some highlights from the review
Lucy Lawless brings her supreme confidence and multiple skillset to bear on Velma's wicked plight. She's a star mover and statuesque singer to rival the best. ‘All That Jazz' is Velma's torch song/ ramped-up ode to sex, and Lawless rips it out. Excellent casting with these two.
Special mention must go to Colleen Davis as Mama Morton. She rips open ‘When You're Good to Mama' like a wild thing, and duets beautifully with Lucy Lawless on ‘Class'. Hannah Tasker-Poland is mesmerizing throughout in her four roles. Stephen Butterworth and Mike Edward are terrific in their three roles, sometimes to heart-stopping effect.
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse
Directed by Michael Hurst
Musical Director – John Gibson
The Vodafone season
Presented by the Auckland Theatre Company
at Q Theatre, Rangatira, Auckland
Until 30 Nov 2013
Reviewed by Vanessa Byrnes, 3 Nov 2013
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For more on Lucy’s role as Velma Kelly in Chicago, go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Chicago The Musical (Auckland) subsite