Monday, September 29, 2014

9/29/14: Chicago at the North Shore Music Theatre

This year the North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is on fire with some great shows.  Right now they have Chicago playing which was amazing.  There are so many great songs in this show with of course my favorite, All That Jazz.  This one we didn't bring the kids to as it has some mature subject matter.
All show photos by Paul Lyden provided by the North Shore Music Theatre
Heather Parcells who plays Roxie was amazing.  I am always amazed at how well the actors and actresses do with both singing and dancing.  My breath would be gone but she had such a powerful voice.
She had a wonderful voice.
Bahiyah Hibah who played Velma was also terrific.
 These two were wonderful.  The dancing, singing and acting were all so well done.
Liz McCartney who played Mama was also extremely funny and had a wonderful voice.
Sean McDermott played Billy Flynn had a terrific voice. 
 The show runs until October 5th so get your tickets now.   Here is a video preview of the show:  
More About the Show:
Come on babe, why don't we paint the town? Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents the killer hit musical, CHICAGO for two weeks only.  "Chicago has been a long-time favorite show of mine with the many show stopping numbers and the sizzling dancing. The show's message about fame and false celebrity could be ripped from today's headlines, so it is hard to believe the original story was written in 1927," said NSMT owner and producer Bill Hanney. "I am very excited to finally have Chicago on our stage, and even more excited to present all new staging of the show created just for North Shore Music Theatre audiences by director/choreographer Nick Kenkel. Audiences know Nick's work from our tremendously fun and memorable production of Legally Blonde in 2011." 
 Anywhere else murder would be a crime, but in CHICAGO, it is the quickest route to fame. In the acclaimed jazz-age, Bob Fosse musical, murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart compete not just for headlines, but with the help of their slick lawyer Billy Flynn, for a lasting moment in the spotlight. Based on Maureen Dallas Watkins' 1927 play of the same name, the musical CHICAGO opened on Broadway in 1975 and starred Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera Overshadowed by the runaway success of A Chorus Line, which opened the same year, CHICAGO closed on Broadway after only 898 performances. 
 The 1996 revival of CHICAGO opened to rave reviews, won 6 Tony Awards, and, still running today, is the longest running revival, and third longest running show in Broadway History. CHICAGO features a score by legendary Broadway songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb and includes such hit songs as "All That Jazz," "Mr. Cellophane" and "Razzle Dazzle." 
Tickets for the CHICAGO are priced from $50 - $75. Performances are September 23 thru October 5, Tue - Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri and Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm. Kids 18 and under save 50% on ‘Family Fridays'- September 26 and October 3 at 8 pm. For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA. The 2014 musical season continues with Les Misérables, (October 28 – November 9), and concludes with the return of New England's brightest holiday tradition A Christmas Carol (December 5 – 21), starring David Coffee as Ebenezer Scrooge.
Don't let All That Jazz get away, make sure to get your tickets!
Disclosure:  I received 4 tickets to attend a performance of Chicago.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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