WC-Community Theatre to present ‘CHICAGO’


Wilmington College-Community Summer Theatre will celebrate its 50th anniversary by presenting Broadway’s longest-running American musical, “CHICAGO”, with four performances on July 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., and July 16 at 2:30 p.m., in the Hugh G. Heiland Theatre, located on Boyd Cultural Arts Center on the campus of Wilmington College.

“CHICAGO” is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice and the media machine. Set in 1920s Chicago, this “musical vaudeville” follows Roxie Hart, a past-her-prime wannabe celebrity, and her idol, the famed double-murderess and aging nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same lawyer, tensions mount as they vie for the spotlight and the headlines.

With jazzy music and timeless lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb and a fun and engaging book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, “CHICAGO” is a musical spectacular that is as addictive as gossip tabloids and as unforgettable as any celebrity trial.

Directed and designed by Wilmington College Theatre Professor J. Wynn Alexander, the production features musical direction by Matt Spradlin, choreography by Cole Haugh and light design by Becky Haines, “CHICAGO” promises to delight audiences as actors sing and dance their way through the jazz sounds and gangster strong-arming of the 1920s.

Auditions will be held May 21, 22 and 23, at 7:15 p.m., at Heiland Theatre. Additional audition information will be shared closer to the event. Also, ticket information will be forthcoming.

Submitted by Randall Sarvis, senior director of public relations, Wilmington College.

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