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Review: A Birdie that's in on the Joke

Posted: January 29, 2016

It’s 1959, and the record producing company owned by Albert Peterson (Matt Crowle) and his mother, Mrs. Mae Peterson (Catherine …


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Review: Bye Bye Birdie

Posted: January 29, 2016

Director-choreographer Tammy Mader is a clever woman who respects the material enough to find the comedy in the show’s gentle se…


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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 (…


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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 bri…


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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…


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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…


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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 brough…


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Review: 'Bye Bye Birdie' a sweet return to 1950s rock 'n' roll

Posted: January 22, 2016

Tammy Mader's staging of "Bye Bye Birdie," which she also choreographs, makes up for the creaky joints in Michael Stewart's book…


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Review: Bye Bye Birdie ★★★★★

Posted: January 22, 2016

When a theater wants to end its season with a bang, it seems they go back in history and find one of the oldies but goodies that…


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REVIEW: EVERYTHING’S FINE IN ‘59

Posted: January 22, 2016

It’s as welcome as flowers that bloom in the spring: A cascading, minute-by-minute hit, Bye Bye Birdie is a showcase for happine…


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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…


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Chicago Theatre Week offers much for families

Posted: January 5, 2016

For newcomers to the theatrical glory that is Chicago Theatre Week created by the League of Chicago Theatres and Choose Chicago,…


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Casting announced for 'Bye Bye Birdie' at Drury Lane

Posted: December 17, 2015

Michelle Aravena will star as Rosie in "Bye Bye Birdie," Drury Lane Theatre announced Thursday.