|Drury Lane Oakbrook presents|
|Book by Peter Stone
Music: Jule Styne, Lyrics: Bob Merrill
Based on movie “Some Like It Hot”
Directed by Jim Corti
at 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook (map)
through August 1st | tickets: $26-$40 | more info
Reviewed by Katy Walsh
It’s a play about the filming of a play about a movie. Drury Lane Oakbrook presents SUGAR, a musical version of the film ‘Some Like It Hot.’ In Studio 24, they are filming a speakeasy prohibition era romp. The show starts with Sweet Sue Syncopation Orchestra in dire need of a new sax and cello player. The all-girl band is heading from Chicago to Miami. Over on Clark Street, two musicians witness a brutal killing by a mob. To hide from the bad guys, they join Sweet Sue’s band to get out of town. They’ve got the right and wrong instruments. The ‘new girls’ are really dudes. Sugar is the singer. She has a history of falling for deadbeat sax players and wants a future with a non-musician millionaire. A sax player, Josie, is really Joe who is now also pretending to be millionaire. Daphne, aka Jerry, is also interested in Sugar but has millionaire issues of his… her own. SUGAR is a love triangle farce with extra sides of sweet amusement.
Check out the rest of the review at Chicago Theater Blog.