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‘AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES’ COMES TO CHICAGO

July 16, 2013 Reviews Comments Off on ‘AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES’ COMES TO CHICAGO

Broadway Play House Till Aug 4th

Reviewed By Frank Meccia

Chicago Theatre Review

Back in 1979 at the old Chicago Stadium for 2 days there were a group from England/ Australia that were making hit after hit for years. I got to see them finally after having at least 4 of there albums. (For those under 30 it’s now called a CD )They had a 70’s style disco set up and their music was wonderful, even though the sound quality back then was simple and loud. 34 years later a remastered group of talented actors and musicians have recreated that sound and style as a tribute band to the Bee Gees. Over the last several years we have had tribute plays to great actors and bands; The buddy Holly Story, Million Dollar Quartet, Rain, all which made you feel that you were at a great concert. But tonight was different, I really felt I was at a more intimate concert with the Bee Gees. This trio has played all over Europe and have been to Vegas, and other cities across America. And you can tell by the way they use their walk,  they have this show down pat.

The members of the Chicago cast include California based Matt Boldoni as Barry Gibbs, and Australian natives Paul Lines as Robin and Jack Leftley as Maurice.

A true retrospective of their 40 year history, with great costume changes and looks. These guys did the job, there mannerisms, voices and style mimicked the great Bee Gees, as evident by the way the audience was up and dancing during the show.

If you missed going to a real Bee Gees concert, then get down to Chicago Broadway Playhouse and see the “Australian Bee Gees” for 2 hours and 20 minutes you will relive some great music from the 70’s 80’s and 90’s.

 


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