AUDITION DATES: December 11-15
PERFORMANCE DATES: March 5-9
CHICAGO is a darkly satirical, razzle dazzling musical set to the backdrop of Prohibition-era Chicago. The show has its origins in real-life, high-profile crimes, criminals, and trials of the 1920s. Maurine Dallas Watkins, a columnist at the time, shared these stories with the public, and her columns were so popular that she chose to use the material for a play. Much like her columns, CHICAGO the play received acclaim from audiences and critics alike. CHICAGO the play, and later, the musical, both poke fun at corruption in the criminal justice system and the idea of "celebrity criminals". Fosse, Kander and Ebb turned the play into a musical which opened on Broadway in 1975. With more than 8,000 performances to date, audiences clearly cannot get enough of "all that jazz".