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Marriott’s Production of “The Bridges of Madison County” will move You to Tears

**** Recommended **** To be perfectly honest, I didn’t expect to enjoy “The Bridges of Madison County”.  I thought it would be a cloyingly sweet and schmaltzy chick-flick kind of musical.  Marriott’s production of “The Bridges of Madison County” totally surprised me, even moved me to tears.  I can’t quite figure out why it wasn’t more successful on Broadway (only 137 performances).  The score is magnificent, with elements of the blues, folk, twangy bluegrass, country, pop and opera.  The talented cast, particularly the leads, Kathy Voytko and Nathaniel Stampley, does full justice to the amazing score.  4 Spotlights

“The Bridges of Madison County” runs through August 13th at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Running time is 2 hours, 40 minutes. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:00 and 8:00 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 4:30 and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 1:00 and 5:00 pm; with additional performances on select Thursdays at 1:00 pm. A limited number of free dinners are available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings with the purchase of a full-priced theatre ticket. Tickets range from $50-$60. Parking is free; valet parking is also available. FYI (847) 634-0200, or

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