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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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Chicago Native Lena Waithe Makes Emmy History With "Master Of None" Win

Posted: September 14, 2017

Lena Waithe, born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, made Emmy history on Sunday, as the first black actress to win for comedy writing, for her work on Netflix comedy series “Master of None.” CBS 2's Susanna Song reports Program: CBS 2 News Mo…


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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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Chicago Native Lena Waithe Makes Emmy History With "Master Of None" Win

Posted: September 14, 2017

Lena Waithe, born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, made Emmy history on Sunday, as the first black actress to win for comedy writing, for her work on Netflix comedy series “Master of None.” CBS 2's Susanna Song reports Program: CBS 2 News Mo…


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Photo Flash: First Look - ROCK OF AGES Hits Drury Lane Theatre with Its Best Shot

Posted: September 7, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre presents 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 choreographed by Stephanie Kl…


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Looking for a favorite title for fall? Yes, 'Les Mis' and 'Wicked' are back

Posted: September 6, 2017

It’s fall. Like every year — and, as a loyal reader will understand, there have been a few — I’m looking for something smart, new, risky and exciting. Ideally something like that to see every night. Coming this Sunday: My top-10 list of Chicago sh…


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Drury Lane Theatre announces 2018-2019 Season

Posted: September 5, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces 2018-2019 Season 9/5/2017 0 Comments Drury Lane Theatre is thrilled to announce the complete lineup of its 2018/2019 season, opening with Tony Award-winning South Pacific. The season continues with Tennessee Williams…


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3 September arts and culture events for Chicago families

Posted: September 5, 2017

Rock of Ages Through Oct. 15; Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace


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REVIEW: Peter and the Starcatcher

Posted: September 11, 2015

If there's a Wicked bandwagon, Peter and the Starcatcher is on it. Like its enormously successful predecessor, Rick Elice's 2009 play with music casts itself as a prequel to an iconic story, imagining the events that made Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Capta…


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REVIEW: The pleasures of Pan never grow old

Posted: September 11, 2015

The Lost Boys yuk it up with the best of 'em in this show, but they also talk about the darkness that surrounds those unlucky enough to be lost in one of the world's many caves, hoping to catch at least a partial glimpse of a star.


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REVIEW: Peter and the Starcatcher (Drury Lane Oakbrook)

Posted: September 9, 2015

There’s something rather satisfying in seeing how iconic fairy tale characters came to be, whether it’s a frightened lion cub or a crowing orphan who never grows up. With Peter and the Starcatcher, we get Peter Pan’s backstory as well the fanciful ad…


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REVIEW: Peter and the Starcatcher/Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: September 9, 2015

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” now playing at Drury Lane Theatre, attempts to tell the story of how Peter Pan—the boy and the myth—became ageless. Directed by William Osetek, this production boasts a strong cast of actors. Caleb Donahoe (Boy) is charmi…


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REVIEW: Peter and the Starcatcher

Posted: September 7, 2015

What makes “Peter…” worth visiting is the brilliant stagecraft, comprised of a full dozen flawless performances, creative and invigorating directing, and imaginative costume, set, lighting, and sound designs. The production’s motor never slows as the…