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‘Hazel’ musical a mix of comic panel, classic TV series

Posted: March 29, 2016

To borrow the title of a Stephen Sondheim song: “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid.” Of course the bawdy characters of ancient Rome who sang that number had someone very different in mind than Hazel Burke, the middle-aged bundle of energy whose innat…


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Drury Lane debuts 'Hazel' musical inspired by '60s sitcom

Posted: March 25, 2016

New York actress Klea Blackhurst couldn't be more grateful to be back at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. After wowing critics and crowds as Madame Rose in Drury Lane's 2012 revival of "Gypsy," Blackhurst now creates the title leading role in …


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'Hazel,' a musical made for a maid, hopes to sweep families off their feet

Posted: March 24, 2016

On Feb. 28, 1966, CBS aired Episode 23 of the fifth and final season of a sitcom it had acquired from NBC the previous year. Titled "Hazel," the show was about a live-in maid, played by Shirley Booth, whose employers were George Baxter (a partner in …


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Check Out The Fun and Colorful 1960s Designs For Drury Lane's World Premiere of HAZEL

Posted: February 29, 2016

Like THE ADDAMS FAMILY before it, the new musical HAZEL is based on a one-panel comic strip, though audiences are bound to be far more familiar with the character's hit TV series.


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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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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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Drury Lane doesn't back off from 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof's harsh themes

Posted: July 3, 2018

A burned-down plantation serves as the backdrop for the emotional battle that will be on display when Drury Lane Theatre presents, Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Directed by Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (2009 Broadway revival of…


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DRURY LANE ANNOUNCES CAST FOR “CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF” HELMED BY TONY NOMINEE MARCIA MILGROM DODGE

Posted: June 12, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its sultry summer drama, Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (2009 Broadway revival of Ragtime, Drury Lane’s Smokey Joe’s Cafe). Cat on a Hot Tin Roof runs …


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Casting set for Drury Lane's 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,' directed by Tony-nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Posted: June 12, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre has announced casting for its remount of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The show will be directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, who received a Tony nomination for directing Broadway’s 2009 revival of “Ragtime.” Geneviev…


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Take a Trip

Posted: June 10, 2018

ST. LUCY CATHOLIC CHURCH All shows cost $95 and include bus, lunch or dinner, show and gratuities. No membership is necessary. Call 262-598-0369. July 22 — “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at Fireside Theater in Fort Atkinson. Aug. 15 — “Cat on…


The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane presents The Summer Series Featuring Some of Chicago’s Top Cabaret Artists

Posted: June 3, 2018

Chi IL Live Shows On Our Radar: The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane presents The Summer Series featuring Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael, and Joan Curto


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A New Look At South Pacific Classic Rodgers & Hammerstein's production illustrates the power of prejudice and intolerance

Posted: May 6, 2018

SINCE its premiere on Broadway in 1949, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific continues to be an entertaining, thought-provoking production that not only highlights prejudices but sends a message about racism and intolerance.


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‘South Pacific’ at Drury Lane a remarkable revival

Posted: May 6, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace has opened its 2018-19 Season with “South Pacific,” the Broadway hit which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950 for tackling the issue of prejudice.


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South Pacific Critics' Picks

Posted: April 25, 2018

South Pacific, Drury Lane Oakbrook, through June 17. Superior musical values and a stellar cast lift this new production beyond "old warhorse" status. Regrettably, the messages of South Pacific about race and bullies remain as pertinent today as ever…


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Drury Lane’s “South Pacific” is Still Relevant – Review by Carol Moore

Posted: April 24, 2018

**** Recommended **** “South Pacific” is a romantic tour de force and amazingly relevant to this day. Based on James Michener’s “Tales of the South Pacific,” this 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical won the Pulitzer Prize as well as 10 Tony Awards. …


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“South Pacific” Reviewed by Richard A. Eisenhardt

Posted: April 20, 2018

“South Pacific,” was at the then Shubert Theatre on Monroe Street, where it now has changed its name several times and is now the CIBC Theatre where “Hamilton” is still running.


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