NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

Director/ MD Linda Gefken
Choreographer Deb Ellison

CHICAGO HITS THE STAGE IN COOLUM November 24th

Once again the Coolum Theatre Players are bringing another wonderful production to the stage in Coolum Beach.
Following on from the crowd-pleasing performances of Calendar Girls in April and Avenue Q in July, Chicago the Musical will be presented as the final show of a year of excellence on stage at the Coolum Civic Centre from November 24.

With direction from Linda Gefken and choreography by Deb Ellison, this artistic team are bringing a fresh vision to one of the best loved musicals of all time.
“It’s been a treat working with Deb to create this wonderful show that has such a focus on the choreography. We have brought together some of the best triple threats the coast has to offer and are really looking forward to bringing our audience a fabulous night out.” Linda explained.

“We have also engaged the services of Jax Audio Systems to both provide and run a full sound design to make sure every word and note can be heard by our audience.”

The musical is set in the 1920s in Chicago – at a time of excess and debauchery, murder and mayhem, gangsters and girls. The free press just loves a sensation and nothing beats a crime of passion.
Roxy Hart will do anything to become a star. Anything! With a scumbag boyfriend and a dull as dishwater husband, any chance of a career on the stage seems to be out of reach.
That is, until she accidentally shoots her boyfriend and she teams up with a show stealing lawyer who will do anything for the right amount of cash.

But Vaudeville star Velma Kelly will stop at nothing to retain her place on the front page, after all she is accused of killing her husband and her sister and she really needs the publicity to keep her career alive after she gets her day in court.
With burlesque, acrobats and fan dancers the story moves in and out of reality and dreams, Cell-Block-Tango-ing its way from the stage into your heart.

Book your tickets on line at www.coolumtheatre.com.au or in person through our amazing sponsors, North Shore Realty, and why not make an evening of it, and have a pre-show dinner at the Grillhouse at the Coolum Bowlo.

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL
ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.,
A CONCORD THEATRICALS COMPANY

Pictured: Deb Ellison

Photo and artwork: Burgess & Gefken