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Kingswood Oxford School to Present Chicago – High School Edition

Chicago – High School Edition will be performed at Kingswood Oxford School. Photo credit: David Newman

‘Chicago – High School Edition’ will be performed at Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford on Feb. 23 and 24.

Chicago – High School Edition will be performed at Kingswood Oxford School. Photo credit: David Newman

Submitted by Jackie Pisani, Kingswood Oxford School

Kingswood Oxford School will stage its highly anticipated winter musical Chicago – High School Edition to be held on Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. in the Roberts Theater. Tickets are free.

Students in the performance worked in a master class with Broadway and film actress, Deirdre Goodwin who has a lengthy list of credits, including Chicago and A Chorus Line.

Chicago is the second-longest running musical on Broadway, based on the sensational trials of two women who committed murder. In the Roaring 20s Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband to take the rap … until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of fame, fortune, and acquittal.

The book is by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb; the music is by John Kander and the lyrics are by Fred Ebb. The musical is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins; the script adaptation is by David Thompson. Director of Theater Kyle Reynolds will be direct and choreograph Kingwood Oxford’s production.

To reserve your free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/ko-theater-department-kyle-reynolds-18038875367

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