PALM DESERT — Chicago—now the longest-running musical in Broadway history—is returning to the McCallum Theatre for five shows, from Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 15.
The Friday, March 13, show is made possible through the generosity of Barbara Arnstein. The matinee on Saturday, March 14, is made possible through the generosity of Robert and Sharlene Britz. The evening show on Saturday, March 14, is made possible through the generosity of Wayne and Rachelle Prim. The evening show on Sunday, March 15, is made possible through the generosity of Diane Anderson and Sherry Schroeder.
Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. It’s no surprise that Chicago has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa—and now it’s coming back to the McCallum Theatre!
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago—produced by Barry and Fran Weissler—is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival; and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously 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 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.
The national tour is directed by David Hyslop and choreographed by David Bushman.
Chicago is a production not to be missed—and all the reviewers agree. Time Magazine calls it “a triumph.” Newsweek raves “smashing,” and Entertainment Weekly sums it up by calling Chicago “Broadway’s most electrifying show.”
Tickets for this performance are priced at $125, $95 and $65. Tickets are available at the Theatre’s website by clicking here or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-2787. The McCallum Theatre, located at 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert CA 92260, accepts payment by cash, personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
- Chicago: Tristram Kenton