Chicago is back and hotter than ever! After 25 years, Chicago is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen.
Set amidst the 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.
This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy Award® and thousands of standing ovations. Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical; you’ve seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live; or you’ve seen it before and want to relive the magic, come on, babe!
Chicago comes to Walton Arts Center for eight performances Nov. 8-13. For the best seats at the best price, try our Thursday matinee performance! This is a great option for folks who prefer to get out during the day or who have a flexible work schedule. Looking to add a little razzle-dazzle to your weekend? Shimmy-shake up some cocktails preshow at our Chicago-themed Cocktail Class on Friday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $35 and include two mixed drinks, appetizers and desserts. Must be 21 to purchase. Performance tickets sold separately.
Chicago is a production not to be missed – and all the reviewers agree! Time Magazine calls it “A triumph,” Newsweek raves “Smashing” and Entertainment Weekly deems Chicago “Broadway’s most electrifying show.”
As we celebrate the 25th anniversary — you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still…Chicago.
Tickets and information at waltonartscenter.org.