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Killer hit musical CHICAGO set to Razzle Dazzle Singapore

at the MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands in 2017

Singapore, 12 October 2016 – A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin….. so the story unfolds for the award-winning Broadway and West End musical CHICAGO, which returns to Singapore in 2017 and opens at the MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands from 8 February for a limited season. Tickets are now on sale.

With a total of six Tony, two Olivier, one Grammy, two Bafta and six Academy Awards, and the ability to draw thousands of standing ovations, CHICAGO is the longest-running American musical in Broadway and West End history, and truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” (The Times, UK).

CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway and the West End great – a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz with one show-stopping song after another, including Razzle Dazzle, Cell Block Tango and All That Jazz. It boasts the sexiest, most sensational dancing; and a sharply sophisticated set which incorporates the 11-piece orchestra.

It’s no surprise that this devilishly delicious musical has brought cheering audiences to their feet in more than 473 cities around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to Johannesburg. An estimated 30 million people worldwide have seen CHICAGO, which has played over 29,000 performances.

“Sexy, pin-sharp, and near flawless.”
– THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, AUSTRALIA

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer with ambitions of Vaudeville stardom, who 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.

CHICAGO is a stunning spectacle filled with social satire, intrigue, love, betrayal, rivalry and friendship; a pageant of music and dance that adroitly shifts between reality and fantasy, as Roxie Hart’s world moves from prison to the courtroom to the stage

Producer James Cundall, Chief Executive of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions says “CHICAGO is one of the world’s most popular musicals. Unbelievably sexy, sassy and sensational, this musical thrills and chills, which is why it continues to tour the world after so many years and has been applauded by millions of people. So whether you’ve seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage, or whether you have seen the show before and want to recapture the magic, here’s your chance. It would be a crime to miss it”.

“Still the hottest show in town”
– THE INDEPENDENT, UK

CHICAGO was first created by the legendary Broadway trio of John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (book/lyrics) and Bob Fosse (co-author, original director and choreographer) in 1975.  It was based on a 1926 Broadway play written by Maurine Dallas Watkins, a journalist from the Chicago Tribune who had covered the sensational trials of two women, both of whom were accused of killing their lovers whilst under the influence of drink and jazz.

Kander and Ebb enjoyed a collaboration that spanned four decades, defined musical theatre on Broadway and earned them numerous awards.  Bob Fosse was one of Broadway’s biggest and brightest creative stars, renowned for his innovative and spectacular staging, with the emphasis on exhilarating dance sequences.  He turned out one hit after another from the 1950s to the late 70s and is the only director so far to have won an Oscar, two Tony Awards and an Emmy Award in the same year, 1973.

“The most exciting musical of its generation”
– THE TIMES, UK

In November 1996 a revival of CHICAGO opened on Broadway produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, and a year later opened in London’s West End.  The rest, as they say, is history, as CHICAGO is currently playing its 20th year in New York where it holds the record as the longest-running musical revival and the second longest-running show in Broadway history.  In the West End CHICAGO ran for 15 years where it also became the longest-running musical revival as well as the longest-running Broadway musical to play in the West End.  The show’s global success has reached over 35 countries and been translated into 11 languages.

The 2017 International Tour of CHICAGO is produced by David Ian Productions and Michael Watt in association with the Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler.  Scenic design is by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Rick Clarke.  Musical supervision is by Rob Fisher. CHICAGO is choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and directed by Walter Bobbie.

SEASON DETAILS

 

CHICAGO
Season:           8 – 26 February 2017
Venue:            Sands Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
Cast:                UK Cast
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PERFORMANCE TIMES:
Tuesday to Friday:  8pm
Saturday:  2pm & 8pm
Sunday:                  1pm & 6pm

 

TICKET PRICE:
From S$65
Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket

BOOKINGS:

INTERNET:  www.MarinaBaySands.com/ticketing or www.sistic.com.sg
PHONE
:   +65 6688 8826
IN PERSON AT:
 
Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby).
For more information please log onto – www.MarinaBaySands.com