June 29: Midday Fix - The All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers

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The All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers
July 6 - 24
Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Congress Parkway
(800) 982-2787

Presented by the Auditorium Theatre, the show is a joint production by Charles Aerts Theatre Productions and EJB Entertainment. Jake and Elwood Blues will once again be donning their iconic hats, sunglasses and suits to bring to life a host of the duo's most memorable hits, including "Shake A Tail Feather," "Think," "Respect," "Gimme Some Loving" and the toe-tapping classic "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love!" This brand new reworking of the celebrated show is directed by Brad Henshaw; an established name on the international music stage who will also star in the show as Jake. The hit West End show is being upgraded for Jake and Elwood's return to Chicago with a brand new set, updated choreography and new songs.

Following its modest premiere in a small seaside pub in Brighton in 1991, "The All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers" quickly became a runaway success. It was picked up by theater producer David Pugh and film director David Leyland, who opened the show in the West End just six months later. The run was extended from six to an unprecedented 46 weeks, playing to more than 150,000 people.

"The Blues Brothers" was a blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 as part of a musical sketch on "Saturday Night Live." Lead vocalist "Joliet" Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues fronted the band, composed of well-known and respected musicians. The band began took a life beyond the confines of the television screen, releasing an album, "Briefcase Full of Blues" and two films, "The Blues Brothers" (1980) and "Blues Brothers 2000" (1998.)

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