CHICAGO The Musical Comes to The Fulton Theatre
The Fulton Theatre swings into the new year with one of Broadway's longest running musicals, Chicago. Opening on January 24, 2019, the Fulton's distinctive production of Chicago is set to be the hottest show of the season, and will channel the alluring luster of 1920's vaudeville. Featuring a two story band stand, flying jail cells, and set elements that extend into the audience, Chicago is sure to be a spectacle so alluring it should be criminal. The dazzling set was designed by Adam Koch, who recently wowed audiences with his set design for Fulton Theatre's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The Fulton's costumes are a departure from the simple all-black garb of the Broadway revival. Featuring glistening sequins, feathers, and boas, the Fulton's costumes epitomize one of the show's most iconic numbers, "Razzle Dazzle". The exquisite costumes are designed by Fulton regular, Ryan J. Moller, who has crafted wardrobes for some of the Fulton Theatre's biggest shows including Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Robin and Clark's Treasure Island, A Musical Adventure.
The cast is led by Broadway's Jessica Lee Goldyn (A Chorus Line (Val/Cassie), Hello Dolly!, Finding Neverland, Tuck Everlasting, On The Town (Ivy Smith) as Roxie Hart, Heather Parcells (Tuck Everlasting (Mae Tuck u/s); Finding Neverland; Wonderland (Manhatter u/s); A Chorus Line (Judy, OBC); Soul Doctor; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Travis Taylor (National Tour: The Phantom of the Opera, Fulton Theatre: Treasure Island, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) as Billy Flynn. The cast also includes Joey Abramowicz, DeShawn Bowens, Samantha Hewes Cramer, Mallory Davis, Alex Drost, Randall Frizado, Christian Jesus Galvis, , Julia Harnett, D. Hoffer, Tarra Conner Jones, Brian Martin, Janayé McAlpine, Kayla Moniz, Kaylee Olson, Buddy Reeder, Sean Rozanski, Tiffany Rudi, Zoë Verbil, and Blake Zelesnikar.
Chicago is directed by Marc Robin-who is celebrating 10 years as the Fulton's Artistic Director, and features Jason Wetzel as Musical Director, Steven Royal as Associate Scenic Designer, lighting design by Paul Black, Ariel Direction by Joshua Dean, Wig and Makeup Designs by Anthony Lascoskie, Jr., Prop Designs by Katelin Walsko, Sound Design by Jacob Mishler, Lizz Bender as production stage manager, Rebekah Church as Assistant Stage Manager, and casting by Bob Cline.
A complete list of dates and times is available at: https://thefulton.org/shows/chicago
With special thanks to our Season Sponsor Fulton Bank, Season Co-Sponsors Donegal Insurance Group, Hagelgans & Veronis, Rodgers & Associates, and Wendell L. Funk, Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, Production Co-Sponsors Franklin and Marshall College, M&T Bank, and UGI, Opening Night Sponsor Mercedes-Benz of Lancaster, Audience Services Sponsor Benchmark Construction, All That Jazz Sponsor Whole Foods, and Pay What You Want Sponsor Full Circle Recycling.
New York Casting is done by Bob Cline Casting. Interviews are available with the cast and/or director based on availability. Production photos are available upon request. Performance Schedule follows at the end of the release.
About the Fulton Theatre:
The Fulton first opened its doors in 1852. 166 years later, this national historic landmark theatre continues to entertain, educate and delight audiences, bringing live theatre, music, and more than 120,000 patrons into downtown Lancaster annually. Since its inception, some of the brightest stars of theatre, music and film have appeared on its stage, including Sarah Bernhardt, Mark Twain, Lionel Barrymore, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, W.C. Fields, George M. Cohan, Treat Williams and Lancaster's own Jonathan Groff.
Today, under the leadership of Executive Artistic Producer Marc Robin, the Fulton Theatre produces a mix of comedies, dramas and musicals, employing the talents of professional directors, designers, actors and playwrights from across the country. The Fulton also offers classes for children, teens and adults as well as numerous community engagement programs across the region.