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Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Oriental Theatre is part of the Ford Center for the Performing Arts complex.

Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Year opened: 1998
Capacity: 2,253

Originally opened as a movie palace in 1926, the theater has undergone various incarnations, the most recent being its 1998 revamp into a Broadway theater, and sold to the Nederlander Group in 2007 as part of the revitalised Loop Theater District where it attracts the biggest touring Broadway shows to the city, and continues to attract money to the area.

Upcoming Highlights

  • On Your Feet!

    Booking until Jul 05

  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

    Opens Dec 01

  • Matilda - The Musical

    Opens Mar 22, 2016

On Your Feet!

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Until July 5, 2015

On Your Feet! is a brand new musical which tells the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, a pair of Cuban immigrants who travelled to America and became two of the biggest names in the music business. Loaded with Estefan's infectious pop classics, the show has a month long try-out in Chicago before heading to Broadway.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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December 1, 2015-February 21, 2016

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful is the feel good hit of 2014, scoring two 2014 Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as 'A complex, revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star', we learn about King's inspiring, but rocky road to the icon she is today.

Matilda - The Musical

March 22-April 10, 2016

Matilda is a story about dreaming big, even though you may just be little. This hit musical is based on Roald Dahl's much-loved book of the same name, which tells the tale of an extraordinary child with hideous parents and an even more horrible headmistress. The production is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company - a winning combination earning it four awards at the 2013 Tonys!

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