La Salle College High School Announces 2019 Spring Musical
La Salle Theater will be performing the six-time Tony Award winning musical, Chicago, from Thursday, March 14 – Sunday, March 17, 2019.
La Salle College High School is proud to announce it will be performing the six-time Tony Award winning musical, Chicago, from Thursday, March 14 – Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Chicago is an American musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. In razzle-dazzle, roaring twenties, Chicago is a tale of the sensational murderess Velma Kelly, the reigning queen of the Cook County jail, and Roxie Hart, the newest of the merry murderesses, who, of course, haven't really committed any crime (their men had it coming). They are both headline hunters seeking to capitalize on pre-trial publicity for the sake of acquittal and stage careers.
The story is told through a succession of vaudeville acts: Roxie's pre-trial prison career, the trial itself in which she is defended by the slickest lawyer in town, Billy Flynn, and her acquittal and return to obscurity. Chicago is a story of murder, greed, corruption, and treachery-all those things we hold near and dear to our heart. It is jurisprudence-as-showbusiness and trial-by-publicity.
The original Broadway production opened in 1975 and ran for 936 performances until 1977. Bob Fosse choreographed the original production, and his style is strongly identified with the show. Despite mixed reviews for the original production, the show was revived in 1996 to rave reviews, and now holds the record as the longest running American Musical on Broadway (2nd only to Phantom of the Opera), and the longest running revival in the history of Broadway.
For more information about the show, the La Salle theater program, auditions, and tickets please visit www.lschs.org/theater.