Category Archives: Short and Sweet

Short & Sweet: Motown the Musical

Diana Martinez and guest critic Mike Latone review ‘Motown the Musical’. “According to Latone, there was a “buzz in the audience you wouldn’t believe – I swear everybody was ready to jump up out of their chairs and start dancing.”” Read more at the Daily Herald

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Short & Sweet: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Diana Martinez and guest critic Ellen Ferrera give you the Short & Sweet on the new tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo of ‘American Idol’ fame. Martinez says, “The show still has the foundation that has attracted audiences for over twenty years: a beautiful Biblical story of family and hope, and an evening the entire family can enjoy together.” Read more at the Daily Herald

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Short & Sweet: Heartbeat of Home

Diana Martinez and guest critic Dorothea Schultz give you the Short & Sweet on Heartbeat of Home, now playing at the Oriental Theatre through March 16th. Read more at the Daily Herald

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Short & Sweet – CHICAGO

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Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO the Musical

Diana Martinez gives you the Short & Sweet on CHICAGO the Musical. “It is the perfect blend of sexy Fosse dancing, spontaneous comedy, and big Broadway music.”

“The best casting decision is Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart: she is believable and full of honest moxie, effortlessly stealing the show. Marroquin is charming, funny, and captivating, but her strength lies in her amazing connection with the audience. She alone is worth the trip.” Read more at the Daily Herald

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Short & Sweet: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical™

Diana Martinez and guest critic Ed Moon give you the Short & Sweet on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical™. Martinez calls it “the perfect holiday show for the little ones in your life”, however she “can assure you that there were plenty of adults in the audience with big smiles watching this nostalgic holiday classic come to life on stage.”

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Short & Sweet: ELF The Musical

Diana Martinez and guest critic Karen Whalen give you the Short & Sweet on ELF The Musical. It’s only here through this weekend so make sure to get your tickets now if you haven’t had the chance to see the show Martinez calls “a funny, fresh treat for the holidays”.

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Short & Sweet: Wicked

Diana Martinez and guest critic Sarah Pouls give you the Short & Sweet review on Wicked:

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Short and Sweet – Flashdance the Musical

 

 

 

Broadway In Chicago is happy to introduce “Short and Sweet,” a quick view of our shows courtesy of Diana Martinez, who will give you the lowdown on Broadway In Chicago productions from the perspective of an audience member. Diana has more than 25 years of experience as an entertainment executive, most recently as President of The Second City. She has directed and produced over 40 live Broadway musical theatre shows and has presented more than 350 world-class Broadway national tours, dance, headline comedians and concert. We hope you enjoy this quick insight into our shows, and since this is all about our audience, share your own thoughts with us in the comments below.

Grab the girls and go see Flashdance the Musical   

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I am an admitted product of the 80’s and was a huge fan of the original movie. (Confession: I might have even cut and permed my hair to look like Jennifer Beals in 1983) Honestly… Can you believe it is the 30th Anniversary of Flashdance?!  If you are anything like me, Continue reading

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Short and Sweet: The Australian Bee Gees Show

Broadway In Chicago is happy to introduce “Short and Sweet,” a quick view of our shows courtesy of Diana Martinez, who will give you the lowdown on Broadway In Chicago productions from the perspective of an audience member. Diana will discuss the important points of each show with a guest in this special, produced by the talented students and faculty at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy.

In this episode, she discusses The Australian Bee Gees Show, playing through August 4 at the Broadway Playhouse. For tickets, click here.

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Short and Sweet: The Australian Bee Gees Show

Broadway In Chicago is happy to introduce “Short and Sweet,” a quick view of our shows courtesy of Diana Martinez, who will give you the lowdown on Broadway In Chicago productions from the perspective of an audience member. Diana has more than 25 years of experience as an entertainment executive, most recently as President of The Second City. She has directed and produced over 40 live Broadway musical theatre shows and has presented more than 350 world-class Broadway national tours, dance, headline comedians and concert. We hope you enjoy this quick insight into our shows, and since this is all about our audience, share your own thoughts with us in the comments below.

The Australian Bee Gees Show a Multi Media Concert

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I may be one of the few people in the world who did not like “Mama Mia” but I felt they forced a weak story in an effort to string together a lot of fabulous hit songs and I think I would have been happier had they just sung the songs rather than give me a weak story line. What you get in the Australian Bee Gee’s show is a great tribute concert of Bee Gee’s hits. As one of my guest critic Eileen Shapiro said, “The show really highlights the amazing body of work Continue reading

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