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“Ghost”
Review of Oriental Theatre

Oriental Theatre
Ranked #58 of 638 things to do in Chicago
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Owner description: Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 17 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining up to 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago's Loop including The PrivateBank Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.
Portage, Indiana
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10 reviews
“Ghost”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

The play was fantastic and the seats were very comfortable. I was suprised to get main floor seating on such a popular play. The play made you feel like you was there watching Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. The lady that had Whoopi's role was awesome. Would love to see her again in another play.

Visited January 2014
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Shelbyville, Indiana
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“The Oriental”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is a beautiful theater and I would suggest arriving a little early to have time to admire the frescoes, etc. We sat in the orchestra left section and the legroom was tight, even for me and I am only 5"4". At least from the orchestra level for this show there did seem to be a bad seat. We noted that two seats in the second row that we considered and dismissed because one said partially obstructed view appeared to have a direct sightline for Ghost.

Visited January 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
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“Beautiful, historic theater”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Went to see Ghost the Musical there 2 days ago. Beautiful interior, great staff, clean bathrooms, old school all the way, seats small and narrow...like airplane seats. Acoustics really great, easy to get in and out, though parking expensive at lot next door. Great neighborhood, across from Goodman theater. Walking to many restaurants and hotels.

Visited January 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Lovely over the top theatre, build Ca. 1926”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

We say Ghost at this theatre this week. The show was patchy great effects, but the front half of the show dragged and I thought the female lead was weak.

The theatre itself however was fantastic, over the top in every way, a pastiche of everything oriental, circa 1926 when it was built as a movie palace. By all means go and see it, and if your interest is more in the building than the show I believe they have tours on Saturday mornings.

A lovely over the top building restored to it’s peak. Well worth a trip.

Visited January 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Beautiful Theatre!”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We saw WICKED here a few weeks ago and it was everything I had hoped it would be. The sound system was excellent and the seats were very comfortable (we sat dress circle L on row 5) with a perfect view of the stage. We had the two most inner seats on the row. I believe the two outer seats had obstructed views. The interior of the building is very elegant. Loved the experience!

Visited November 2013
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