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Drury Lane Theatre (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

277 ratings
4.5 average rating
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Helen Kopec Red Velvet
54 events
17 reviews
28 stars
attended Aug 25 2013

great energetic performances by actors...great music

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

Well done--great performance.

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16 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 20 2013

Kudos to the actors, the play, and clever execution.

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13 reviews
13 stars
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9 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 01 2013

A powerful and personal performance. Well acted and beautifully sung. This is a difficult subject matter but this performance was memorable.

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20 events
9 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 15 2013

I must have loved it....went back again....

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redcurtain82 Red Velvet
15 events
8 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 19 2013

Had the opportunity of seeing the original tour in Chicago with Alice Ripley in 2011. I was very moved by her performance and was concerned if I would feel as connected... continued

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6 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 03 2013

This was great theatre, sad and touching. Well-acted and well-sung.
It was the second time I had seen tis musical, saw it at the Drury Lane in Water Tower, and I cried.

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5 reviews
12 stars
attended Sep 26 2013

A beautiful and moving experience about a serious illness Bipolar disorder. I laughed and I cried. The cast was amazing. Their harmonies delightful. The orchestra exciting especially the guitarist! This is a very unique play. A must see...bravo !

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 19 2013

One of the best musicals I've ever seen! Superbly acted. Definitely worth the drive from the city, and there's lots of free parking.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

An outstanding story, score and cast. Not a weak link in it. Loved it so much I came back a second time, this time with my teenaged girls. For anyone who has been... continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 15 2013

I have been going to the theater since I was a teenager. I have seen some of the very best shows ever produced. Next To Normal ranks with some of the best shows that I... continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Sep 14 2013

It was amazing. The talent was awesome!! I laughed...I cried... All in all a great performance ! I would highly recommend seeing this.

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janet
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64 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 03 2013

Incredible talent. Storyline singing weaves flawlessly along, advancing the script without coming across clunky & manufactured (as some musicals can't seem to avoid... continued

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58 reviews
24 stars
attended Aug 29 2013

Very well staged, acted, and sung! I thought that the daughter did and especially touching job although all of the cast was well chosen for their affecting roles. Not... continued

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44 reviews
31 stars
attended Aug 30 2013

This is the first time in 3 years that I was assigned seats other than the 2nd to last row at Drury Lane OB and they were great (4th row, ctr). The performers were... continued

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41 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 31 2013

There seems something incongruous about a sadly dysfunctional family singing rock music about their lives. Be prepared for a stellar production of a somewhat... continued

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33 reviews
42 stars
attended Sep 06 2013

Sondheim-esque modern vehicle dealing with difficult subject matter in a very effective way. excellent performaces and voices, never dull. Something 'not ordinary' for sure.

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28 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 29 2013

It was totally different than I expected, even though I knew the topic, it was even more depressing then I expected, especially for a musical. The music was not... continued

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Dorit
41 events
26 reviews
14 stars
attended Sep 26 2013

This play was a surprise. I didn't expect it to be so well done. The singing was outstanding and the story was inspiring. Go see it and have your own experiences.

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