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“Friends birthday”
Review of Oriental Theatre

Oriental Theatre
Ranked #58 of 638 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.
Matteson, Illinois
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Friends birthday”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We were invited to go to Motown for my girlfriends birthday and we absolutely loved the show. We found parking right across the street from the theater which was great. Can't wait until the new big show to go back.

Visited May 2014
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Jackson, Michigan
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“We did theatre tour - awesome!”
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

What a grand and exquisite piece of architecture! If you want to get into all of the various spaces of the theatre (including onstage) do the private tour! Our guide was chock full of knowledge including the history, construction and interesting stories about the Oriental. My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Visited August 2014
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Dillon, South Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Motown the Musical”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I cannot say enough about how awesome the performance of Motown! The singers were absolutely the best and the acting was superb. Our kids who are 22,20 and 11 loved it as much as we did. I would see it again, and again!!

Visited August 2014
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Batavia, Illinois
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132 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Superb Venue”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

What a great theatre! It is absolutely gilded and beautiful. You can hear and see very well from everywhere you sit! We were up in the balcony for Motown the Musical and it was great. Yes, as usual, leggy people will be knocking the seat ahead of them but the view and the sumptuous of the theater are wonderful.

Visited July 2014
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Freeport, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

The theatre was beautiful!! Very ornate.
Did cost a bit to park the car in the parking garage. We saw the show Motown. Wow!

Visited August 2014
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