September 26th - October 5th 2014
CAPITAL THEATRE, BENDIGO
Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with.
About the Show
Two girls of dazzling appearance, each of which was the star of the scenes of various sizes, are found in the same block in prison, where they were jailed for murder that they have done. One of them, a luxurious curvaceous blonde named Roxie, killed her lover – the club frequenter, whom she has despite the presence of her husband – hard laborer that used to work 14 hours a day to ensure his dazzling wife had all she needed. The second, brunette of great importance, star of vaudevilles named Velma, killed her husband and sister, catching them in bed together.
Events take place in Chicago during Prohibition of 1920, so elegant evening dress and men’s suits are in fashion, white scarves and dazzling hairstyles.
Prioress of the prison, powerful dark-skinned patron decides to make Velma star again so that in the future, she was useful for her and looks lawyer named Billy Flynn, who did not lose a single such case yet, whom all the prisoners want to receive as a defensive attorney-in-law. But luck is a blue bird and flies not to all.
Co-Production Managers: Gael Emond and Maureen Fleiner
Director: John Murray
Assistant Director: Barb Billings
Choreographer: Vivienne Black
Musical Director: Cynthia Holsworth
Roxie Hart – Alicia Barker
Velma Kelly – Saari Frochot-Ryan
Billy Flynn – Chris Emond
Matron Mama Morton – Trella O’Loughlin
Amos Hart – Joel McDonald
Mary Sunshine – Sarah Gross
Fred Casely – James Black
Master of Ceremonies – Sam Pellegrino
Liz ‘Pop’ – Olivia Handrinos
Annie ‘Six’ – Laura-Jane Leach
Hunak ‘Uh uh’ – Evangeline Matthews
June ‘Squish’ – Emma Black
Mona ‘Lipschitz’ – Prue Henderson
Charlie Munday, Daniel Ross, Emily Holmes, Conor Cunningham, Jason McMurray, Bonnie Fawcett, Ben Fitzgerald, Claire Sexton, Jemma Patullo, Laura Baker, Ebonie Brennan, Sophie Koschmann, Danielle Austin, Cory Taylor