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Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins9m, 10fPremiering in 1975 and the hit of the 1997 Broadway season in a production that originated at City Center's Encore! series, Chicago won six Tony Awards including Best Revival and later the Academy Award as Best Picture of the Year. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her h ...more
Paperback, 123 pages
Published April 7th 2010 by Samuel French Trade (first published January 1st 1973)
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Ayne Ray
Sep 24, 2009 Ayne Ray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen. You are about to see a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery - all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts." With that opening line, the audience is invited into a darkly satirical excoriation of the American Dream in a wicked and wonderfully jaded musical.
Jan 01, 2008 amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The first role I landed in college was Velma Kelly in Chicago. I played the same character the following year in Birmingham, England while studying abroad. It's still one of my favorite musicals - and to think I had never heard of the show before auditioning for it.
Dan Coates' arrangements in this easy piano book gave my hands quite a workout, jumping between octaves very quickly. That being said, it was definitely in the spirit of the musical with the rag and jazz feel to the music. I definitely enjoyed playing the songs in this book.
Cute and harsh. A pretty gripping story. Never seen it on stage, just the Richard Gere movie. Love the "Mr. Cellophane" number by Riley. So good.
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Nov 22, 2015 Little Red Hat rated it really liked it
A classic musical that tells a tale of murder, corruption and bamboozling during the Jazz Age. A great read, but seeing the show and hearing the music is even better.
Nov 11, 2012 Molly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fairly basic beginner's musical book. It's great for vocals, but rubbish for piano (I'm accustomed to most vocal selections using the piano sheet music).
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