Famous musical plays 3-nights in KC

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BROADWAY’S RECORD-BREAKING, TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL SMASHCOMES TO STARLIGHT THEATRE SEPTEMBER 14-16

 Chicago is back in town and it’s pure entertainment! With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history—and it still shows no sign of ever slowing down!

 Produced by Barry and Fran WeisslerChicago is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording. 

 “Chicago is a classic musical that captures everything we love about Broadway,” Rich Baker, Starlight president and CEO, said. “An iconic story complete with legendary songs, unforgettable dance numbers and a one-of-a-kind on-stage band, Chicago never goes out of style, and we’re thrilled to welcome it back to Starlight.”

 Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, 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, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer 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.

 The national tour is directed by David Hyslop and choreographed by David BushmanWalter Bobbie is the director of the original New York Production and Ann Reinking was the original choreographer in the style of Bob FosseChicago features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design byWilliam Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer. The production also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns and supervising music direction by Rob Fisher.

 Chicago is a production not to be missed. And all the reviewers agree. Time Magazine calls it “A Triumph.”Newsweek raves “Smashing,” and Entertainment Weekly sums it up by calling Chicago “Broadway’s Most Electrifying Show.”

 Tickets for Chicago at Starlight Theatre are on sale now and are available online at kcstarlight.com, by calling 816-363-STAR (7827) or at the Starlight box office at 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64132. All performances begin at 8 p.m.

 Discount prices for groups of 10 or more are available by contacting Starlight’s group sales department at 816-997-1137 or groups@kcstarlight.com. Please note that kcstarlight.com is the only official ticket source for all shows in the 2018 Shawnee Mission Health Broadway Series. If you purchase tickets from another website or ticket broker, we cannot guarantee those tickets are legitimate.

 About Starlight Theatre

Starlight Theatre is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in Kansas City and the second-largest outdoor producing theatre in the country. Opened as a theater in 1950 and as a not-for-profit organization in 1951, Starlight presents and produces Broadway musicals and concerts. It also offers extensive community outreach and educational programming, including classes, scholarships and Starlight’s Blue Star Awards, one of the largest high school musical theatre award programs in the nation.

 Located on 16 acres in Swope Park, Starlight’s venue includes rehearsal halls, gift store, club area for dining, concessions, gardens, fountains and a 10-story, climate-controlled stage. For more information, visit www.kcstarlight.com.

Image courtesy of Starlight Theatre



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