The next Classical Showcase Friday evening at 7 on Classical 101 features the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in a program that reflects Canadian culture and the Manitoba province in particular. This concert is part of the Spring for Music Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City that we’ve been presenting this past month.
Film Review: Burlesque
Listen to the Story
Starring: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell Cam Gigandet
Genre: Drama, Musical
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sexual content including several suggestive dance routines, partial nudity, language and some thematic material.
Rico: Burlesque is a musical, not a strip show. There are plenty of scanty costumes, but the girls are singing and dancing, not taking their clothes off. In fact, the show features 12 song and dance numbers.
Joyce: All I could say when we walked out was, â€œWow!â€Â Here is a spectacular show. The last time I felt this way was when I saw Chicago.
Rico: Cher, playing the character Tess, is the owner/manager of The Burlesque Lounge, a Los Angeles night club, which is struggling. Enter Ali, played by Christina Aguilera, as a hopeful singer with a big voice. She starts as a cocktail waitress and manages to land a job as one of the cast in the revue. Her boyfriend, a bartender at the club, is played well by Cam Gigandet
Joyce: The cast is well put together, with featured roles by the wonderful Stanley Tucci as Cherâ€™s gay colleague, Kristen Bell as bad-girl dancer, and Julienne Hough of Dancing With the Stars fame as a dancer friend.
Rico: Iâ€™m happy to say that Cher is still Cher in looks and voice. Aguilera is a revelation to those who donâ€™t already know her. What a voice! This is a wonderful film and musical. ****
Joyce: I can almost guarantee that youâ€™ll feel great when you leave the heater. It is spellbinding. ****