The popular musical "Chicago" opens this coming Friday night at the Arts Center of Cannon County. That popular theatre is at 1424 John Bragg Highway in neighboring Woodbury.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920’s, "Chicago" is the story of Roxie Hart, (Alexandra McNamara, Jessica Storvik) 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 (Tiffany Sweeley), by hiringChicago’s slickest criminal lawyer Billy Flynn (Todd Turney) 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. This show also features Layne Sasser as “Mama Morton, and Jonathan Higdon as Amos.
Chicago is directed and produced by Scarlett Turney with choreography by Kathryn Turney and music direction by Heather Moulder.
The performance schedule for all shows is Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 with discounts available for students, seniors and groups and may be purchased by calling the Arts Center box office at 615-563-(ARTS) 2787 or 1-800-235-9073. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.artscenterofcc.com. This show is rated PG13. “The Blue Porch at the Arts Center” restaurant serving delicious tradition southern food is now open before all performances.