Hips snap and swirl. Hands spread their fingers, Fosse-style. Shoulders roll as twelve bodies slowly swing around in unison, grouped together in a triangle that moves in soft but precisely placed steps. Through the center in her black lingerie snakes a slinking gal singing in a smoky, sensuous voice, “C’mon babe, why don’t we paint the town, and all that jazz?”
And onto the intimate, floor-level arena of The Stage in San Jose, Broadway’s longest running, American-born musical and revival, Chicago, quickly steps into high gear with a cast and choreography that soon prove to be a worthy rival for the currently running, New York version of this Ebb, Fosse, and Kander musical. Already we in the audience realize that while not on a Broadway stage, the production before us is going to render an evening that is guaranteed to be captivating, eye-popping, and dazzling in every respect.
For my complete review of this “must-see” show, please continue to Talkin’ Broadway: https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj191.html.
Rating: 5 E, “Must-See”
Chicago has closed due to the COVID-19 virus.
Photo Credit: Dave Lepori