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Ziemba is Dolly

October 18, 2013


Ziemba is Dolly

Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba ("Contact") stars as the titular matchmaker in Drury Lane Theatre's "Hello Dolly!" the musical by composer/lyricist Jerry Herman and writer Michael Stewart inspired by Thornton Wilder's 1955 play "The Matchmaker." Rachel Rockwell directs and choreographs, and Roberta Duchak serves as music director for this production, featuring David Lively as Horace Vandergelder and Jeff Diebold as Cornelius Hackl.

Previews continue at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The show opens Thursday, Oct. 24. $35-$49. (630) 530-0111 or .

Real estate comedy

Clockwise Theatre opens its season with an examination of the cutthroat world of urban real estate in "Carnegie Hill." Written by Dorian Palumbo and directed by Wayne Mell, the play is about eight female Realtors who weigh ambition against personal ethics.

Opens at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at 221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $20. (800) 838-3006 or .

Smart is Mary

Marriott Theatre's regional premiere of Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman's "Mary Poppins" is an all-star event beginning with director Gary Griffin and leading lady Summer Naomi Smart as the "practically perfect" nanny. Michael Mahler handles the music direction of the show, which features such tunes as "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Chim Chim Cher-ee." Local favorites co-star, including Bernie Yvon as Bert and Susan Moniz as Winifred Banks.

Previews begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. The show opens Wednesday, Oct. 30. $40-$48. (847) 634-0200 or .

-- Barbara Vitello

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