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  Revolution Chicago at Stage 773

Revolution Chicago

Stage 773
1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago

The early days of the Chicago-born genre of music that became an international sensation will be brought to life through song and dance in a new stage musical written and directed by house music pioneer Mickey "Mixin" Oliver. Oliver wrote the musical's book and collaborated with Lidell Townsell on the music and lyrics of its original score. REVOLUTION CHICAGO is the story of how "House Music" came to be when a radio program director, Lee Michaels, sought a way to revitalize the struggling radio station WBMX. Michaels had a vision to bring the art of a DJ's turntable skills and his music to radio. He hired the five best dance club DJs in the Chicago metro market, named them the Hot Mix 5, led by Mickey Oliver, and soon they became legends in radio.

Thru - Sep 29, 2019

Thursdays: 7:00pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Sundays: 7:00pm

Price: $39

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-327-5252

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  Revolution Chicago Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...Comedic one-liners and impressive vocal renditions of Mickey's mixes by Anthony Hansen are high points of the play, yet the choreography by Brenda Good falls short of dance moves seen at house parties throughout Chicago during the genre's rise and even today. While there's no doubt that Oliver made great contributions to house music, this celebration disappoints when it comes to truly making audiences feel like they're back in the mid-80s where it all began."
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Janaya Greene

Chicagoland Musical Theatre - Highly Recommended

"...The result of all of these faults is a disjointed, messy production. It is telling that at the performance upon which this review is based, the audience didn’t seem to realize that curtain call was happening until the full company bow. At its best, it is simply boring and at its worst it comes off as a shameless exercise in self-aggrandizement, given that the real Mickey Oliver is the show’s producer, director and writer."
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Bryson David Hoff

Chicago Theater and Arts - Not Recommended

"...The show is poorly conceived and executed."
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Reno Lovison

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