Hero, a New Musical Influenced by Comic Books, Will Fly at Marriott in IL; Season Announced

News   Hero, a New Musical Influenced by Comic Books, Will Fly at Marriott in IL; Season Announced The Marriott Theatre, the suburban Chicago musical theatre company devoted to revivals and new works, will present the world premiere of the homegrown musical Hero in 2012. The new season was announced on Sept. 8.

Legally Blonde (directed and choreographed by Marc Robin), The Pirates of Penzance, Dreamgirls and My One and Only are also on the schedule.

Hero, conceived and written by Aaron Thielen, has music and lyrics by Chicagoland songwriter Michael Mahler. In the show, according to Marriott, "aspiring comic book artist Hero Batowski lives anything but a superhero's life — he's 28 years old, works in his family's comic book shop and still lives at home with his dad. A long-ago tragedy left Hero unable to move on with his life. When a series of unexpected events occur, Hero must decide whether he is ready to finally face his fears and get his life on track. This quirky new musical explores those extraordinary moments in an ordinary life as a young man discovers the hero within."

Performances will play June 20-Aug, 19, 2012. Additional creative personnel will be announced.

For information on becoming a Marriott Theatre Subscriber, call the box office at (847) 634-0200 and ask to be put on the waiting list to become a new subscriber in 2012. After the theatre's 2011 subscribers renew, the waiting list will be given priority.

For more information about Marriott, located in Lincolnshire, IL, visit www.MarriottTheatre.com.

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