Minnetonka Theatre Presents
Directed by Trent Boyum
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, it's the Jazz Age, the roaring twenties in Chicago, and 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, and includes songs like "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango," and "Mr. Cellophane," among others.
Chicago High School Edition takes place in the roaring 1920s and is billed as a Musical Vaudeville. The show includes some mature language, adult themes, and situations. Some lines and lyrics from the Broadway production have been altered for high school productions by Concord Theatricals, New York, NY.
Loud “gun” shots are replicated by our drummer, and in two instances a character shoots another character.
Some songs reference drinking and prop alcohol is used.
In the song “Cell Block Tango,” six women inmates sing about what caused them to commit murder.
A scene in Act Two depicts a prisoner being hung with a noose for her crime.