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October 9, 2003
From journal Happy 4th in New York
January 30, 2003
From journal Broadway Show Guide
by Linda Kaye
San Antonio, Texas
November 8, 2001
They also offer half price tickets for the matinees that go on sale before noon. Don't be too concerned if you arrive and there is a long line. It moves very quickly; we made it through the line within 30 minutes. There were street musicians in the area entertaining those in line and helping the time pass.
There were also several theatres offering two-for-one tickets at the box office, but I believe that might have been a temporary situation in an attempt to attract more people to come to the shows in this time of reduced tourism to the City.
The show we saw was Chicago at the Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th. A great musical - funny with a surprise at the end - no, I won't give it away. There was no elaborate scenery or costumes, but the music, singing and dancing were surpurb. The show opened in 1996 and in 2 1/2 hours tells the story of Roxie Hart, a want-to-be vaudeville star who gains notoriety when she murders her boyfriend. Chicago won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.
Our half-priced tickets at $45.00 each gave us pretty good seats, 10th row, far left.
From journal New York City-The Power of Being There
Charlotte, North Carolina
July 4, 2001
As for the plot, think sensational murder trial set to vaudeville show tunes. That may not sound like a flattering description, but it was really quite funny and entertaining. In my favorite scene, five women sing about the reasons they killed their male boyfriends/husbands. In one instance, one of the women sings about firing a warning shot...that hit his head.
All of the cast is fantastic and I was particularly impressed with the two female leads. I recognized Vicki Lewis right away from her days on the television shows News Radio and Three Sisters. More importantly, she was fantastic- lots of spunk, great voice, good acting. Other cast members were equally engaging.
This was one of the rare occasions I didn't doze off during a Broadway show. That is the highest endorsement I can give. This show didn't take itself too seriously, we all had a good time and I highly recommend it to anyone.
From journal My Broadway and Off-Broadway Experiences