Chicago-Area Theater Announces 2017-2018 Musicals
The Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Illinois, one of the nation’s preeminent regional theater powerhouses, has announced four blockbuster musicals slated for its 2017-2018 season.
Million Dollar Quartet
September 13 – October 29, 2017
Audiences will travel back to Memphis’s Sun Records recording studio on December 4, 1956, when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins played together their first and only time and created an explosive album that has yet to be matched.
Elf: The Musical
November 22, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Everyone’s favorite oversized imp will be making mischief over the holidays when Elf: The Musical, based on the movie starring Will Ferrell, arrives in downtown Aurora as a fun seasonal delight for the entire family. Director Amber Mak takes the reins of this hilarious and touching all-ages musical about Buddy the elf, her third Paramount blockbuster after gob-smacking audiences earlier this season with her huge production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, along with Hairspray: The Musical in 2015.
February 7 – March 18, 2018
With the new year comes the dark and sensual Cabaret, one of the most well-known Broadway musicals of all time, world-famous for its extraordinary songs, universal appeal and spellbinding story that still rings true today.
April 25 – June 3, 2018
For its 2017-18 finale, Paramount presents the first Chicago-area regional production of Once, the 2012 Broadway smash hit and winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The modern-day musical is about an Irish busker, his immigrant fan and their eventful week in Dublin as they write, rehearse and record songs from which their beautiful love story unfolds.
Weekday and weekend matinees, easy drop-off/pick-up and free coach parking makes a visit to the Paramount hassle-free.