Chicago The Musical Tickets
The Chicago musical started back in 1996 and is considered to be an elegant, minimally-staged revival of Kander & Ebb's gritty, satirical musical - lust, treachery, and murder among chorus girls and backstage types in old Chicago. The musical is a winner of six Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.
This production was started and directed by Walter Bobbie as a staged concert, and then morphed into a Broadway revival. It features Fosse's legendary original choreography as restaged by Ann Reinking. The excellent score includes the classic song , "All That Jazz."
The 1976 Broadway production was only a modest hit, but now 15 years into its second Broadway run, Chicago is a bona fide international sensation. It has not only earned six Tony Awards, but it also earned the London's Olivier Award and a Grammy Award.
Chicago is a musical tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery. Paint the town red with merry murderesses Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, their hotshot lawyer, Billy Flynn, and the iconic choreography of Bob Fosse.
Devilish and delightful, Chicago is an indisputable Broadway landmark that utilizes minimal scenery and simple costumes delivering one big musical bang after another with one great show stopper after the next.
The setting is in the legendary city during the roaring jazz-hot 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in the Cook County Jail. Nightclub star, Velma is serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. The driven chorus girl, Roxie has been put in jail for killing the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Velma enlists the help of prison matron, Mama Morton and slickster lawyer, Billy Flynn who turns Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy. Then prepares the world for a splashy showbiz comeback, but Roxie has got some things up her sleeve to make the story more interesting.
Although it’s simple in its presentation, kids who appreciate Broadway will certainly respond to the exciting theatricality of this long-running hit. Parents should be warned of the show’s hot topics; including murder, violence and adultery, as well as some off-color dialogue. But comparing to what’s on TV these days, it’s pretty tamed.