The Heritage Private School and Institute is delighted to announce that its performing arts programme is bringing, as this year’s musical production, Chicago (High School Edition) to its Multifunction Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 20 – 22 February 2020. The original play ‘Chicago’ was adapted and made into a musical by John Kander, Frank Ebb and Bob Fosse which debuted in June 1975. It is the second longest running Broadway musical show ever. 

Chicago is a darkly satirical, razzle dazzle musical set to the backdrop of Prohibition era Chicago. The show has its origins in real life high profile criminal cases and trials of the 1920s. The story follows Roxie Hart’s demise into infidelity and murder followed by her rise into stardom and Vaudeville. Meanwhile another murderess, Velma Kelly is also plotting her way out of being convicted for a double murder. Both ladies hire the lawyer, Billy Flynn, who is the best spin doctor in Chicago and together they weave their web of lies to get away with murder. Once Billy succeeds as the Ring Leader in the circus of the justice system, both Roxie and Velma do not feel any remorse and do not reform. Instead, the girls realise that the most important thing to them to is to maintain the stardom they achieved through their respective trials.  Although a hundred years old, the themes of fake news, corruption, greed, violence, exploitation and treachery are still very much contemporary. The show shines a light on the darker side of humanity, juxtaposing it with the most fabulous and popular jazz show tunes such as ‘All That Jazz’ and ‘Mr. Cellophane’.

Chicago will feature a fifty member student cast and crew, as well as a live band. This production aims to entertain theatre lovers of age 12 and above, who may come dressed in 1920’s style and be ready to participate in the court case at the end! “The dazzling vibrancy of this musical as well as the harsh truths it tackles make it remarkably contemporary despite being almost 100 years old. The talented cast create a magic that will take your breath away. I can think of no better way or play to start the 2020s with.” states the musical’s director, Ms Alexandra Kouris.

Tickets are priced at €12 for adults and €6 for students above 12. They can be purchased from the School’s offices from Wednesday 12 February or at the door before the performances. For group bookings or ticket enquiries, please contact 25367018 or Performances will run on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 20 – 22 February 2020, at 7.30 p.m., in the School’s Multifunction Hall, 4549 Palodia, Limassol, where free parking is available.

Note to editors:

  • Approximate run time: 1 hour and 40 minutes with an additional 20 minute interval.
  • Strictly for ages 12 and above
  • Main Sponsors: Parklane Resort & Spa, Kaleide Property Group, Holborn, FTNC Brembo and MetaQuotes.