Curtains | Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 17 2009
Price: $29-$35
There's something decidedly old-fashioned, even musty, about this 2007 show. Maybe it's the score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, which is strongly reminiscent of their best work without reaching its heights. Or maybe it's the story, which sets a cast full of stock characters loose in a plot cribbed from well-worn theater genres--the murder mystery, the backstage musical, the Broadway show parody. This is not to say Curtains isn't entertaining, especially in its Drury Lane incarnation, which sparkles with an A-list of Chicago's music theater scene. Jim Corti and Nancy Voigts are especially hilarious as a husband-and-wife Broadway producing team. The show is a lot of fun. It's just that when it's over, you find yourself hungry for something fresh. --Jack Helbig



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