Sydney has secured the 2019 premiere of the multi-award winning, record breaking musical Chicago. Produced in Australia by John Frost and Suzanne Jones, this Australian production will premiere from August 20 at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre.
The sassy musical will star some of Australia’s most talented performers. Starring as the irreverent and determined Roxie Hart, is one of our most versatile entertainers, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and joining her as the empowered and glamorous Velma Kelly is musical theatre star Alinta Chidzey. Much adored Casey Donovan joins the duo as the tough and sassy prison warden Matron ‘Mama’ Morton.
“We are so thrilled to have this incredible Australian cast join us in bringing this New York institution back to Australia. Chicago has everything that people love about Broadway, a story of fame, fortune and all that jazz, one show-stopping number after another and the most amazing dancing you’ve ever seen as well as the most sizzling score” said producer John Frost.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who 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 Billy Flynn 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.
Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award®- winning film and want to experience the show live on stage, whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic or whether you are after a perfect night of pure entertainment, Chicago always delivers.
Wednesday 21 August 2019 from 1pm to 3.30pm
Wednesday 21 August 2019 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Thursday 22 August 2019 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Friday 23 August 2019 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Saturday 24 August 2019 from 2pm to 4.30pm
Sunday 25 August 2019 from 3pm to 5.30pm
Tuesday 27 August 2019 from 7pm to 9.30pm
Wednesday 28 August 2019 from 1pm to 3.30pm
Wednesday 28 August 2019 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Thursday 29 August 2019 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Friday 30 August 2019 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Saturday 31 August 2019 from 2pm to 4.30pm
Saturday 31 August 2019 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Sunday 1 September 2019 from 3pm to 5.30pm
Performance Times: Midweek Matinees, Weekend Matinees and Tuesday-Sunday Evenings
- Mobility access
- People who are blind or have low vision
- Hearing loop