Showcase 2014 – Chicago

Backstage Cast Well done to all of our cast for the fantastic performance of the Chicago Section in Showcase 2014

For 2014 Horwich’s ladies, (and Christian) took on the challenges of the hit Bob Fosse musical Chicago. Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in jail for killing off Fred Casely, the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with, after her husband realises he’s been duped into taking the blame. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of corrupt prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve enlisting the services of Billy herself. The pair battle it out for the affections of the media throughout the show with a number of twists and turns along the way…

Soloists: Christian Brabin, Natalie Crompton, Jenny Roberts, Lorraine Sullivan, Gemma Marr, Libby Burke & Jo Swaby

Section choreographed by Jane Wood (Reached For The Gun by Lorraine Sullivan)

Musical Director: Paul Robinson