Kansas City, MO (February 8, 2018). “C’mon babe! Why don’t we paint the town?” Entertainment Weekly calls CHICAGO “Broadway’s Most Electrifying Show!” Now for 8-performances only, Thursday, March 1st through Sunday, March 11th, the Barn Players bring this modern musical classic to their new home at downtown’s Arts Asylum: 1000 East 9th Street, (off Harrison Street), Kansas City, MO 64106.
With a darkly comic book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, and unforgettable music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Set in the rip-roaring 1920s, CHICAGO tells the story of Roxie Hart, a part-time nightclub hoofer who in a fit of rage kills her lover after he leaves her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes her jailhouse rival Velma Kelly, and the whole Windy City by hiring the area’s slickest lawyer to engineer her crime into an onslaught of misleading, sensational newspaper headlines.
CHICAGO at the Barn Players is being directed by Kipp Simmons; with musical direction by Martha Risser; and choreography by Valerie Martin. Featured roles are being played by Krista Eyler as Velma Kelly; Ramsey Self as Roxie Hart; Nick Uthoff as Billy Flynn; J.C. Dresslaer as Matron “Mama” Morton; Dudley Hogue as Amos Hart; J. Coombes as Mary Sunshine; Dan Heinz as the Master of Ceremonies; and, Eric Magnus as the Character Man. The Cook County Merry Murderesses are: Jessica Alcorn, Pancha Brown, Stasha Case, Natalie Dickter, Zoe London, Natalie Rothfusz. Ensemble support is being provided by: Paul Brennan, Brenna Castor, Meaghan Coble, Tony Console, Christoph Cording, Alex Gumminger, Dalton Homolka, Sharon Johnson, Christoph Nevins, Rob Reeder, Kyle Tichenor, and Miles Wirth.
WHAT: CHICAGO, a Barn Players Presentation. WHERE: The Barn Players at The Arts Asylum, 1000 East 9th Street, (off Harrison Street), Kansas City, MO 64106. WHEN: Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. Thursday, March 1st through Sunday, March 11th, 2018. TICKETS: Adult tickets are $20; Senior (Age 65+) tickets are $18.00; Group tickets of 10 or more are $15 each; Students (with ID) tickets are $15. You may buy online at: thebarnplayers.org, via phone at 913.432.9100, or at the Barn’s box office. Cash and credit cards are accepted.