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Chicago - The Musical Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 57



2.0 star rating Theater Lover from Chicago, Illinois


This show was so disappointing. The cast lacked energy and cohesiveness, there were issues with volume throughout (e.g we were in third row center and could barely hear the words), and the whole show just fell flat. The leads were weak, and there was no spark. My daughter’s high school production of this show was frankly much better. Would not recommend.

2.0 star rating Disappointed from Chicago, Illinois


This was rough. My husband got tickets as a surprise because he knows how much I love the show and this production was so poor, we left at intermission. The leads (and everyone else, but especially the leads) are weak. The dancing is unexciting. The blocking and choreography is boring, mediocre and did not take sight lines into account. The sound was off (music was not loud enough and some dialogue was hard to hear). No one on stage had any chemistry. Were this a regional theater production, I would have understood the lack of professionalism and finesse, but for the level of production and the cost of tickets, this was embarrassing and inexcusable.

2.0 star rating Maria Rosen from San Antonio, Texas


Velma was not her best today! Her singing was well done but the dancing left a lot to be desired! Low energy for Velma and way too masculine! The last dance was horrible! it was probably the worst version of Chicago to date!

2.0 star rating Jane from Costa Mesa, California


I was so painfully disappointed in this production. Zero set changes, zero sets period. Zero costume changes. There was some good choreography, but unable to really see it due to the black costumes on black stage. The show seemed to lack energy (even though the actors seemed to be working frantically) and I was bored and disengaged. The band was louder than the vocals and I could not hear dialogue, left me with a headache. I left before intermission.

2.0 star rating from Costa Mesa, California


My family was very excited to see Chicago, as we are all big fans of the original and the film. We immediately noticed at least 10 basic theater flaws by the second song. No sets, big props, costumes, and tech issues were some of the consistent issues aside from the acting and dancing. We all left disappointed and being my mother's birthday, she said she would rather watch the movie next time. The big songs weren't big, some scenes confusing, and overall a flop. With 2 theater majors in our family, we were surprised something "professional" could have so many newbie errors.

2.0 star rating Sue from Charlotte, North Carolina


We saw this musical tonight in Charlotte at Belk Theater and we were all very disappointed. We had a hard time hearing the cast and what they were saying. Also it felt like they were lip singing the songs… the costumes were blah and there were no wardrobe changes the entire play, no stage scenery, the orchestra in the background on the stage the whole play was not a smart move. This is a great story and had so much potential, seemed to be low budget. The only positive was the music but even that wasn’t enough to save this play.

2.0 star rating Sandra Donald from Toronto, Ontario


This production was very disappointing. So much so, that my family and I left during intermission. We have seen this show on Broadway and this production and cast didn't hold a candle. The cast was too young and the entire show lacked the polish that the Broadway show has. What a waste of time.

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