Saturday 02nd March
Athlone Musical Society present Chicago from Saturday 2nd March to Saturday 9th March 2019.
Saturday 2nd €19 + €1.50 Booking Fee
Sunday 3rd €10 + €1.50 Booking Fee
Monday 4th €12 + €1.50 Booking Fee
Tuesday 5th €12 + €1.50 Booking Fee
Wednesday 6th €19 + €1.50 Booking Fee
Thursday 7th €19 + €1.50 Booking Fee
Friday 8th €19 + €1.50 Booking Fee
Saturday 9th €19 + €1.50 Booking Fee
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920’s, CHICAGO is the story of “Roxie Hart” (Kori Kilduff), an embittered housewife who murders her lover after he threatens to leave. She finds herself in Cook County Jail under the supervision of “Matron Mama Morton” (Petrova Mulvey), vying for the spotlight with fellow cell mate and Merry Murderess “Velma Kelly” (Heather Doyle). Desperate to avoid conviction she hires Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer Billy Flynn (Kieran Kilduff) to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. Billy manipulates Roxie’s hapless husband “Amos” (Joe Steiner) and journalist “Mary Sunshine” (Edel Moriarty) to ensure a sensational trial-by-publicity.
These characters are supported on stage by an energetic and sultry chorus.
CHICAGO is a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery, all those things we old near and dear to our heart.
The musical has been a Broadway and West-end favourite since the 1970’s and the show was also adapted into an Academy Award Winning Movie Musical in 2002.
Athlone Musical Society are delighted to stage the midlands premier of CHIGAGO from March 2nd -9th in the Dean Crowe Theatre.
Preparations are in full swing and the Production Team from AMS’s successful “Jesus Christ Superstar”; Director Alfie Kilduff together with MD Ger Madden and Choreographer Lea Carroll have returned to put their own Razzle-Dazzle on the show.
The dancing is slick and the singing is sensational. With book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse and Music by John Kander, expect show-stopping numbers such as: “All that Jazz”, “Cell Block Tango” and “We Both reached for the Gun”.
Parental Guidance advised for Chicago the Musical.