Sassy Dames and Fast-Talking Gents Rule the Night

We do love us some "Chicago" -- so does everyone else, judging by the complete smash success of the movie and the huge tour that rolls on and on. Roxie's got moxie, and the songs are killer (and sometimes about that very cold-hearted topic, killers). So when the U.S. tour stops by Southern California, count on the "Chicago"ans to be lined up, in flapper-esque dresses and sexy stockings, at the theater door. Turn on the sirens (or be turned on by the sirens) and make for Cerritos Center, January 23-25. 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. 562-916-8501

Rivaling our affection for all things Roxie is our devotion to 1920s-era razzmatazz and the art of burlesque. "Minsky's" looks at the vaudeville-laden time when hips bumped and guys fell hopelessly in love with showgirls and things often went (comically) awry. Now in previews at the Ahmanson -- it officially kicks off on February 6 -- "Minsky's" boasts the added glamor of having two of the brains behind the delightful "The Drowsy Chaperone" at the creative helm. The Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. 213-628-2772

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