Chicago

Premiére date22 Jan. 2015
Produced byOslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)
Based onChicago by John Kander, Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, Bob Fosse
AudienceAdults
LanguageNorwegian
ExpressionsMusical
Running period22 Jan. 2015  
WebsiteOslo Nye Teater

About Chicago

Chicago (2015) was a musical theatre production by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), based on the musical by John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics and book) and Bob Fosse (book). The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Svein Sturla Hungnes directed it.

Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen played the role of Roxie.

Eli Stålhånd played the role of Velma.

Dennis Storhøi played the role of Billy.

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Press review

Lillian Bikset, Forbryterisk forførende (literally: Criminally seductive), Dagbladet January 22 2015:

"Chicago builds on a division. The form is glamorous. The content is grim. The link is a society that is more than willing to let itself be fooled. (...) Roxie Hart (Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen) and Velma Kelly (Eli Stålhand) are the most glamorous murderesses in town. But is the limelight bright enough for them both? They sound good together, the two, but Asbjørnsen's Roxie soon conquers the star spot, in the performance as in the narrative. (...) Chicago uses familiar tricks, with self-depreciation. At the same time as it tells us how unreliably, deceitful a glittering surface is, it seduces using the same glitter. It uses sex, with a role gallery filled with uncontrollable women clad in underwear, surrounded by men who do not wear much more. Only one man is in control: Billy Flynn (Dennis Storhøi). He, though, is very much in control."

More about Chicago

SOURCES:

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 26.11.2014

The National Library of Norway, digitised performance program transferred to Sceneweb 13.08.2015