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Sentimental Journey

Citadel Theatre Company
300 South Waukegan Road Lake Forest

Ross Lehman's Sentimental Journey tells the true story of Ross and Kathy Lehman, as told by their son, Chicago Actor Ross Lehman. It weaves the romantic history of their courtship, marriage, and life together, set against the backdrop of WWII. This World Premiere includes popular music of the period such as "We'll Meet Again", "Don't Fence Me In", and the title song "Sentimental Journey".

Thru - May 26, 2019

Wednesdays: 1:00pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 847-735-8554

  Sentimental Journey Reviews
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Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...Chicago theater audiences have watched Ross Lehman on many of our stages over the years; Chicago Shakespeare, Marriott Lincolnshire, Writer’s, Drury Lane , Steppenwolf, The Goodman , Apple Tree and many others. Ross has been in every type of play and in many ways, has always been “the clown”. I will always remember fondly his appearance in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum” and more recently in “The Producers” at Marriott. Other actors have always talked about his being a quiet soul off stage, but insanely hysterical when on ( and in character),"
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Alan Bresloff

NewCity Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...There are glimpses now and again of a darker side to life with mom and dad—her drinking, his silences—but the tone overall is unapologetically loving and celebratory. Ross and Katey had the virtues of their Depression-toughened generation: an ability to roll with the punches, to moderate their desires, to form enduring bonds, to enjoy simple pleasures. Among their many letters and other writings (including the column they co-wrote for many years for the State College newspaper), there’s nary a word of complaint or the tiniest wallow in self-pity. As the Johnny Mercer-Harold Arlen song of the period advised, these two learned to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and it made them not shallow but wise and accepting and resilient. While this show is clearly aimed at an older demographic, it will appeal to people of all ages interested in the still-relevant question of how to live life with poise, class and style."
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Hugh Iglarsh

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...This personal story is also about growing up in America during a much-missed, more innocent time. The story of Katey and Ross Lehman is also a stirring documentary about the War Years, as seen through the eyes of a devoted son who adored and respected everything that his parents endured throughout their lives. It’s a wonderful production, filled with music and memories, that should not be missed."
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Colin Douglas

Chicagoland Musical Theatre - Highly Recommended

"...Lehman is an actor/performer who has been on Broadway and has numerous local theater credits. He has a confidence onstage and a fearlessness that allows him to go effortlessly from storytelling to singing to doing character voices to dancing. This is sentimental and moving without ever being syrupy or saccharine. He has done an excellent job of writing it in a way that is relatable but also uniquely his own. The Citadel theater is a small space and he’s literally talking right to the audience in front of him. Director Marco Locco keeps things moving and utilizes the items decorating the set to good effect to tell the story."
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Eric Karas

Patch - Highly Recommended

"...This is a show that has everything…wonderful music, a love story, humor, impressions, personal memories and a range of emotions. Featuring beloved Chicago actor Ross Lehman, he sings his way from his parents' courtship at Penn State University all the way through WW 2 and its aftermath."
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Mira Temkin

Chicago Theater and Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Lehman, whom theater goers know from seeing him at Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf and Goodman, easily adopts the voices and mannerisms of Katey, a writer with a cigarette in one hand and a drink nearby, and Ross, a pipe (later cigar) smoker who loved to sing and was often chosen as an event’s emcee."
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Jodie Jacobs

   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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