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Chicago, by Kander and Ebb
Chicago in Cumming?
Monday, September 10, 2007
3.0
I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. Chicago seemed a bit too risqué for this conservative community, but I caught it on a night with an audience that was hungering for bawdy humor. I must commend whoever made the edits to the show because it was still uncensored enough to get laughs yet it was well adapted for a community that is still rather conservative despite the city's rapid growth in recent years.

Lauren Jann as Velma was superb! Where did you find this woman? She seemed to have a quality that reminded me of Bebe Neuwirth from the 1996 Broadway Revival. Another great highlight was Nicholas Morrett. He looked a bit young for the role of Amos Hart, but his sense of comic timing and lovely voice more than made up for it. It was the very diverse ensemble that helped to carry the show. Made up from a mixed group of seasoned professionals to community theatre regulars, each individual seemed to contribute to the entire theatrical experience. The most memorable moment was perhaps the chorus up diapered babies in Act II.

I was rather shocked that both the producers of this company were in the production. Personally, it seems unethical to be both a producer, director, and actor. However, there were apparently some dire circumstances according to the program and an announcement before the show. You have to forgive the lackluster nature of G.S. Riley and Lisa Sherouse Riley in part since they jumped into the show as emergency replacements.

All in all, I was pleasantly surprised. The show is very entertaining. I think it is a huge step in bringing more "contraversial" material into a city like Cumming, GA.

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