The Pirate Queen

The Pirate QueenYou would think that with me living in a city like Chicago, I’d be out seeing shows all the time.

Well yeah, I guess Chicago isn’t really New York or anything.  The infiltration of Macy’s aside, of course.

But tomorrow night I’m going to see a show that might be the next big thing. 

Or it might totally suck ass.

I guess I’ll just have to find out for myself.

The Pirate Queen is the product of two sets of well-known show-makers:  Alain Boubil and Claude-Michael Schönberg of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon fame; and the producers of Riverdance, the show that made Irish jigs and Michael Flatley famous.

The Pirate Queen is in Chicago for its preview run before heading to Broadway.  Chicago is becoming a popular “tryout” city for shows headed for Broadway, and the city is enjoying these special opportunities in huge numbers.  The first show to preview here was The Producers, which I saw with my ex almost five years ago now.  I loved every minute of it.  So I’m hoping that The Pirate Queen doesn’t disappoint!

I really don’t know much about this show at all. I am going into it with a completely open mind.  I’m kind of excited about that, because with other shows I’ve either seen them before, or been in a production, or at least heard the cast recording.  It’s nice to go in with an untainted expectation.

I’ll follow up tomorrow or Wednesday with my thoughts.  In the meantime, if you have seen any shows recently, drop a comment and let us know!