Sugar

Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace
100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Sugar is a sexy Prohibition-era musical farce that romps from Chicago to Miami, with a slew of chaotic mishaps. Jim Corti, who directed and choreographed last season's sensational production of Cabaret and won the Jeff Award for Best Director for Drury Lane's Sweet Charity, brings a uniquely cinematic approach to this rarely revived forgotten beauty. Rod Thomas (directly from the Las Vegas production of THE LION KING) and Jennifer Knox (national tour of CATS) return to Chicago to headline the all-star cast. On the eve of the Great Depression in Chicago, the St. Valentine's Day massacre plays out its bloody aftermath in a Clark Street garage accidentally witnessed by Joe (Rod Thomas) and Jerry (Alan Schmuckler), two down on their luck musicians. After being discovered by Capone's hit men, their only ticket out of town is to disguise themselves as females and join Sue (Tammy Mader), the leader of Sweet Sue And Her Society Syncopaters, an all-female band headed for Miami. The chase is on but the boys can't help chasing a skirt themselves when they fall for the band's lead singer, a blonde bombshell named Sugar (Jennifer Knox.) At risk of being caught by The Mob, Joe and Jerry pursue Sugar while keeping their real identities a secret. More than anything, Sugar wants to marry a millionaire, prompting Joe to disguise himself as the man of her dreams. Meanwhile, wealthy and elderly Osgood Fielding Jr. (Joe Lauck) is pursuing Daphne, unaware she really is Jerry in drag.

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http://www.drurylaneoakbrook.com