"ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE SHOWS ARE TOLD TO LEAVE AND THE THEATRE IS LIKELY TO CLOSE"
-Chris Jones Chicago Tribune
From Lead Producer, Christine Rea:
SKATES functions a lot like the roller rink—bringing us together regardless of our differences, offering hope for a smoother future while taking us back to a simpler time.
The show enjoyed three successful preview performances last March prior to an opening night that never came.
Mirroring the show’s themes of perspective and resilience, the SKATES team remains focused on “Forward Motion” as we search for a new home.
When the past holds the key to your future
Family Friendly, SKATES The Musical is GREASE meets HAIRSPRAY with a dash of XANADU!
ABOUT THE SHOW
SKATES is a coming of age story with a twist. It’s 1994 and rock star, Jacqueline Miller has a lot to celebrate. She’s headlining her first national tour, has a hit record and is riding high. In the midst of this, she has agreed to kick off the gala re-opening of her beloved childhood roller rink, Windy City Skates.
When complications hit her head-on, she takes a retrospective journey back to 1977 and finds herself again when she meets up with her 12-year-old self and all of the people who have made her who she is.
From the wisdom of the Ouija Board, to the power of All-Skate Saturday, SKATES explores the magic and hope of finding your one true love while still being true to yourself.