MCC Foundation Hearts in the Arts Theatre Gala: Chicago
The Roaring Twenties sizzle back to life as Bob Fosse’s musical masterpiece sashays onto the stage. In the Windy City, chorus girl Roxie Hart finds herself behind bars after murdering a faithless lover. Forsaken by her husband and serving time on death row, all would appear lost. However, this is the Jazz Age, where a little razzle-dazzle can transform tragedy into triumph. Seeking to capitalize on her newly acquired infamy, and subsequently avoid the hot seat, Roxie enlists the aid of slick, celebrity lawyer Billy Flynn, and her Big House cellmate, the conniving, ex-vaudeville star Velma Kelly. Together, Roxie and the gang, with assistance from Kander’s and Ebb’s timeless score, fabricate an electric dance of satire and burlesque as they grab for the headlines and shoot for stardom. The purpose of Hearts in the Arts is to provide financial support to Visual and Performing Arts students, programs, performances, and travel opportunities. Call (254) 299-8604 for more information.
Shows will be at 7:30 pm.