Opening September 2015!

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He had it coming…

CHICAGO

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Directed & Choreographed by Janie Scott
Musical Direction by Katie Coleman

Palo Alto Players – CHICAGO – Janelle LaSalle as Velma Kelly and Elizabeth Santana as Roxie Hart – Photo credit: Joyce Goldschmid

Janelle LaSalle as Velma Kelly and Elizabeth Santana as Roxie Hart                  Photo credit: Joyce Goldschmid

“Pulse racing…flies us right into musical heaven!” -The New York Times

It’s the roaring twenties, and everybody in Chicago is talking about the Merry Murderesses – a string of femme fatales on trial for murder, including vaudevillian Velma Kelly. Velma is scheming to parlay her newfound publicity into celebrity stardom, and hires the slickest lawyer in town to influence the tabloids and win an acquittal from a corrupt justice system that bows to trial-by-media. But when housewife and ambitious chorus girl Roxie Hart is arrested for murdering her lover, the press turns its flashbulbs on Roxie, who gets her first taste of fame and will do anything to keep herself on the front page.  CHICAGO is a brilliant musical satire that dives headfirst into America’s voyeuristic obsession with scandals and celebrity. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical (1997), CHICAGO brings you the razzle-dazzle music of vaudeville, show-stopping dance numbers – and all that jazz!

September 12-27, 2015 – Preview September 11
Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Single tickets on sale in August!
To purchase season tickets, please call 650-329-0891 or click below to purchase online.

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SPECIAL EVENTS!

On Opening Night, Saturday, September 12, enjoy a post-show Afterglow reception with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres while meeting the cast.
Complimentary with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.

Enjoy our Talkback series led by Artistic Director Patrick Klein with Show Director Janie Scott and members of the cast following the performances on
Thursdays, September 17 and September 24.
Complimentary with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.

 

CAST/PRODUCTION TEAM

VELMA KELLY – Janelle LaSalle

ROXIE HART – Elizabeth Santana

BILLY FLYNN – Michael Monagle

MATRON “MAMA” MORTON – Jennifer Taylor Daniels

MARY SUNSHINE – N. Sanchez

AMOS HART – Joey McDaniel

MC/FRED CASELY – Mohamed Ismail

FEMALE ENSEMBLE
Tara Harte
Jennifer Hernandez
Daron O’Donnell
Kathryn Petak
Angelique Shepherd
Laura Warner

MALE ENSEMBLE
Marc Gonzalez
Zendrex Llado
Shahil Patel
Robert Read
Michael Saenz
Terrance Saffold Jr.

 

DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER – Janie Scott

MUSICAL DIRECTOR – Katie Coleman

SCENIC DESIGNER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Patrick Klein

COSTUME DESIGNER – Jeff Hamby

LIGHTING DESIGNER & MASTER ELECTRICIAN – Nick Kumamoto

SOUND DESIGNER – Grant Huberty

PROPERTIES DESIGNER – Pat Tyler

HAIR & MAKEUP DESIGNER – Jessica Ellithorpe

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – Janny Cote

SCENIC ARTIST – Paulino Deleal

STAGE MANAGER – Jeff Grafton

 

All performances are held at the:

Lucie Stern Theater
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences

Please call 650-329-0891 for more information.

Please click HERE for our Newsroom page with publicity and production photos.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS Show times are at 7:30pm on Thursdays, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays. For ticket services, please call 650-329-0891. All sales are final; there are no exchanges or refunds. However, season subscribers are able to exchange at no charge. Ask our box office how you can become a season subscriber, and enjoy special perks like exchanges and discounted tickets. Will call ticket information: Tickets are available for pickup at the box office will call window one (1) hour prior to show time. U.S. mail ticket information: If requested, tickets are mailed via the U.S. Post Office First Class mail no later than seven (7) days prior to the show date. Palo Alto Players has two (2) price levels on the seating chart: PRIME and VALUE. If you have accessible seating needs or simply need assistance, please call our box office at (650) 329-0891. Thank you! Enjoy the show!