Chicago brings “All That Jazz” to Amarillo
It’s pure entertainment. Chicago is one of Broadway’s record-breaking, Tony Award-winning musical smash hits.
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 legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history, and it still shows no sign of ever slowing down!
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
The national tour is directed by David Hyslop and choreographed by David Bushman. 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, supervising music direction by Rob Fisher.
Reviewers agree Chicago is a production not to be missed. Time Magazine calls it “A Triumph,” Newsweek raves “Smashing” and Entertainment Weekly sums it up by calling Chicago “Broadway’s Most Electrifying Show.”
Chicago makes its National Tour debut in Amarillo April 30 to May 1 at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium and is welcomed by AGN Media. Tickets are now on sale and range from $25 to $65 not including fees.
For tickets and “All That Jazz” order online at wwwpanhandletickets.com, by phone at (806) 378-3096 or in person at the box office inside the Amarillo Civic Center Complex and participating United Supermarkets in Amarillo, Borger, Canyon, Dumas, Hereford and Pampa.
Chicago closes the Amarillo Broadway Spotlight Series sponsored by KVII Pronews 7, Embassy Suites and Education Credit Union. For more information on Chicago and the Broadway Spotlight Series visit www.CelebrityAttractions.com.
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