CHICAGO is based on a play by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins that’s actually about ‘real criminals’ and crimes that she reported on. The musical is a Broadway and West End smash hit and winner of the ACADEMY award for the movie version.

In the 1920s, Chicago became infamous for a string of homicides committed by women, crimes of passion set in a backdrop of changing times and views of women in the Jazz age.

Velma Kelly, Billy Flynn and Roxie Hart have become instantly recognisable as the lead roles in CHICAGO, written by John Kander & Fred Ebb (The Prolific Broadway writers who wrote ‘Cabaret’) and the legendary Bob Fosse.

Andy added “The musical is Broadway at it’s very best with songs like ‘All That Jazz’ & ‘Razzle Dazzle’ and ‘When You’re Good to Mama’ which is etched in my memory from when Queen Latifah performed it in the movie. We’re encouraging talent from all over the Northwest to come forward and audition, it’s an absolutely fantastic opportunity to be part of ENSEMBLE Theatre, CHICAGO and perform at one of the most famous theatres in the world. This is the first of our dynamic 2020 season announcements…an amazing positive story for Blackpool and a wonderful showcase for talent in the Northwest.”




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