Valdese, NC – Carolina Broadway Theatre Company (CBTC) proudly presents the theater production, Chicago: High School Edition, September 29-30, at Old Rock School Theater in Valdese.
Directed by Robert Clater and choreographed by Lesia Kaye, this CBTC production showcases talented performers ages 13-18: Clara Hawn, Annie Grace Payne, Phillip Wilson, Sam Kihneman, Tobi Wilkins, Malia Agostinelli, Lexie Faith, Jada Grant, Allison Furr, Kristin Ellis, Hasan Kothari, Caroline Congro, Lauren Cazell, Alexa Citrin, Jennifer Whitman, Elijah Turner, Daisey Dias, Jillian Joyce, Maya Norcross, Daisey Dias, Meg Miller, Annie Shuford, Will Braun, Lynzie Cape, Kassidy Cota, Keanu Grothe, Rachel Lail, Mary Langan, Sarah Levinson, Langley Parker, and Kaleigh Sloop.
Chicago: High School Edition follows the story of two performers convicted of murder, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, as they vie for the spotlight, the headlines, and acquittal. This musical is based on a 1926 play written by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about the real life criminals she reported on. It features vaudevillian razzle-dazzle with a satirical edge as it explores the concept of the “celebrity criminal.”
The story is a sharp-edged satire on corruption and celebrity, featuring a dazzling score and pays homage to the distinctive choreography of Bob Fosse. It has introduced generations to the characters of Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly and Billy Flynn. Chicago first opened on Broadway in 1975 and was revived in 1996 to great commercial and critical acclaim, winning the Tony for Best Musical Revival. Still playing, it has become the second longest-running show in Broadway history.
Performance dates and show times: Saturday, September 29 at 7pm and Sunday, September 30 at 3pm. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at www.carolinabroadway.org or by calling our box office (828)330-0182. Adults $15, Students/Seniors $10. Group discounts are available.