The University of Mount Union Department of Theatre will present “Chicago” March 26-29 in the Gallaher Black Box Theatre.
With show-stopping tunes like All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle, Chicago deftly satirizes the culture that makes heroes into criminals, and criminals into heroes. The original musical opened on Broadway in 1975 and was revived in 1996. The 1996 production currently holds the record as the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. The musical was also made into a 2002 film and won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Kevin P. Kern, associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre at Mount Union, is excited to present a show that highlights “celebrity criminals” and the buzz that surrounds cases like those.
"I was living in Los Angeles during the trials of the Menendez brothers and O.J. Simpson,” Kern said. “The city was captivated; you couldn't find anyone who didn't have a strong opinion about the guilt or innocence of the defendants. But what I remember most was the culture of celebrity that flourished around all the participants. Who would ever need to care about Kato Kaelin in any other world but that one?"
The cast includes Jeff Centrello of Hudson, Ohio, Lexi Cintron of Youngstown, Ohio, Naimah Coleman of Verona, Pennsylvania, Abigail Collinsworth of Westerville, Ohio, Reilly Davidson of Alliance, Ohio, Elizabeth Domer of Carrollton, Ohio, Olan Domer of Carrollton, Ohio, Alyssa Gruttadauria of Westlake, Ohio, Drew Kolek of Freeport, Pennsylvania, Matt Malcomson of Louisville, Ohio, Olivia Morey of Alliance, Ohio, Rose Morrison of Doylestown, Ohio, Siv Street of Streetsboro, Ohio, Landon Talbert of Salem, Ohio, Lance Tomasko of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Eva Wagner of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Hannah Wasylko of Brunswick, Ohio, Addie Wisniewski of Medina, Ohio, Clay Yoder of Union Furnace, Ohio and Peyton Zamarelli of Beloit, Ohio.
Austin Flack of Canton, Ohio and Alexis Rushnok of Ravenna, Ohio will be Assistant Stage Managers and Britt Kolek of Freeport, Pennsylvania will be Stage Manager.
The Thursday and Friday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. There will be two performances each on Saturday and Sunday, a matinee at 2 p.m. and a 7:30 p.m show. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors/veterans and are available online at www.mountunion.edu/boxoffice, by phone at (330) 821-2565 or in person, Monday-Friday; 2-4:30 p.m. when classes are in session and one hour prior to the performance.Add to Calendar Friday, March 27, 2020 Event Type Contact Kevin Kern email@example.com Department Theatre Department