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Duration

2hrs, 30mins with 1 intermission.

Recommended For

Although it’s simple in its presentation, kids who appreciate Broadway will certainly respond to the exciting theatricality of this long-running hit. Parents should be warned of the show’s hot topics, including murder, violence and adultery, as well as some off-color dialogue. But in comparison to what’s on TV these days, it’s pretty tame.

Location

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Overview

Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…

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Reviews

"‘Chicago’ stillGLITTERS HYPNOTICALLY."

- The New York Times

Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…

"‘Chicago’ stillGLITTERS HYPNOTICALLY."

- The New York Times

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