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FORMER AMERICAN IDOL STARS TALK ABOUT THEIR PRODUCTION OF 'SKATES: A NEW MUSICAL' 

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young talk about starring in "SKATES," a bright and fun musical now playing at the Fine Arts Building in Chicago.

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WGN: AROUND TOWN PREVIEWS SKATES THE MUSICAL

Skates, A New Musical at Studebaker Theater
410 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Open Run

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'SKATES' MUSICAL WILL FINALLY DEBUT AT STUDEBAKER THEATER

The musical “Skates” will finally get its world premiere in Chicago, with opening night slated for May 25, 2022 on Michigan Avenue.

According to an announcement Thursday, “Skates” will be the first show in the newly renovated Studebaker Theater inside the Fine Arts Building (410 S. Michigan Ave.), starring “American Idol” alums Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.

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'SKATES' PRODUCTION LOOKING FOR NEW HOME IN CHICAGO

'Skates' writer and producer Christine Rea talks about their efforts to find a new venue to perform in after losing their stage at the Royal George Theatre.

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ART LAB PRESENTS: SKATES A NEW MUSICAL

Let's go back to the 90s in Episode 5 with the creators SKATES! 🛼 Writers Christine Rea & Rick Briskin give an inside look at this brand new musical featuring special performances by Diana Degarmo & Ace Young

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ACE YOUNG AND DIANA DEGARMO ARE PREPARING TO RETURN TO CHICAGO WITH BROADWAY MUSICAL 'SKATES'.

They joined The Jam’s Krista Green to talk about the show, their love story and life during quarantine.

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ACE YOUNG AND DIANA DEGARMO PERFORM SONG FROM NEW MUSICAL "SKATES

Prior to shutting down, Ace & Diana chat with Windy City  Live host Ryan Chiaverini about SKATES' Chicago roots and perform "Lovin' The Life" live on air!

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IN THESE DARK DAYS, HOW ABOUT A NEW CHICAGO MUSICAL?

Even without the coronavirus epidemic scrambling all our lives, Christine Rea would be setting herself up with a tough challenge. She’s creating a brand-new, Broadway-style musical, written entirely from scratch, performed with an Equity cast, two “American Idol” alums and a live orchestra, and slated for the mainstage at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago.

- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune