A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin surrounded by the razzle dazzle of the world’s sexiest musical returns in 2019. “You’ve got it comin’” as the story of the award-winning Broadway and West End musical ‘CHICAGO’ unfolds to show-stopping songs including ‘All that Jazz’, ‘Cell Block Tango’ and ‘Mister Cellophane’.
The multi-talented all-South African touring cast, band and crew began rehearsals in Johannesburg in August 2018 ahead of an international year-long tour beginning in New Zealand. First stop was Auckland, followed by Wellington where audiences were dazzled and critics including Diversions raved. In October the show moved to China, opening in Chongqing. Three more engagements followed, before opening in Beijing in November; Guangzhou in December and Shanghai in December 2018 and January 2019.
The South African leg of the tour in association with BBC First will bring ‘CHICAGO’ back to Artscape from March 15 until April 14, thereafter heading to Montecasino’s Teatro in Johannesburg from April 20 to May 26.
After the South African season the SA International company will be touring Europe.
Originally staged in Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2005 and again, owing to popular demand, in 2008 at Montecasino’s Teatro and Artscape, this show has been enjoyed by more than 210000 theatre-goers.
After eleven years, this sensual, seductive smash hit musical returns to these venues, bringing back one of this country’s most successful theatre productions. And, back for the show, are leads Samantha Peo and Ilse Klink, as well as Craig Urbani, who reprises the role of the devious lawyer, Billy Flynn in South Africa. Also returning to the show is KJ Haupt with Carmen Pretorius and Grant Towers joining the company in principal roles. Award-winning Musical Supervisor, Bryan Schimmel, leads the 11-piece orchestra.
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