Statesboro, GA — Get ready to bust out your jazz hands and alibis, because everyone is a star and a suspect in Bob Fosse, John Kander, and Fred Ebb’s classic American musical. Georgia Southern Theatre & Performance and the Performing Arts Center invites you to immerse yourself in the enticing world of paparazzi, corrupted authority, convicts, and “All That Jazz” with the final production of the season, “Chicago!”
Based on a 1926 play about Prohibition-era Chicago, the story follows the trial of nightclub chorus girl, Roxie Hart, accused of the murder of her lover. Working the press to avoid the death sentence, Roxie comes into competition with entertainment vaudevillian, Velma Kelly, accused of killing her husband and sister. Anxious to avoid conviction, Roxie suckers the public, media and her rival cellmate by acquisitioning Billy Flynn, the smoothest criminal lawyer around, to transform opinions of her heinous crimes. Can Flynn turn the accusations against Ms. Hart into sensational headlines?
Told through song and dance styled after the vaudeville houses of the 1920s, “Chicago” takes fame, fortune, and frightful allegations to a new level in one of Fosse, Kander, and Ebb’s greatest collaborations. Directed by Professor Lisa L. Abbott, the production features Hannah Hogan as Velma Kelly, Kelsey Poole as Roxie Hart, and Joey Simon as Billy Flynn. For more information on the production please visit our informational web page at
“Chicago” opens Thursday, Apr. 27 and runs through Sunday, Apr. 30. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, Apr. 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center. “Chicago” is a joint production of Theatre and Performance and the Performing Arts Center.
Student and youth tickets are $10. Faculty, staff tickets are $17, and general admission tickets are $20. For opening night, Thursday, April 27, seating is assigned due to priority seating going to PAC season ticket holders. All other performances are general admission. The house opens at 7 p.m., and we encourage audience members to arrive no later than 7:15 p.m. to ensure good seats. Call the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 912-478-7999 to make reservations. Reservation requests can be left on box office voicemail 24-hours a day. Tickets can also be purchased through Marketplace on the GSU web site at http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/cat/season.
Lisa L. Abbott
Associate Professor, Theatre
Chatise R. Smith
Graduate Assistant, Theatre