The City Theatre Austin presents Chicago
The City Theatre Company tops off its 2017 summer theatre season with the musical great, Chicago. Set amidst the flashy decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover and transforms her malicious crime into sensational headlines reminiscent of today’s tabloids. Can the slickster lawyer Billy Flynn keep Roxie and side-kick Velma out of the gallows - and in the spotlight? Are the front pages of Chicago’s papers big enough for two murderous showgirls? Ain’t there no decency left? The edgy storyline is rocket-propelled by a tart, jazzy vaudeville score featuring such Broadway standards as "All that Jazz," "When You’re Good to Mama," "Cell Block Tango," "Mr. Cellophane," and "Razzle Dazzle."