Tuesday, May 8, 2018

‘CHICAGO’ will be in JAX for a limited engagement

“CHICAGO,” presented by the FSCJ Artist Series, returns to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center for a limited engagement of six performances.  Broadway's record-breaking 1997 Tony Award-Winning musical, and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.  Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO is the smash winner of six Tony Awards including - Best Musical Revival.  CHICAGO is back in town and it’s pure entertainment!  With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history and it still shows no sign of ever slowing down!

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.

The national tour is directed by David Hyslop and choreographed by David Bushman.  Walter Bobbie is the director of the original New York Production and Ann Reinking was the original choreographer in the style of Bob Fosse.  CHICAGO features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.  The production also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns, supervising music direction by Rob Fisher

is a production not to be missed, and all the reviewers agree.  Time Magazine calls it “A Triumph,” Newsweek raves “Smashing” and Entertainment Weekly sums it up by calling CHICAGO “Broadway’s Most Electrifying Show.”

Thurs., May 17   7:30 p.m.
Fri., May 18     8 p.m.
Sat., May 19    2 p.m.
Sat., May 19    8 p.m.
Sun., May 20    1:30 p.m.
Sun., May 20    7 p.m.

LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts

Moran Theater
300 West Water St
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

TICKETS:start at $40 plus applicable fees, and may be purchased online at FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by VyStar Credit Union (the official presenter of the Jacksonville show), or by calling (904) 632-5000 between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Discounts for groups of 10+ may be available by calling (904) 632-5050.
The FSCJ Artist Series is partnering with The Candy Apple Café and Cocktails to bring you a CHICAGO Brunch!  Your $100 ticket includes:
• Brunch from a limited menu at The Candy Apple Café
• The exclusive Chicago themed cocktail ‘Razzle Dazzle’ (or a drink of choice)
• A ticket to the Sunday Matinee of Chicago at the Times Union Center on May 20, 2018
• Tax and gratuity for your brunch.

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