Set Design | Scenic Painting
Book by FRED EBB and BOB FOSSE | Music by JOHN KANDER | Lyrics by FRED EBB
In the roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.
Production: Actor's Youth Theatre
Director: Jason White
Choreographer: Jesse Rodriguez
Music Directors: Elise Stoffer & Tyler Thompson
One thing I had not realized about Chicago, was that it was based on actual events and two murderous women that captivated the people of Chicago in the 1920s. Director Jason White wanted to integrate this into the show. We kept the set design minimal because we wanted to focus to remain on the actors.