BWW Review: SUGAR at Lola Membrives
When we think of Broadway, we imagine lights, colors, music, great voices, amazing choreographies, and so much talent. All this and even more you can enjoy in "SUGAR", directed by famous actor, Arturo Puig and produced by Argentina Diva, Susana Giménez, and famous producer, Gustavo Yankelevich.
The show opened on Broadway in 1972 and it is about the film "Some like it Hot" starring Marilyn Monroe. In 1986, the show opened with great success in Buenos Aires, in the emblematic theater Lola Membrives, with Susana Giménez, Arturo Puig and Ricardo Darín as main characters.
The story happens in Chicago in 1929 where the musicians Jerry (Nicolas Cabré) and Joe (Federico D'Elia) must escape from the city, forced by threats from the gangsters, and dare to embark on an unusual adventure to Miami with an Orchestra of young ladies where they meet the gorgeous Sugar Kane (Griselda Siciliani).
The show tells the adventures of Jerry and Joe, turned into Violeta and Josephine respectively, two girls who will be part of the orchestra and embark on hilarious situations next to Sugar.
The production is superb, I can surely say that "SUGAR" is synonymous of musical theater comedy. The combination of the new orchestra directed by Gerardo Gardelín, Gustavo Wons's exquisite choreographies and the incredible performances of each of the artists on stage, make us vibrate to the beat of jazz, charleston, swing and tap sounds.
Siciliani shows in every scene what a great comedian she is; she surprises the audience with great dancing and singing skills. D'Elía does a really good job, is ductile and is determined to become an actor in the musical theater industry of our country. Cabré makes his debut in the musical comedy with his character Jerry. He looks really prepared on stage, his years of experience as an actor give him a lot of fluency and freshness, but I have to admit that he still has to develop his skills in dancing and singing. His comedy ability makes the audience laugh out loud several times with easy but effective jokes.
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The scenography designed by Alberto Negrin is exceptional. Renata Schussheim, through her incredible customs, takes us back to the 1920s with glamor and sophistication. The sound and the lights are impeccable, one of the best characteristics of this great show.
The tickets for the show go from $400 to $1.000 Argentine Pesos. You can Purchase your tickets HERE.