Chicago arrives in Sydney this week

Chicago arrives in Sydney this week

Described by The Times (UK) as “The sharpest, slickest show on the block”, the musical phenomenon Chicago arrives in Sydney this week for a strictly limited season at the Capitol Theatre following critical acclaim and capacity audiences in Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne. Tickets for the final Sydney performance have just been released – Chicago opens this Sunday 9 June for seven weeks only.

Audiences been raving about “the show of the year” (Australian Arts Review) on social media and critics have praised the production and the cast with five star reviews.

“★★★★★ Sexy and sophisticated, a musical masterclass.” – The West Australian 

The longest-running show now playing on Broadway, this scorching hot masterpiece includes a dazzling score that includes “All That Jazz”, “Cell Block Tango” and “Razzle Dazzle”. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, it’s no wonder Chicago has been honoured with six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, and a Grammy®.

Australia’s leading theatre producer, John Frost for Crossroads Live, has assembled a stellar cast for Chicago. One of Australian theatre’s greatest leading men, Anthony Warlow, plays the cunning and charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn. Returning to the stage to play the powerful and glamorous Velma Kelly is one of Australia’s favourite actors, Zoë Ventoura. Joining her as the irreverent and determined Roxie Hart is in-demand musical theatre star Lucy Maunder. As Roxie’s gullible and hapless husband, Amos, is much-loved comedy icon and character actor Peter Rowsthorn. Following her star turn as Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray, Asabi Goodman plays the tough and sassy prison warden Matron ‘Mama’ Morton.

S. Valeri features as the soft-hearted crime reporter Mary Sunshine, while the talented group of ensemble and swings comprises Hayden Baum, Devon Braithwaite, Olivia Carniato, Angelique Cassimatis, Todd Dewberry, Louis Fontaine, Chaska Halliday, Sarah Heath, Matthew Jenson, Ethan Jones, Savannah Lind, Kristina McNamara, Tom New, Nathan Pinnell, Rania Potaka-Osborne, Priscilla Stavrou and Romina Villafranca.

“Audiences have been giving standing ovations every performance to our extraordinary cast, led by Anthony Warlow, Zoë Ventoura, Lucy Maunder, Peter Rowsthorn and Asabi Goodman alongside the hottest ensemble in town, and now its Sydney’s turn,” said John Frost. “Chicago has everything that people love about a Broadway musical – a story of fame, fortune and all that jazz, one show-stopping number after another and the most amazing dancing you’ve ever seen. Get in fast before the season sells out to enjoy the razzle dazzle of this New York institution.”  

Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery, treachery… and All That Jazz. What else could you desire in a musical? The original and the best, Chicago is back. It would be a crime to miss it!

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Cell Block Tango in CHICAGO (c) Jeff Busby