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Riverfront Theater in Chicago Is Now a Permanent Summer Fixture, Has Announced 2012 Season

Being that we’re getting ever closer to the time when we’ll have oh-so-many outdoor entertainment options to take our minds off of the fact that it’s pushing a hundred degrees and everyone’s bathed in sweat, it’s probably time to take a look at the new ones showing up here and there. Like, for instance, Chicago’s new Riverfront Theater, which ran Peter Pan for four months last summer and attracted many, many people to its giant, climate-controlled tent on the river. So, what the hey, now it’s an “ongoing enterprise at that site” (650 W. Chicago Ave) and will host a half-dozen shows this summer and early fall, including tributes to Elton John and ABBA and a combination sideshow/burlesque/cabaret show called La Soiree. This is what the summer is for, you know – watching a burlesque show in a giant tent. (FULL ARTICLE: Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times)