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Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920’s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, (Alexandra McNamara, Jessica Storvik) a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously 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 (Tiffany Sweeley), by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer Billy Flynn (Todd Turney) 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. This show also features Layne Sasser as “Mama Morton, and Jonathan Higdon as Amos.
Chicago is directed and produced by Scarlett Turney with choreography by Kathryn Turney and music direction by Heather Moulder. The performance schedule for all shows is Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Chicago is part of the Arts Center’s 2012 Centerstage Series and is sponsored by Neal Appelbaum, President, Cannon County Chamber of Commerce, CannonTN.com. Tickets are $12 with discounts available for students, seniors and groups and may be purchased by calling the Arts Center box office at 615-563-(ARTS) 2787 or 1-800-235-9073. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.artscenterofcc.com. This show is rated PG13. “The Blue Porch @ Arts Center” restaurant serving delicious tradition southern food is now open before all performances.
The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Box office hours are 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Saturday.