Final Performances Announced for Chicago in Canberra

Final Performances Announced for Chicago in Canberra

Tickets for the final performances of Chicago in Canberra are on sale now. One of Australia’s favourite musicals, Chicago, will play at the Canberra Theatre Centre from 7 to 29 September, the first time a professional production of the Broadway favourite has played in Australia’s capital city.

The longest-running show currently 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®.

A stellar cast will perform this iconic production in Canberra as the final stop in their Australian tour. One of Australian theatre’s greatest leading men, Anthony Warlow has stepped into the shoes of 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, alongside the musical theatre star Lucy Maunder as the irreverent and determined Roxie Hart. 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.

The sharpest, slickest show on the block” (The Times UK) is currently playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre until 28 July, then at the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from 4 August.

“I’m thrilled that our new production of Chicago is heading to Canberra,” said producer John Frost for Crossroads Live. “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. It’s receiving rave reviews and sold out performances, so Canberra, come along and 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!

Visit chicagomusical.com.au to book the Canberra season now.

Anthony Warlow and female ensemble in CHICAGO (c) Jeff Busby