December 4th, 2009 By Rick Pender | Arts | Posted In: Theater

Stage Door: Holiday-Free Theater

Tags: Chicago

I think there are few more satisfying segments of musical theater than the opening 10 minutes of the musical Chicago, which is in town for a brief run at the Aronoff Center.

The first number, “All That Jazz,” gives you an encyclopedia of the stylistic dance moves of iconic choreographer Bob Fosse, followed by “Funny Honey,” an introduction of Roxie Hart, who murders her low-life lover. A few minutes later, “Cell Block Tango” provides the set-up for the colorful women who are in prison for their acts of violence. The touring production stars Terra MacLeod as Velma Kelly and Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart (the roles played by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger in the Academy Award-winning film) and they dance and sing with the requisite zest. Chicago opens with a quick speech defining it as containing “violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery — all the things we hold near and dear to our hearts.” If you’re looking for a stylish musical with nary a whiff of the holidays, this is the show to see this weekend. It runs through Sunday. Tickets: 800-982-2787.

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03.09.2010 at 04:45
I think that Chicago is one of the best shows of all times, but the increase in costs to attend the theatre has resulted in people needing overdraft extensions or even a payday loan to pay for the expensive tickets.


03.02.2010 at 03:19 Reply
I heard a lot about Aronoff Center. Very good place. Great culture grows there and everybody should dipped in this atmosphere of talent and holiday. Very good events went there. And I hope that I can visit this place nearest time on some premiere with my family even if I have to get same day loan.


04.15.2010 at 04:57 Reply
Stage Door is a 1937 RKO film, adapted from the play by the same name, that tells the story of several would-be actresses who live together in a single boarding house and don't need credit card debt arbitration. The film stars Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick.