Venue Details

328 Star Starred
Royal George Theatre
Across the street from Steppenwolf Theatre 1641 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60614
312-988-9000
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dress

Casual
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Dressy
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travel

Take public transit
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Park in lot
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Splurge for valet
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dining

Dine before you go
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Food and drinks for purchase
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Frank F
By all means, the valet parking was trouble free. The Royal George is a great venue.
info May 13 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
About one block North is Trattoria Gianni, an excellent & relatively inexpensive restaurant with excellent pasta. Ask for Chris for you waiter and tell him "the man with the cane sent me".
dining May 24 2013 star this tip starred
Krakatoa
We ate at Cafe Ba-ba-ree-ba at 2024 N. Halsted I believe, about four blocks away. It's a tapas restaurant, and one of my favorite restaurants anywhere, period. Everything was great!
dining May 29 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
We used the valet parking for $11. Well worth it.
travel Jun 14 2013 star this tip starred
Gladys
We had dinner after the play, at Caminito, a restaurant next door to the Theater. Also a good experience.
dining Jun 17 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
The Royal George Theatre has no elevator, so if you are not on the first floor, you will have to walk up stairs (can be challenging for some persons with physical challenges.
info Jun 24 2013 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

543 ratings
4.7 average rating
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82 events
30 reviews
15 stars
attended May 22 2013

Wonderful stories and music.

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50 events
26 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 31 2013

Wonderful! Beautiful music interwoven with a very moving story.

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32 events
18 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

Mona Jura gives a performance of the heart, honoring her mother and her outlook on music and life. Mona is an accomplished pianist which added so much to the performance.... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Elegant! Heartfelt! An arresting, deeply affecting triumph!” —Los Angeles Times
“Exceptionally heartfelt” —Boston Globe
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Description

Adapted and Directed by Hershey Felder

Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen

American concert pianist Mona Golabek has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center and Royal Festival Hall. She is a Grammy nominee and has received numerous awards. She has been the subject of several documentaries including Concerto for Mona with conductor Zubin Mehta. Golabek’s syndicated radio program, The Romantic Hours_, combines music with poetry. Her recordings include Carnival of the Animals and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite_ featuring Meryl Streep, both recorded with Ms. Golabek’s sister, Renee Golabek-Kaye. Both daughters were taught by their mother, Lisa Jura, who is the subject of Golabek’s acclaimed book, The Children of Willesden Lane. Ms. Golabek founded Hold On To Your Music, a foundation devoted to spreading the message of the power of music. With the help of the Milken Family Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation, she created educational resources which, with her book, have been adopted into school curricula across America.