Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Exploitation. Adultery. Treachery.
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
A universal tale of fame, fortune and “All That Jazz”
photos by: Russel Mobley
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920’s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, (Alexandra McNamara, Jessica Storvik) a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly (Tiffany Sweeley), by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer Billy Flynn (Todd Turney) 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. This show also features Layne Sasser as “Mama Morton, and Jonathan Higdon as Amos.
With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording. This production is directed and produced by Scarlett Turney with choreography by Kathryn Turney and music direction by Heather Moulder. Performance dates are September 14-23, 2012.
Chicago is part of the Arts Center’s 2012 Centerstage Series. The performance schedule for all shows is Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 with discounts available for students, seniors and groups and may be purchased by calling the Arts Center box office at 615-563-(ARTS) 2787 or 1-800-235-9073. This show is rated PG-13. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.artscenterofcc.com. “The Blue Porch @ Arts Center” restaurant is now open before all performances.
The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Box office hours are 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Saturday.
If You Go:
When: September 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 7:30PM September 16 & 23 at 2:00PM
Where: Woodbury, TN
Admission: $12 Adults, $10 Students & Seniors
Phone: (615) 563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073