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Go Back to the ’90s with “Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera”

*** Recommended *** Can you remember “the whack heard ‘round the world”?  Do the names Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan help?  According to my own scientifically conducted poll – I asked my husband and my daughter – I got a fifty-fifty on name recognition.  At any rate, if you watched ice skating and/or the Olympics in the ‘90s – or read the tabloids – you might remember the headlines.  “Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera” is a campy dramatization of the whole Tonya-Nancy rivalry – start to finish.  Even though the scandal has faded, I had a lot of fun, so I’m giving “Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera” 3 Spotlights.

“Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera” runs through December 30th at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago.  Running time is 1 hour, 30 minutes, with an intermission.  Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 4:00 pm.  There will be added performances on Wednesdays, December 14, 21st and 28th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 17th at 3:00 pm.  There are no performances on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day (December 24th and 25th).  Tickets range from $22-$30.  Valet parking is available for most performances; metered street parking is also available.  FYI (773) 975-8150 or

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