The Vodafone Season of
By Kander, Ebb & Fosse
1 NOV - 21 DEC 2013 — Musical
Auckland Theatre Company
1920's Chicago. Cook County jail is home to a merry band of murderesses who have all killed their husbands or lovers. There's nothing money can't buy in this place. Inmates Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly do a deal with smooth-talking, manipulative lawyer Billy Flynn to keep them from Death Row, while he promises to make them stars.
One of the most famous musicals of all time, Chicago is a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery - all those things we hold near and dear to our heart. A dark parable of American justice, it is jurisprudence-as-showbusiness and trial-by-publicity.
With show-stopping numbers such as "All That Jazz", "Razzle Dazzle", "When You're Good to Momma" and "Class", Chicago is a sexy musical extravaganza and an unmissable tribute to the very heart and soul of theatre.
ATC's version of Chicago transforms the whole Q Theatre auditorium into the Cook County jailhouse.
"The longest-running American musical ever to play the West End, Chicago has garnered a stash of glitzy awards in many revivals worldwide. Michael Hurst's version of this razor-sharp, knockout show about bad girls behaving badly is guaranteed to have all the in-yer-face intimacy of his ATC tent-Cabaret in 2010." - Colin