His wide-ranging speech called out several institutions, including the federal government, the Chicago Public Schools system and the judicial system.
“This brings back all of our traditions, just makes us feel reminiscent of our family that’s still down in Mexico,” said Jose Luis Diaz, 55.
Former Chicagoan Allison Tolman starred on the sitcom as the owner of the talkative Martin the dog.
Director hasn’t found a fully cohesive style for the production that might balance its Old World operetta style with contemporary pacing.
“I wondered if they like hip-hop at Ravinia,” the rapper joked midway during his rousing debut at the suburban concert destination Saturday night.
White Lodging announced in August it would level the Star Plaza Theatre, only to reverse course after public outcry; now, demolition is back on track.