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CHICAGO AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE : FOUR WEEKS TO GO

The principal cast in Chicago at the Capitol Theatre

 

 

The  longest running play  on Broadway CHICAGO is making a brief but welcome return to Sydney with a brand new but extremely talented cast.

Leading the cast is one of Australian theatre’s greatest leading men, Anthony Warlow, as the cunning and charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn. Returning to the stage to play the powerful and glamorous Velma Kelly is one of Australia’s favourite actors, Zoë Ventoura, opposite musical theatre star Lucy Maunder as the irreverent and determined Roxie Hart. As Roxie’s gullible and hapless husband, Amos, is much-loved comedy icon and character actor Peter Rowsthorn, and Asabi Goodman plays the tough and sassy prison warden Matron ‘Mama’ Morton.

S. Valeri features as the soft-hearted crime reporter Mary Sunshine, while the talented group of ensemble and swings comprises Hayden BaumDevon BraithwaiteOlivia CarniatoAngelique CassimatisTodd DewberryLouis FontaineChaska Halliday, Sarah HeathMatthew JensonEthan JonesSavannah LindKristina McNamaraTom NewNathan PinnellRania Potaka-OsbornePriscilla Stavrou and Romina Villafranca.

Set amidst the decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who 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, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer Billy Flynn 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.

 CHICAGO, which is based on the 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, has a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1996 Broadway revival of CHICAGO is choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and is directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. CHICAGO features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

Season                                To 28 July

Performance Times       Tues-Thurs 7pm, Fri-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm (performance times vary each week)

Prices:                                 From $69.90 (transaction fees apply)

Bookings:                           ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Groups 8+ email groups@ticketmaster.com.au

Photography by Ben Apfelbaum

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