Girls, guns, glitz and glamour hit the Egyptian Theatre stage this weekend with the multi Tony Award winning Broadway musical Chicago January 14-16 and 21-23, 2011. Tickets are $13.00 for general admission, $10.00 for students 12 and under and active military personnel. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.CCTOnstage.com or by calling (815)758-1225.
This record-breaking smash hit stars Shela Lahey as Matron “Mama” Morton, keeper of the jailhouse keys and Patrick Price as Billy Flynn, the slick lawyer who razzles the court and dazzles the press to free his guilty clients. The sizzling tale of corruption and celebrity, inspired by the sensationalized trials of 1920’s Chicago, has John Kander music, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography inspired by Bob Fosse and all that jazz!
Set amidst the glittering decadence of the 1920s, Chicago also stars Nikki Hambly as Roxie Hart, a housewife who spends her nights jazzing it up in clubs while dreaming of a life on the stage and subsequently murdering her lover, Sheryl Braag as Velma Kelly, the seductive night club singer turned murderess and darling of the press, and Jimmy Capek as Amos (aka Mr. Cellophane), Roxie’s husband who agrees to take the blame for her violent crime.
Helming the production for CCT’s Stage Right Theatre as director is Kris Pagoria, who also serves as CCT’s President. Susan Webb is music director and Morgan Clott has created the choreography.
Chicago is the sixth longest-running production in Broadway history and is the winner of six Tony Awards. The jazzy musical has become a worldwide phenomenon with productions ins 24 countries and languages since 1996. Don’t miss the sexy, musical extravaganza that features one show-stopping number after another, including All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle and When You’re Good to Mama. For more information, visit www.cctonstage.com.