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|'Chicago' to perform one Monroe show|
The 1920s come roaring back with a vengeance when the hit musical "Chicago" comes to the Monroe Civic Center's Jack Howard Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 2 for one performance only.
Based on the 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins (which was based on real events), "Chicago" is "a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery — all the things we hold near and dear to our hearts," as stated in the show's opening lines.
The story revolves around Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who dreams of starring in vaudeville. She kills her lover, nightclub regular Fred Casely, and convinces her husband to front the money to hire Chicago's shrewdest defense lawyer. The lawyer, Billy Flynn, turns her crime of passion into celebrity headlines, and Roxie becomes the toast of Chicago — until other crimes pull the limelight away from her.
"Chicago" was created by John Kander and Fred Ebb (known for their hit musicals Cabaret and Kiss of the Spider Woman) and Bob Fosse (famous for his innovative staging and choreography).
It first opened on Broadway on June 3, 1975 and ran 898 performances. Its current Broadway revival (on which this tour is based) opened Nov. 14, 1996, and is still running.
In 2002 Miramax Films took the Tony Award winning musical to the big screen, starring Renee Zellweger as Roxie Hart, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma Kelley and Richard Gere as Billy Flynn.
The box office success and subsequent multiple Oscar wins including Best Supporting Actress (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Best Picture lead to the rebirth of the musical and touring success.
"Chicago" is presented by Troika Entertainment, Jam Theatricals (www.jamtheatricals.com) and Impresario's Choice (impresarioschoice.com).
Tickets, ranging from $24 to $54, are on sale now at the Monroe Civic Center Box Office, impresarioschoice.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 329-0001.
Special discounts are available for groups of 20 or more by calling 329-2338.