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Sentimenal Journey: A Story of Love and War

Written and Performed By: Ross Lehman

Directed by: Mark Lococo

When: Apr 26 – May 26, 2019

What: Sentimental Journey tells the true story of Ross and Katey Lehman, as told by their son, Chicago actor Ross Lehman. It weaves the romantic history of their courtship, marriage, and life together, set against the backdrop of WWII. This World Premiere includes popular music of the period such as We’ll Meet Again, Don’t Fence Me In, and the title song Sentimental Journey.



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Chicagoland Musical Theatre

By Eric Karas

“By the time the show ends, audience members are moved by the experience and leave the theatre humming. This is definitely worth a trip up north to the Citadel Theater to see.”


By Mira Temkin

“Be sure to check out the collection of World War 2 memorabilia outside the theatre. For an evening that will touch your heart, make it a Sentimental Journey at Citadel.”

Chicago Theater and Arts.com

By Jodie Jacobs

3.5 Stars

“Directed by Mark Lococo who knows the Lehman family, the play is a way to better understand the War Years.”

Chicago Theatre and Concert Reviews

By Colin Douglas

Highly Recommended

“It’s a wonderful production, filled with music and memories, that should not be missed.”

New City Stage

By Hugh Iglarsh


“While this show is clearly aimed at an older demographic, it will appeal to people of all ages interested in the still-relevant question of how to live life with poise, class and style.”

Around the Town Chicago

By Al Bresloff

5 Stars

“There are tears to be shed, but they are tears of happiness (bring at least three tissues).”

Lake County Journal

By Tom Witom

“The 90-minute musical remembrance, written and performed by Lehman, shines brightly in the intimate space occupied by Citadel Theatre.”

Sneak Peek


In the News

The Daily Herald

By John Olson

Music of the Time