Saturday, September 19, 2015

"Chicago"


Chicago
Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse (Book); John Kander (Music); Fred Ebb (Lyrics)
Based on the Play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Palo Alto Players

Joey McDaniel, Robbie Reign, Elizabeth Santana, and Michael Monagle
A slim, curvy woman in a tight, black gown slinks down the steps tempting us with her sexy "All That Jazz," kicking off in full style Palo Alto Players' 85th "Toniest-ever" season with Kander, Ebb, and Fosse's much-awarded, oft-revived Chicago. Already we in the audience realize that, while not a Broadway stage, the one before us is going to render an evening that is likely to be captivating, eye-popping, and professional in every respect.   

My full review can be found on Talkin' Broadway: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/sanjose/sj4.html

Rating: 5 E's
Palo Alto Players continues to present Chicago through September 27, 2015, at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Tickets and information may be found 24/7 at www.paplayers.org or by calling 650-329-0891 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays - Thursdays and 2 - 4 p.m. on select Saturdays.
 
Photo: Richard Mayer

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