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'42nd Street,' sung big, loud and proud in Aurora

'42nd Street,' sung big, loud and proud in Aurora

One of the great pleasures of the artistic renaissance at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora is seeing what it can do for Chicago actors. Take Larry Adams, for example, who is playing Julian Marsh in director Rachel Rockwell's mostly boffo production of "42nd Street." You wouldn't want to insult Adams, who has a fine voice and a palpable heart, by calling him a journeyman actor. But he goes with the work around Chicagoland. He has sung in front of his share of pre-recorded tracks and thin bands. On Friday night, though, I watched Adams do what an actor like him most likes to do: stand in the middle of a grand old palace of varieties, eye a thousand or so faces ready to...

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