CROMWELL - Tickets are now on sale for Cromwell High School drama department’s performance of the world-famous musical Chicago to be performed on Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at Cromwell High School, 1 Donald Harris Dr., Cromwell.
Directed by Roslyn Greenberg, Cromwell High School’s chorus director, along with choreographer, Robyn Greenberg, this PG-13 production is based on the book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
The play, originally produced in 1926, is based on the experiences of a Chicago Tribune reporter assigned to cover the trials of two women accused of murder. Set in the 1920s, Roxie Hart (played by Olivia Davenport), an ambitious chorus girl, murders her boyfriend. She then convinces her gullible husband, Amos Hart (played by Blaise Serra), that her boyfriend was in fact a burglar. Amos agrees to take the rap until the police inform him that the burglar was in fact Roxie’s boyfriend. Roxie goes to jail and joins another famous stage performer and murderess, Velma Kelly (played by Alex Colavecchio). Both Roxie and Velma are headline hunters seeking to capitalize on pre-trial publicity for the sake of acquittal and stage careers. In the end their tricky lawyer, Billy Flynn (played by Justin Slifer), manages to get both Roxie and Velma free. Velma and Roxie join together to perform a double act that puts them both back in the limelight.
Other featured CHS actors and actresses include Jordan Lane as Matron “Momma” Morton; Bradey Malave as Fred Casely and the Master of Ceremonies; Ashley Ramirez as Kitty; Emma Randazzo as Katalin Hunyack; Claudia Emanuele as Mona; Allison Bennett as June; Kara McNeff as Annie; and Andrea Keckley as Liz; Billy Spada as Mary Sunshine; Julia Allen as Mary Sunshine’s assistant; Michael Machinchick as Aaron and Harrison; Abby Perry as the Judge; David O’Neill as Sergeant Fogarty and the clerk; Michael Lozinski as Harry and the foreman; and David Corriveau as the tailor and the bailiff.
Advanced purchase of tickets is recommended. Tickets are available for $10 each by calling Cromwell High School at 860-632-4841 ext. 24900.
Tickets will only be sold at the door if the show isn’t sold out.