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Chicago

In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap... until he finds out he's been dumped and turns on Roxie.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: Gun Shots, Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes, Strong Language
  • Orchestra Size: Large

  • Performance Group:
  • Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, Large Stage, Professional Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 6 Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical
* * PLEASE NOTE - THE RIGHTS FOR CHICAGO ARE HEAVILY RESTRICTED AND SUBJECT TO APPROVAL FOR ALL PRODUCTIONS * *

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.

In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap... until he finds out he's been dumped 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.

REVIEWS:

"A pulse racing revival that flies us right into musical heaven."

 The New York Times

"Wildly entertaining... [with a] dazzling score."

 New York Daily News

"As dazzling a demonstration of the craft of musical theatre as you're ever going to see on a Broadway stage."

 The New York Post

  • Casting: 9M, 10F
  • Casting Attributes: Local Celebrity Cameo, Non-Traditional Casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • Velma Kelly: Female, 25-40 (Range: Alto, E3-D5)
    Vaudville performer who is accused of murdering her sister and husband. Hardened by fame, she cares for no one but herself and her attempt to get away with murder.
  • Roxie Hart: Female, 20-30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4)
    Reads and keeps up with murder trials in Chicago, and follows suit by murdering her lover, Fred Casely. She stops at nothing to render a media storm with one goal: to get away with it.
  • Fred Casely: Male, 30-50 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
    Roxie’s short lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie.
  • Sergeant Fogarty: Male, 35-55 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
    Assigned to Roxie’s case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess.
  • Amos Hart: Male, 30-50 (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4)
    Roxie’s faithful husband. Lies for her and tries to take the blame until he realizes that he has been two-timed by Roxie. Still in love with her, or misguided, he believes anything she says in her pursuit to get out of jail.
  • Liz: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
    Prisoner at Cook County Jail. She is imprisoned after shooting two warning shots into her husband’s head.
  • Annie: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
    Prisoner at the Cook County Jail. Murder’s her lover after finding out he already has six wives. “One of those Mormons, ya’ know.”
  • June: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
    Prisoner at Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of screwing the milk man, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times.
  • Hunyak: Female, 25-45 (Range: Non-Singing Role)
    Hungarian Prisoner at Cook County Jail. The only English she speaks is the phase, “Not Guilty.” Which follows her to her grave.
  • Mona: Female, 18-45 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
    Prisoner at Cook County Jail. Murders her lover after he has a round of affairs with other woman, and an occasional man. I guess you could say it was “artistic differences.”
  • Martin Harrison: Male, 35-55 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
    Ensemble member who doubles as the Master of Ceremonies at times.
  • Matron "Mama" Morton: Female, 30-50 (Range: Alto, F#3-Bb4)
    Leader of the prisoners of Cook County Jail. The total essence of corruption. Accepts bribes for favors from laundry service to making calls to lawyers. “When you’re good to Moma, Moma’s good to you.”
  • Billy Flynn: Male, 35-50 (Range: Baritone, Bb2-G4)
    Established lawyer who hasn’t lost a woman’s case yet. Master of media manipulation who will get a girl off the hook as long as she can fork up the hefty $5,000 fee.
  • Mary Sunshine: Female, 25-55 (Range: Soprano, Bb3-Bb5)
    Sob sister reporter from the Evening Star. Believes there is a little bit of good in everyone and will believe anything she is fed that matches her beliefs.
  • Go-To-Hell-Kitty: Female, 21-40 (Range: Ensemble, A3-C#5)
    Steals the spotlight when she Murders her husband along with three other woman. Her crimes are labeled “Lake Shore Drive Massacre.”
  • Harry: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
    Murdered by Go-To-Hell Kitty for sleeping around with three women behind her back.
  • Aaron: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
    Court appointed lawyer for Hunyak. He tries to get her to confess to speed along the trial.
  • Judge: Male, 40-65 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
    Judge overseeing Roxie’s Trial.
  • Court Clerk: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
    Swears people in with their hand on the bible. “Blah, Blah, Truth, Truth. Selp-you God.”
  • Chorus (SATB)
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    1 x Script
    1 X Chorus Book

    $24.00
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    1 x Piano/Conductor Score
    1 x Chorus Book

    $75.00
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    20 x Chorus Books
    2 x Piano/Conductor Scores

    $450.00 +$120.00/pm
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    1 x Violin
    1 x Reed I (Piccolo, Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax)
    1 x Reed II (Piccolo, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax)
    1 x Reed III (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax)
    1 x Trumpet I & II
    1 x Trombone I
    1 x Trombone II
    1 x Tuba/Bass
    1 x Banjo
    1 x Percussion (Snare Drum, 3 Toms [High, Med., Low-Floor], Bass Drum, Crash Cymbal, Ride Cymbal, Splash Cymbal, Hi Hats, Xylophone [2 notes: F & G], Orchestra Bells or Glockenspiel, NBC Chimes [quasi Vibraphone], Temple Blocks, Cow Bell, Triangle, Tambourine, Castanet Machine, Wood Block, Ratchet, Pop Gun, Siren Whistle [Acme], Slide Whistle, Bike Horn, Clank [Metallic])
    1 x Keyboard I (Piano, Harmonium)
    1 x Keyboard II (Piano, Accordion)

    $330.00 +$135.00/pm
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    10 x Vocal Chorus Books

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