The hit musical Chicago, based on the 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, will be performed at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica beginning Saturday, June 25 through July 30.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at Morgan-Wixson, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
The story follows Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who dreams of starring in vaudeville. She kills her lover, nightclub regular Fred Casely, and convinces her husband to front the money to hire Chicago’s “shrewdest” defense lawyer. The lawyer, Billy Flynn, turns her crime of passion into celebrity headlines, and Roxie becomes the toast of Chicago – until other crimes pull the limelight away from her.
Chicago was created by John Kander and Fred Ebb (known for their hit musicals Cabaret and Kiss of the Spider Woman) and Bob Fosse. The musical first opened on Broadway on June 3, 1975 and ran 898 performances. Its current Broadway revival opened Nov. 14, 1996, and is still running.
Chicago is directed by Anne Gesling, with a creative team including Krystal Combs (choreographer), Jonathon Saia (assistant choreographer), Rodney Munoz (costume designer), Thomas Brown (set designer/technical director), William Wilday (lighting designer) and Adrienne and Jessica Breslow (co-producers).
Tickets are $23 for reserved seats or $18 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, (310) 828-7519, or www.morgan-wixson.org.