I watched Chicago on their opening night 8 Feb at Marina Bay Sands Mastercard Theatre. It was my first time there and my impression was that the venue was quite high class and was filled with caucasians. I was seated in between a mainland Chinese couple and two male students from NUS. Yes I went alone hahaha. Yes I was pretty bored.
I didn’t know what I signed up for really. I just wanted to watch another musical since Les Miserables was so good. Or maybe it was the difference between a Cat 1 seat and a Dress Circle seat. And the fact that I had like three rows empty in front of me. I didn’t realise I know of Chicago until I heard the song about the women killing their husbands, because Aleks played it in class.
The set didn’t blow me off, the acting didn’t blow me off, the singing didn’t blow me off. But the blocking and dancing was good! And the best part was definitely the band. They were having so much fun that it was contagious and the audience was cheering loudly.
I guess it also didn’t help because the guys beside me… were very excited they couldn’t stop talking. Or sharing their popcorn. Or talking. And I was irritated by my contact lens.
Note to self to arrive earlier at the venue next time because it takes ten minutes from the MRT to the theatres. Note to self also that I spent $35 on this.