January 11-12 and January 18-19 at 7:30 pm
Tickets $29 Regular | $23 Big Ticket | $19 Big Ticket PLUS |$10 Student/Youth
Set in Chicago during the roaring "jazz hot" 20s, the musical tells the story of two rival vaudeville murderesses who’ve been locked up in Cook County jail. Velma Kelly, nightclub star, is serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Chorus girl and adulteress Roxie Hart has been thrown in the joint for bumping off her lover. Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and charming lawyer Billy Flynn, to razzle-dazzle her incarceration into a murder of the week media frenzy. But Roxie‘s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve and through charm, manipulations and dirty rotten lies, manages to turn a feeding frenzy into a full on war.
Chicago is a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery – all the things we hold near and dear to our hearts. It is hunger for fame, media spectacles, fake news and trial by publicity. Set nearly a full century ago, the plot is timeless, the music sensational, the Bob Fosse inspired choreography phenomenal, and when it all comes together, it promises to be a tour de force Cranbrook will not soon forget.