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Even Missing the Bee Gees Sound, “Saturday Night Fever” is Still Fun

*** Recommended *** I had a lot of expectations when I went to see Drury Lane’s production of “Saturday Night Fever”, based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta.  I doubt there’s anyone who hasn’t seen the posters from “Saturday Night Live” – the white-suited disco dancer with his arm up, strutting his stuff across a flashy dance floor.   My absolute favorite part of that movie was the soundtrack – the iconic disco music of the Bee Gees – the soundtrack of my youth, and I loved it!  Everything about Drury Lane’s production – casting, vocals, choreography, costumes, staging – was  really well done.  Unfortunately, you won’t hear the Bee Gees distinctive sound in this production.  I give it 3 Spotlights.

“Saturday Night Fever” has been extended through April 9th at the Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace.  Running time is 2 hours, 15 minutes, with an intermission.  Performances are Wednesday at 1:30 pm; Thursdays at 1:30 and 8:00 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 5:00 and 8:30 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 and 6:00 pm.  Tickets range from $45-$60.  Parking is free and abundant.  FYI (630) 530-0111,, TicketMaster (800) 745-3000 or

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