First things first, big "thank you" for all the birthday greetings. I apologize for this is a late post. Their L.A. stint already ended but I still want to share this experience. My co-worker gave us tickets to the show for my birthday. I loved the movie so I was really excited for this. Obviously, stage play is different from the movie but I still can't help but compare. Michelle Williams (former Destiny's Child member) played the part of "Roxie Hart" which was portrayed by Renee Zellweger in the movie. In my opinion, although a great singer, her acting is just okay. The one who really impressed me is Terra MacLeod as "Velma Kelly" played by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the movie. The costumes and the choreography are super sexy. The dancers have gorgeous bods and can definitely move! How I wish to be that flexible to do those splits! Oh to be skinny - that's my dream! The supporting characters are powerful singers as well. I also liked Tom Riis Farrell who played "Amos Hart" who seemed to be the crowd favorite and added comic relief to the musical. There was also a surprise on "Mary Sunshine's" character that's worth watching. It's a good musical overall...but "Dreamgirls" is still on top of my list.
Terra and Michelle in character:
Catherine and Renee
Here's one of my favorite scenes from the movie:
They both reached for the gun:
Check out this vid if your curious how Michelle Williams did as Roxie Hart...
Some pics taken...
Next musical I'm gonna see this June is "South Pacific"