Spend Valentine's Day with The Midtown Men at Aurora's Paramount Theatre

The Midtown Men, a.k.a. the original stars of Broadway's runaway hit Jersey Boys, are coming to Chicago with a whole new musical act that celebrates the love songs of the 1960s for two special Valentine's Day performances, Friday, February 14 at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. Tickets are $45 and $55. For tickets and information, call the Paramount box office, 630.896.6666, or visit ParamountAurora.com.

Don't miss the top-shelf choreography, incredible harmonies and legendary onstage chemistry when the first vocal group ever formed by the principal cast of a high-profile Broadway show branches out from their acclaimed renditions of songs by the Four Seasons to bring you more sensational love songs by The Beatles, The Beach Boys and the best artists from the golden age of Motown. More than just a tribute to a bygone era, the Midtown Men will show you - or remind you - of what it was like to see those groundbreaking artists live onstage, playing their greatest hits.

Formed in 2007, The Midtown Men are Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer. Following their storied run on Broadway - where these four magnetic artists shared the stage for over a thousand performances and appeared on The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve and The U.S. Open - they have been selling out venues coast to coast living the dream they once portrayed on the stage. The New York Daily News raved "authenticity is the core of this musical brotherhood...the Midtown Men sound as crisp as their Rat Pack-inspired suits!"

Not only have they continued to win over audiences of all ages at their live performances, their self-titled debut album,THE Midtown Men: Sixties Hits, has met with critical acclaim and garnered 5-star album reviews across iTunes. The album was recorded in New York City and features the group performing such iconic 60s hits as Can't Buy Me Love, Up On The Roof, Time Of The Season, Candy Girl and more. For more information, visit themidtownmen.com.

The Paramount Theatre is the center for performing arts, entertainment and arts education in Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois. Named "One of Chicago's Top 10 Attended Theaters" by the League of Chicago Theaters, the 1,888-seat Paramount Theatre, located in the heart of downtown Aurora at 23 E. Galena Boulevard, is nationally renowned for the quality and caliber of its presentations, superb acoustics and historic, Art Deco beauty.

The Paramount Theatre opened on September 3, 1931. Designed by nationally renowned theater architects C.W. and George L. Rapp, the theater captures a unique Venetian setting portrayed in the art deco influence of the 1930s. The first air-conditioned building outside of Chicago, the Paramount offered the public a variety of entertainment, including "talking pictures," vaudeville, concerts and circus performances for more than 40 years.

Today, the Paramount produces its own, self-produced Broadway Musical series, presents an eclectic array of comedy, music, dance and family shows, and on most Mondays, screens a classic movie. The Paramount Theatre is one of three live performance venues programmed and managed by the Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA). ACCA also oversees the Paramount's "sister" stage, the intimate, 216-seat Copley Theatre located directly across the street from the Paramount at 8 E. Galena Blvd., as well as RiverEdge Park, downtown Aurora's new summer outdoor concert venue.

The Paramount Theatre continues to expand its artistic and institutional boundaries under the guidance Tim Rater, President and CEO, Aurora Civic Center Authority; Jim Corti, Artistic Director, Paramount Theatre; a dedicated Board of Trustees and a devoted staff of live theater and music professionals.

The 2013-14 Paramount Theatre season is sponsored by The Daily Herald. The 2013-14 Paramount Broadway Season is sponsored by BMO Harris. This season is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

For more information, visit the Paramount Theatre online at ParamountAurora.com.

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