GALION — Galion Community Theatre will present “Chicago” again this week on June 24, 25 and 26. Whoopee… hotcha… jazz!
The cast of Galion Community Theatre’s production of “Chicago” is ready to give their audience the ol’ Razzle Dazzle. GCT has assembled a talented cast, crew, and orchestra to perform this 1975 musical.
“Chicago” is set in the Jazz Age of Chicago in 1924. With music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, this musical tells the story of murderesses, VelmaKelly and Roxie Hart, who use their crimes to break into the vaudeville scene. Based on true events, “Chicago” is jam-packed with murder, jazz, corruption, and “showbiz, kid!”
In roaring twenties Chicago, 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.
From director Beth Anne Jarvis, “directing ‘Chicago’ and getting to spend months doing Fosse-style dance has been a dream of mine, and these actors, musicians, and crew are continuously amazing me with their execution. This is going to be a production you’ll be talking about for weeks!”
“Chicago” is presented by Galion Dental Partners. Remaining show dates for “Chicago” are June 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. and June 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased now atwww.galiontheatre.org or by leaving a message at 419-468-2662.
The Galion Theatre is located at 127 Harding Way West.