Photo Flash: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Presents CHICAGO

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MainStage Irving-Las Colinas opens its 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history, CHICAGO. The production opens November 4 and runs through the 19 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Single tickets range from $21-31 and go on sale October 1 at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students.

Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Musical, CHICAGO takes place in the roaring twenties! 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 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. Guns, girls, gossip ... "And All That Jazz!"

Director B.J. Cleveland says, "Being a longtime fan of the show, having seen the original production in '75 on Broadway with Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon, I'm very excited to bring the show to MainStage audiences with a stalwart cast of North Texas talent power-houses and a top-notch production team. Amazing voices and fabulous dancers promise to kick off this season with panache and some fun naughtiness!"

CHICAGO stars Liz J. Millea (Velma Kelly),Rachel Reininger (Roxie Hart), Gregory Hullett (Billy Flynn), Michael P. Rausch (Amos Hart), Brynne A. Huffman (Matron "Mama" Morton), H. Sabin (Mary Sunshine), Ashley Markgraf (Go To Hell Kitty), Shannon J. Walsh (Liz), Alexis Miles (June), Alexandra Cassens (Mona), Beth Lipton (Hunyak), and Jamie Ecklund (Annie). The cast also includes Isaiah Harris, Preston Isham, Jonah Munroe, Mark Quach, Carlos Strudwick, and Sammy Swim.

CHICAGO production team includes Director B.J. Cleveland, Music Director Mark Mullino, Choreographer Kelly McCain, Administrative Producer Evelyn Hall, Technical Producer Tom Ortiz, Stage Manager Branson White, Lighting Designer Kyle Harris, Scenic Designer Dane Tuttle, Sound Designer Jeff Mizener, Master Carpenter Kris Hampton, and Properties Coordinator Jo Anne Hull.

Tickets to CHICAGO go on sale October 1 and can be purchased by calling the Irving Arts Center's Box Office at 972.252.2787 or by ordering tickets online atwww.irvingartscenter.com.

Photo credit: Dustin Curry

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Photo Flash: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Presents CHICAGO
Rachel Reininger_Greg Hullett_and the company of CHICAGO_Photo by Dustin Curry, SoloShoe Communications, LLC

Photo Flash: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Presents CHICAGO
L-R_Liz J. Millea_Rachel Reininger_Photo by Dustin Curry, SoloShoe Communications, LLC

Photo Flash: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Presents CHICAGO
L-R_Carlos Strudwick_Rachel Reininger_Jonah Munroe_Photo by Dustin Curry, SoloShoe Communications, LLC

Photo Flash: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Presents CHICAGO
Liz J. Millea_Rachel Reininger_and the company of CHICAGO_Photo by Dustin Curry, SoloShoe Communications, LLC

Photo Flash: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Presents CHICAGO
Brynne A. Huffman_Photo by Dustin Curry, SoloShoe Communications, LLC



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