Chicago set to dazzle

WONTHAGGI Theatrical Group is gearing up for its second major production for 2017.

With style, humour and a touch of ‘razzle dazzle’, the theatrical group presents the universally loved and timeless musical Chicago by Kander and Ebb.

As a well known and iconic musical, Chicago has a recognisable sense of style.

Mentioning the musical or one of the classic songs like All that Jazz often brings to mind images of fishnet stockings and black sequins, or the intoxicating choreography of Bob Fosse.

The Wonthaggi production will be directed by Karen Milkins-Hendry, who is thrilled to bring this much loved musical to the local stage.

“Our supportive audience is in for a treat with one of the most highly experienced casts our talented community can provide coupled with the expertise of a committed and creative a production team all bringing their ‘A’ game to provide a power packed night of pure entertainment,” she said.

Set, costumes and music form an integral part of this iconic stage show.

Musical director Ben Stein is both excited and nervous about the fact he and his band will be on stage for this production.

“It’ll be great fun, being able to interact with the cast and audience. It will also bring something different and special to this show,” he said.

Costume designer Khaseem Warren, who wowed with her stunning work on Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s production of Pippin in 2015, is equally excited.

“It has been such a treat working on the costumes for Chicago. The style of the show is full of elegant detail, glamour, lots of dark smoky tones, and a vibrancy that is both loud and classy. Our production will be a modern twist on the 1920s style,” she said.

Chicago is set to be one of those shows people talk about for years to come.

You can book your tickets online by visiting www.wtg.org.au.

Glamorous show: Wonthaggi Theatrical Group is performing Chicago for its second major production for 2017. Photo by inverloch3996 photography.

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