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Patrons must heed Bali Ha’i’s clarion to feel the warm breeze of Drury Lane’s ‘South Pacific’

Posted: April 18, 2018

If for no other reason than to thumb its producer’s personified proboscis at the petulant pundit who promoted the always-meant-to-be-campy Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to musical theatre paragon with his scathing Chicago Tribune criti…


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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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South Pacific’ enchants the evening with romance and hi jinks

Posted: April 18, 2018

Nearly 70 years after winning 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, ‘South Pacific’ mostly wears well at the Drury Lane Oakbrook revival.


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THEATER REVIEW South Pacific

Posted: April 18, 2018

Wherever U.S. military men and women fight bullies today—Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and The Niger ( and wherever else secretly )—they are discouraged from intimate involvement with the locals ... but sometimes it happens. Oops! I mean, our troops fight…


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DRURY LANE'S "SOUTH PACIFIC" A FUN, ROMANTIC ADVENTURE

Posted: April 15, 2018

“South Pacific” is a timeless Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical full of wonderful romance and social commentary about racism that is important for young and old to experience today and I was thoroughly impressed with Drury Lane’s warm, happy, romanti…


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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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