Piedmont Players Theatre Announces CHICAGO Cast; Show Runs 4/3-12

Piedmont Players Theatre Announces CHICAGO Cast; Show Runs 4/3-12

Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) announces the cast of CHICAGO, featuring Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. Producing Partners: FIBRANT & ED BROWN.

CHICAGO will run Apr 3-5 & 9-12 at 7:30pm and Apr 6 at 2:30pm. Tickets go on sale Mar 24. For more information, visit www.piedmontplayers.com.

PPT is looking for more male dancers to be part of CHICAGO. If interested, call 704-633-5471.

MEET THE CAST:

VELMA KELLY

Ashlyn Keller Sumner

ROXIE HART

Karen Christensen

AMOS HART

Josh Wainright

MATRON "MAMMA" MORTON

Alexis Greer

BILLY FLYNN

Jordan Clifton

ENSEMBLE

Alex Aguilar

Jackie Batten

Leah Campion

Lauren Gaskill

Marvin King

Winnie Mikkelson

Lisa Pfuhl

Dana Ribelin

Hannah Roseman

Wendy Weant

Alex White

MEET THE CREATIVES:

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

Tod A. Kubo

RESIDENT DIRECTOR

Reid Leonard

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Mike Wilkins

STAGE MANAGERS

Monika Borras Bigsby

Liz Steele

ABOUT THE SHOW: Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the "celebrity criminal." Set in the roaring "jazz hot" twenties, this is the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Aspiration-al chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie joins Nightclub star Velma Kelly who is serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. With the help of a slick attorney named Billy Flynn, both vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of fame, fortune and acquittal.

One of the most popular musicals of all time, CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. The Broadway revival holds the record for longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. The Academy Award-winning film version of the musical starred Reneìe Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, and Queen Latifah.

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