“American Girl Live” Review by Carol Moore with Help from Lily Kienzle

**** Recommended **** The audience for “American Girl Live” seemed to be about 75% girls carrying American Girl dolls, with moms and the occasional dad making up the other 25%. Not surprising then, that the audience was totally into the story, cheering when something good happened, groaning when things went wrong. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a perkier show, but it was fun. 3 ½ Spotlights

“American Girl Live” runs through May 12th at Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago. Running time is 90 minutes, plus an intermission. Performances are Tuesday at 7:00 pm; Wednesday at 2:00 and 7:00 pm; Thursday and Friday at 7:00 pm; Saturday at 1:00 and 6:00 pm; and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $39-$79. A VIP Meet and Greet package with a post-show photo opportunity with characters from the show is also available. FYI (312) 977-1710, (800) 775-2000, www.broadwayinchicago.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

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