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    Default BIG THUMBS DOWN for CHICAGO in Sosua

    Last night I went to see the play CHICAGO in Sosua.
    The play was all in Spanish (OK I can deal with that BUT all previous plays here in Sosua were in english and the fact that this one was in Spanish was never mentioned at all by anyone promoting the show)

    MY BIG THUMBS DOWN is because the whole thing was one big professional recording...not one word of dialogue or one song was live. Just one big pantomime to a (very loud) soundtrack. Very stupid and very boring.

    I think it was terrible to offer a 'play' and give us a soundtrack!

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    That's a huge disappointment. I saw a very good play(in Spanish) in SD at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in 2010. Beautiful building. Impressive performance. And the tickets we're unreasonably inexpensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HS10 View Post
    Last night I went to see the play CHICAGO in Sosua.
    The play was all in Spanish (OK I can deal with that BUT all previous plays here in Sosua were in english and the fact that this one was in Spanish was never mentioned at all by anyone promoting the show)

    MY BIG THUMBS DOWN is because the whole thing was one big professional recording...not one word of dialogue or one song was live. Just one big pantomime to a (very loud) soundtrack. Very stupid and very boring.

    I think it was terrible to offer a 'play' and give us a soundtrack!
    Very surprised to learn the speaking was in Spanish and the music was recorded. Even though you can handle the Spanish, I'm sure there were many in the audience who can't....at least not for an entire show.

    I agree that the publicity on the show was very misleading. Certainly no indication that the language was Spanish and that the performers would be using recorded music. See the report below from the Sosua News on Thursday. This is not good news for the future of theater in Sosua or the reputation of the Association for the Development of Sosua that sponsored the show.

    Friday July 6, there will be a on-off performance of the classic Broadway hit, 'Chicago the musical' in the Congress center of Sos˙a Bay Casino. The show starts at 7 PM and the entrance is only 400 pesos or 11 dollars. For tickets please call 809-742-4281, or visit POP Lounge, Sea Horse Ranch, EPS, Infiniti Blu, or ADSs Office located in the Plaza of Bailey's (Sos˙a). The board of the foundation ADSS (development of Sos˙a) is proud to be able to bring this musical to Sos˙a. Chicago is a musical based on the story of two showgirls: Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly. Both have murdered someone, so they ended up in prison. A world behind closed doors, where everyone has to fight for themselves, because there exists no justice.

    This certainly applies to the warden, Mama Morton. Separately the women fight relentlessly for their freedom and they try in various ways to attract the attention of the media and the infamous lawyer Billy Flynn. To achieve this, the two women play a dangerous game with each other. Who has the most power and passion?

    The sexy costumes, challenging dance style, cabaret acts and the big show element make Chicago one of the most spectacular and extravagant musicals of all time. World famous are the songs 'All That Jazz' and 'Cell Block Tango'. Friday evening the musical can be seen at the Sos˙a Bay Casino. Don't miss it!

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    chicago is now performing in my car - ticket prices rd 500 for a backseat

    in an act of desperation

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhartley View Post
    chicago is now performing in my car - ticket prices rd 500 for a backseat

    in an act of desperation
    For some reason, I pictured you as more of a MAME kinda gal!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HS10 View Post
    Last night I went to see the play CHICAGO in Sosua.
    The play was all in Spanish (OK I can deal with that BUT all previous plays here in Sosua were in english and the fact that this one was in Spanish was never mentioned at all by anyone promoting the show)

    MY BIG THUMBS DOWN is because the whole thing was one big professional recording...not one word of dialogue or one song was live. Just one big pantomime to a (very loud) soundtrack. Very stupid and very boring.

    I think it was terrible to offer a 'play' and give us a soundtrack!
    Welcome in the new word.
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    If you live in Paris, you speak french.
    If you live in Italy, you speak ???
    If you live in R.D. you speak the language of the people.
    It is to complicate for you ???
    If you don't like the country, you know what you have to do ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhartley View Post
    chicago is now performing in my car - ticket prices rd 500 for a backseat

    in an act of desperation
    Giving the girls of Sosua some competition? lol

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    think big Roxy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles Beaulieu View Post
    Welcome in the new word.
    2012.
    If you live in Paris, you speak french.
    If you live in Italy, you speak ???
    If you live in R.D. you speak the language of the people.
    It is to complicate for you ???
    If you don't like the country, you know what you have to do ????
    I think you are a bit off base with this post.

    Yes, Spanish is the language of the country, but there have been other plays put on in Sosua by a local theater group during the past couple of years, all of which have been in English. Absent any mention in the publicity about the language, I think most if not all who have attended the previous plays would have been assuming this play to also be in English.

    There is no recent history of plays in Spanish in Sosua, only plays in English.

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