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ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING!
ARRIVE DRESSED AS ELVIS TO THE HIT MUSICAL
ALL SHOOK UP
AND GET FREE TICKETS TO
A MARRIOTT PRODUCTION IN 2009
The Rock ‘n Roll Musical Featuring Elvis’ Biggest Hits
Runs Through December 6, 2008
Lincolnshire, IL — Ever dream of being Elvis for the day? From November 1 through December 6, The Marriott Theatre invites all Chicagoans to show their love for the King of Rock ‘n Roll by wearing their Blue Suede Shoes, sequins and leisure suits to the hit musical ALL SHOOK UP. Any theatergoer dressed as Elvis will receive a certificate to redeem for two free tickets to a Marriott production of their choice in 2009 (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Light in Piazza, Hairspray, or My Fair Lady). To obtain their certificate, costumed “Elvises” should visit the box office 30 minutes prior to the show. ALL SHOOK UP runs through December 6 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive.
Hailed by NBC-TV as “The best rock show since Grease,” ALL SHOOK UP features an electrifying score of over 24 Elvis Presley favorites including “Jailhouse Rock,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Heartbreak Hotel”, “A Little Less Conversation,” and “Hound Dog.” The production’s book is by Joe DiPietro, the acclaimed creator of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Over the River and Through the Woods.
ALL SHOOK UP, a modern Rock ‘n Roll version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night, is set in a conservative Midwestern town in the summer of 1955. Chad, a
motorcycle ridin’, rovin’ roustabout pulls into town. Natalie, a mechanic at a local gas station, falls madly in love with him and hopes to hit the open road to “Follow that Dream,” but the mayor of the town believes he’s the "Devil in Disguise,” and looks to put a stop to his rock ‘n roll. Audiences of all ages just “Can't Help Falling in Love” with this hot-rod
musical which took Broadway by storm. A feel-good story of how a soulful young roustabout helps a whole town find love and discover the magic of rock ‘n roll, ALL SHOOK UP is a thrilling new musical extravaganza.
ALL SHOOK UP stars returning favorite Tyler Hanes as the rovin’ roustabout Chad. Hanes had audiences and critics alike cheering in the Marriott’s 2005 production of FOOTLOOSE. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune proclaimed, “To call Hanes a triple-threat doesn’t even begin to evoke his chops or his charm – this handsome kid can act, sing and turn the teenage girls in the front row to jelly.” Opposite Hanes is Chicago’s newest star, Jessie Mueller as Natalie.
ALL SHOOK UP also stars Melody Betts as Sylvia, Don Forston as Sheriff Earl, Chasten Harmon as Lorraine, Ross Lehman as Jim, Dennis Moench as Dennis, Matt Raftery as Dean Hyde, Paula Scrofano as Mayor Matilda Hyde, and Christine Sherrill as Miss Sandra. The ensemble features Angela Brydon, Nicky Cooper, Nina Fluke, Brandon Koller, Ericka Mac, David Morrison, Ano Okera, Max Quinlan, Jay Reynolds Jr., Jason Shuffler, Cessalee Smith-Stoval, and Jody Cole Wood.
The artistic team for ALL SHOOK UP is led by director and choreographer Marc Robin with Musical Direction by Ryan Nelson, Set Design by Tom Ryan, Costume Design by Nancy Missimi, Lighting Design by Diane Ferry Williams, Sound Design by Cecil Averett and Properties Design is by Greg Isaac. Patti Garwood conducts the Marriott Theatre orchestra.
The performance schedule for ALL SHOOK UP is Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. With the purchase of a $55 ticket on Wednesdays and Thursdays, dinner in either Kings Wharf or Fairfield Inn restaurants is included. This special offer is based on dining availability. All other performance ticket prices are $45.00, excluding tax and handling fees. A $5.00 discount for students and seniors is valid on Wednesday and Sunday matinee performances. Dinner packages for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances are available for an additional $40.00 per person at King’s Wharf and $30.00 at Fairfield Inn. Free parking is available at all performances. To purchase tickets with a major credit card, call The Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847.634.0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
PORCHLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE’S HIT MUSICAL
CANDIDE CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN WITH
$10 OFF ALL TICKETS ON OCTOBER 31
CHICAGO—Theatergoers will receive $10 off tickets to the Halloween performance of Porchlight Music Theatre’s hit musical comedy Candide at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, October 31. The witty operetta, based on the 1759 French masterpiece by Voltaire, is running through November 2 at Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 West Belmont. For reservations call 773.325.9884.
Featuring a legendary score by Leonard Bernstein, Candide has become a beloved musical with a great following of admirers. Part sophisticated operetta, part wacky screwball comedy with shades of Monty Python, this funny, irreverent satire is the perfect musical expression of Voltaire’s tongue-in-cheek send-up of optimistic philosophies.
In one lightning-paced act, the hapless Candide is expelled from home, drafted into the Bulgarian army, brought before the Spanish Inquisition, swindled out of a fortune, shipwrecked on a desert isle, and separated time and again from his true love Cunegonde. Through it all, Candide remembers the lesson of his dear master Dr. Pangloss: that “everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.”
Candide features a Tony-award winning book by Hugh Wheeler (Sweeney Todd), and one of the most sensational musical scores of the 20th century by Leonard Bernstein. The classic score features the famous “Overture,” “Glitter and Be Gay,” and the stunning “Make Our Garden Grow.’” In a dazzling choice, the Porchlight Music Theatre production integrates the orchestra into the middle of the action. Indeed the whole theater has been adapted to involve the audience and the musicians more fully into the show. No seat is more than a few feet from the action and there’s plenty of action. This 100 minute show keeps the audience chuckling from beginning to end.
This new version premiered at the Chelsea Theatre Centre in Brooklyn in 1973, and moved to Broadway in 1974. The production went on to win three Tony Awards including Best Director and Best Book. The 1997 Broadway revival earned four Tony Award nominations.
Jeff Award winning actor David Girolmo leads the cast of Candide as Dr. Voltaire/Pangloss. Mr. Girolmo was also featured in Candide on Broadway in 1997 under the original direction of Harold Prince.
Candide features Jeff Citation winner Ryan Lanning as the hapless Candide with newcomer Caitlin Collins as his beloved Cunegonde. Their adventures are misdirected by a tragically funny old lady (Kristen Freilich), their vain brother Maximilian (Jeremy Rill) and a saucy maid Paquette (Sarah Hayes). The quick changing and hard working ensemble includes: Christin Boulette, Cameron Brune, Sean Effinger-Dean, Gerald Richardson, Shannon Strodel, Jennifer Tjepkema, Joseph Tokarz and Daniel Waters.
The show is directed by Porchlight Music Theatre’s Artistic Director, Jeff Award winner, L. Walter Stearns, with Music Direction by Jeff Award winner Eugene Dizon and Choreography by Andrew Waters. Costume Design is by After Dark Award winner Bill Morey and Scenic Design by Kurt Sharp.
About Porchlight Music Theatre
Porchlight Music Theatre is Chicago’s music theater leader; producing award-winning interpretations of classic musicals and cutting-edge new works on intimate stages. The company has staged 36 shows including four world premieres, among them, The Teapot Scandals, its first work developed through Off the Porch, Porchlight’s new works program, as well as seven Chicago premieres. Porchlight earned the most Jeff awards of any Chicago music theater and the most After Dark Awards of any Chicago theater in 2007. An Equity theater since 2004, the company has already received a total of 24 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations resulting in 10 Jeff Awards.
Porchlight Music Theatre is partially supported by generous contributions from Alaron, the A.R.T League, the Arts Work Fund at the Chicago Community Trust, the William Blair & Company Foundation, Capri Capital Partners LLC, a City Arts Program 2 Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency), the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Mummert Consulting Group, 900 North Michigan Surgery Center, Peoples Energy, and The Saints.
PORCHLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE’S 2008–2009 SEASON
Musical Journeys—A Season of Musical Destinations
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics by John Latouche, Richard Wilbur and Stephen Sondheim
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Based on the novel Candide by Voltaire
Previews September 13, Press Opening September 14, Performances to November 2, 2008
Special Matinee: Thursday, October at 2:00pm.
Book by John Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Previews March 14, Press Opening March 18, Performances continue to May 3, 2009
Special Matinees: Thursdays, March 2 10:00am, April 23 2:00pm
Once on This Island
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the novel, My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
Previews May 9, Press Opening May 11, Performances continue to June 28, 2009
Special Matinees: Thursdays, May 21 10:00am, June 18 2:00pm
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:45pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Single tickets are $37 with discounts available for students and seniors. Single Tickets may be purchased through the box office at Theatre Building 773.327.5252 or www.TicketMaster.com. Group Sales Discounts are available through Group Theater Tix at 312.423.6612 or 866.809.3075.
Travel the World Subscription Passports are available through the Porchlight Music Theatre Business Office email@example.com or 773.325.9884.
DRURY LANE THEATRE WATER TOWER PLACE
Presents the Classic Musical
Meet Me in St. Louis
Previewing November 12 and opening November 19
Chicago, IL –The charming musical classic Meet Me in St. Louis has been brought back by popular demand to Drury Lane in perfect time for the holidays. It will preview November 12, open November 19, and run through January 4 at Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut Street Chicago, IL 60611. Meet Me in St. Louis is an utterly entertaining experience that the whole family will enjoy. Jim Corti, who was a Jeff nominee for Best Direction for this production at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, will direct again.
Drury Lane’s production of this stage version of the 1944 MGM classic motion picture has been described as “Artful, gorgeous, impressive and superb!” (Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune); “Exquisitely cast, magnificently designed and ideally staged…” (Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times). Meet Me in St. Louis is an utterly entertaining experience that the whole family will enjoy.
Travel back to the turn of the century St. Louis, where the World's Fair is coming soon - and so is a world of changes for the Smith family. While older sisters Rose and Esther dream of happily-ever-after with their handsome beaus, the younger girls, Agnes and Tootie, spend their hours dreaming up mischief. When their father announces the family is moving to New York, will all those dreams become one big nightmare? Featuring show-stopping dance numbers and a treasured score, Meet Me in St. Louis includes the beloved songs "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Boy Next Door," and "The Trolley Song”.
The MGM motion picture Meet Me in St. Louis starred Judy Garland. It played on Broadway in 1989 at the George Gershwin Theatre starring Betty Garrett, George Hearn, Charlotte Moore and Milo O’Shea, featuring a cast of seasoned veterans.
Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place features an intimate 549-seat performance space and spacious lobby. Presenting contemporary plays and musicals as well as classics from Broadway and beyond, Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place is under the leadership of Producers Kyle DeSantis and Jim Jensen, Artistic Director William Osetek and Artistic Advisor Gary Griffin.
Previews are Wednesday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ($45.00), Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. ($45.00), Friday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. ($55.00), Saturday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. ($55.00), and 8:00 p.m. ($55.00), and Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. ($55.00), and 6:00 p.m. ($45.00). The regular schedule for all shows is Wednesday matinees at 2:00 p.m. ($50.00), Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. ($50.00), Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. ($50.00), Fridays at 8:00 p.m. ($60.00), Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. ($60.00), and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. ($60.00) and 6:00 p.m. ($50.00). Special holiday performances will be on Friday, November 28 at 2 p.m. ($60.00), Tuesday, December 23 at 7:30 p.m. ($50.00) and Friday, December 26 at 2 p.m. ($60.00). Discounted tickets for children are available for $30 to select performances. Student and senior discounts are available. Dinner packages are available at various popular Chicago restaurants in close proximity to the theater. Discount parking rates are available at nearby garages starting as low as $10; for details visit www.drurylanewatertower.com. Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place is located at 175 E. Chestnut Street Chicago, IL 60611. Discounts for groups of 15 or more are available. Individual tickets may be purchased at the Box Office (175 E. Chestnut Street), by calling 312.642.2000 or at www.ticketmaster.com.
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Theatre at the Center
The Classic Holiday Story
A Wonderful Life
Munster, Ind.- Theatre at the Center presents the popular, charming holiday musical A Wonderful Life, running November 13 through December 21 at Theatre at the Center 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Press opening will be November 21. Offering a new spin on the classic holiday film, A Wonderful Life is the musical stage version of the Frank Capra film classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Celebrating 60 years as America’s favorite holiday tradition, It’s a Wonderful Life tops the American Film Institute’s list of most inspiring films of all time. A Wonderful Life is the remarkable collaboration of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Sheldon Harnick and Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo.
Blending music, comedy and drama, A Wonderful Life is set in the small town of Bedford Falls, New York in the 1940s, and is the story of George Bailey, who has a heart of gold and is destined to live a small town life, despite his big dreams of seeing the world. When financial ruin threatens to destroy the family business, George considers ending it all and wonders what life would be like if he had never been born. But Clarence, an angel working to get his wings, intervenes, helping George to see how many lives he has touched and how dwindled his town would be if he had never been born. Audiences will meet all of the memorable characters of the town- Uncle Billy, Mr. Potter, Mary, Violet, Bert, and others – as they help George rediscover that the greatest gifts in life begin at home. A Wonderful Life is a timeless story of love and redemption, perfect for the whole family.
According to director and choreographer Stacey Flaster, “I have such fond childhood memories of watching the movie It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stuart and Donna Reed. Now, directing the musical version A Wonderful Life at Theatre at the Center, I decided to watch the movie again after many years. It’s still hard to watch George as he struggles through life, never leaving Bedford Falls, and yet not knowing, until the end, how truly loved and blessed he is. But this time, I watched the movie through different eyes. I saw people not being able to afford their mortgages, people losing their homes, people losing their life’s savings—and suddenly this wasn’t a movie about what once was. Never before have the themes in It’s A Wonderful Life been more poignant than today. I hope the audience can see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. That family and friends and caring for one another have always provided the light. “
A Wonderful Life stars Rod Thomas as “George Bailey,” Natalie Ford as “Mary Hatch” and James Harms as “Clarence” the angel. The supporting cast includes veteran actors Dale Benson, Ron Keaton, Skip Lundby and Robert Hildreth.
The artistic team for A Wonderful Life is led by director and choreographer Stacey Flaster and the Musical Direction will be by Bill Underwood. Scenic Designer and Technical Director is Ann Davis. Lighting Design is by Shelley Strasser-Holland, Costume Design is by Brenda Winstead, Sound Design is by Barry Funderburg, Props Design is by Libby Fandrei, Production Manager is Chuck Gessert, and Stage Manager is Jill Yetsky.
Founded in 1991, Theatre at the Center has grown into a year-round professional, equity theater at its home, The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Theatre at the Center is conveniently located off I-80/94, just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago.
Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. ($36.00); Fridays at 8:00 p.m. ($40.00); Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. ($40.00); Sundays at 2:30 p.m. ($40.00) and select Thursdays at 7:30, Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6 pm ($36.00). To purchase season tickets or individual tickets call the Box Office at 219.836.3255 or Tickets.com at 800.511.1552. Group discounts, available for groups of 20 or more; and gift certificates, perfect for all special occasions are also available by calling the Box Office at 219.836.3255. For more information on Theatre at the Center, visit www.theatreatthecenter.org.
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS’ AMAZING SHOW COMES TO
CHICAGO ON DECEMBER 29th and 30th
New “Spinning The Globe” World Tour set to thrill fans of all ages
Rosemont, IL--The legendary Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their 2009 “Spinning The Globe” World Tour to The Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Rd. on December 29 and 30, 2008. Both shows will be at 7:00 p.m. With their completely unique brand of exciting family fun, the Harlem Globetrotters are sure to create enduring memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Fans will be captivated by the Globetrotters’ basketball wizardry, hilarious antics and fan interaction, all presented by some of the world’s greatest athletes and entertainers, such as the reigning Clown Prince of Basketball, Big Easy Lofton; dribbling sensation Flight Time Lang; the gravity-defying Hi Rise Brown; ball handling extraordinaire Handles Franklin; fan favorite General Grant; and 7-foot-4 Skyscraper Alleyne.
“The Harlem Globetrotters are the very definition of family entertainment and great basketball,” says Michael Kenney, the Globetrotters’ senior vice president, live event marketing. “There is no better time than now to come to the Allstate Arena and thoroughly enjoy a wonderful family outing and share memories that will last forever.”
Sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, Spalding, and America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, the Harlem Globetrotters will take the court at the Allstate Arena at 7:00 p.m. on both nights. Tickets start at $20.00 and are available by visiting the Allstate Arena box office, calling the Allstate Arena at 847.635.6601 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Individual ticket information can also be found on the Harlem Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com, as well as information on group and scout tickets.
Now in their 83rd consecutive season of touring the world, the Harlem Globetrotters have played in 120 countries on six continents, entertaining over 128 million fans and crossing barriers between cultures, societies and people from all walks of life. The Globetrotters are one of only six teams to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase team merchandise, visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
November 14 - BROADZILLA! Free Burlesque Show @ Exit
Vaudezilla is pleased to announce another FREE burlesque show!
The show will include burlesque by Chicago's most fascinating & feisty performers, including: Lyra Belecqua, Backdoor Aly, Pearl Pistol, Maiden Sacrifice, Violet Vogue, Ms Pixy, Salome Slaughter, Naughty Natanya and a surprise out-of-town guest!
Now that you have some free eye candy...
We had our voices heard on November 4th and the world changed direction in search of better. Saturday is when we will have the opportunity to have our voices heard again. With your support of our brothers and sisters, we can practice our first amendment right by speaking of injustice. Please support these voices that are fighting by coming out with us and forwarding this information.
In response to the passage of Proposition 8 in California, along with anti-gay measures passed in Florida, Arizona and Arkansas, there will be simultaneous massive demonstrations in cities all around the country this Saturday November 15th - for us @12:30pm CST Join us at Federal Plaza - corner of Adams and Dearborn Streets. Come join your friends and lets make our voices heard this Saturday. See you there.
On another note... MANY burlesque shows coming up and an email shortly to give you the details!
October 30, 2008 – January 4, 2009
THE MARRIOTT THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs
Lincolnshire, IL — DISNEY’s ALADDIN opens October 30th and runs through January 4th at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive. Based on the smash hit 1992 Disney film Aladdin, DISNEY’s ALADDIN is a magical journey for all ages, featuring an Academy Award-winning score. DISNEY’s ALADDIN is directed and choreographed by Marriott Theatre for Young Audience’s favorite, Rachel Rockwell (Seussical, Wizard of Oz, Princess and the Pea).
DISNEY’s ALADDIN is a soaring magic carpet ride through Agrabah, the City of Enchantment. In the heart of the city lives a street urchin named Aladdin whose whole life changes when he discovers a magic lamp and unleashes a fun-loving, larger-than-life Genie who grants him three wishes. Aladdin sees this as his opportunity to be with the beautiful, free-spirited Princess Jasmine, who is only allowed to marry a prince. When the evil Jafar steals the lamp and tries to get the three wishes for himself, Aladdin must save the kingdom. Through his adventures, Aladdin learns that he is a prince where it truly matters most—on the inside. DISNEY’s ALADDIN is a celebration of finding everlasting love and being true to oneself no matter what the circumstances. The thrilling score of this classic family production includes Disney favorites “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me.”
DISNEY’s ALADDIN stars Bernie Yvon as the Genie, Christine Bunuan as Jasmine, and Andrew Keltz as Aladdin. Also featured is Roger Anderson as the Sultan, Debbie Laumand-Blanc as Iago, Jeff Max as Jafar, and Joe Tokarz as Razoul. The ensemble includes Ericka Mac, Jason Shuffler and George Wolff.
Roberta Duchak will serve as Musical Director. Patti Garwood is the Music Supervisor. Set Design is by Alan Schwanke, Lighting Design by Jesse Klug, Costume Design by Nancy Missimi, and Sound Design by Bob Gilmartin. Jeff Bell conducts the Marriott Theatre orchestra.
The performance schedule for DISNEY’s ALADDIN is as follows: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 am; Saturdays at 11 am and select Sunday performances at 10 am. Please call 847.634.0200 or visit www.MarriottTheatre.com for the exact schedule, as some show times and dates may vary. Tickets for all shows are $12, excluding tax and handling fees. Groups of 15 or more receive a discount by calling 847.634.5909. Free parking is available at all performances. To reserve tickets with a major credit card, call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847.634.0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS WITH CELEBRATIONS AT
HYATT REGENCY McCORMICK PLACE
Discount offered for Holiday Parties
Chicago—Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Martin L. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois, invites Chicagoans and visitors alike to celebrate in style by having their fully catered holiday parties at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place with a special discount offer of 20% off the entire food and beverage portion of the bill. The offer is valid December 1 - 30, 2008 and requires a minimum of 25 people. To book, please contact the catering manager at 312.567.1234. Please mention this offer at time of booking. This offer is not valid for previously booked events and does not include the discount off of tax or service charge.
“Hyatt Regency McCormick Place provides such an excellent venue to celebrate the holidays with family, friends and coworkers,” said Hyatt Regency McCormick Place General Manager George Vizer. “The hotel provides a contemporary, yet cozy environment for celebrating with great food and good company, and this offer is really too good to pass up!”
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place currently has 800 guest rooms, 43,000 square feet of function space, and a 12,000 square foot Grand Ballroom. The hotel features Daily Grind coffee shop, three restaurants – Forno, an Italian trattoria, Shor, a Chicago grille, and M/X, a sleek, high-energy lounge with small plate dining, a lobby bar, a full service Business Center with Wireless High Speed Internet and an indoor pool and health club facility. The hotel is situated directly next to McCormick Place Convention Center, minutes from U.S. Cellular Field, and near downtown Chicago’s many attractions including Lake Michigan, the Field Museum and the Magnificent Mile. Complimentary
one-way shuttle transportation is available to downtown Chicago. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is only 10 miles from Midway Airport. For reservations or more information, call 312.567.1234 or visit www.hyatt.com. Diners will receive parking validation for the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place parking garage.
Global Hyatt Corporation
Global Hyatt Corporation, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, offers today’s travelers over 735 hotels and resorts (over 136,000 rooms) in more than 44 countries. The company’s affiliates own, operate, manage and franchise Hyatt branded hotels and resorts under the Park Hyatt™, Grand Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency™, Hyatt Resorts™, Hyatt™, Hyatt Place™ and Hyatt Summerfield Suites ® brands. In April 2007, Hyatt launched its newest global brand, AndazÔ. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. operator of the Hyatt Vacation Club and fractional residential properties and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc, which franchises Hawthorn Suites and Microtel Inns and Suites. From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto www.hyatt.com.
HYATT REGENCY McCORMICK PLACE FEATURES A SPECIAL
“BLIZZARD RATE” TO CHICAGOLAND COMMUTERS THIS WINTER
Chicago—Due to frequent inclement weather hitting the Chicagoland area, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, Illinois, announces a special “Blizzard Rate” of $89.00 from December 1, 2008-March 15, 2009. The “Blizzard Rate” also includes a “survival” toiletries kit containing a razor, toothbrush and other emergency supplies. Based on availability, the rate is offered to all commuters on Mondays through Fridays if there is at least three inches of snow predicted. For reservations, call 312.567.1234, and ask for the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place “Blizzard Rate.”
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place currently has 800 guest rooms, 43,000 square feet of function space, and a 12,000 square foot Grand Ballroom. The hotel features Daily Grind coffee shop; three restaurants – Forno, an Italian trattoria, Shor, a Chicago grill, and M/X, a sleek, high-energy lounge with small plate dining; a lobby bar; a full service Business Center with Wireless High Speed Internet and an indoor pool and health club facility. The hotel is situated directly next to McCormick Place Convention Center, minutes from U.S. Cellular Field, and near downtown Chicago’s many attractions including Lake Michigan, the Field Museum and the Magnificent Mile. Complimentary shuttle transportation is available to downtown Chicago. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is only 10 miles from Midway Airport. For reservations or more information, call 312.567.1234 or visit www.hyatt.com. Diners will receive parking validation for the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place parking garage.
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