Prepare to be dazzled because the hit Broadway musical Chicago is hitting the stage at Montecasino from 20 April!
If you don’t know the story, you are in for a treat! It’s a tale of a doe-eyed nightclub singer, Roxy Hart, who is accused of murdering her husband; her smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn; and the double-murderess Velma Kelly she meets in prison. The cell block is full of women who have killed the men in their lives, but as they all claim, “He had it coming!”
The show is packed with musical hits (which you might find yourself singing after the show, much to your partner’s horror), sexy, sensational dancing and costumes, and an amazing set that also manages to get a live orchestra on stage!
All star cast
The South African cast features local stars Samantha Peo, Ilse Klink and Craig Urbani. Internationally, stars such as Todrick Hall and Mel B have taken the stage, and who can forget the movie starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta Jones and Richard Gere?
This devilishly delicious musical has brought cheering audiences to their feet all around the world, from Australia to Argentina and Spain – now it’s South Africa’s turn again. Over 31 million people have seen Chicago, which has played over 32,500 performances worldwide, and for good reason. It’s amazing!
All that jazz
Chicago is based on a play written by journalist Maurine Dallas in 1926. She was inspired by the sensational real-life trials of two women who were accused of killing their lovers whilst under the influence of drink and jazz.
In 1975, the legendary Broadway trio of John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (book/lyrics) and Bob Fosse (co-author, original director and choreographer) adapted the play into Chicago, the musical we know and love today.
Chicago is on at the Teatro at Monte from 20 April to 26 May. Get your tickets!