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The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Illinois is a respected Chicago area regional theatre. Attached to the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, the theatre produces an average of five musicals each year, presented in the round, as well as productions aimed at younger audiences.[1] A small, live orchestra provides accompaniment.

Marriott Theatre
Marriott Theatre.jpg
Marriott Theatre, April 2018
Former namesDrury Lane North Theatre
Location10 Marriott Dr, Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069
Coordinates42°11′38″N 87°55′41″W / 42.194°N 87.928°W / 42.194; -87.928Coordinates: 42°11′38″N 87°55′41″W / 42.194°N 87.928°W / 42.194; -87.928
OwnerMarriott International, Inc.
Genre(s)Theatre
Capacity838
OpenedApril 1, 1975
Website
www.marriotttheatre.com

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HistoryEdit

Founded in December 1975, The Marriott Theatre has presented more than 170 musicals and is currently led by Executive Producer Terry James,[2] Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, and Artistic Director Andy Hite.[3] It is the most subscribed musical theatre in the country.[4]

The Marriott Theatre has presented more than 3,000 professional actors in classic American musical theatre, new musicals, and "re-thought" musicals.[citation needed] Broadway has long considered The Marriott Theatre a prime venue for launching shows into the regional market with premiere productions of A Chorus Line, Chess, Baby, Grand Hotel, They're Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl, The First, Miss Saigon, Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Producers and Little Women.

A founding member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, The Marriott Theatre fosters artists in creating new works for the stage. The result has been a string of American and World Premieres including Matador, which subsequently played London's West End; Annie Warbucks, launching a national tour and opening off-Broadway in New York to rave reviews; Phantom of the Country Palace, Grover's Corners, Maury Yeston's History Loves Company (1991), Windy City, The New Yorkers, Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, Peggy Sue Got Married, Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, The All Night Strut, A Fascinatin' Rhythm, Married Alive, The Bowery Boys, For The Boys, and Hero.

Marriott's Theatre for Young Audiences has presented numerous original works as well as classic fairy tales. To date, Marriott's Theatre for Young Audiences has presented more than 45 productions. Every year, these musicals introduce more than 100,000 children to live theatre. In all, The Marriott Theatre attracts more than 400,000 people to Lincolnshire each year.[citation needed]

Shows[5]Edit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ History of Marriott Theatre Archived 2009-05-12 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 10-13-2011.
  2. ^ "Terry James interview" (mp3). Talk! Theatre. Theatre in Chicago. 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  3. ^ "Thielen and Hite Named Marriott Theatre Artistic Directors". Broadway World. 2006-09-26. Retrieved 2007-09-21.
  4. ^ a b "Marriott Theatre Announces Its 2008 Season". Broadway World. 2007-08-03. Retrieved 2007-09-21.
  5. ^ "Marriott Theatre Show". Playbill. New York City.
  6. ^ "Windy City". Guide To Musical Theatre. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  7. ^ Marriott Theatre 2009 Season Subscription Flyer
  8. ^ Marriott Theatre 2010 Season Subscription Flyer
  9. ^ Marriottheatre.com
  10. ^ Marriott Theatre 2012 Season Subscription Flyer

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