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South Pacific At the Drury Lane Theatre By Dan Zeff

Posted: April 14, 2018

Oakbrook Terrace—It’s been many seasons since “South Pacific” has received a quality production in Chicagoland. Indeed, it’s possible that many musical comedy zealots below a certain age may never have seen this classic locally. In that sense, the re…


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Top cast, swoon-worthy sound make ‘South Pacific’ an enchanted evening

Posted: April 13, 2018

In the 20 years since Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace last staged “South Pacific,” the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic has taken on freight that simply didn’t exist (for many of us anyway) during the 1998 production. Back then, few took iss…


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“South Pacific” Highly Recommended *****

Posted: April 13, 2018

Highly Recommended ***** There are times, when viewing one of the modern-day musicals, that I think back to my earliest years of theater and the works of men like Rodgers and Hammerstein, who gave us some of the greatest musicals ever. When one of o…


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Rodgers & Hammerstein's soaring 'South Pacific' holds up well at Drury Lane

Posted: April 13, 2018

At nearly 70 years old, it's amazing how well "South Pacific" holds up. The 1949 Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical wows on a number of fronts, especially in director Victor Malana Maog's solid revival for Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.


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Photo Flash: Robert Cuccioli Stars in SOUTH PACIFIC Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: April 13, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for the first production of its 2018/2019 season, the Tony Award-winning musical South Pacific, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar HammersteinII, book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Josh Logan, and adapte…


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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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Check Out “Some Enchanted Evening” From Drury Lane Theatre’s “South Pacific”

Posted: May 18, 2018

South Pacific Through June 17 Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace www.drurylane.com More timely than ever, this Rodgers & Hammerstein landmark musical proves that even the backdrop of a tropical paradise cannot shelter its residents from the p…


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Drury Lane’s 'South Pacific' Provides Some Lessons & Some Enchanted Evening

Posted: April 24, 2018

Meet Ensign Nellie Forbush, the all-American heroine in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “South Pacific.” Pretty, plucky and unpretentious, this little lady from Little Rock learns a lot about life and love while overseas during World War II.


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On Stage: "South Pacific" and "Lettie"

Posted: April 20, 2018

CBS 2 Theater Critic Chris Jones reviews "South Pacific" at Drury Lane Theater and "Lettie" playing at Victory Gardens Theater


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SOUTH PACIFIC Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane

Posted: April 18, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre presents its first production of its 2018/2019 season, the Tony Award-winning musical South Pacific, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Josh Logan, and adapted from Tales…


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A Majestic Night at the Theater

Posted: April 15, 2018

James Michener, book editor and university instructor that could have avoided military service in World War II, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1942. He arrived at the South Pacific Theater in April 1944 and was delegated to talk about the histo…


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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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