'Chicago' Shouldn't Be Missed
Temple Theatre’s production of “Chicago” is simply a must-see.
I stand in awe of Peggy Taphorn, Temple’s artistic producing director, who not only directed and took one of the starring roles (Velma) in the play, but was also responsible for the choreography and costumes as well.
And speaking of choreography, the song “Cellblock Tango,” performed by Velma and “the girls,” is worth the price of the ticket all by itself.
I have to admit that I never saw the film, so the story itself was new to me, and I recognized only four of the songs, but I loved it from the opening number.
I’d give this a PG-13 rating; it’s not something you’d take younger children to see because of the subject matter.
The cast, in addition to Taphorn, includes the wonderful Lea Kohl as Roxie, who is on trial for the murder of her lover; Corey Brunish as the smarmy attorney Billy Flynn; Michael Brocki as Roxie’s put-upon husband, Amos; and Patty Cucco as Mama Morton, the jailhouse matron with a heart (for a price).
All are perfect in their roles, and are supported by some talented young people who sing and dance their way through the production.
This production continues through Oct. 3. Temple Theatre is located in downtown Sanford, so you can see the Sandbox Players production of “Social Security” this weekend and still have a chance to see Temple’s great production of “Chicago.”
Call (919) 774-4155 for ticket information.
Contact Faye Dasen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 693-2475.
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