BWW Previews: SMU Students to Stage 24-Hour CHICAGO Musical This Saturday
Once again, students from across Southern Methodist University will come together to produce a full-length musical - in only 24 hours. SMU student organizations Program Council and SMU Student Theatre join forces to produce the musical, with students from every school on campus rehearsing for 24 Hours to learn and stage a fully designed and blocked musical. This year, 24 Hour Musical, now in its third year, brings Chicago to the stage.
Chicago will be performed only once on Saturday, April 15th at 2pm and will be free and open to the public. Seating is first-come-first-served. SMU Student Theatre and Program Council bring you 24 Hour Musical in coordination with SMU Student Senate and the Faculty and Staff of the Meadows School of the Arts.
In the roaring twenties Chicago, chorine 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 and another "Merry Murderess" Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal. This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.
Chicago is produced in special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. and features a Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Script Adaptation by David Thompson, and Original Choreography by Bob Fosse.