Returning to its namesake city after 30 years
The Windy City once again plays host to its namesake musical, complete with booze, jazz, sex and scandal! Staged at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace with its homegrown cast and creative talent, this worldwide Broadway phenomenon has captured our imaginations since its inception in 1975. A scorching musical satire on celebrity and crime, Chicago is a fearless portrayal of the pursuit of infamy that rings true in any decade.
What is it about?
Set in 1920s Jazz Age Chicago, the tale focuses on two women both accused of murdering their lovers and their insidious journey to freedom, justice be damned. Velma Kelly is a glamorous cabaret performer awaiting trial for the murder of her philandering husband and twin sister in Cook County Jail. Having grown used to her infamy and celebrity status as the 'wronged woman' she is furious when she finds herself upstaged by a seemingly innocent ingenue, chorus girl Roxie Hart, a firstly timid but later ambitious go-getter who threatens Velma's carefully cultivated limelight.
With an equally ambitious and money-minded lawyer, Billy Flynn, the two women embark on a cold war, upstaging each other in front of the court and the press to reclaim the public's love, and to escape the hangman's noose.Featuring the hit numbers "All That Jazz", "Razzle Dazzle" and the ubiquitous "Cellblock Tango", you'll be reaching for the fishnet stockings and tapping your way to the days of Prohibition!