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

Directed by Ken Urso; Musical Direction by Thomas Kasdorf; Choreographed by Katrina Williams Brunner

Premiering in 1975 and the hit of the 1997 Broadway season in a production that originated at City Center's Encore! series, Chicago won six Tony Awards including Best Revival and later the Academy Award as Best Picture of the Year.

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess" Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal. This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score

Produced by Middleton Players Theatre at Middleton Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol Street,Middleton

Performances: August 5-13, 2011

Performance Times: Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 at 7:30pm; Sunday, August 7 at 2:00pm; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 11-13 at 7:30pm each night

Ticket Prices: $20 for Adults; $15 for Students and Seniors

Call 608-831-2521 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions will be held Monday, May 9th and Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 pm. Auditions will be held at Middleton Alternative High School (MASH) 2429 Clark Street. Callbacks will be held Monday, May 16th.

It is recommended that auditioners prepare two minutes of a song from the show that is sung by the character you wish you audition for. Please provide your own sheet music. Auditioners who do not prepare a song will be taught a song from the show at the audition. Dress to dance. A short dance combination will be taught.

Performance will be at the Middleton Performing Arts Center August 5,6,7,11,12,13.

Rehearsals will begin June 14 and will be held in the evening Sunday-Thursday.

Any questions- please contact the director, Ken Urso via email at

Please be at least 16 to audition.

Casting the following roles. Ages are approximate- but all ages will be considered. Dancers who cannot sing will be considered and are encouraged to audition.

Roxie Hart (20's-30's)
Velma (20's-30's)
"Mama" Morton (30's-60's)
Mona (20's-40's)
Annie (20's-40's)
June (20's-40's)
Liz (20's-40's)
Hunyak (20's-40's)
Go-To-Hell Kitty (20's-40's)
Reporters (16-and up)
Company Members (16-and up)

Billy Flynn (20's-50's)
Amos Hart (30's-50's)
Mary Sunshine (25-55)- A MALE SOPRANO IN DRAG
Fred Casely (20's-30's)
Master of Ceremonies (20's-50's)
Reporters (16-and up)
Company Members (16-and up)