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“Worth seeing”
Review of Oriental Theatre

Oriental Theatre
Ranked #48 of 649 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 17 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining up to 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago's Loop including The PrivateBank Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Worth seeing”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Not being a huge Motown music fan, went to see it on recommendations of friends. The singing and dancing were wonderful and the historical prospective interesting. There was no down time..it went from scene to scene flawlessly and kept me entertained. What was disturbing, however, was the movie theater eating of some of the patrons ..the odor of fried chicken being eaten by the patron.in front of me was annoying as well as the sounds of popcorn bags being opened and enjoyed by another. Since when is this acceptable in a beautiful venue such as this? If one can't dine before or after the show then don't bring in food that smells or makes noise!

Visited July 2014
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Aurora, Colorado
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“Motown the Musical_WOW”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

How can you go wrong with Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Four Tops and a young Michael Jackson?? The music was great and the troupe was on fire!! Great audience participation. A sure winner!!

Visited July 2014
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DeWitt, Michigan
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful theater and amazing play!!!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Saw Motown the Musical at the Oriental Theater over the weekend and loved it. The theater itself is stunning with over the top ornate decor from a time gone by. We Loved it. Motown was the best play I have ever seen. With amazing performances and singing and dancing from the Motown era. The acoustics in the theater added to the enjoyment of the evening!!! Would highly recommend both Motown and the venue!!!!!

Visited July 2014
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El Paso, Illinois
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277 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Always a Good Choice”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We had perfect seats. They were right in the center, not so close that your heard hurt from looking up, and great sound wise. Orchestra C Row k Seats 107, 108 Trust me on this.

Visited July 2014
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

The theatre is gorgeous! The show, awesome! It was fun, fast moving and interactive. The time flew! The talent was unbelievable. The story line was so interesting. I highly recommend this show. You will not be disappointed.

Visited July 2014
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