Friday, April 28, 2017

OPENING: New Electrifying Version of Chicago at Drury Lane 4/20-6/18

Chi, IL LIVE Shows On Our Radar:

Chicago opens this evening 
at Drury Lane Theatre

**NOTE: Chicago is suggested for ages 13+ due to sensitive subject matter.**

Tonight, ChiIL Mama will be ChiILin' at Drury Lane Theatre for the press opening of its electrifying new production of Chicago, featuring a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. We can't wait! We've reviewed the Broadway touring version and look forward to catching Drury Lane's take on this new version. They pull out all the stops and present world class productions that are truly a treat.

This fiery new take on Chicago is directed by Drury Lane Theatre’s Artistic Director William Osetek with choreography by Jane Lanier, the Tony-nominated student of Bob Fosse, and music direction by Roberta Duchak. Chicago runs April 20 – June 18, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. 

Leading this thrilling new production of Chicago are Broadway veterans Kelly Felthous (Flashdance, Wicked, Grease) as Roxie Hart and Alena Watters (Sister Act, The Addams Family, West Side Story) as Velma Kelly. The principal cast also includes Guy Lockard (Billy Flynn), Justin Brill (Amos Hart), Michael Accardo (Master of Ceremonies), and E. Faye Butler (Matron Mama Morton). The ensemble includes Jessica Blair, Lauren Nicole Blane, Matt Casey, Brian Duncan, Rueben Echoles, Erica Evans, Alejandro Fonseca, Michael George, Allyson Graves, Rachel Hafell, Daniel Hurst, Joseph London, Jay Reynolds Jr., Haley Schneider, and Aaron Umsted.

Drury Lane has assembled a team of some of the finest designers to create a rich and vivid new staging of Chicago. The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (Scenic Design), Sully Ratke (Costume Design), Lee Fiskness (Lighting Design), Ray Nardelli (Sound Design), Cassy Schillo (Properties Design) and Claire Moores (Wig Design). The Production Stage Manager is Larry Baker.

Recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations across the globe, this razzle-dazzle musical is the #1 longest running American musical in Broadway history. Filled with fame, fortune, and all that jazz, this edge-of-your seat story features one showstopper after another. Join Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly and all of Cook County Jail’s murderess vixens for the sultry “Cell Block Tango,” learn what happens “When You’re Good to Mama,” and watch Billy Flynn “Razzle Dazzle” them all with “We Both Reached For the Gun.” Director William Osetek and choreographer Jane Lanier give a nod to the iconic Fosse flavor in this sizzling new production of Chicago.


Dates:
Regular run: April 29, 2017 – June 18, 2017

Schedule: 
Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sundays: 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.(except June 18)

Location: Drury Lane Theatre at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace

Tickets:                                                
Single Tickets: $45 - $60
Wednesday and Thursday matinees are priced at $45, Thursday and Sunday evenings at $55, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday matinee performances at $60.

Student group tickets start at $30
Senior Citizens start at $40 for matinees.
Dinner and show packages available

Box Office: 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace
630.530.0111, TicketMaster at 800.745.3000
or visit DruryLaneTheatre.com.

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