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Oriental Theatre

24 West Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60613
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Ranked #22 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Clarendon Hills, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous theatre! We booked tickets last minute and got back row seats in Orchestra Right. Excellent view and no problems in seeing stage. It appeared to me when looking around theatre that this is one of those gems which there is no 'bad seat', i.e blocked viewing. It is rare to find one of these more intimate, smaller venues which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed Motown musical so much because of the energy from all the performers and how good the singing and dancing was same moves to all my favorite hits from back in the day, I myself got carried away with joining in on the singing. My son chase surprised me and gifted my sisters as well with tickets to the... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went to the Oriental Theatre last night to see Motown the Musical. The theatre was very ornate and comfortable. Great place to see a show. We had seats in the dress circle which I thought were too far from the stage. If I went back, I would only sit in the orchestra.

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Los Banos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The theatre has a few stories to climb. Once you get to your section to view the play, the first thing I did was to look up at the ceiling. Somewhat gaudy and very ornate. All in all, it was exciting to be sitting there knowing that it came with a lot of history!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Not being a huge Motown music fan, went to see it on recommendations of friends. The singing and dancing were wonderful and the historical prospective interesting. There was no down time..it went from scene to scene flawlessly and kept me entertained. What was disturbing, however, was the movie theater eating of some of the patrons ..the odor of fried chicken... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

How can you go wrong with Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Four Tops and a young Michael Jackson?? The music was great and the troupe was on fire!! Great audience participation. A sure winner!!

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DeWitt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Saw Motown the Musical at the Oriental Theater over the weekend and loved it. The theater itself is stunning with over the top ornate decor from a time gone by. We Loved it. Motown was the best play I have ever seen. With amazing performances and singing and dancing from the Motown era. The acoustics in the theater added to... More

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El Paso, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had perfect seats. They were right in the center, not so close that your heard hurt from looking up, and great sound wise. Orchestra C Row k Seats 107, 108 Trust me on this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The theatre is gorgeous! The show, awesome! It was fun, fast moving and interactive. The time flew! The talent was unbelievable. The story line was so interesting. I highly recommend this show. You will not be disappointed.

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Matteson, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Every seat is a good seat. Nice sound. Nice staff. Great location for dinner before and after the show.

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