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Metropolis announces 2018-19 season of hits from Broadway, London's West End

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  • The life of the late American rock 'n' roll singer and songwriter Buddy Holly (pictured here performing in the 1950s) is the subject of "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story." The hit London jukebox musical is part of the 2018-19 season at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

    The life of the late American rock 'n' roll singer and songwriter Buddy Holly (pictured here performing in the 1950s) is the subject of "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story." The hit London jukebox musical is part of the 2018-19 season at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.
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Broadway and London hits make up the just-announced 2018-19 four-show theatrical season of the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

• "A Chorus Line" (Sept. 20 to Nov. 3) -- Dancers get put through an unconventional Broadway audition in this 1975 Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, which once held the record for being Broadway's longest-running show.

• "The Mousetrap" (Jan. 31 to March 16) -- The world's longest-running play is Agatha Christie's 1952 murder mystery, which is still running in London. The play's snowbound plot contrivance is timed well to the winter weather.

• "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (May 16 to June 29, 2019) -- Ancient Roman farces are mixed with bawdy burlesque humor in this 1962 Tony Award-winning musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim, Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove.

• "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" (July 18 to Aug. 24) -- The tragically short life of the influential American rock 'n' roll artist is the focus of Allan Janes' hit 1989 London jukebox musical.

Discounted three and four-show subscription packages are now on sale. For more information, call (847) 577-2121 or visit metropolisarts.com.

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