IMAGINE the most glamorous art deco set, laden with talented women in scandalously stunning costumes, a bold and brassy band, fantastic choreography, and a soundtrack that has your feet tapping and eyes shining …
This is what audiences can expect from Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s upcoming production of Chicago.
Set in 1920s Chicago, Chicago takes its audience on a vaudeville tour of Velma Kelly and Roxy Hart’s criminal trials. Both women are accused of murder and, with the help of criminal lawyer Billy Flynn, learn to use the media to manipulate their way out of jail and into stardom.
The cast and crew have been working tirelessly over a short and intense eight-week rehearsal period. Blessed with an experienced cast who have been diligent in learning lines and steps, and a skilled creative team, director Karen Milkins-Hendry is thrilled with their progress. “It’s a little crazy to think that we open in two weeks.”
Milkins-Hendry says you don’t have to be a musical theatre buff to be entertained by Chicago because it has something that appeals to everyone. “I’m so excited to share this show with the community. I really hope people come out to see it. It’s a real crowd pleaser – full of humor, wit, dancing and action.”
Chicago will be on stage at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre from Saturday, August 19 to Saturday, September 2. Tickets are on sale at www.wtg.org or in the foyer of the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre from 10am-2pm Tuesday to Friday, starting from Tuesday, August 8.