**** Recommended **** Drury Lane’s campy new production, “Hazel, A Musical Maid in America”, is an entertaining breath of fresh air. It’s fast-paced, funny and exactly what it should be. By the way, just because a musical/play is based on something else doesn’t mean it will or won’t be worth your while. “Hazel”, based on a 1960’s TV show, which in turn was based on a cartoon character, is well worth the ticket price. “Hazel” made me laugh so it gets 4 Spotlights.
“Hazel, A Musical Maid in America” runs through May 20th at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Running time is 2 hours, 30 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:30 pm; Thursdays at 1:30 pm and 8:00 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Tickets range from $45-$60. Parking is free. FYI (630) 530-0111, www.drurylanetheatre.com, TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
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