The world renowned, award-wining broadway and West end musical performance of Chicago will make its way to South Africa in 2019. Classic and well known hits will be performed such as ‘All that Jazz’, ‘Cell Block Tango’ and ‘Mister Cellophane’.

Chicago will take to the stage at the Artscape theatre in Cape Town from 15 March until 14 April 2019 and thereafter head too Montecasino’s Teatro in Johannbesburg from 20 April to 26 May 2019. Tickets can be purchased at Computicket.

From the opening line to curtain close – there’s nothing like Chicago on stage. Originally staged in Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2005 and again in 2008 at Montecasino’s Teatro and Artscape, this show has been enjoyed by more than 210,000 theatre-goers.

Produced by Showtime Management in association with Barry & Fran Weissler and David Ian, the show has a combined South African and international creative team including Associate Director, Tania Nardini and Re-creation of New York Production Choreography by Gary Chryst, both of whom have staged Chicago across multiple continents. Award-winning Musical Director, Bryan Schimmel (Jersey Boys, Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will lead the 11-piece orchestra and the sexy, stylish ensemble will once again razzle-dazzle South African audiences.

“We are delighted to have most of the original company for our return, and I believe the tremendous talents of each and every member in the company will take this all-South African production to even greater heights in 2019.” says Hazel Feldman, Chicago’s South African Producer. “From its unique choreography in the style of Bob Fosse to its sizzling score and intriguing plot performed by some of this country’s most talented performers makes it one show not to be missed.”

Winner of six Tonys, two Oliviers, one Grammy, two Baftas and six Academy Awards, CHICAGO is the longest-running musical revival in Broadway history and truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” (The Times, UK).

The show’s global success has reached over 36 countries, and has been translated into 11 different languages.

Chicago continues to be one of the most successful international musical hits of all time. The musical’s international appeal stems from its enticing tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery-characteristics the entire world is drawn to.

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Ishani Chetty

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