About Chicago Show
The musical is based on actual criminals and crimes that were reported on by journalist, Maurine Dallas Watkins. Maurine follows and reports on the 1924 trials of the murderesses, Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner for the Chicago Tribune.
Bob Fosse choreographed the original production but then it was brought back in the mainstream eyes of millions with the Academy Award winning film version in 2002, directed by Rob Marshall. The musical took life once again and has been very popular recently, as the 1920s theme is a fun, theatrical show for any event. Chicago Show begins with the well known 1920s dance, 'The Charleston'. These quirky dancers, dressed in black-fringed outfits, enter the room with high energy Charleston dance moves collecting in a group on the main stage, where they playfully perform 'the Charleston'. Puttin On the Ritz: Think hats, canes and Fred Astaire dance moves. It's dance routine with 'soft shoe' tap dancing, bowler caps, long black canes and a little slap stick comedy! Lots of quirky clean fun from our glamorous gangsters. In line with the musical, the show presents Velma Kelly, the Vaudevillian seductress, who murdered both her husband and her sister when she found them in bed together, as she sings "All That Jazz". (also with optional live vocals) The show then finishes with the unforgettable "Cell block Tango from Chicago". This number display the various ladies in their cells, who have been found guilty of killing their lovers, including chorus girl, Roxie Hart, who murdered her lover, nightclub regular, Fred Casely. The girls show their aggression and denial in the comedic dance/mime number "The Cell Block Tango".