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Motown the Musical
July 9, 2014

We headed to Chicago with 52 people onboard to see Motown the Musical on a beautiful day with perfect weather. 

Since the downtown Buca di Beppo location closed in downtown Chicago, we chose the Orland Park location.  Of all the restaurants that we have taken tours to, none other beats the service that Buca's always gives - not to mention that the food is great and in abundance.  And the quirky atmosphere is entertaining in itself!  If you have not been to a Buca di Beppo, pay attention to some of the pictures on the walls.

We were served family style - tossed salad, Caesar salad, bread, spaghetti with marinara, fettuccine alfredo, chicken parmigiana, homemade cheesecake, and soft drinks. 

The Pope Room

I think this fella ate one time too many at Buca's!

With full tummies, it was time to head for downtown Chicago to the show.

We have been to Chicago more times than I can count, but never have I seen vehicle traffic and pedestrian traffic on the sidewalks as it was that day.  It was the first day of Taste of Chicago.  Paul, our driver, even said it was worse than New York City.  We were happy to be sitting on a bus and letting a professional driver handle the situation. 

The picture below doesn't even describe the pedestrian traffic on the sidewalks.

I've never purchased seats in the Dress Circle before and they turned out to be perfect.

Mom and daughter whose July birthdays are just a few days apart and Dad bought them the trip for birthday gifts.  Good job, Dad!

I was able to sneak in a few pictures during the show.  They are not very good pictures, as I had to do it quick while the usher stepped out into the hallway at various times.  I've had my hands slapped before for doing this.

The show was absolutely fantastic!  Out of the three shows similar to this that we have gone to see - Jersey Boys, Million Dollar Quartet, and Motown - I feel Motown the Musical has been the best!