Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Get Dazzled…with Stratford’s “Chicago”

The Stratford Playhouse will open its fall season with the musical production of Chicago, a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 16-18 and Oct. 23-25, with matinees on Oct. 19 and 25 at 2:30 p.m. 

Set in the roaring 20’s, Chicago is the story of housewife and nightclub dancer Roxie Hart, who 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 most popular criminal lawyer to transform her crime into sensational headlines.

Roxie has always dreamed of being famous, but it’s that very thing that could hold her back from finding true happiness. A true New York institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great, and dazzles audiences with Fosse-styled dancing and one show-stopping song after another.

The Broadway version was honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier awards, as well as a Grammy for music excellence.

Tickets are $16 in advance.  Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on October 16-18, and also on 23-25, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on October 25. Tickets are available for purchase online or can be purchased at the Box Office beginning Wednesday, Oct. 8. For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.shsplayhouse.org or call 713-251-3449.

Please note: There are mature themes in the show, and the suggested audience age is at least 12 years or older.


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