The last time I saw Chicago on stage was on the West End about fifteen years ago. I have vague memories of enjoying it but nothing of note stands out, so I was looking forward to seeing it again.
With multiple Broadway and West End revivals, tours and a 2002 Hollywood film starring Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones, multi-award winning Chicago is one of the most revered and well-known musicals in history. Set in 1926, Chicago tells the story of Roxy Hart (Faye Brooks), who faces trial for murder after killing her lover. To avoid an almost-certain conviction and death sentence she hires charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn (Darren Day), who concocts a sensationalist storyline to dupe the public, the tabloids, her rival cellmate Velma Kelly (Djalenga Scott) and downtrodden husband Amos (Joel Montague).
Meet Cher, an Canadian ex-pat who lives with her husband and blogs about her adventures in Chicago.
Her blog is a wide and varied mixture of her daily experiences and encounters with others, her favourite places and photographs of interesting points and hidden gems within the city. As someone who has never visited Chicago, but has always wanted to, Cher has given me a whole list of ideas of places that I would wish to visit should the opportunity ever arise. From The Lego Building, to the ‘Castle’ on Clybourn Avenue, Cher gives her readers an insight into a truly fascinating city!
It’s an easy and enjoyable read, already being recognised across a number of ex-pat blogs and networking sites, and rightly so. Continue reading →