** Somewhat Recommended ** I was really disappointed in “August Rush: The Musical”, the new production at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Although the music was gorgeous, the story was curiously unfinished and confusing. It wasn’t a big, showy, ‘ready-for-Broadway’ premiere, it was more like the first workshop of a new musical. The cast made the most of what they had, so I give “August Rush: The Musical” 2 ½ Spotlights.
“August Rush” runs through June 2nd at the Paramount Theater, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Valet parking is available, but there is plenty of free street parking or in the nearby Hollywood Casino garage.
Running time is 85 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:30 and 7:00 pm; Thursdays at 7:00 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 1:00 and 5:30 pm. Tickets range from $36-$69. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.
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