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Chicago, by Kander and Ebb

Tuesday, October 9, 2007
2.0
I saw this show last weekend, Sunday matinee. I was reluctant to review the show because of the obvious backlash a negative review seems to have on this site. So i will try to be as constructive as possible, first of all let me mention the things i liked, i did like the few Fosse poses, I liked the costumes especially Liz's and Roxie and Velma for Hot Honey Rag. I thought Mama Morton played the part well and i enjoyed watching her. This entire cast seem to be talented, but i thought the direction was lacking. Most obvious in the courtroom scene. I liked Roxie, thought she had a pretty voice when i could hear it (she sang WAY too low), i thought for this part though it should be more gritty and less angelic, I never did warm up to Velma. I thought Class was the best number and i liked the circus tricks in Razzle Dazzle. The only cell block girl that stood out was Liz, i enjoyed her and was impressed she was only 15. The rest of the choreography was quite boring and un imaginative. I dont think one of those girls even broke a sweat up there. The band played the music painfully slow, at times it sounded like circus music, the worst was All That Jazz. This show just lacked energy and pizzaz. I thought Billy was wrong for the part, i picture him suave, a lady's man and this Billy just didnt sell me on it. This is a challenging show to do, so many elements have to come together and be tight, and this production just didn't deliver.


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