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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation Chef Fest Feb. 8 at Drury Lane

Posted: January 11, 2018

The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation's 18th annual Chef Fest will be held Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center, 100 Drury Ln. in Oakbrook Terrace. The event includes a variety of signature menu items produced by chefs f…


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Toast New Year's Eve at these suburban spots

Posted: January 3, 2018

Do you have plans yet to ring in the New Year? If not, here are some ideas of suburban restaurants and clubs hosting New Year's Eve parties and New Year's Day brunches. Don't delay making those reservations though.


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Best Chicago theater of 2017: These shows gave voice to our moment

Posted: December 15, 2017

The year 2017 was a year of disruption. This was not the best of times, but a season of justified outrage, of mealy-mouthed apology, of communicative disarray. No surprise, then, that the best Chicago shows of the year tended to tell stories of talki…


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Holiday Theater and events for winter 2017-2018

Posted: November 15, 2017

No Surprise, Chicago Theaters are putting together an amazing line-up of holiday and winter programming. You'll find everything from traditional holiday fare to the classics and the irreverent.


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New Production of 42ND STREET Earns Raves

Posted: November 15, 2017

42ND STREET,the ultimate showbiz musical, perfectly captures the flavor and spirit of the early 1930s with a timeless score by Harry Warren and Al Dubin and a hard-as-nails book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. But a new production at Drury Lane …


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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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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation Chef Fest Feb. 8 at Drury Lane

Posted: January 11, 2018

The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation's 18th annual Chef Fest will be held Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center, 100 Drury Ln. in Oakbrook Terrace. The event includes a variety of signature menu items produced by chefs f…


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Toast New Year's Eve at these suburban spots

Posted: January 3, 2018

Do you have plans yet to ring in the New Year? If not, here are some ideas of suburban restaurants and clubs hosting New Year's Eve parties and New Year's Day brunches. Don't delay making those reservations though.


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Best Chicago theater of 2017: These shows gave voice to our moment

Posted: December 15, 2017

The year 2017 was a year of disruption. This was not the best of times, but a season of justified outrage, of mealy-mouthed apology, of communicative disarray. No surprise, then, that the best Chicago shows of the year tended to tell stories of talki…


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Holiday Theater and events for winter 2017-2018

Posted: November 15, 2017

No Surprise, Chicago Theaters are putting together an amazing line-up of holiday and winter programming. You'll find everything from traditional holiday fare to the classics and the irreverent.


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CHRP Alumni Take Tap Skills to Drury Lane's 42ND STREET

Posted: November 14, 2017

For 28 years, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) has exposed young participants and scholarship students to the teaching and experience of masters in the field like Savion Glover, Jimmy Slyde, Dianne "Lady Di" Walker and more. CHRP alumni include ma…


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Review: 'Bye Bye Birdie' is a feather in Drury Lane’s cap

Posted: January 29, 2016

A desperate devotion to the pop star du jour, misunderstood teens and long-suffering parents standing in the way of attainable (and fully grown-up) life goals; if that sounds like something ripped from the headlines of your tween’s magazines, then we…


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Review: Drury Lane’s BYE BYE BIRDIE Brilliantly Reinvents The Classic Musical

Posted: January 26, 2016

From the time I sat down in my seat until the final curtain, I felt that I was seeing this show for the very first time. The brilliant scenic projection design by Christopher Ash along with the fantastic direction and choreography by Tammy Mader rein…


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Review: Drury Lane delivers impressive production of dated 'Birdie'

Posted: January 26, 2016

Director/choreographer Tammy Mader prods her super-talented cast to approach the material with a certain knowing archness around Michael Stewart's cartoonish script.


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REVIEW: ‘BYE BYE BIRDIE’ A SUPERBLY STYLISH THROWBACK TO THE 1950S

Posted: January 26, 2016

How do you inject genuine fun, fizz and frenzy into “Bye Bye Birdie,” the musical that arrived on Broadway in 1960, served as an homage to the 1950s, and now, in so many ways, could easily feel as dated as black and white console televisions, land li…


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Review: A Lot of Livin' to Do

Posted: January 25, 2016

Wringing down the curtain on their 2015-16 season of excellence, the multitalented director/choreographer Tammy Mader has brought new life and color to one of musical theatre’s classic shows.