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Theater Review: ‘The Gin Game’

Posted: July 26, 2017

Theater Review: ‘The Gin Game’ Drama targets despair, not poignancy


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The Gin Game - Review

Posted: July 13, 2017

Highly Recommended ***** Let’s go back in time. The year was 1978 ( about 40 years ago) . During that year a Pulitzer Prize was awarded to D.L. Coburn’s “The Gin Game”, a two character play that takes place on the patio of a nursing home in any city …


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The Gin Game Takes Center Stage Two of Chicago's most beloved actors bring a mix of comedy and real humanity to Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: July 10, 2017

THERE are some things that happen so routinely that they simply are expected––rising prices, rush-hour traffic jams, TV reality shows, and Jeff Award-winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger sharing the same theater stage.


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The Gin Game "On Stage Now"

Posted: July 7, 2017

The Gin Game "On Stage Now"


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15 Shows to see

Posted: July 6, 2017

Ever since its New York opening in 1977, D.L. Colburn's "The Gin Game" has attracted extraordinary actors. Now at Drury Lane, that means John Reeger and Paula Scrofano, two longtime stars of the Midwestern musical theater. They play residents of a do…


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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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The Gin Game Takes Center Stage Two of Chicago's most beloved actors bring a mix of comedy and real humanity to Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: July 10, 2017

THERE are some things that happen so routinely that they simply are expected––rising prices, rush-hour traffic jams, TV reality shows, and Jeff Award-winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger sharing the same theater stage.


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The Gin Game "On Stage Now"

Posted: July 7, 2017

The Gin Game "On Stage Now"


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15 Shows to see

Posted: July 6, 2017

Ever since its New York opening in 1977, D.L. Colburn's "The Gin Game" has attracted extraordinary actors. Now at Drury Lane, that means John Reeger and Paula Scrofano, two longtime stars of the Midwestern musical theater. They play residents of a do…


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Drury Lane deals a winning hand with ‘The Gin Game’

Posted: July 3, 2017

In both life and cards, we must play the hands we are dealt. That truism is powerfully revealed in Pulitzer winner “The Gin Game” now playing at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. Paula Scrofano and John Reeger in 'The Gin Game' at Drury Lane…


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Dealt a Rotten Hand

Posted: July 1, 2017

It’s Sunday, another Visitors Day at the Bentley Home for the Aged, but out in the enclosed sunroom no one has come to visit either Weller or Fonsia. In fact, no one ever comes to visit these two lonely senior citizens. Because of different circumsta…


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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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Review: This was the week for 'Crazy for You'

Posted: November 17, 2016

Crowle, one of the Chicago theater's least-sung, whopping talents, is a physically deft, always live and exceptionally funny guy with an innate and very rare sense of comic timing.


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‘Crazy for You’ a Gershwin dance-athon and showbiz romance

Posted: November 15, 2016

"Crazy for You" is a reminder of the timeless genius of the Gershwins and just the latest proof that the Chicago area musical theater scene has never been hotter.