Thanks to the generous community endowment fund created by the Paul Butler family, Butler District 53 families and all Oak Brook residents will have access to a limited number of complimentary tickets to the performance of 42nd Street at Drury Lane.
“This is a wonderful endowment that allows Oak Brook families to celebrate and participate in the arts,” said Superintendent Dr. Heidi Wennstrom.
The Butler Endowment performance will be on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.
Oak Brook residents may receive up to four complimentary tickets per household for the performance. Only 200 tickets are available. The complimentary tickets can be picked up on Monday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. – noon at the Butler School District 53 administrative offices at Windsor and York Rd., 2801 York Rd., Oak Brook. The tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis with documentation of an Oak Brook address. If families are unable to use their tickets, please return them to the District office so that they can be used by another Oak Brook family.
42nd Street is a beloved Broadway classic that won a Tony Award for best musical. The show is about a showgirl, Peggy Sawyer, who gets the chance to rise from showgirl to star when the leading lady injures her ankle. The musical is recommended for ages 5 and above. The show features tap dance numbers and hits such as “We’re In The Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway.”