Join Roxie, Velma, Mama Morton and an unforgettable cast of characters who can sing and dance and connive when the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. presents Chicago the Musical. Performances of the Broadway masterpiece are Jan. 9-11 at MCPA, located on the campus of Macomb Community College.
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. Now in its 21st year on tour, Chicago holds the record as the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.