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Chicago

a Musical
CATEGORY : COMEDY DRAMA MUSICAL


COMPANY : Henry Players [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Henry County Performing Arts Center [WEBSITE]
ID# 4108

SHOWING : September 01, 2011 - September 11, 2011

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

September 1- 2, September 9-10 at 7:30pm
September 11th, 2:30pm

1920's Chicago! From a 1926 play written by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual crimes she reported on. Velma Kelly (a chanteuse who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row fighting for the fame that will keep them from

Rated - R
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CAST & CREW LIST
Set Design, Technical Director Elliot Beckner
Billy Flynn Jeff Cooper
Matron "Mama" Morton Amy Fanusi
Velma Kelly Joanna Griffin
Mary Sunshine Ron Growden
Roxie Hart Paige Smith
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REVIEWS

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Entertaining Fun
by Durnesque
Monday, September 5, 2011
4.0
This is only the second Henry Players show I have been able to attend but it was certainly worth the drive out. "Chicago" made for an entertaining good night.

The cast is solid vocally. The energy was a little lacking and someone should have coached them in Yankee accents to add finish to their performances. Billy Flynn and Amos were standout men and Velma and Roxie made a good pair.

The choreography seems to have borrowed largely from the Hollywood film version of the musical, but it's good stuff so why not?

The ensemble was very entertaining, plenty of humor going on behind the leads in scenes like the courtroom. They added a nice layer of fun to the show.

An all around good show. With another weekend in its run, I encourage everyone looking for a good time this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to go check "Chicago" out. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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