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the song of (purple) summer

Rain, rain, go away! While it has not seemed like summer, it has definitely been theatre weather. All the tourists come to the theatre when the clouds roll in. I am hoping that there has been enough sunny weather for them to have a great time at the park and all of the other sites of Chicago and then on to the theatre for a real memorable experience: JERSEY BOYS & SPRING AWAKENING.

Yes, SPRING AWAKENING opens tomorrow night. I have to admit this is one of my favorite shows. It is so moving and well done – and gorgeously performed by talented young people who will be lighting up the stage for years to come. I am sure that some might be shocked by my choice but I think that it is the perfect musical to share with your progressive family. I know that my college age kids all loved it and it reinvigorated their love of theatre. And as a Mom that made me happy. This isn’t the show for the younger siblings but it is the show that will make you a hero with your 20 something children. It is simply breathtaking.