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Stealing the Show: Stage veterans paired with 11-year-old for Drury Lane's 'Oliver!'

Stealing the Show: Stage veterans paired with 11-year-old for Drury Lane's 'Oliver!'

Actress Heidi Kettenring is enjoying being part of the stage family for favorite family-friendly audience productions.

May 04, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Singin' in the Rain' at Drury Lane a downpour of talent

OFFBEAT: 'Singin' in the Rain' at Drury Lane a downpour of talent

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 04, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Christmas Carol' and classic tale's ghosts back to haunt Drury Lane for holidays

OFFBEAT: 'Christmas Carol' and classic tale's ghosts back to haunt Drury Lane for holidays

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 03, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Xanadu' rolls along with bumpy fun

OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Xanadu' rolls along with bumpy fun

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 17, 2012 12:00 am
Marc Robin eager about the opportunity to bring 'Dreamgirls" to new stage audiences

Marc Robin eager about the opportunity to bring 'Dreamgirls" to new stage audiences

When Chicago director and choreographer Marc Robin was asked eight months ago to head a new production of the stage musical "Dreamgirls," he describes his answer as "one of the quickest 'yeses' in recent memory."

August 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

Photos

OFFBEAT: Jeff 2012 Equity Theater Award Nominations Announced

OFFBEAT: Jeff 2012 Equity Theater Award Nominations Announced

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 25, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's '39 Steps' is energy spent for silly stage spoof

OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's '39 Steps' is energy spent for silly stage spoof

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 19, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Hairspray' good, but doesn't reach sky-high possibilities

OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Hairspray' good, but doesn't reach sky-high possibilities

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 15, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Illinois Theatre Center to close after founder's sudden death

OFFBEAT: Illinois Theatre Center to close after founder's sudden death

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 07, 2012 5:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Theater queen Tammy Mader returning to 1960s, but off stage, for 'Hairspray'

OFFBEAT: Theater queen Tammy Mader returning to 1960s, but off stage, for 'Hairspray'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 06, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Illinois Theatre Center founder Etel Billig dead at age 79

OFFBEAT: Illinois Theatre Center founder Etel Billig dead at age 79

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 02, 2012 12:00 am
Gregg Edelman and Liz McCartney star in 'Sweeney Todd' at Drury Lane Oakbrook

Gregg Edelman and Liz McCartney star in 'Sweeney Todd' at Drury Lane Oakbrook

Gregg Edelman plays the villainous barber Sweeney Todd, with Liz McCartney as his gruesome bakeshop accomplice Mrs. Lovett in 'Sweeney Todd' at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, Ill, now through Oct. 9.

August 26, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'AIDA' hampered by disconnected choreography

OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'AIDA' hampered by disconnected choreography

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 28, 2011 12:00 am
David Cassidy gives fans a Valentine's treat

David Cassidy gives fans a Valentine's treat

Fans of 70s music  journeyed back in time Monday during David Cassidy's Valentine's Day concert at Drury Lane Oakbrook.

February 16, 2011 12:00 am
The Guide to local theater productions

The Guide to local theater productions

Spamalot | Oak Brook, Ill. Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace Theatre presents regional premiere of this musical comedy at Drury Lane Theatre, 199 Drury Lane. The performance runs through March 6. Schedule is 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 1:30 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Fridays, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Satur…

February 04, 2011 12:00 am

The 'bright' and funny side of 'Spamalot'

In 2004, I was thrilled to see the Chicago preview of the Broadway smash hit "Spamalot," Eric Idle's musical version of the 1975 film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

January 14, 2011 12:00 am
Drury Lane ready to give royal treatment to 'Spamalot'

Drury Lane ready to give royal treatment to 'Spamalot'

When actor John Sanders joined the cast of Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook's production of "Spamalot," he was a little bit nervous about playing the role of Lancelot.

December 31, 2010 12:00 am
Spamalot Logo

Spamalot Logo

"Monty Python's Spamalot" opens Dec. 30 and plays until March 6 at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, Ill. Win tickets for dinner and the show by tuning in at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to the Lakeshore Drive radio show on 89.1 FM.

December 28, 2010 12:00 am

'Wicked' still a favorite with Chicagoland audiences

Merry Christmas, theater fans. Our local theaters are all dark for the next couple of weeks.

December 24, 2010 12:00 am

Humor abounds in hilarious holiday show

"Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)" is one of those shows that make people laugh, and laugh, and laugh, and then laugh some more.

December 17, 2010 12:00 am
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