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Chicago The Musical – Adelaide Season Opens Next Month

The highly anticipated production of CHICAGO opens in Adelaide in just four weeks’ time. A limited number of new tickets have been released into already on-sale performances but audiences should book early to avoid disappointment. It would be a crime to miss it! For best availability try mid-week performances or performances from 21 August.

Described by Australian Arts Review as “the show of the year” and The Times as “The sharpest, slickest show on the block”, the musical phenomenon CHICAGO will play at the Festival Theatre, Adelaide for four weeks only from 4 August.

CHICAGO is currently running in Sydney to capacity audiences who have been raving about it on social media and Sydney critics have praised the production and the cast.

★★★★★ “A thrilling, funny, wicked night out” – Stagenoise
★★★★ “As razor-sharp as ever… extremely entertaining” – Limelight
★★★★ “Masterful star studded production” – The Guardian
★★★★ “The sassy charm is undeniable” – Time Out
Perfection” – BroadwayWorld
It’s a winner” – City Hub

The longest-running show now playing on Broadway, this scorching hot masterpiece includes a dazzling score that includes All That JazzCell Block Tango and Razzle Dazzle. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, it’s no wonderCHICAGO has been honoured with six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, and a Grammy®.

Leading the cast is one of Australian theatre’s greatest leading men, Anthony Warlow, as the cunning and charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn. Returning to the stage to play the powerful and glamorous Velma Kelly is one of Australia’s favourite actors, Zoë Ventoura, opposite musical theatre star Lucy Maunder as the irreverent and determined Roxie Hart. As Roxie’s gullible and hapless husband, Amos, is much-loved comedy icon and character actor Peter Rowsthorn, and Asabi Goodman plays the tough and sassy prison warden Matron ‘Mama’ Morton.

S. Valeri features as the soft-hearted crime reporter Mary Sunshine, while the talented group of ensemble and swings comprises Hayden BaumDevon BraithwaiteOlivia CarniatoAngelique CassimatisLouis FontaineChaska Halliday, Sarah HeathEthan JonesSavannah LindKristina McNamaraJoe MeldrumTom NewNathan PinnellRania Potaka-Osborne, Emma RussellRomina Villafranca and Zachary Webster.

Audiences have been giving standing ovations every performance to our extraordinary cast, led by Anthony, Zoë, Lucy, Peter and Asabi alongside the hottest ensemble in town,” said producer John Frost for Crossroads Live. “CHICAGO has everything that people love about a Broadway musical – a story of fame, fortune and all that jazz, one show-stopping number after another and the most amazing dancing you’ve ever seen. Get in fast Adelaide to enjoy the razzle dazzle of this New York institution.”

Set amidst the decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer 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 slickest criminal lawyer Billy Flynn to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.

CHICAGO, which is based on the 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, has a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1996 Broadway revival of CHICAGO is choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and is directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. CHICAGO features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery, treachery… and All That Jazz. What else could you desire in a musical? The original and the best, CHICAGO is back. It would be a crime to miss it!                                         
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Venue: Festival Theatre
Season: 4 – 31 August
Performance Times: Tues-Thurs 7pm, Fri-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm (performance times vary each week)
Prices: From $69.90 (transaction fees apply)
Bookings: or phone 131 246
Groups 8+ call 08 8205 2220

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