For months there has been a tale of mayhem, booze and jazz unfolding at the Performing Arts Center. Luckily for Los Alamos residents, starting May 5, they can see it in person as the talented cast and crew of the Los Alamos Little Theater present their rendition of the record-breaking Broadway smash, Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville.
Brought to you by the creative team that has produced the now beloved Atomic Follies Cabaret series, Chicago, set during the height of the roaring ’20s, centers on chorus girl Roxie Hart, as she dreams of becoming a star in vaudeville. Along the way, she commits adultery, murder, perjury, and more. Will she make it? Will her world become reality?
Roxie’s role, played by Holly Robinson, shared that “Roxie is complicated, she is self-centered, mean, rude, and callus … but she is just like all of us; a bit insecure and unsure, but she hides it well.”
Megan Pimental, who plays Velma Kelly, says she is excited for the community to see an “…incredible dance show, with iconic music and a superstar team. It’s one of the best shows we’ve ever done!”
Newcomer, Donavan Price, said she grew up watching musicals. Her mother took her to see productions in Columbus, Ohio almost every year, and in that same city she had her first part in the musical classic, R.E.N.T. You’ll find her killing it as Matron Mama Morton.
Regarding Roxie’s husband, Amos Hart, a role played by Patrick MacDonald, he stated that “Amos isn’t usually thought of as a dancing role… just wait…we’re exploring all of the interpretations of selling out, and what it does and doesn’t get you.”
In addition to the stellar cast listed above the show also features Kevin Pelzel as Billy Flynn, Heather McCulloch as Mary Sunshine, and over twenty additional cast members, many of which are new to the Los Alamos theater family, bringing this epic musical to life.
The creative and technical team are led by: Hadley Hershey, Nick Denisson, Brad Gregory, Chandra Marsden, David Daniel, and Jacquelyn Connolly. Not to mention numerous assistants and over thirty crew members. This massive production with non-stop live music, singing, and dancing is sure to delight. Don’t miss it!
Tickets are already available online and available at lalt.org.
For shows not sold out, tickets will be available at the door.
Performances are May 5-20 at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m., Sunday, May 14, at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.
Due to the mature subject matter, parental discretion is advised.
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson
CHICAGO is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.