Fresh off the success of Something Rotten!, Ovation Theatre Company is looking forward to presenting Chicago: Teen Edition, a slightly more family-friendly version of the musical theatre classic. Audiences will be thoroughly entertained by the captivating choreography unique to the iconic Bob Fosse style.
The musical takes place in the roaring twenties of Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Awaiting trial in prison, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.
Londonderry’s Nicole Raza (Mama Morton) challenges audience members to “look for all the individual people in the ensemble doing their tricks and their dances because it’s amazing.” Windham’s Ryan Kaplan has worked on this show before, but notes “especially having an older cast has allowed a lot of the intricacies and the nuances to come to light in this production.”
Chicago: Teen Edition features a talented cast drawn from towns far and wide. The creative team is Director Meg Gore, Music Director Kevin Fisher, Choreographer Bethany Cassidy and Stage Manager Tim Gore. The cast includes Chloe Ferraro, Katy Gore (Dance Captain), Colby Lynch and Nicole Raza of Londonderry, Emma Cate, Michael Hughes, Evelyn Morin and Zoe Sternberg of Hampstead, Adam Furgal of Auburn, Debrah Hernandez of Chester, Ryan Kaplan of Windham, Samantha Rapaport of Salem, Katherine Scali of Sandown, Seanna Kelly of Manchester, Jordan Delage and Emma Durand of Hudson, Matthew Ardita of New Boston and Maximilian Yakubovich of Hooksett.
Chicago: Teen Edition will be presented starting on Friday night, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Arts Academy of N.H. (19 Keewaydin Drive, Salem). For tickets and information go to: OvationTC.com.