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Tickets now on sale for Adelaide season of Chicago

Friday, 08 December 2023

Tickets are on sale from today for the Adelaide season of “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” (The Times UK). One of Australia’s favourite musicals, CHICAGO will play at the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from 4 August 2024 for a strictly limited season.

 

Currently playing at Crown Theatre, Perth to sellout audiences and critical acclaim, CHICAGO will tour to the Lyric Theatre QPAC from 2 January, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from 23 March and the Capitol Theatre, Sydney from 9 June before arriving in Adelaide.

 

“★★★★★ Sexy and sophisticated, a musical masterclass.” – The West Australian

“★★★★★ From the overture to the bows, Chicago enthrals with velvet voices, jazz hands, adultery, humour and murder.” – Arts Hub

“★★★★★ “Genius. Breathtaking.” – WA Today

“★★★★ masterful star studded production.” – The Guardian

Slick, clean and polished… Chicago is the show of the year!” - Australian Arts Review

 

Australia’s leading theatre producer, John Frost for Crossroads Live, has assembled a stellar cast for CHICAGO. One of Australian theatre’s greatest leading men, Anthony Warlow (The Phantom of the Opera), will step into the shoes of the cunning and charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn. Returning to the stage to play the powerful and glamorous Velma Kelly is one of Australia’s favourite actors, Zoë Ventoura (Packed to the Rafters). Joining her as the irreverent and determined Roxie Hart is in-demand musical theatre star Lucy Maunder (Mary Poppins). As Roxie’s gullible and hapless husband, Amos, will be much-loved comedy icon and character actor Peter Rowsthorn. Following her star turn as Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray, Asabi Goodman joins the cast as the tough and sassy prison warden Matron ‘Mama’ Morton.

 

S. Valeri will feature as the soft-hearted crime reporter Mary Sunshine, while the talented group of ensemble and swings comprises Hayden Baum, Devon Braithwaite, Olivia Carniato, Angelique Cassimatis, Todd Dewberry, Louis Fontaine, Sarah Heath, Scout Hook, Matthew Jenson, Ethan Jones, Savannah Lind, Kristina McNamara, Tom New, Nathan Pinnell, Rania Potaka-Osborne, Priscilla Stavrou and Romina Villafranca.

 

We have an extraordinary cast led by Anthony Warlow, Zoë Ventoura, Lucy Maunder, Peter Rowsthorn and Asabi Goodman alongside the hottest ensemble in town. I can’t wait to bring them to Adelaide,” said John Frost “CHICAGO has everything that people love about a Broadway musical - a story of fame, fortune and all that jazz, one show-stopping number after another and the most amazing dancing you’ve ever seen. Come along and enjoy the razzle dazzle of this New York institution.”

 

Set amidst the decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who 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 Billy Flynn 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.

 

CHICAGO, which is based on the 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, has a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1996 Broadway revival of CHICAGO is choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and is directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. CHICAGO features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

 

Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery, treachery … and All That Jazz. What else could you desire in a musical? The original and the best, CHICAGO is back. It would be a crime to miss it!

 

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SEASON DETAILS

ADELAIDE

Venue                               Festival Theatre

Season                             From 4 August 2024

Performance Times        Tues-Thurs 7pm, Fri-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm (performance times vary each week)

Prices:                              From $69.90 (Transaction fees apply)

Bookings:                         ticketek.com.au or phone 131 246

                                         Groups 8+ call 08 8205 2220

 

PERTH

Venue                               Crown Theatre

Season                             To 17 December

Performance Times        Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm (performance times vary each week)

Prices:                              From $69.90 (Transaction fees apply)

Bookings:                         ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

                                         Groups 8+ email groups@ticketmaster.com.au

 

BRISBANE

Venue                               Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Season                             From 2 January

Performance Times        Tues-Thurs 7pm, Fri- Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm (performance times vary each week)

Prices:                              From $69.90 (Transaction fees apply)

Bookings:                         qpac.com.au or phone 136 246

                                         Groups 8+ call (07) 3840 7466

 

MELBOURNE

Venue                               Her Majesty’s Theatre

Season                             From 23 March

Performance Times        Tues-Thurs 7pm, Fri- Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm (performance times vary each week)

Prices:                              From $69.90 (Transaction fees apply)

Bookings:                         ticketek.com.au or phone 13 28 49

Groups 8+ call (03) 9299 9873

 

SYDNEY

Venue                               Capitol Theatre

Season                             From 9 June

Performance Times        Tue-Thurs 7pm, Fri- Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm (performance times vary each week)

Prices:                              From $69.90 (Transaction fees apply)

Bookings:                         ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Groups 8+ email groups@ticketmaster.com.au

 

Media enquiries, please contact:

Adelaide – Francesca Belperio at francesca.belperio@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au or 08 8216 8699 or 0402 842 204

Perth – Amber Sheldon at amber@pretzelcommunications.com or 0419 921 003

Brisbane – Cinnamon Watson at cinn@cinnamonwatsonpublicity.com.au or 0432 219 643

Melbourne – Jessica Bendell at jessica@jessicabendellpublicity.com.au or 0412 369 015

National and Sydney – Ian Phipps at ian@ippublicity.com.au or 0419 977 649 and Sharonne Lipman at sharonne@ippublicity.com.au or 0466 896 650

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