Drury Lane has transferred its summer hit from its home in Oak Brook Terrace to its downtown location at Water Tower Place. Maybe it was the effect of the transfer, but this production of "Buddy" seemed oddly vacant to me. Indeed, lots of the folks up on stage, including star Justin Berkobien, seemed to be just going through the movements. However, the production has been given a slick look and is effectively and efficiently staged.
Rating: **1/2 (out of *****)