Chicago Stage Standard- Somewhat Recommended
"...Alan Bukowicki's musical direction is tight till the vocals go off the rails during the frantic automotive medley and the Beach Boy classics which conclude the show. The details of costumer Matt Guthier's uniforms are terrific in providing the only character delineation we get. Jesse Klug and Greg Hofmann's lighting design is very effective considering the limitations of the Paramount's Copley Theater. And Mike Ross' sound design, after a rocky start, was generally solid."
Around The Town Chicago- Recommended
"... There is no question that audiences love a show that has them clapping their hands and tapping their feet to the music that brings back fond memories. The new “musical revue” “Route 66″ now on stage at the intimate Copley Theatre ( sister venue to Paramount Theatre) in downtown Aurora is just that! A highly energetic, roughly 90 minutes of a trip down memory lane. This particular memory lane is “Rout 66″ itself. In our area, that is Ogden Avenue and so to make the evening start off right, I left my office in Cicero, hung a right on Ogden Avenue ( rte 66) and headed out to Aurora. As I drove, I recalled my youth, when we would use this route to take road trips to St. Louis. There were no superhighways or expressways and along this colorful road, we made many a pit stop, for gas or food or even just to take a walk and get the kinks out of our legs. These were glorious memories. Memories that n longer exists because our world is fast and furious; no one takes the time anymore to just see the world we live in."
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