The Arts Department Presents: CHICAGO

Musical lovers, mark your calendars: The Arts Department will present CHICAGO on March 4, 5, and 6 in the Little Theater.

Based on Maurine Dallas Watkins’ play of the same name, CHICAGO is a musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Strong female characters, jazz music, and lush dance numbers tell an entertaining story as familiar in 1920s Chicago as it is today: the phenomenon of media glamorizing criminals and shaping public opinion.

Presented by a special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., performances will be held Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 6 at 2pm. “Chicago” will be directed by Arts Department Chair Becky Beth Benedict, with Angie Muzzy as Choreographer, Asia Meirovich as Music Director, and Ted Lyman as Technical Director.

Ms. Benedict is enthusiastic about the production–something new and flashy, she says, for MacDuffie: “I chose CHICAGO because it’s a female-forward production with great role for boys, too. Overall it’s a good fit for our talent.”

The show was a tremendous success–thank you to our directors, to all who took part in the production, and to all who attended!