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Award-Winning Broadway in Aurora, Illinois

Aurora's Paramount Theatre is home to Chicago's Best Broadway Series
In only four years, Paramount Theatre’s Broadway Series has transformed one of Chicagoland’s historic stages into a musical theater powerhouse and radically altered the musical theater landscape. Since gaining eligibility for consideration in Chicago's Joseph Jefferson (aka "Jeff") Equity Awards, Paramount Theatre has received 55 nominations for its productions, including 10 for the 2017/2018 season. Paramount Theatre is undefeated in the category of Best Large Musical, having won three years in a row for Sweeney Todd (2016/17), West Side Story (2015/16), and Les Miserables (2014/15). 

“Our audiences, the critics and the Jeff Committee clearly agree – Paramount is producing many of the very best musicals in the entire Chicagoland area. This is our fourth consecutive year for multiple nominations across the board. We consider this important recognition for the consistently excellent work being produced on our beautiful stage, and for our top-notch production values that rival theaters anywhere in Chicago, on Broadway and around the nation.” 

- President & CEO Tim Rater

There's No Place Like Aurora this Holiday Season
You may have been to Oz before, but never quite like this. 

Paramount's 2018/19 season includes: 

Reviews for Wizard of Oz: 

"Paramount's latest, The Wizard of Oz, is the perfect treat for a family night out." - Dean Richards, WGN

"Enough to make you click your glitter-dusted ruby slippers far more than three times, and to send you home with a whole lot more smarts, heart, and courage." - Hedy Weiss, WTTW

"Paramount's production dazzles." - Barbara Vitello, Daily Herald

"Once again, the Paramount Theatre in Aurora has found a way to turn an often told story into a fresh, eye-popping production." - Eric Schelkopf, Kane County Chronicle

"I was grinning from ear to ear, virtually non-stop." - Paul Lockwood, Northwest Herald

Reviews for Legally Blonde: 

"LEGALLY BLONDE...a fun, girl-power story that makes the transition from screen to stage—and from 2001 to 2018—remarkably well." - Broadway World Chicago

"The Paramount Theatre's latest production of Legally Blonde will exceed movie fans' expectations. Not only does it feature a great female role model, this energetic, thoughtful and hilarious show shares the same positive messages with a modern twist, which makes it the perfect show for your tweens and teenagers...If you're looking for a show for the entire family to see, Legally Blonde is your pick." - Chicago Parent

"I am here to tell you not to judge a blonde by its cover. The saga of rich, white, pink-clad Elle Woods (Casey Shuler) and her unlikely foray into Harvard Law School actually has both substance and cheek...Like Elle Woods, “Legally Blonde” has no pretensions. And omigodyouguys, you shouldn’t either." - Chicago Sun-Times

Learn more about the shows and Paramount's signature "Buy 2 Shows, Get 2 Shows Free" subscription offer at

Aurora's Paramount Theatre is also home to an exciting line-up of performances spanning comedy, dance, and music. Learn more at our #EnjoyAurora events guide.


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