A Musical vaudeville
Book by: Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse | Music by: John Kander | Lyrics by: Fred Ebb
Directed by: Jessi Marlow Partridge
Musical Director: Angie Chervenak
Choreographers: Nique de la Fuente & Hazel Delos Santos
March 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 2023
Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Adultery. Treachery. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart (Alyssa Haig), a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her lover after he threatens to walk out on her and convinces her hapless husband, Amos (Anthony White), to take the rap... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and head "Merry Murderess" of Cook County Jail, Velma Kelly (Hazel Delos Santos) vie for the spotlight and headlines. Desperate to avoid conviction, she deceives the public, the media and Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer, Billy Flynn (Mark Cameron), to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids. Roxie & Velma ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal. The sizzling tale of corruption and celebrity was inspired by true events and trials in Jazz Age Chicago. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.
Photos by: Pam Foreman