Montevideo, like New York, London, Madrid
and other world entertainment capitals is enjoying one the
most popular musical events on stage. "Chicago, El
Musical" is a local production presented by the School
of Musical Comedy and directed by Luis Trochon. The cast
includes 18 alumni and invited artists, and 17 musicians
from the "Estacion Central Big Band" directed
by Santiago Gutierrez.
It is based on the original play "Chicago"
by Maurine Dallas Watkins. The original script by Fred Ebb
and Bob Fosse, has been translated into Spanish for this
production, as well as all the lyrics. The music was composed
by John Kander.
Only a few weeks after its opening in Montevideo
on August 20th, the musical has reached a record 15.000
spectators which indicates the high level of success it
is having with the Uruguayan public.
In marking such event, the cast and sponsors
met at the Moviecenter theater to celebrate.
This production is sponsored by the U.S.
Embassy in Montevideo, the Bank Boston Foundation, and Entertainment
Maroñas, and is expected to run well into the new year.