From 19. August 2022

Chicago

A Musical-Vaudeville
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse | Musik by John Kander
Songs by Fred Ebb
after the Play CHICAGO by Maurine Dallas Watkins
German by Erika Gesell and Helmut Baumann

–in German–

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Murder in Chicago during the Roaring Twenties. The ambitious and somewhat frustrated night club singer Roxie Hart has her heart set on a big show business career. When her lover decides to dump her, she shoots him in cold blood. In detention while awaiting trial, she meets the prison guard Mama Morton, who refers her to the star lawyer Billy Flynn. He is also acting on behalf of Roxie’s cellmate Velma Kelly, a former showgirl who is sitting in jail for the double murder of her husband and her sister. Both girls exploit the sensationalist tabloid press to influence the outcome of their respective trials. Before long, all the media hubbub, in which Roxie is portrayed as the “Jazz Murderess”, proves to be a boon to their burgeoning show business careers - provided that the jurors declare Roxie and Velma not guilty.

Chicago in the Twenties was the city of gangster syndicates and jazz. During this period the court reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins covered for the Chicago Tribune two murder cases. In 1926 she expanded her newspaper articles into the satirical theater piece that later provided the material for Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical. In their vaudeville dramaturgy, Kander and Ebb combined the gangster and showbiz milieus with music in the spirit of the Chicago jazz scene and fashioned a lasting hit full of multifaceted characters and songs like All That Jazz and Cell Block Tango that have since become musical classics.

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Cast

Velma Kelly  Bettina Mönch (Termine)
Rachel Marshall (Termine)
Roxie Hart  Elisabeth Hübert
Mamma Morton  Dionne Wudu (Termine)
Esther Baar (Termine)
Billy Flynn  Anton Zetterholm
Amos Hart  Enrico de Pieri
Mary Sunshine  V. Petersen
Go-to-Hell Kitty / Annie und Reporter  Yara Hassan
Fred Casely / Quartett / Besitzer / Reporter  Tim Hüning
Sergeant Fogarty / Richter / Uncle Sam / Reporter  Robert Johansson (Termine)
Gregory Antemes (Termine)
Arzt / Martin Harrison / Quartett / Reporter  Adrian Hochstrasser (Termine)
Samuel Türksoy (Termine)
Anwalt Aaron / Assistent / Reporter  Lukas Mayer (Termine)
Gregory Antemes (Termine)
Harry / Polizist / Aufseher / Reporter #1 / Quartett  Nico Hartwig
Polizist / Aufseher / Quartett / Gerichtsdiener / Reporter.  Adriano Sanzo
Mona und Reporter  Florentine Kühne
Liz und Reporter  Esther Mink
June und Reporter  Tanja Schön (Termine)
Lauren Mayer (Termine)
Hunyak und Reporter  Rachel Marshall (Termine)
Lauren Mayer (Termine)
Tastendienst  Igor Horvat (Termine)
Miho Mach (Termine)
Musikalische Leitung  Jürgen Grimm
Inszenierung  Gil Mehmert
Bühne  Jens Kilian
Kostüme  Falk Bauer
Choreografie  Jonathan Huor
Licht  Boris Kahnert
Regieassistenz  Sandra Wissmann
Abendspielleitung  Milena Galvan Odar
choreograf. Assistenz / Dance Captain  Yara Hassan
Bühnenbildassistenz  Mara Schönborn
Ansgar Baradoy
Kostümassistenz  Marina Rosenstein
Inspizienz  Karsten Sandleben
Barbara Schröder
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