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World premiere of “Beaches” (the musical) at Drury Lane Oakbrook

World premiere of “Beaches” (the musical) at Drury Lane Oakbrook

July 3, 2015 / Movies, Music, Stage, Stage Reviews

They meet cute, as kids, in Atlantic City. The year is 1952. Cee Cee desperately craves an audience, and Bertie can only be dazzled by this child who is bursting with such talent and moxie. These opposites attract, and it is the start of a beautiful friendship that will endure (with one major rupture) for more than three decades. That friendship also is the focus of the new musical, “Beaches,” based on the popular 1988 movie that starred Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.