Chicago

 

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

 

Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Script adaptation by David Thompson

 

Chicago

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  • Show Details

    Chicago

     

    Celebrity, scandal, corruption, and all that jazz!

     

    Chicago is a stage musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, based on a 1926 stage play of the same name by Maurine Dallas Watkins, a newspaper crime reporter. The story satirizes corruption in the criminal justice system through the stories of husband-killers Velma and Roxie, and their "celebrity lawyer," Billy Flynn. The vaudeville-inspired performance style provides the perfect opportunity for several flashy dance numbers. (The story and themes in this musical are created for adults, though they're not terribly shocking by today's TV standards.)

     

    Chicago's original 1975 Broadway production, choreographed by Bob Fosse, ran for about 2 years, but the 1996 Broadway revival is the second-longest running show in Broadway history, having surpassed Cats in 2014. This revival won 6 Tony awards, 6 Drama Desk Awards, and a Grammy for the cast album.

     

    The stage musical inspired a 2002 film of the same name, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée, Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Queen Latifah. This film version won 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and was the first film musical to win the Best Picture Oscar since Oliver! in 1968.

     

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    Below are publicity photos taken in July.  Click on any photo to retrieve a higher res version, and email the publicist if you'd like an even higher res version for print.  These photos may be used for editorial purposes, and for social media posting. Photos by Kathy Kahn.

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    Below are production photos taken during a dress rehearsal on August 3, 2016.  These are early photos and more will be available.  If you're looking for something special, please email a request. Click on any photo to retrieve a higher res version, and email the publicist if you'd like an even higher res version for print.  These photos may be used for editorial purposes, and for social media posting. Photos by Kathy Kahn.

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    "Roxie" featuring Deborah Leamy* with Charlie Fields, Travis Patton*, Mark Reis*, Adam Rogers*, Ken Scott*, and Oscar Tsukayama

    "All That Jazz" featuring Christine Marie Capsuto* as Velma with the ensemble

    "Cellblock Tango" featuring the six merry murderesses Christine Marie Capsuto*, Ashley Cowl*, Heather Klobukowski, Harmony Livingston, Allison Naganuma, and Jillian Owens*, and their victims Damian Chambers, Charlie Fields, Adam Rogers*, Phoebe Tamble*and Oscar Tsukayama.

    "Chicago Comes To The Oakland Hills" by Janet Levaux (Bay Area Newsgroup)

     

    REVIEWS:

    "Chicago Will Slay You At Woodminster" by Sam Hurwitt (Mercury News and Bay Area Newsgroup)

     

    "All That Jazz Brings The Razzle Dazzle To The 50th Season of Woodminster" by Vince Mediaa (vmediabackstage.com)

  • Who's Who

    Director - Joel Schlader

    Music Director - Daniel Thomas

    Choreographer - Lainie Sakakura

    Set Designer - Maggie Lamb

    Lighting Designer - Jon Gourdine

    Costume Coordinator - Alison Morris

    Sound Designer - Carole Davis

     

    Cast

    Velma Kelly - Christine Marie Capsuto*

    Roxie Hart - Deborah Leamy*

    Amos Hart - Sebastian Romeo

    Matron - Jenny Matteucci

    Billy Flynn - Dwight Mahabir*

    Mary Sunshine - Damian Chambers*

    Ensemble - Ashley Cowl*, Heather Klobukowski, Harmony Livingston, Allison Naganuma, Jillian Owens*, Sarah Stahl,  Katherine Stein, Phoebe Tamble,  Charlie Fields, Travis Patton*, Mark Reis*, Adam Rogers*, Ken Scott*, Oscar Tsukayama

Woodminster Summer Musicals produced in cooperation with the City of Oakland Parks & Recreation Department.

50th Anniversary logo designed by Joanne Romeo.

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