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Mungojerrie_rt wrote:
There was a big ad in Saturday's Courier Mail. It had Roxie. Didn't recognise the person in it though. It might not have even been the current one.


No cast officially yet, they would be using existing promotional shots from other productions around the world. I've heard that it will be Caroline O'Connor as Velma again, which is fantastic as long as she's not tired of the role! And there are very, very much unsubstantiated murmurs that Tina Arena may reprise her turn as Roxie.


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Uugh not Tina Arena! Caroline O'conner is a great performer though.
I was scoping the show out on the internet the other day and the ads i saw used old pictures.

EDIT: I wrote new instead of old for some reason :P

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Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:06 am
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Uugh not Tina Arena! Caroline O'conner is a great performer though.
I was scoping the show out on the internet the other day and the ads i saw used new pictures.


I know opinions are divided on Tina, but there were many who thought she did it quite well in London. And let's face it, she'll sell tickets (it is only 10 years since the same production toured here).

Caroline is made for the role. I saw it twice during the last run and her energy put the rest of the cast to shame - most of whom were probably half her age! I think Chloe Dallimore should be given a go as the 'real' Roxie (she was the understudy/alternate last time and she was MUCH better than Chelsea Gibb!)


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Say what you must about Chelsea as Roxie but she was for sure one of the foxiest Roxie's ever...

http://www.geocities.com/ozchicago/chelshead.htm

For the record, I liked her.


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I love your avvy by the way =D>

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I know Debora Krizak (ulla understudy - the producers) has a leading role, just dont know which.... oh she is my aunty!

https://www.qtix.com.au/chicago_cast_announcement.aspx abd
this is on the qpac website and its states that

Caroline is Velma
Sharon Millerchip is Roxie
Craig Mclachlan is Billy
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Gina Riley is Mama Morton

Im sooo going to see it!


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Gina Riley has an amazing voice, but i struggle seeing her as anything other than a comic character...
and OMG Craig McLachlan as Billy? The people in casting do realise that you don't have to be a D-list australian celebrity to star in a musical don't they? my god...

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Huzzah! I really want to see Sharon Millerchip. But I guess it means I won't get to see her has Columbia now.


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Mungojerrie_rt wrote:
Huzzah! I really want to see Sharon Millerchip. But I guess it means I won't get to see her has Columbia now.


... Considering she's already left Rocky Horror :wink:

Gina Riley actually has a reasonable list of credits in straight and musical theatre. I think she'll be amazing as Mama.


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Wow!
Did you know she played The Baker's Wife in the aussie version of ITW?

Thats great. So she can pull of stuff like that. Awesome.

So I'm thinking she'll do great. :D
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I saw Gina Riley perform as the Baker's Wife in MTC's Into the Woods. She was wonderful. I've also seen Sharon Millerchip on stage in several other shows and would love to see her tackle Roxie.

But most importantly ... I can't WAIT to see Caroline O'Connor as Velma! I saw her in Man of La Mancha as Aldonza - not a role which suits her talents particularly well - and she still burnt up the stage.

As Velma, she would be absolutely SMOKIN' ... and I say this as a straight female!


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Really can't see Connor as Velma...oh well i'll have to wait and see till i see it to judge it.
(can you believe i got B reserve tix for $38?!)

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