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Chicago Arrives in Wellesley!

by Beth on August 11th, 2017

Don’t miss out on this Jazzy Golden age classic with the folks from WTP!

“I didn’t do it!” Well, someone had to, so Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will find out who with CHICAGO, the longest running American musical in Broadway history. Performances will take place Thursday, August 17 at 7:00 PM, Friday, August 18 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, August 19 at 2:00 PM. All performances will be held at the Katherine L. Babson Auditorium at Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 Doors open 30 mins prior to showtime.

Tickets purchased in advance are priced $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online at www.wellesleytheatreproject.org/tickets or by calling 781-235-1550.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Group discounts and gift certificates are available. Ticket information is listed on our production website: http://www.wellesleytheatreproject.org.

Screen Shot 2017-08-11 at 3.47.43 PMJoin us in roaring twenties in the city of Chicago, as convicted chorus girl Roxie Hart vies for the spotlight in media headlines against another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelley. After being convicted of murdering faithless lovers, and unsuccessfully placing the blame on their husbands, the women join forces in search of their own American Dream: fame, fortune and acquittal.  With this comes mobs of journalists, lawyers, criminals, and the appetite for fame. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that includes “All That Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango” originally staged by Bob Fosse. Cast members of CHICAGO. reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Newton,  Needham, Natick, Lexington, Framingham, Sherborn, Brookline, Waban, West Roxbury, and Wayland.

Screen Shot 2017-08-11 at 3.47.54 PMCHICAGO production staff includes: Benjamin Rush, Director; Hannah Shihdanian, Choreographer; Eric Anderson Jr., Music Director; Alexa Lambert, Stage Manager; Peter Waldrone, Scenic Designer; Megan Pillsbury, Costume Designer; and Seif Cristobal, Lighting Designer. Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, and based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. Produced through special arrangements with Samuel French.

Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK – 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps.

Registration is open for WTP’s Fall classes and productions of Madagascar, Jr. and A Christmas Carol.

For more information about CHICAGO or or upcoming production classes, visit the website or call 781-235-1550.

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