In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine 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 that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.
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Note on High School Edition: Adapted in collaboration with iTheatrics, Kander & Ebb's legendary and award-winning musical about fame, fortune and acquittal is now widely available to be performed by High Schools across the world. Note that high school and youth organizations may not produce the standard version of CHICAGO, and must apply for CHICAGO: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION.
- Gun Shots
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Genre: Period
- Time Period: 1920s
- Cast Attributes: Non-Traditional casting, Flexible casting, Local Celebrity Cameo, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
- Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)