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Fox Valley Rep offers summer of toe-tapping musicals, date night comedies

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  • Mike Toomey's TV & Me

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July 2013, St. Charles, IL All summer and into the fall, Fox Valley Repertory brings nostalgic musicals and relatable comedies to the Pheasant Run Mainstage. The summer includes: The rocking '60s musical, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love," FVR Youth Ensembles journey across the famous yellow brick road, The Wizard Of Oz, The insightful and comical play, "Defending the Caveman," Mike Toomey's multimedia comedic recollection of television in TV & Me, Chicago's finest improv troupe performing The Best of The Second City, a classic tribute to the legendary composer Cole Porter, "Let's Misbehave," at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; 630-584-6342.

Fox Valley Rep presents Why Do Fools Fall In Love, the rocking '60s musical by Roger Bean and directed by Kyle Donahue. Millie's getting married! At Millie's bachelorette party her and her friends dive into the age old questions about love, marriage, and the overwhelming dating game. Featuring classic 1960s songs like "My Boy Lollipop," "I Will Follow Him," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" and more, this uplifting comedy reaffirms that true friendship will unveil its everlasting strength -- and it does so with a rockin' beat!

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"Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" performs now through Sunday, July 28. Show times are: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Special Thursday performances are July 11 and 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $32-$42. Rated PG.

Prepare to be transported "over the rainbow", by the FVR Youth Ensemble in "The Wizard of Oz." You'll see all of your favorite characters including the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow brought to life on stage in the greatest family musical of all time. "The Wizard of Oz" will be performed July 20-28, Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15.

The longest running solo play in Broadway history, "Defending the Caveman," is a hilarious spin on how men and women relate. This hoot of a show is sure to have you roaring with laughter all night long. Defending the Caveman performs August 2 - 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Rated PG13. Tickets are $42.

In "TV & Me," a hilarious trip down memory lane, national comedian Mike Toomey reveals how the role of television in his childhood has shaped his adult life. Revisit 60's and 70's TV Land with this multimedia presentation, featuring over 200 slide and sound bytes. That's not to mention Toomey's dead-on impression of your favorite TV celebrities! "TV & Me" will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17. Rated PG13. Tickets are $32.

Chicago's best-loved comedy group returns for a night of their unique brand of hilarity in "The Best of The Second City." From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world's best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City's trademark improvisation. "The Best of The Second City" will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23-24. Rated R. Tickets are $42.

The new Cole Porter Revue, "Let's Misbehave," is an honorable tribute that will have you dancing and singing the night away. Classics such as "Kiss Me Kate" and "Anything Goes" are just two of over thirty tunes that are featured in this must see revue. "Let's Misbehave" will be presented Aug. 29 to Oct. 20, with performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Rated PG. Tickets are $32-$42.

Ample free parking and valet services are available at Pheasant Run Resort. The resort and theater is wheelchair accessible and hearing amplification systems are available. Ask the box office about dinner packages with Pheasant Run Resort's award-winning Harvest Steak & Seafood Restaurant and the Garden Atrium Buffet.

Pheasant Run Resort is located at 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles, IL. For tickets, call the Pheasant Run Box Office at 630-584-6342 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Additional performance information can be obtained at www.foxvalleyrep.org.

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