Tag Archives: “Chicago”

When he wasn't rehearsing for the Summer Savoyards' upcoming production (July 15-17) of H.M.S. Pinafore, my son and I caught his friends in Theatron's  The Robber Bridegroom and SPARE's Chicago. How about you? Were you performing, rehearsing or applauding from the audience? Did you visit a gallery, a museum or a festival? What did you do in the arts this weekend?

-- Barb Van Atta

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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

If you really love musicals and can’t get enough of them this summer, the relatively new group SPARE (Singers Performers Actors Repertory Entertainment) has put together an energetic production of Chicago, the long-running Broadway show by Fred Ebb (book and lyrics), Bob Fosse (book) and John Kander (music). (more…)

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Reviewed by George Basler You don't have to be a cynic to like Chicago, but it sure helps. There's not an ounce of sentiment in the new production of the acclaimed musical now being staged at the Cider Mill Playhouse in Endicott, and that's the way it should be, because Chicago is one of the most caustic shows ever to be a hit on Broadwway. The musical's world is one in which innocence gets crushed, goodness is for saps and corruption wins the day. Don't look for "heart"...
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