Guro Stuan Reviews “Chicago” in London: Pop, Six, Squish, Aha, Cicero, Lipschitz…

We love the stylish site of Guro Stuan, and found that she does the occasional review, too. Like this great summary of one of the best musicals of all time, Chicago. It’s Kander and Ebb at their best, and Bob Fosse at his peak. It’s a big hit in London, and of course it is still playing in New York City too – for what seems like the past 15 years.

This is an excerpt from her report, you can read her full article here, and get some amazing fashion and restaurant tips at the same time at her website, chocolatesandraspberries.com

Pop, Six, Squish, Aha, Cicero, Lipschitz…

….sounds familar?  Yes, You’re right, that is the sound of the Cell Block Tango from Chicago! That song, among many others, were performed last Saturday when I visited the Garrick Theatre to see the show in London! It was brilliant! Fun, Sexy, Flirty….everything you would like from an evening of entertainment! For those of you who are new to Chicago, the storyline follows….

Roxie Hart who is in prison for murdering her lover and trying to blame her hopeless husband! Here she meets Velma Kelly, a headline star and a murderess. The two characters team up to form a nightclub act, which will hopefully keep them in the public eye. Desperate for fame and fortune the women enlist the help of sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn. Both women will be hanged for their crimes if they lose their cases and are prepared to go any lengths to escape execution…..

The Garrick Theatre was financed in 1889 by the playwright W. S. Gilbert, the author of over 75 plays, including the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas. It was designed by Walter Emden, with C. J. Phipps brought in as a consultant to help with the planning on the difficult site, which included an underground river. Originally the theatre had 800 seats on 4 levels, but the gallery (top) level has since been closed and the seating capacity reduced to 656.Chicago has played at the Garrick from 7 November 2011 having moved from the Cambridge Theatre and starring Ugly Betty's America Ferrera.

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