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Oak Park's Open Door Theater offers a 'Marvelous' midwinter escape

A charming musical in 4-part harmony

Doug Deuchler



If you're looking for a night out that is pure escapism, The Marvelous Wonderettes at Open Door Theater is the ticket. It's a charming little musical, fun for all ages, but it is especially a good time if you are old enough to remember the mostly doo-wop classics that are sung in four-part harmony by the adorable all-girl quartet of the title. . . 

“Broadway in Oak Park” benefit for Open Door Repertory

Meredith Morris

For Sun-Times Media, Ocotber 16, 2014


For one night only — Saturday, Oct. 25 — “Broadway in Oak Park” will light up the stage of the Open Door Repertory Company, 902 S. Ridgeland Ave.


Beginning at 8 p.m., the benefit concert will feature performances by some of the biggest names in Chicago area musical theater. It will also offer opportunity for theater-goers to support Open Door by buying season tickets, donating and helping to underwrite various aspects of each performance.


“It’s a great way to remind people that we’re the only theater that operates year-round in Oak Park. It’s something to own and something to support,” said Open Door Board of Directors member Ashton Byrum. . . .

Not your average theater benefit

Open Door has put together a high-powered cast for this Saturday's fundraising event

Doug Deuchler
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 1:42 PM

'The thing I'm really thrilled about the most is that all of these amazing performers will be here on the same night in the same place in Oak Park," says Open Door Theater's artistic and managing director, Mary Pat Sieck. "It's really going to be an incredible evening."


 She is talking about "Broadway in Oak Park: A Benefit Concert for Open Door Repertory Co." . . .


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