Soon to be released as a major motion picture, this is the musical production that tells the story of two Jazz Age women performers/singers in the 1920s who murder their men and hope to escape the consequences! Ann Reinking stars in the singing role of Roxie Hart, and Bebe Neuwirth stars in the singing role of Velma Kelly.
The fun of this remarkable Jazz Age tale is in watching the story unfold vocally in the 22 numbers. The music starts with a lively jazz band number right out of the 1920s mode of musical expression and moves right into the enduring "All That Jazz" sung by Bebe Neuwirth & Company. Among the songs are "Funny Honey," "When You're Good To Mama," "All I Care About, "We Both Reached For The Gun," "Roxie," "My Own Best Friend," "Me and My Baby," "Mister Cellophane" sung by Joel Grey, "When Velma Takes The Stand," "Razzle Dazzle," "Hot Honey Rag," among others.
If you like the flavor of the music from the 1920s era, you will find this a most enjoyable listening adventure. "Chicago" is being released as a movie in the fall of 2002 starring Catherine-Zeta Jones and Richard Gere.