Upper school students from Holton and Landon will take the stage November 7-9 in “CHICAGO: High School Edition.” With equal parts grit and glamour, CHICAGO follows the exploits of Roxie Hart, a small-time murderer who uses her notoriety to launch herself into a career as a vaudeville star. The show, originally conceived by Bob Fosse, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Gwen Verdon, after a play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, is a scintillating exploration of the power of female rage, the seductive culture of celebrity, and the moral cost of corruption.
CHICAGO: HS Edition is recommended for audience members ages 12 and up.
Performances are Thursday, November 7, Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 8 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults. Student, faculty and staff tickets are free (but still should make a reservation to guarantee seating).
Featuring student performers: Alexandra Angelos, Emily Brainerd, Lauren Cooke, Sophia Castro, Anushka Dar, Anastasia Frazier, Ben Freeman, Penny Gallagher, Thomas Gao, Michael Gilbert, Ainsley Hartke-Crotty, Brielle Herlein, Nyla Jones, Alex Kapelina, Sabrina Lahlou, Micaela Lamas, Paige Magid, Lucy Mason, Jinessa Miles, Alan Mirzoev, Aisling Mockler, Lily Muhlbaum, Ema Nakayama, Henry Nichols, Will Nussbaum, Amanda Phillips, Ashmita Pyne, Ester Schneider, Emma Scielzo, Sydney Smith, Kamalani Soriano, Josephine Stark, Allie Stroman, Eleanor Tucker, Lucy Ventimiglia, Skye Worster.
Tech Crew: Winthrop Abeles, Jemma Bazemore, Maggie Brett-Major, Divya Devarkonda, Meso Ezebuiro, Addie Horowicz, Abby Manderfield,Jenna Mohiuddin, Sarah Muhlbaum, Chike Nezianya, Su Shen Ooi, CJ O’Shea, Elizabeth Price, Pascale Schmidt, Ash Srinivas, Emily Shapland, KJ Stiglitz, Iman Syed, Raeyan Syed, Lily Talieh, Renata Taylor-Smith, Sara War
Musicians: Wes Biles, Sarah Chin, David Cole, Sara Earnest, Eli Harrison, Nina Gilman, Chris Lee, Michael McMahon, Emily Shapland, Nate Zola
Poster Art: Eliza Gichner
Guest Artists: Mary Grant (Lighting Designer), Jesse Shipley (Costume Designer), Tony Thomas (Choreographer)
Faculty: Trevor Fanning (Musical Director), Yee Von Ng (Accompanist), Mark Robinson (Technical Director), Sarah Roney (Choreographer), Joseph Staub (Assistant Technical Direction, Carpentry), Sherry Wells (Choreographer), Elizabeth Zitelli (Director)