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Paramount Theatre

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Address: 23 East Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506
Phone Number: (630) 896-7676
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Wonderful theater productions.

Paramount theater is the place for musical theater in the western suburbs. Their productions are fantastic. The performers are wonderful. The acting, singing and dancing are very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Karen M
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North Aurora, Illinois
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North Aurora, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Paramount theater is the place for musical theater in the western suburbs. Their productions are fantastic. The performers are wonderful. The acting, singing and dancing are very professional. We have been subscribers since they started the musicals a few years ago and have been very impressed with each production. Worth every penny. The architecture is also very beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is by far the finest suburban theater around. The Broadway series is a great buy. A lot of great performances there in the last few years. I just wish they would have a restaurant in the theater. The only negative is the lack of good restaurants that are close to the theater.

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Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We came to see "Tommy" and were blown away by the performances but also by the theater and the stagecraft. The theater is huge (almost 2000 seats) but all have a great view of the stage and the prices were very reasonable. The staff does a great job helping folks find seats and the stage crew does really special things... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Love all of the Broadway play productions! The Paramount cannot be beat! Parking is handy and within a two block walking distance, restrooms in basement, main floor and balcony. Beautiful decor and professional productions. You can't beat the price either! Restaurants within walking distance....Ballydoyles, the Hollywood Casino, Chef Amaury's.

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Oswego, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Paramount theater began its own theater series about a year or two ago, but just saw my 1st last week with "Mary Poppins". Theater is nostalgic and beautiful. Staff very friendly and the production was excellent. Easy to travel to and park as well. Would definitely consider a theater subscription in the future.

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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've been here for their Broadway-style performances and for $1 movie night and both experiences have exceeded my expectations. The stage performances are every bit as professional and entertaining as something you'd see in Chicago at a fraction of the cost. I've attended a performance of RENT and have tickets for Les Mis that I'm looking forward to this March.... More 

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suburban Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We used to subscribe to season packages through Broadway in Chicago. The quality of the productions varied widely, and the ticket exchange policies were far from lenient. Now we only hold season tickets to the Goodman (mostly for serious drama) and the Paramount (mostly for musicals). We appreciate that the Paramount means much less driving for us than going downtown,... More 

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Sterling, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I took my daughter and granddaughter, it was my granddaughters first play I will bet the memory will last a lifetime, the singing- perfect. the costumes -outstanding. the dancing-wonderful the acting -memorable if you can go see this it was just so perfect! I almost can't explain what a beautiful production this is words cannot do it justice. Thank you... More 

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near chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ever since the Paramount has started producing plays, there is nothing to say but what a great job. The plays rival those produced in any other city. The plays always get rave reviews. Any production or show at the Paramount is first rate. A venue you need to check out.

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chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very old theater that was beautifully restored. It has a sense of the past, and has found a niche with the older theater goer. It's a convenient venue with both street parking and garages, in close proximity to a gambling "boat", in case you want to try your luck before or after the performance. Restaurants, mainly casual,... More 

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