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"Chicago" applause bursts

"Chicago" applause bursts

The first Romanian musical after a hundred years, "Chicago", premiered on Saturday, at the National Theater. The audience that filled the hall to the refusal long praised the show. "I love Bucharest!", The director replied.

The first Romanian musical after a hundred years, "Chicago", premiered on Saturday, at the National Theater. The audience that filled the hall to the refusal long praised the show. "I love Bucharest!", The director replied.
The audience applauded after each musical moment, and after the fall of the curtain, the actors were standing minutes in a row on the open stage. Director Ricard Reguant Molinos, excited by the reactions, greeted the audience with a declaration of love: "I love Bucharest!".
The story of criminal Roxie Hart (Monica Davidescu), who kills her lover and arrives at a women's prison in Chicago, where the rules are made by Mother Morton (Maia Morgenstern) and lawyer Billy Flynn (Stefan Banica jr.

), he managed to fascinate the general public by savoring the interpretation and directorial vision of the American.
But the impressions of the many personalities present were shared, some of them quite rightly excited, and others with reservations receiving this attempt to relaunch the genre to us.
Dan Bittman: "There is a problem with the singer"
Artist Dan Bittman has noticed great problems in the voices of the actors. "It is a fantastic work and it is the first time when things are moving in Romania, but there is a problem with the singer, which needs to be corrected quickly. I do not say badly, but musically it means singing and singing well, not false. a big surprise for me Monica Davidescu and applause for her, because, honestly, I didn't expect how well she performed. "
Ileana Lucaciu: "I admire the effort, but I don't know what we needed."
If the commercial target of this spectacular installation is likely to be reached, however, it does not have the lack of imperfections, easily noticeable by a knowledgeable eye. For the theater critic Ileana Lucaciu, "Chicago" is below expectations: "I admire the effort we make to have a musical like Broadway, but I do not know what we needed. The musical involves a completely different training, one with everything is another school. It is a test, meritorious, and I have all the esteem for the actors, who give their soul, but I look forward to the twentieth show, when the hall will be as full as at the premiere. see". Even the director of the theater Dinu Cernescu did not join the list of admirers without reservations: "I am not a fanatic of the show, it is for the first time in my life when at a show of this kind I got bored several times, but I have a respect especially for the actors, who liked me a lot. The ensemble is a bit desirable, but the light is beautiful. "
Alex Stefanescu: "It made me feel easier"
At the opposite end, the writer Alex Stefa-nescu declared himself fully pleased: "I liked it very much and it makes me imagine the good times that the Romanian society will experience, the moments of prosperity, similar to those before war, when I was going to summer gardens, to the street theater. Or to think about how Caragiale's characters were going to Union, to have fun. It filled my soul with joy, cheerfulness. It made me feel uneasy. and easier than they are in reality ... "
Mona Musca: "Bravo National Theater!"
Among those who were caught in the mirage of the story in Chicago was the deputy Mona Musca: "It's formidable. They're all great. The director is good, I'm not talking about actors, who are extraordinary. I'm not surprised by Stefan Banica, but I'm surprised of all the others, who are not used to music and dance. And Goia, and Davidescu are formidable, and I had the impression that they were born into a musical and there they were. I didn't think the show would last after seeing it. the film, which is beautiful, but it resists. To come the world to the show, it is worth seeing.
Ion Caramitru: "Our appetite was opened"
The director of the National, Ion Caramitru, said he was satisfied, as a whole, with this premiere that marks the opening of the season: "I am glad that for my family. show, which was abandoned. Of course we can talk about imperfections, a hundred years of waiting for the musical in Romania, passenger experiences: magazines, operettas, which do not have the meaning of that genre, but what can be shown is that the Romanians I can do it. And this experience must be taken into account with this important connotation: that the appetite for a genre of which the Romanians have been deprived so far has been opened. "
Source: The Daily