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Oriental Theatre

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Address: 24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3501
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
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Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 15 years has...

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 15 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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Totally Enjoyed "Beautiful" Carol King Musical.

We sat in row Y Center, the very back of the main floor. The seats were great, perfect view of the play and could hear perfectly. It isn't that far back. The musical was fun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

We sat in row Y Center, the very back of the main floor. The seats were great, perfect view of the play and could hear perfectly. It isn't that far back. The musical was fun, After seeing the Kennedy Center Honors for Carol King, I had to see "Beautiful" and I wasn't disappointed. The singing along with the rest of... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

I haven't been to this theater in treats and was delightfully surprised at the wonderful restoration. You feel as though you've stepped back in time to a more glamorous age. Gratefully the amenities have been modernized. The women's facilities have been enlarged and traffic was managed by theater staff which greatly reduced the wait time. Even the beverage lines were... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

I can't think of a better site to hold a musical than the Oriental Theatre. The theatre is truly part of the attraction. You can't help but get into the mood for entertainment as you look around the ornate theatre and marvel at its architecture. Also good of course when the entertainment you're watching is extraordinary as was the case... More 

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detroit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

This theatre has a beautifully ornate lobby. It reminds me of the Fox in Detroit and in St Louis. For an old theatre it is in spectacular shape and has fairly wide seats. I went in January and did not feel cramped even with a coat on my seat back. The rest rooms are on the ground floor. You can... More 

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Lindenhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Great show- if you enjoy Carole King or many of the songs she co-wrote- you will really like this show. We were in the orchestra right- 3rd row and view was very good and quite a bit cheaper than orchestra center.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I've been to this theater a few times over the last decade and am always happy to return. I find the interior inspiring, so just sitting in the auditorium taking in the visuals is entertaining, even before the curtain goes up.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This beautiful theater harkens back to the past when theaters were spacious, elegant, and ornate. There doesn't seem to be a bad seat in the house. Though I sat towards the back of the theater, I was able to see everything on stage clearly. A live orchestra added to the enjoyment of the event. And the seats are very comfortable.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

A beautiful theater, that has been restored to its for elegance. Looking around you feel like you have stepped into the 1930's society. We saw Beautiful and the production was excellent. The lead was the sister of Jessie Mueller who debuted it on Broadway. She as excellent in the roll. We saw it on Broadway with Jessie and enjoyed this... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

I have subscription tickets with a group. My show is Beautiful on Sunday, Jan. 10. I had an accident this week so need to find out if they can find me a different seat where I don't have to bend my leg. I have left two customer service emails, which they indicate on their messages is the fastest way to... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Beautiful! The Musical! Beautiful! The Theatre! There are not enough words to adequately describe how beautiful the theatre is now that the restoration is complete.

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