Victor/Victoria | Stage 773 | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Victor/Victoria The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 10 2015

Like the 1982 movie it's based on, Blake Edwards's 1995 Broadway musical (music by Henry Mancini) promises more than it delivers. Edwards is adept at setting up interesting, high-stakes situations only to let us down with cheap slapstick or mawkish sentimentality. Now, imagine a low-budget version performed by young actors still working on their chops. There are a few high points in this show from NightBlue Performing Arts: Shari Mocheit is winning as the out-of-work singer who impersonates a drag queen (Julie Andrews's role in both the movie and the musical). And Billy Dawson shows considerable charm as her gay friend. —Jack Helbig

Price: $32-$35

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