I joined a few girlfriends at the Esplanade today for a mantineé showing of Chicago. I was surprised I liked it as much as I did, because most of the main characters are not sympathetic characters; I didn’t really care whether or not they succeeded. The cast was talented, the voices were great, and we enjoyed ourselves.
I was also impressed that the Esplanade auditorium we were in had sufficient exits that there weren’t long lines to exit, and that the washrooms had a sufficient number of stalls that there were not long lines waiting to use them. I wish more venues were designed this way.