I'll admit that I'm not a huge fan or going to see stage productions but I do like them when I am invited to go. For my son's birthday, I took him to see the a Broadway in Chicago production of the Lightning Thief at the Oriental. Shocking as it may be to your ears but this lifelong Chicagoan had never set foot in the Oriental until just recently. I've seen productions of Evita at Goodman, Superior Donuts & The Pain and The Itch at the Steppenwolf and even Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the Emerald City Theatre. The Oriental (now called James M. Nederlander Theatre) has just recently changed it's name but it is quite grand inside. Thankfully, they serve booze, basic food and have treats for the kiddos. The play was excellent and the venue was grand and comfortable. Hope to see something here again very soon.
If you're in town or taking the Blue Line to the Oriental, this is your stop. Take the escalator up one flight, and then take the north exit through the Block 37 shopping mall.
Culture and experiences
The Oriental Theatre
Very old and grand stage theatre usually hosting Broadway type stage productions in a velvet seat setting with drinks, snacks and a comfortable venue.