The award-winning Broadway hit Chicago is coming to Music City. The Nashville Repertory Theatre presents the musical March 19 – April 16 at TPAC.
“We’re inviting the audience into a 1920’s nightclub where most people are only looking out for number one” says Chicago director René D. Copeland. “Murder, gin, and jazz will be the vibe, and with some of the audience at stage-front cabaret tables, each performance will be a rowdy delight. The music is the best, and it’s great fun to take a well-loved show like Chicago and make it our own. Nashville Rep is as excited about its approach as the audience is.”
Chorus girl Roxie Hart tried to pin the murder of her lover on her unwitting husband, but the jig is up and Roxie has landed in Cook County Jail. Jazz star and accused murderer Velma Kelly is less than pleased to see Roxie on her cell block, since Roxie’s sensational crime and feigned innocence capture the attention of the public as well as Velma’s hotshot lawyer Billy Flynn. The Tony Award-winning satire whisks you into a world where everyone is a dazzling performer, truth is defined by what gets the most attention, and owning the spotlight is the most important thing.
Nashville Rep’s cast for Chicago stars Martha Wilkinson (Roxie), Corrie Maxwell (Velma), and Geoff Davin(Billy). Additional cast includes Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva (Matron “Mama” Morton), Shawn Knight(Amos/Ensemble), and J. London (Mary Sunshine). Ensemble members include DeVon Buchanan, Wesley Carpenter, Jess Darnell, Billy Ditty, Rosemary Fossee, Mia Rose Lynne, Neely Scott, and Everett Tarlton.
Tickets are $25 for previews and start at $50 for regular run. Cabaret tables close to the stage seat four and begin at $60 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at nashvillerep.org or by calling the Box Office at 615-782-4040.
Preview performances of Chicago are March 17 and 18, 2016, opening night is Saturday, March 19, and the show runs through April 16.
Book is by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The production will be directed by René D. Copeland, Nashville Rep’s Producing Artistic Director, with music direction by Jason Tucker and choreography by Pam Atha. Designers are Gary C. Hoff (Scenic Designer), Trish Clark(Costume Designer), Phillip Franck (Lighting Designer), and Jeff Ent (Sound Designer). Technical Director isTyler Axt.
Performances of Chicago will be held in Andrew Johnson Theatre at Tennessee Performing Arts Center, located at 505 Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville.