Chicago: Musical Info & Synopsis


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.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

Cast Size: 19+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1920s / USA (Illinois)

Creative Team

Music: John Kander

Lyrics/Book: Fred Ebb

Book: Bob Fosse

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1975)➝

Broadway Cast (1996)➝

London Cast (1998)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1970s, Dark, Dramatic, Edgy, Female Leads, Jazz, One-Word, Popular, Tap Dance

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