Chicago revolves around two rivals, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, both accused of murder and vying for the spotlight. Both women hire the slick and manipulative lawyer, Billy Flynn, to defend them, turning their trials into a spectacle of manipulation, sensationalism, and corruption. As the story unfolds, the lines between innocence and guilt blur, and the women’s quest for fame takes unexpected turns.
Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content
Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)
Cast Size: 19+
Setting: 1920s / USA (Illinois)
Music: John Kander
Lyrics/Book: Fred Ebb
Book: Bob Fosse
Audition Songs: Theatre Trip
Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝
Sheet Music: Amazon➝
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