This review aired on KBAQ January 31, 2011
WITH RIGHT MUSIC DIRECTOR, BROADWAY PALM’S “CHICAGO” SOARS
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
The razzle-dazzle musical “Chicago” needs a spunky, pulsating production to succeed. On opening night earlier this month, the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre version lacked the bouncy exuberance necessary to get an audience in a foot-stomping mood. It wasn’t the fault of the three leads – Amy Marie McCleary’s sultry dancer/singer Velma Kelly, Maggie Politi’s floozy performer Roxie Hart, or Jason Fleck’s sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn. And it wasn’t M. Seth Reines’ breezy staging that had just the right slap-dash beat.
It was alternative …