The longest running American musical in Broadway history, as well as an academy-award winning movie, Chicago has seduced audiences across the globe. Now, it’s set to knock you off your feet as the merry murderesses of the Cook County jail paint the town in this fresh new production. Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly have their sights set on fame and fortune, and they’re willing to do more than just flirt with danger to get it. This fierce and passionate musical shines with an award-winning score of hits like “Cell Block Tango,” “Razzle Dazzle,” and “All That Jazz.”
Post-Show Discussion: June 11, 2013
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including intermission)
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Matron Mama Morton
Timothy McCuen Piggee*
Velma Kelly: Trina Mills
Roxie Hart: Mara Solar*
Billy Flynn: Art Anderson*
Amos Hart/Mary Sunshine: Eric Brotherson*
Matron Mama Morton: Kate Jaeger
Male Ensemble: Michael Feldman
Female Ensemble: Taylor Niemeyer
Art Anderson*, Eric Brotherson*, Gabriel Corey*, Paul Flanagan, Kyle Johnson*, Trina Mills, Natalie Ryder*, John David Scott*, Mara Solar*, Adam Somers*, Katy Tabb, Indeah Thomaier, Pamela Turpen
Village Theatre's 'Chicago' heats up Everett
"There are so many huge numbers in this but people will love 'Roxie,' it's beautiful, stunning. It's a dream, it is wonderful."
A cheeky, chic Chicago the Musical, in Issaquah and Everett
"As Roxie Hart, Taryn Darr balances trashy and adorable as adroitly as she handles Kristin Holland's razzmatazz choreography."
Chicago is always a good time. Musical numbers like “All That Jazz,” “Razzle Dazzle,” and “Cell Block Tango” just never get old. Ever. The cast is super-strong (Richard Gray, who plays Amos Hart, has been somewhat of an actor darling of mine since First Date.
Heed the Hedonist
Killers in lingerie: Village’s snazzy ‘Chicago’
The Seattle Times
Village Theatre has done it again. A spectacularly bright triumph, its current rendition of Chicago is a gleaming, Broadway-worthy production. High production values, crisp choreography, a frenetic pace and brilliant comedic timing are all markers of this soaring rendition.
It doesn’t matter if you see this production in Issaquah or Everett. But, whatever you do, go see “Chicago.”
The Daily Record
"Chicago" is the most recent example of the extraordinarily high standards the Village sets for musical theater, whether new works or, like this one, a well-loved classic.
"This is it, this is as good as it gets."
If you've already seen the show a million times or have never seen it, be sure to get yourself to this one. Missing it would be a crime.
Darr takes Roxie beyond the simpering little twit and into the realm of schemer that I think the role demands. Davar is a true triple threat with her insanely athletic dancing, rich voice and stunning stage presence. You could not ask for a better Billy Flynn than Piggee.
It is a shame that so many have experienced “Chicago” the musical in the form of the award-winning 2002 movie. If there is one thing that Village Theatre’s new show proves, it is that the real heart of the piece demands to be set on a stage with many flashing lights and an enthralled audience. Through that awareness, the cast and crew of “Chicago” bring a wickedly lively spectacle to Front Street.
Village Theatre delivers all that jazz - and just the right amount of a little bit more.
Chicago made its Broadway debut in 1975 and has seen success as a revival and also as a movie. So what makes the Village Theatre production so special? Its stellar cast.