terrace. After decades of relentless pursuit, Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek has succeeded in bringing "Chicago" to …


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Broadway Actors Set for Drury Lane’s Chicago

Posted: April 4, 2017

Chicago's Drury Lane Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of the award-winning musical Chicago, which will be presented April 20–June 18. Drury Lane Theatre artistic director William Osetek will direct with choreography by Ton…


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James & The Giant Peach: 10-year-old Lake Zurich resident embraces the acting stage

Posted: March 16, 2017

Getting paid for doing what you love is a common goal for many. Some of us have the pleasure of realizing snippets of this dream by venturing into off-the-beaten-path careers. But this coveted opportunity to make money from one's passion has already…


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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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Rising Chicago talent sing the best of Broadway 1969

Posted: March 9, 2017

Ten talented performers who are launching musical theater careers in Chicago will be showcased in Porchlight Music Theatre's New Faces Sing Broadway 1969 at the Skokie Theatre. Michael Weber, Porchlight's artistic director, is co-creator and dramt…


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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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Hazel Casting Announcement

Posted: February 29, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre opens its 2016-2017 season with the World Premiere musical comedy Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, based on the character from the Saturday Evening Post comic strip and the 1960s TV comedy series starring Shirley Booth.


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White Christmas Cast Announcement

Posted: October 16, 2015

The holidays are a special time here at Drury Lane, and this year will be no exception with our production of White Christmas, featuring Irving Berlin’s classic songs that audiences know and love, combined with spirited choreography by Matthew Crow…


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Complete casting announced for new musical 'Hazel' at Drury Lane

Posted: February 24, 2016

The Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace has announced the complete cast for the world-premiere of "Hazel," the 1960s-set musical based on the Saturday Evening Post comic strip character and Shirley Booth TV series.


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Drury Lane Welcomes Director of New Works

Posted: January 26, 2016

Executive Director Kyle DeSantis, Artistic Director William Osetek and Producer Drew DeSantis are proud to announce Laura Stanczyk, a New York-based independent producer and casting director, as the theatre's Director of New Works.


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Hazel, A Musical Maid In America

Posted: January 14, 2016

It’s not often that you get to see the makings of a Broadway Show. I thought I would share this video of Hazel, a musical maid in America, because it shows the humble beginnings of what could possibly be a Tony award winner.


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Drury Lane director rocks out with hip-swiveling 'Birdie'

Posted: January 12, 2016

If the stage seems just a tad smaller when the lights go up on Drury Lane's production of "Bye Bye Birdie," you're not imagining things. For the musical set during the dawn of rock 'n roll and starring an Elvis-like pop star, director Tammy Mader is …


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Before Broadway, Musicals Make a Detour to Test the Waters in Chicago

Posted: January 12, 2016

CHICAGO — When the director Jerry Mitchell was looking for a place to try out a new musical about a struggling shoe company saved by a drag queen, he picked Chicago because the city was familiar (Mr. Mitchell grew up in the Midwest) and the audiences…


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Saturday Night Fever, Critic’s Pick

Posted: February 16, 2017

If you happened to be on the planet in 1977, you will surely recall the sensation generated by a guy named John Travolta who burst onto the screen as Tony Manero in "Saturday Night Fever," dressed in platform dancing shoes and slightly belled trouser…


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Review: 'Saturday Night Fever' not just a retro disco inferno

Posted: February 15, 2017

Knechtges has fully embraced the strangeness and disruptiveness of the piece, casting an ensemble who look and move like they're not in complete control of their own minds, which is a pretty realistic assessment of the typical denizens of a disco hal…


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Striving to live the dream in ‘Saturday Night Fever’

Posted: February 15, 2017

If you happened to be on the planet in 1977, you will surely recall the sensation generated by a guy named John Travolta who burst onto the screen as Tony Manero in "Saturday Night Fever," dressed in platform dancing shoes and slightly belled trouser…


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Drury Lane's skillfully revamped 'Saturday Night Fever' a feast of 1970s nostalgia

Posted: February 15, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre's skillfully revamped take on "Saturday Night Fever" opens with an enormous disco mirror ball rising to the rafters. The effect, which pays homage to the famed chandelier of "The Phantom of the Opera," gets the show off to a glitte…


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Saturday Night Fever: Review

Posted: February 15, 2017

Drury Lane Oakbrook, one of my favorite venues for musical theater, opened their latest production, “Saturday Night Fever”. Many of us recall the movie upon which this based on. It featured John Travolta and the glorious music of The Bee Gees.


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