Category Archives: Dreamgirls

two weeks only!

Every time I come back home to Chicagoland, the FIRST place I must eat is Gino’s East Pizza! That spinach deep dish pizza is pure BLISS!

I love to find the music in Chicago. First, I love going to the Black Ensemble Theatre to catch the latest production. Their shows usually incorporate a lot of music and you will often find the audience having an emotional response to each song. It’s often just like being at a concert. The second place I love to go is a studio called Miquifaye Studios. Whenever I come to this studio, I feel inspired and we usually finish a whole song in a day. Our music is featured on my album.

I would highly recommend The Taste of Chicago! I look forward to this event every year. Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and offers some of the finest restaurants.

I love being back in Chicago. Growing up in Gary and going to college in Chicago, it holds a special place for me. Apart from that, it has a seriously supportive theatre community. The Cadillac Palace is the perfect space for Dreamgirls. The sound is great and though it’s a large house, it never loses its intimacy.

-Chester Gregory (James “Thunder” Early/DREAMGIRLS)

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on the run

I looked out my door at the Sales Office just now and everyone was putting sneakers. My first thought was that they were all participating in some kind of WALKATHON after work. But then I remembered that tonight is the first night of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and they are on the way over to put notes on the seats of any subscriber who has not renewed yet for next season.

Oriental Theatre

Oriental Theatre

Bethany, David, Nick, Michael and Rachel will run up and down the Balcony, around the Dress Circle and across the Orchestra sticking the notes on seats. They have a very small window (15 Minutes) between the time the sound check is finished and the House opens. Run, run, run!

The Season Sales Staff will be doing this every performance of FIDDLER. We used to put a flower on each seat but sometimes they would wilt, fall on the floor and be stepped on so now it is just the note reminding them about their subscription.

If you haven’t checked out being a Season Ticket Holder (all four shows for as low at $68), visit the website or call 312-977-1717 and talk to Bethany, David, Nick, Michael or Rachel. If they sound a little out of breath you will know why.


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“count” your blessings

The Addams Family• We are 30 minutes into our pre-sale for THE ADDAMS FAMILY and I am warning now – don’t wait. Buy today with your American Express card and if you don’t have one apply now or borrow a friends. If you haven’t heard it is going to star Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth! Not to be missed.

• We are 8.5 hours away from the opening of LEGALLY BLONDE – this is another show not to be missed. Be on the look-out for reviews or post your own here – this is sure to be raved about. First preview was last night and the crowd went wild.

• We are five days into the sale of Season Tickets – a really great season that includes: logostckd1 


















Filed under 101 Dalmatians, Dreamgirls, In the Heights, Legally Blonde The Musical, The Addams Family, Young Frankenstein