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Murder and all that jazz at University Theatre

March 8, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Murder and showbiz sizzle in the hit musical "Chicago," running March 18 through April 2 at Western Michigan University. University Theatre presents 12 performances in Williams Theatre at the University's Gilmore Theatre Complex.

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Performances of "Chicago"
Williams Theatre

  • Thursday, March 18--8 p.m.
  • Friday, March 19--8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 20--8 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 21--2 and 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 25--8 p.m.
  • Friday, March 26--8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 27--8 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 28--2 and 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 1--8 p.m.
  • Friday, April 2--8 p.m.

Williams Theatre becomes a cabaret courtroom and the audience the jury in this sexy satire about corruption and crime. Witness the birth of the sensational celebrity trial in an era of speakeasies and flapper girls in this six-time Tony Award-winning show written by John Kander and Fred Ebb with the signature dance style of Bob Fosse.

Cast and creative team

University Theatre's production of "Chicago" is under the direction of Jay Berkow, associate professor of theatre, with choreography by Tony Calucci. The all-student cast includes: Zach Bezdziecki, Billy Casey, Kayla Church, Pat Connaghan, Andrew Danowski, Tiffany Dissette, Matt Gottlieb, Ethan Hedeen, Chas Lowery, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Brian Martin, Julia Mitchell, Shari Montville, Sue-Yenn Ng, Kayla Peabody, Sam Ramirez, Annessa Smith, Ashley Travis, Sarah Waalkes and Max Wardlaw.

Swings include: Julie Baird, Nick Graffagna, Blair Grotbeck, Meridith Keller, Bello Pizzimenti and Lea Thomas.

Assisting in the production are: Trevor Fredriksen, scenic design; Leandra Watson, costume design; Ben Bauer, lighting design; Evan S. Andrews, sound design; and Emily R. Cherry, stage management.


"Chicago" at Williams Theatre is sponsored in part by WWMT News Channel 3. All seating is general admission. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and WMU employees, and $5 for students. They are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at wmutheatre.com, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex or Miller Auditorium ticket offices. Group discounts are available.

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Media contact: Emily Duguay, (269) 387-3227, emily.duguay@wmich.edu

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