Adler Theatre | Davenport, Iowa
Indulge in the seductive world of Chicago LIVE this Wednesday, May 15, at the Adler Theatre! Broadway’s longest-running American musical is reeling up for another sold-out year in its 25th Anniversary Tour, announcing much-awaited shows for 36 North American stages. Stand witness to the crimes and passions of Roxie Hart (Katie Frieden), a night club dancer turned murderer, as she navigates the seedy path to vaudevillian fame with rival cellmate Velma Kelly (Kailin Brown), co-conspiring criminal lawyer Billy Flynn (Connor Sullivan), and a cabaret of bewitchingly irresistible 1920s jazz. Chicago was adapted from the eponymous 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins and first debuted in 1975, followed by a six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway revival in 1996. This year, the production’s nationwide run will bring back the legendary music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Bob Fosse to deliver a decadently musical experience at Davenport’s classical Adler Theatre. Click the link to get your tickets today!
Get your standing ovations straight before Broadway's longest-running American musical comes knocking at your doorstep! Chicago, in all its glimmering razzle-dazzle, returns to the circuits this year to continue its limelight 25th Anniversary on tour. The Tony Award-winning production will hit three dozen cities throughout North America, which includes a can’t-miss May 15th performance LIVE at the Adler Theatre. Granted the title “Jewel of the Mississippi,” our historic host presents a brilliantly backdropped stage for the show, with crisp acoustics, breathtaking sightlines, and not one bad seat in the house.
"Welcome, ladies and gentlemen — you are about to witness a story of murder, greed, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery: all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.”
Villainous vaudevillian vixens aren’t a dime a dozen, darling, so you can’t just let one go when she comes flirting by. Sneak past the curtains of a shadowy Chicago and behold the ploys of murderess Roxie Hart as she charms her way into becoming the hottest celebrity in town. With assistance from lawyer extraordinaire Billy Flynn and a rivalry against fellow inmate Velma Kelly, Roxie will beguile you in this seductive story of judicial corruption in the 1920s’ jazz age of decadence.
Katie Frieden as Roxie Hart
Kailin Brown as Velma Kelly
Connor Sullivan as Billy Flynn
Robert Quiles as Amos Hart
Illeana “Illy” Kirven as Matron “Mama” Morton
J. Terrell as Mary Sunshine
Paul Amrani as The Judge
Bentlei Benak as Mona
Ed Gotthelf as Fred Casely
Olivia Greco as June
The production’s supporting cast also features the following swings and understudies: Olivia Lacie Andrews, Faith Jordan Candino, Jason Carroll, Austin Taylor Dunn, Chelsea James, Liz Lester, Joe Meldrum, Adolfo Ortiz-Feder, Lauren Teyke, Kodiak Thompson, Francisco Thurston, and Cait Zuckerman.
Fred Ebb - Lyrics
John Kander - Music
Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse - Book
Scott Lehrer - Sound Design
John Lee Beatty - Set Design
William Ivey Long - Costume Designer
Ken Billington - Lighting Designer
David Hyslop - Recreation of Original Production Direction
Gregory Butler - Recreation of Original Production Choreographer
Camden Loeser - Resident Director/Assistant Choreographer
Robert Billig - Supervising Music Director
Bernie Ardia - Wigs & Hair Design
Justen M. Brosnan - Makeup Designer
Cameron Blake Kinnear - Music Director
David Thompson - Script Adaptation
JP Meyer - Music Coordinator
ARC/Duncan Stewart, CSA - Casting
Anita Dloniak & Associates - Tour Marketing and Press
The Booking Group - Tour Booking Agency
Taneal Williams - Tour Company Manager
Marc Ciemiewicz - Resident Company Manager
Bethany Sortman - Production Stage Manager
Brian J. Enzman - Associate Producer
Lauren L. Sobon - Associate Producer
Russell A. Thompson - Production Supervisor
Ryan C. Parliment - General Manager
William T. Prather - Executive Producer
Apex Touring - Producer
Ann Reinking - Choreographer
Walter Bobbie - Director Original New York Production
Drawn from Maurine Dallas Watkins’ 1926 play of the same name, Chicago first debuted as a Drama Desk Award-winning musical in 1975. Its most famed edition — the 1996 Broadway revival — dominated the 51st Annual Tony Awards in six categories, which includes Best Revival and Direction of a Musical. It spawned countless replicas both locally and abroad, with a notable Olivier Award-winning West End run and a six-time Academy Award-winning film adaptation.
Tickets are selling out! Book your reservations soon for Chicago the Musical LIVE on Wednesday, May 15th, at the Adler Theatre.