CHICAGO

Premiere: 25 NOVEMBER 2017.

SCENARIO: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
DIRECTOR: Wojciech Kościelniak
CHOREOGRAPHY: Ewelina Adamska-Porczyk
SCENOGRAPHY AND COSTUMES: Anna Chadaj
MUSIC SUPERVISOR: Sebastian Bernatowicz
VOCAL PRACTICE AND GUIDANCE: Justyna Motylska

 

Chicago 1929. Roxie Hart, a housewife believes that her life will change if she tries her luck at singing and dancing. Her only wish is to follow in the footsteps of the cabaret star – Velma Kelly. When both women end up in a prison charged with murder, Roxie is given a unique opportunity to fulfill her dreams, especially since she receives help from a well-known lawyer, Billy Flynn. The prison block is managed by the corrupt chief Morton “Mama”, who is ready to do anything for money.

The premiere of “Chicago” directed by Bob Fosse took place on June 3, 1975 on Broadway. Two years later the musical came off stages, but the performance was resumed in 1996 and has been regularly staged ever since. The show gained a lot of popularity not only on Broadway. It has been repeatedly translated and staged in 30 countries around the world. In 2003, Rob Marshall filmed this work and achieved enormous success. His film won 17 awards, including 6 Oscars.

In autumn, for the first time in Kraków, you will be able to watch the CHICAGO musical. The story of the play is based on authentic events that took place in Chicago in the 1920s. A Chicago Tribune reporter describes the story of two women who were sent to jail and face trial for murder.

Wojciech Kościelniak, well-known and highly appreciated by critics and viewers alike, is the director of this play staged in VARIETE. 19 actors accompanied by a band of 14 musicians will appear on the stage. A title as hot as this one will certainly become a nationwide success for VARIETE. Don’t miss out!

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