"RIVERDANCE" (Broadway in Chicago): More Dancing, Please!

A scene from Broadway in Chicago's "Riverdance" at the Oriental Theatre. (photo credit: Jack Hartin)

#54.  I’ve always celebrated St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m Irish but who isn’t in March?  Chicago knows how to celebrate our Irish roots.  We dye the river green.  We throw *two* parades.  And every bar turns Irish pub for March 17th and/or the Saturday before/after.  Even as my friends get older, we still love to get out in that revelry!  But as we age, it’s not about waiting in line for the best bash, it’s about selecting a place where we can sit and watch some Irish dancing.

A scene from Broadway in Chicago's "Riverdance" at the Oriental Theatre. (photo credit: Jack Hartin)Broadway in Chicago presentsRiverdance for a limited and finale performance.  After 15 years of production, 10,000 performances, 14,000 dance shoes, Riverdance will close forever on June 12, 2012.   Chicago is one of the final stops on its three year farewell tour.  Having only seen glimpses of it on television, I was excited to finally experience the phenomena before its reign ended.  Riverdance transfixes as a visual stunner!  The riversinging, riverfiddling, rivertheatrics… not so much.

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