A new, born-in-Chicago musical penned by Michael Mahler and Aaron Thielen is the centerpiece of the 2012 season at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. Entitled "Hero," the show is about an 20-something, aspiring comic-book artist who still lives at home with his dad and who is beset by a sudden change in his life.
Artistic director Thielen wrote the book; Mahler, a well-known Chicago actor and musician, wrote the music and lyrics. "Hero" is slated for June 2012.
Also on the Marriott slate (which follows the calendar year): “Legally Blonde, The Musical,” beginning in January and directed by Marc Robin; “The Pirates of Penzance” in April; “Dreamgirls” in August; and the tap show “My One and Only” in November.
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