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Chicago – the musical Theatre Breaks in London
Sad News: Chicago the Musical has Closed!
Chicago the Musical was the hottest show in town… so hot that neither the Adelphi Theatre, or the Cambridge Theatre could handle it! And even the Garrick Theatre couldn’t!
Chicago Theatre Breaks are no longer available
You can book Chicago the Musical theatre breaks at the Garrick theatre, but ony until 01 September 2012. There also some great meal deals for Chicago tickets with pre-theatre dinner.
Everyone tells you that Kander and Ebb’s Chicago the Musical is slick and sexy, that the songs are great, the choreography inspiring (mainly because they make it seem like anyone can do it – but really we can’t!) and the performances of the leading roles excellent.
But what nobody seems to tell anyone is that Chicago the Musical is really funny! Not in a stand-up kind-a way but just really humourous. On the many times I have seen Chicago the Musical I just sit there with a grin on my face. Last time I saw it I swear the guy sitting next to me was going to fall off his seat with laughter!
Why Chicago the Musical ?
Book Chicago the Musical It is one of London’s most popular and thrilling smash-hit musicals. Now the longest running Broadway musical to play the West End, this award-winning production is filled with stunning choreography inspired by Bob Fosse and a sizzling score including All That Jazz, Cell Block Tango and Razzle Dazzle.
From reality to fantasy, from prison to courtroom to stage, Chicago the Musical is a captivating tale of intrigue, love, betrayal and rivalry as Roxie Hart uses her trail for Murder and subsequent notoriety to propel herself to showbiz stardom along with another murderous chorus girl, Velma Kelly.
Chicago the Musical Show File
Theatre: Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London
Performances Monday – Thursday and Saturday at 8pm, Friday at 8.30pm, Friday at 5pm, Saturday at 3pm Running time 2h30min. Show Songs: Chicago Playlist (check out all London musical show songs)
Robin Cousins is starring as Billy Flynn to 01 September!
Not much in the way of scenery changes but songs are belted out one after another. Took my boys when they were a bit too young but they knew all the songs as I had played them on the car CD player for months before. Would definately see again. Lots of energy.
As always I was thoroughly entertained when I saw Chicago for the 10th time (3rd this year!) earlier this week.
Now at it's new home, Garrick Theatre, the entrance is at least bigger than the cramped doorway of the Cambridge!
Anyhoo... the two leads Darius Campbell and America Ferrera were well matched as Billy Flynn & Roxie Hart respectively. Both of them are exceptionally easy on the eye and you can imagine them having exquisite babies together.
Not that I'm match-making... rather Darius turned his eye towards me, but anyway back to reality...
America Ferrera can certainly act and this is where her strength lies. Her comic timing is spot on and she commands the stage when performing. Roxie Hart is not a particulalry hard part to sing, so I was never in any doubt that a Hollywood actress could pull off the songs expected of her.
Darius Campbell's rich baritone voice lulls you into a dreamlike world ... and I was constantly taken back to seeing him playing Rhett Butler in the (very under-rated)Gone with the Wind. There were everal points when I thought he would actually tell Roxie... "Frankly my dear I don't give a damn!" but he didn't which was a good thing.
Highlight of most enjoyable evening was meeting Darius & America afterwards where they very graciously signed programmes and posed for photographs with members of a 30 strong crowd.