Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chicago The Musical-13 Years and Counting

I'll be the first to admit that when Chicago first opened in the fall of 1996 did I ever think I would still be talking about it all these years later. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the show when I saw it. I just never though that a show with no sets or lavish costumes would ever survive. Since the British invasion of musicals in the 1980's audiences have become accustomed to over the top theatrics and enormous sets.Yet here we are in 2009 and a little show like Chicago has outlasted them all. All except The Phantom of the Opera that is. I have to say that I loved the show when I saw it back in 1997. They weren't trying to re-invent the wheel. They were there to tell a story while at the same time entertain you. That is something that is very rare these days. Other shows should take notice. You don't have to spend millions of dollars to make a show great. All you need is a few musicians. A talented cast. And last but not least a little razzle dazzle. Yes I know I stole that last line from the show but it's true. Until next time.

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