Chicago

A Musical Vaudeville
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

ON OUR STAGE IN OUR 76TH SEASON

November 7-8, 14-16, 21-23, and 29-30, 2003
Produced in Cooperation with Samuel French, Inc.

THE SHOW

Chicago is a sharp-edged tale of murder, exploitation, and treachery that features a dazzling score that sparkled in the original production, some immortal choreography by Bob Fosse. Set in the roaring twenties, this is the story of chorus girl Roxie Hart, who shoots her unfaithful lover. Landing in jail, Roxie meets Velma Kelly, another chorus gig and murderess, currently enjoying media attention and legal manipulation care of her attorney, Billy Flynn, king of the old “Razzle Dazzle.” Soon enough, Flynn takes Roxie’s case as well, and Velma finds herself old news — Roxie is now the most famous murderess in town, on her way to getting out and becoming a star. The two go through a series of attempts at getting what they both want: freedom and fame. Chicago was the hit of the 1997 Broadway season and winner of six Tony awards including best revival. It features songs such as “All That Jazz,” “Razzle Dazzle,” “Mr. Cellophane,” and “Class.”

THE CREW

Director, Lisa Andres
Music Director, G. Kevin Dewey
Choreography, John Luther
Producer, Kim Rourke
Assistant Directors, Dorothy Andres, Karin Danke, and Corinne Fine
Stage Manager, Richard Marengere
SetDesign, David Reynolds II
Set Construction, David Reynolds II, Mark Ripper, John Calder, Richard Marengere, Gordon Mosley, Paul Vandevert, Steve Stokfisz, Dave Kadlitz, Loretta Burchess, Jeff Ostrowski, Sarah Blannett, Julie Dobies, Sue Dobies, Dina Perez, and Jennifer Charney
Lights & Sound, David Reynolds II
assisted by Cindy Hintz, Jeff Lucier, Steve Stokfisz, Dave Kadlitz, and Richard Marengere
Costumes, Marlene King
assisted by Annette Ripper, Gail Nelson, Mary Calder, Dina Perez, Denise Onopa, Carol Parker, and Helen Tyrybon
Hair & Make-up, Roberta Shortt
assisted by Sally Goodman, Sue Steiner, and Andrea Stokfisz
Props, MaryBeth Kinnell
assisted by  Marie Kinnell, Annette Ripper, Brian Townsend, and Patti Jones
Publicity, Cindy Hintz
Programs, Nancy Valentini,and Phil Booth
assisted by Brian Townsend, Debbie Pletzer, Connie Kress, Jane Pfifer, and Julie Yolles
Tickets, Bob Jones, Corrine Fine, Richard Moore, and Patti Jones
Ushers, Debbie Pletzer
Afterglow, Elna Johnson
50/50 & Intermission, Elna Johnson

THE CAST

Velma Kelly, Emily Tyrybon
Roxie Hart, Nicole Stacey
Fred Casely, Jason Skidmore
Sergeant Fogarty, Robb Stempek
Amos Hart, Brian Townsend
Liz, Meredith Gordon
Annie, Amy M. Kuta
June, Lark Haunert
Hunyak, Jenni Clark
Mona, Rinta M. Yazbeck
Matron “Mama” Morton, Denise Kowalewski-Albright
Billy Flynn, Doug Clark
Mary Sunshine, D. Nelson
Go-To-Hell Kitty, Cynthia Pike
Harry, Jeff Flannery
Aaron, Robb Stempek
Court Clerk, Sean Widener
Baliff, Matthew White III

Photography by – and Courtesy of – Gordon Mosley

CHICAGO BAND

Conductor,  G. Kevin Dewey
Woodwinds, Dylan Spratling and Richard Moore
Trumpets, Kenneth J. Ferry and Paul Abbott
Trombone, Ian Stark
Piano, Ken Pletzer
Banjo, Brien K. Meehan
Tuba, Todd Galloway
Drums, Terry Henry

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Henry Ford Community College
Nancy J. Scott, Administrative Assistant

Cast and Crew Digitized by Tom Sparrow
Courtesy of Edythe DeGrazia (Who had the only copy of the program we could find.)

The Players Guild of Dearborn

THEATER:
21730 Madison
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 561-TKTS

MAILING ADDRESS:
Players Guild of Dearborn
P.O. Box 2617
Dearborn, MI 48123