When's the last time you saw a musical that stood right up, kicked its gams in your face and screamed, "Broadway!" to the rafters? When I saw Chicago last night at the Buell Theatre, I thought I'd died and gone to the Great White Way, clutching a top hat and singing to the balcony. Woo hoo!
The high-kicking Bob Fosse/Kander and Ebb touring musical slunk into town yesterday for a quickie run (nightly though February 8), and I have to tell you, the dancing is hot! The show, with its slinky, rubber-boned choreography by famous Fosse muse Ann Reinking, is sexy, sizzling and a long-legged eyeful from start to finish. If you've seen the movie, cast members Tom Wopat and Roz Ryan might leave you hankering for Richard Gere and the fabulous Queen Latifah as Billy Flynn and Matron "MaMa" Morton. But Terra C. MacLeod and Michelle DeJean bring brass and sparkle to the roles of Velma and Roxie, from the opening strains of "All That Jazz" to their sassy closing duo.
Razzle Dazzle. Here's how to get it: For tickets, $20 to $105, go directly to the Denver Center website or pick up the phone and ring 303-893-4100. The Buell is located in the Denver Performing Arts Center, 14th and Curtis streets.
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