Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson
Devilish and delightful, Chicago first appeared in 1975 and was made into an award winning movie in 2002. This Broadway landmark brings on one great showstopper after the next and stands chin-deep in dirty deeds with plenty of razzle dazzle!
Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…
Performances July 31, August 1, 2, 3, 4 at 7:00 pm and August 5 at 2:00 pm