(WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ) -- The flash hit musical, Chicago, will be presented by The Road Company from January 25 through February 10th. This scandalous masterpiece of a musical is based on the Jazzy Showgirls of the roaring 20's.
In the play, Roxie Hart, a Chorus singer is thrown in jail after murdering the man she had been having an affair with. While in jail she meets women all in the same predicament blamed for crimes committed in the fight for women's voices. She soon learned "When You're Good to Mama" good things will happen. Roxie is soon swarmed with the most popular media and reporters, who all want to know about the latest scandal. As Roxie breaks through the media, tensions rise in the Cook County Jail and the battle for fame begins. Audiences are sure to be entangled in this story of love, corruption, greed, and fame with music by John Kander (Cabaret) this Academy Award Winning musical is directed by Lauri Hudson.
The cast includes Ashley Griffith (Velmar); Colleen Renee (Roxie), Tim Reilly (Billy Flynn), Jeremy Wright (Amos), Sierra Johnson (Mama Morton), David Fusco (Mary Sunshine), Andy Spinosi (Fred Casely), Armando Mendez (Sgt. Fogarty / Rptr 3 / Harrison), Marisa Miraglia (Go to Hell Kitty), Katharina Muniz (Hunyak), Kaitlyn Anthony (Liz), Hannah Breed (Annie), Tiara Nock (June / Conductor), Jenna German (Mona / Rptr), Dana Orange (Aaron / Dr.), Julian Class (Judge), Ben Kirvan (Court Clerk / Bailiff / Harry), Paul Sigall (Ensemble), and Ferdinand Moscat (Juror).
Chicago features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. It originally opened on Broadway onJune 3, 1975 at the 46th Street Theatre and ran for 936 performances, closing on August 27, 1977. The original show received 10 Tony nominations including Best Musical.
Performances take place Thursdays at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 2:00pm in the Grand Theatre, located at 405 S. Main Street in Williamstown, New Jersey.