In roaring twenties Chicago, 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.
Premiering in 1975 and the hit of the 1997 Broadway season in a production that originated at City Center's Encore! series, Chicago won six Tony Awards including Best Revival and later the Academy Award as Best Picture of the Year.
Now, Chicago opens Thursday, September 29th, at the Riverview High School Auditorium for eight performances. Produced by Riverview Little Theater, a community theatre outreach of Riverview High School Theatre Department, Chicago is directed by Daron Hawkins, musically directed by G. Frank Meekins and produced by Omar Montes, tickets are $15.00 general admission, $10.00 for seniors & students and are available at www.riverviewhighschool.ticketleap.com or at the Riverview High School box office prior to performances.
Performances are September 30th, October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 @ 7pm and October 2nd and 9th @ 2pm.
Riverview High School is located at 11311 Boyette Road, Riverview.
This show is rated PG-13 due to adult language and adult situations.
The production features Melanie Marie Bierweiler as Velma, Yvelisse Cedrez as Roxy and Omar Montes as Billy Flynn and a cast and crew of over 50 community members of the Tampa, Brandon and South Shore Area.