Several years ago, I watched the movie Chicago which won six Academy Awards and I was totally impressed by the wonderful performance of actors and actresses. The set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s era, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a young housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her lover after he threatens to leave her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s most infamous criminal lawyer. He helps her transforming her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. The story is a satire on corruption in the criminal justice administration and “celebrity criminal.”
Pleasantly surprised, when I travelled to Paris the famous Broadway show had been on a global tour, so I booked a ticket immediately. All in black, glamour and chic. That was my first impression of the musical Chicago. Of course the show was in French to cater to most of the audiences, luckily with the translator screen at the corner of the stage I could enjoy the show without any language barrier, nevertheless, art and music can overcome all the barriers.
It was an amazing musical actually, the musical created in the golden age in 1929 which made me totally forget where I was and who am I, I was just fully immersed in the feast.