Chicago and the Meat & Wine Co.
On Friday night I went to see the musical Chicago at Star City. Mum got my sister and I tickets for the show and took us to dinner at the Meat & Wine Co. in Darling Harbour beforehand.
Dinner was really, really nice. I had Kangaroo fillet with a potato gratin with sweet potato chips and a berry sauce. It was delicious!!! Definitely want to take hubby there, he would love the steaks!
I was really excited to see Chicago, as it's one of the musicals I haven't seen. I also didn't know who was in it, so that is always good to see.
Caroline O'Connor played Velma Kelly and Sharon Millerchip played Roxy Hart. Let me just say, Caroline O'Connor, she is amazing! She kinda conjures an Australian Liza Minelli. Fantastic voice, great dancer. Sharon Millerchip was also really, really good. She nailed Roxy Hart and was so funny. She really is a great actress. And singer. I loved her in Beauty and the Beast. However I would have to say that Sharon was the better dancer, but Caroline was hands-down the better singer.
Billy Flynn was played by Craig McLachlan. Yes, Craig McLachlan. Heeeeeeeeeeey Mona!
He wasn't bad. But he wasn't good. I don't mind him as a person, but he's not the best song & dance man I've ever seen. He's certainly no Rob Guest (who I saw in Phantom, and who was brilliant! R.I.P)
The only disapointment was Gina Riley not playing her role of the Matron (or whatever she was called). I was looking forward to seeing her, once I saw her picture on the poster outside, but when the Matron walked out it wasn't Gina Riley. No idea who the woman was that played the part and she was quite good. Still, Gina Riley would have been better.
All in all it was a wonderful show, the music, the costume, the simple set, all excellent.
And a great evening spent with two of the best women in the world!
A great show, but still not my favourite. I'm yet to see something better than Phantom or Les Mis. My all -time favs!
Do you have a fav musical? Movie or Theatre?
My all-time fav movie musical (or any musical) is The Sound of Music. I also saw the stage show at Star City, with Lisa McCune as Maria and I was bitterly dissapointed. Lisa McCune is a great actress and she doesn't have a half-bad voice. But when you have grown up idolising Julie Andrews as Maria, no-one can beat that! Best movie musical performance of all time!
Well, I think so anyway!