The Full Monty | Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The Full Monty Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 21 2008

There’s nothing wrong with this musical stage version of the popular 1997 movie that a few decades of post-war socialism wouldn’t cure. David Yazbek’s music and lyrics have a genial lumpen charm. Marc Robin’s production moves nicely. And Alene Robertson’s a hoot as a Selma Diamond-esque show biz trooper. But when the book writer, Terrence McNally, moved this tale of unemployed steelworkers-turned-strippers from Sheffield, England, to Buffalo, New York, he lost the social context that gave it meaning. See the show for fun, but don’t expect the movie’s payoff. (TA)

Price: $45


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