Chicago’s Amos for second time
A central Auckland actor is making a name for himself on a West Auckland stage.
Paul Dickens is taking on the role of Amos Hart in the Playhouse Theatre’s latest production Chicago.
Mr Dickens is such an avid fan of the role that it is his second time playing what he describes as the ‘‘beautifully pathetic’’ Amos Hart.
Over the last eight years the Epsom resident has performed in a number of stage shows including RENT, Hair and Miss Saigon.
The self-confessed ‘‘musical theatre and pop geek’’ was named a semifinalist on Maori Television’s Homai Te Pakipaki, an interactive karaoke competition.
The Playhouse Theatre says more than 136 people auditioned for roles in Chicago and it is giving the stage show an authentic 1920s Chicago feel with the help of some of the most elaborate costuming seen on its stage.
premiered on Broadway in 1975 and received 10 Tony Award nominations the following year including Best Musical and Best Original Score.
The revival in 1996 has become the longest running musical revival in history and has won six Drama Desk Awards, five Critic Circle Awards, and six Tony Awards.
In 2002, Miramax made Chicago into a movie starring Hollywood superstars Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Richard Gere. The film won six Academy Awards.
Chicago is on from July 13 to 27 at the Playhouse Theatre in Glen Eden.
Go to centralleader. co.nz and click on Latest Edition to see Paul Dickens perform on Homai Te Pakipaki.