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San Diego Musical Theatre Presents Kander & Ebb's 'Chicago'

Promotional photo for Kander and Ebb’s "CHICAGO," showing February 15-March 3, 2013 at The Birch North Park Theatre.
 Courtesy of San Diego Musical Theatre

Above: Promotional photo for Kander and Ebb’s "CHICAGO," showing February 15-March 3, 2013 at The Birch North Park Theatre. Courtesy of San Diego Musical Theatre

San Diego Musical Theatre presents Kander and Ebb’s "CHICAGO," February 15 - March 3, 2013 at The Birch North Park Theatre.

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

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the first production of their 2013 season: Kander and Ebb’s "CHICAGO," (press opening on Saturday, February 16) at the Birch North Park Theatre.

Based 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 that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse. Broadway’s all-time killer hit!
“A pulse racing revival that flies us right into musical heaven.” - The New York Times.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
Ron Kellum (Director) - His 20-year career in the entertainment industry has made him the consummate showbiz professional. Whether performing on the Broadway stage, choreographing celebrity entertainers on a film set, or staging thousands of cheerleaders on a football field - Ron Kellum does it with grace, style and unstoppable, unflappable energy! Within the past few years, Ron penned his first book “The Gypsy Survival Guide to Show Business,” choreographed the block buster hit movie, “Iron Man 2,” starring Robert Downey Jr., appeared on “The Amazing Race,” and directed many musicals including, “Rent,” “Joseph and The Amaz-ing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,́” “Chicago,” and “A Chorus Line.”

He’s appeared on Broadway in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Chicago” and toured nationally in “Fosse,” “Chicago,” “Aida,” “Dreamgirls,” “Beauty and The Beast” and “Smokey Joe’s Café.” Ron is the Senior Producer for e2k Sports, a leading entertainment company. He has co-directed the NFL United Way half-time show and he is the Co-Executive Director of the NFL Pro Bowl Cheerleaders. He is the leading motivational/team building coach in the industry. He has worked with pro teams for the NFL & NBA (San Francisco Forty Niners, San Diego Chargers, Boston Celtics, LA Lakers, LA Clippers) in addition to countless colleges and high schools.

Randy Slovacek (Choreographer) - Randy Slovacek's choreography has been seen across the country, from the 11,000 seat Muny Theater in St. Louis to 99 seat off-Broadway theaters in NYC. Credits include choreographing and supervising the National touring company of "Hello, Dolly!" starring Carol Channing, companies of "A Chorus Line" from Texas to Massachusetts and regional productions of "They're Playing Our Song," "Of Thee I Sing," and "Chicago" among others. Off-Broadway he choreographed the world premiere of "Plane Crazy" at the Beckett Theatre for the New York Music Theatre Festival.

He has contributed choreography for star-studded benefit performances such as "Lerner, Loewe, Lane & Friends" for the S.T.A.G.E. benefit in Los Angeles, "Donna McKechnie In Concert" in NYC, as well as "One Singular Sensation" celebrating the genius of Mi-chael Bennett in Kansas City. He has had the great opportunity to collaborate with Tony Award winners such as Jerry Herman, Donna McKechnie, and Thommie Walsh.

Don LeMaster (Music Director/Conductor) - An award-winning Music Director, Don has been the resident music director/conductor for San Diego Musical Theatre since it’s inception in 2006. Don has MD’d at many theaters including: Performance Riverside, Moonlight, Cygnet, Starlight, South Bay Cities, North Coast Rep, McCoy Rigby and the Old Globe Theatre.

Matthew Novotny, Lighting Designer - Janet Pitcher, Costume Coordinator - Stanley D. Cohen, Stage Manager

"CHICAGO" CAST:
Emma Radwick as Roxie Hart -
Kyra Da Costa as Velma Kelly -
Robert J. Townsend as Billie Flynn -
Alonzo Saunders as Mary Sunshine –
Cast also includes: Ria Carey, Marisha Castle, Chris Cortez, Alexis Henderson, Jason James, Aurore Joly, Andrew Koslow, Ariel Lowell, Mike Motroni, Marco Puente, Joshua Ross, Chuck Saculla, Jennifer Simpson, Katie Whalley, Matthew Williams

TICKET INFORMATION:
Single tickets for SDMT’s production of "CHICAGO" are $26.00, $36.00, $46.00 and $56.00. Children 16 years and under receive a $10 discount. Seniors 65 years and older receive a $5.00 discount. Equity and Actor’s Alliance may purchase up to 2 tickets at half price. Groups of 10 or more receive a 25% discount. For individual or group tickets contact the Administrative Office at 858-560-5740 or visit SDMT online at www.sdmt.org.

SCHEDULE: "CHICAGO" show times are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m..

LOCATION:
The Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104. There is street parking and a parking structure across the street from the theatre. For more information and tickets call the San Diego Musical Theatre Administrative Office at 858-560-5740. The San Diego Musical Theatre Administrative Office is located at 4652 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111. Box Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed from 1pm-2pm), Monday through Thursday. Open 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Fridays. Google Map

ABOUT SAN DIEGO MUSICAL THEATRE:
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San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) is an award-winning, nonprofit theater company that seeks to bring vibrant musical theatre to the San Diego community. The mission of SDMT is to impact audiences by producing a range of classic and contemporary musical productions that engage and enhance the overall theatre experience. By partnering with professional actors, musicians, and technicians SDMT infuses momentum and energy into one of the only true American art forms. SDMT’s vision is to create an environment where high-quality musical theatre thrives in San Diego for generations to come.

San Diego Musical Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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