Chicago (High School Edition)

Chicago (High School Edition)

Chicago (High School Edition)

by: Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, John Kander, Maurine Dallas Watkins

by: Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, John Kander, Maurine Dallas Watkins

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Chicago (High School Edition)

Chicago (High School Edition)

by: Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, John Kander, Maurine Dallas Watkins

by: Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, John Kander, Maurine Dallas Watkins

Overview

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.

Changes made to the High School Edition

(1) Removal of adult language and overly sexual references.
(2) Removal of "Class" and "A Bit of Good"
(3) Transposed keys to better accomodate teen voices

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Details

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Multicultural casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb (1928 – 2004) won Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Awards for his work as a writer, director, and composer. His collaborations with John Kander, Bob Fosse, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Liza Minnelli made him a legend in the New York theatre community. Mr. Kander and Mr. ...

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Bob Fosse

Robert Louis Fosse was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 23, 1927. Fosse took an early interest in dance, displaying unusual skill. His parents supported his interest, enrolling him in formal dance training. By his early teens, Fosse was dancing professionally in local nightclubs. It was here that he was first exposed ...

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John Kander

John Harold Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri to Harold and Berenice (Aaron) Kander. He was exposed to music at an early age. Kander believed that a bout of tuberculosis as a baby, which had kept him isolated from other people, had actually helped him develop his sense of sound. At age six he b ...

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Maurine Dallas Watkins

Maurine Dallas Watkins

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