Better to be famous or infamous?
SWT presents Chicago, the musical
Time and Date: Oct. 17-19 and 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.
Place: Main Stage at the Theatre Center, SWT campus
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with SWT ID
Jessica Woodward plays, Liz in SWT’s rendition of Chicago,which begins Thursday, Oct. 17 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 27.
San Marcos — Under the direction of Michael Costello, the Southwest Texas Department of Theatre & Dance will soon bring to life all the razzle and dazzle of Chicago, the Tony award winning Broadway musical.
Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl-turned-murderess who, with the aid of her smooth-talking lawyer, turns crime into celebrity. When fellow murderess Velma Kelly realizes she may lose the limelight to Roxie, a Jazz Age rivalry is played out in some of the best song and dance numbers from recent Broadway memory. In the end, the two “killer-dillers” join forces in a vaudeville act that sets Chicago on fire.
Chicago was written by Bob Fosse, John Kander, and Fred Ebb. The musical is based on crime beat reporter Maurine Watkins’ play of the same name. Chicago was inspired by actual events featured in 1920s tabloid journalism.
The show runs Oct. 17-19 and 24-26 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with ID. For reservations please call the box office at (512) 245-2204.
SWT student, Meg Geer, (left) plays Roxie and student, Melissa Vogt, (right) plays Velma in the tony-award winning musical Chicago. Geer and Vogt play dueling, murderess chorus girls in the Jazz Age classic.
Woodward (left), Geer (middle), and Vogt (right) all appear in Chicago, the musical, at Southwest Texas this month.
Woodward (far left), Vogt (middle) and Geer (right) prepare for rehearsal and a photo shoot in the green room of the SWT Theatre Center.
Contact: Stacy Alexander Evans, publicity, email@example.com; phone: 512-245-2147
Lisa Cruz, media relations, firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 512-245-2180
Media info: Interviews with and photos of main characters can be provided electronically upon request. A rehearsal schedule can be provided, and t.v. filming can be arranged prior to opening night with interviews. For more information, contact Lisa Cruz or Stacy Alexander at contact information above. An interesting note on this production is that two students are assisting with choreographic direction. Their contact information and photos can be provided as well.
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Featured Student Choreographers
SWT acting students Vicki Burns and Jennifer Bussear are serving as student choreographers on the SWT production of Chicago , the musical. Both are long-time dancers and are excited about the opportunity to serve in such a leadership capacity on a production. The cast of chicago is under the professional choreographic direction of Melissa May-Moncus.