CHICAGO Returns To Omaha's Orpheum Theater 2/12/2010

CHICAGO is coming back to Omaha's Orpheum Theater forfive performances February 12 through 14, 2010 and it's pure entertainment.

Now celebrating 13 glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour on the Great White Way, the record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO is the seventh longest-running production in Broadway history ... and shows no sign of ever slowing down.Tickets for CHICAGO, presented by Omaha Performing Arts and Broadway Across America, are now on sale and can be purchased at the Ticket Omaha Box Office in the Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas streets, Omaha, Neb; online at TicketOmaha.com or by calling 402-345-0606.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $57. For group sales call 402-661-8516 or toll-free 866-434-8587.

Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Exploitation. Adultery. Treachery. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.

With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb,CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording. 

The CHICAGO national tour is directed by Scott Faris and choreographed by Gary Chryst. Walter Bobbie is the director of the original New York Production and Ann Reinking was the original choreographer in the style of Bob Fosse. CHICAGO features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

The production also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns and supervising music direction by Rob Fisher. Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO has become a worldwide phenomenon with productions in 24 countries and 11 languages since 1996. The record-breaking London production of CHICAGO continues to hold the record as the longest-running American musical in West End history. CHICAGO is also on tour throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as international tours in Australia and the United Kingdom. CHICAGO is a production not to be missed. And all the reviewers agree. Time Magazine calls it "A Triumph," Newsweek raves "Smashing" and Entertainment Weekly sums it up by calling CHICAGO "Broadway's Most Electrifying Show."

Performances of CHICAGO at the Orpheum Theater will be Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. For more information about CHICAGO visit OmahaPerformingArts.org, TicketOmaha.com or ChicagoTheMusical.com



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