‘Chicago’ is the first musical I’ve seen at the MetroPlus Theatre Fest, and the most obvious fact was that theatre groups in Chennai have a long way to go, technically and dramatically, before they can claim equal rights as groups from Mumbai and other places. The spotlights were constantly at the wrong places, with no one under them. However, I have to admit that having seen the movie, I was comparing the actors, dancers and sets with the movie, unfair as it was. Having said that, energy was in so much abundance in the play, and that made up for lack of experience. The director has to be applauded for going with a completely new cast, and the dancers had a brilliant time on stage.