British Blues Brothers Tour Chicago

The cast from the "The Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers" tour iconic Chicago spots from the movie.

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The "The Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers" hits Chicago for a July 6-24 run at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University. The musical production -- a celebration of the iconic film filmed and set in Chicago -- is making not only it's Chicago, but its U.S. debut.
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To commemorate the show's residency in Chicago, four of the cast members -- Jake, Elwood and the Bluettes -- jumped on a Chicago Trolley to visit some of the actual sites from the film.
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Daniel Fletcher (left) and Brad Henshaw play the title characters Jake and Elwood Blues in the production. Henshaw also directs the show.
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City of Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson led the tour.
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The first stop on was the site of the now-defunct 708 Club, popularized by jazz and blues musicians during the '50s and '60s and located in the heart of the Chicago Blues District on East 47th Street. The 708 Club didn't appear in the film, but it did help birth the blues scene that made Chicago the perfect setting for "The Blues Brothers Movie."
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The trolley rolled down 47th St. and through the Chicago Blues District -- former hangout of blues legends like Blues Brothers co-star, Ray Charles.
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The Bluettes are featured prominently in the musical. From left, Victoria Goddard, Jocasta Almgill and Alexus Ruth.
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At 47th Street and Prairie Avenue it was time for an impromptu performance. It's the location of Shelly's Loan and Jewelry, but in the movie, it was a pawn shop owned by singer Ray Charles where Jake and Elwood went to buy instruments to get the band back together.
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The mural, created for the movie, is still there.
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Samuelson then led the cast to 18th and Canalport, which is where the orphanage from the movie was located.
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The buildings are still there.
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Then it was off to a Maxwell Street to get a Chicago-style police at "Jim's Original." The Soul Cafe, which was located around the corner and featured in the movie, is no longer there.
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Needless to say, this was a highlight.
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Samuelson brought along some actual props from the movie, items that were located inside a fleabag motel the lead characters visited.
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The site was the former Plymouth Hotel, located at Van Buren and Plymouth.
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And no Blues Brothers tour would be complete with a visit to the Honorable Richard J. Daley Center at Washington and Clark. Although their entrance was much less spectacular than the one in the movie.
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Click here to watch video of the Chicago Trolley tour.
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