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"Chicago" March 7 - 10 in Taylor Performing Arts Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2012
 
CONTACT: Southern Theatre
(417) 625-9393

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(Left to right): Dyanne Lile as Velma Kelly, Devri Brock  as Roxie Hart and John Wilkins as Billy Flynn in a scene from Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville.

 

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - Southern Theatre is proud to present Chicago, A Musical Vaudeville at 7:30 p.m. March 7 – 10 in Taylor Performing Arts Center on the campus of Missouri Southern State University.

Ann Lile directs this Tony Award winning show that has enthralled audiences around the world.  

In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hopeless husband to take the blame, until he discovers that he’s been duped and quickly turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie meets several other “Merry Murderesses” including Velma Kelly, whom she vies for the spotlight and the attention of the press.

These two scintillating sinners ultimately join forces in search of the “American Dream” of fame, fortune and acquittal. This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by the legendary Bob Fosse.

Admission is $2 for students, $3 for faculty and staff, $5 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and non-MSSU students.

The Southern Theatre box office opens on Monday, February 20, 2012. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For reservations, call the MSSU Box Office at (417) 625-3190.

For theatre production information, contact Southern Theatre at (417) 625-9393.

For accommodations related to a disability contact Terri Spencer at (417) 625-9393 at least 72 hours before the program.

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Chicago Cast List:

MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES –  KENDRA SPARLIN

VELMA KELLY –  DYANNE LILE

ROXIE HART – DEVRI BROCK

FRED CASELY – BRETT HECKSHER

SERGEANT FOGARTY – ZACHARY PETTIT

AMOS HART – HUNTER DOWELL

LIZ – GWENDOLYN LEGGOTT

ANNIE – MALLORY HOSKINS

JUNE – BRITTNEE CHANDLER

HUNYAK – MOLLIE SANDERS

MONA – BRITTNI FRAZIER

MARTIN HARRISON – TRENTEN HENDERSON

MATRON – LAUREN BYNUM

BILLY FLYNN – JOHN WILKINS

MARY SUNSHINE – MATTHEW OTT

GO-TO-HELL KITTY – CHELSEA JONES

HARRY – ROSS BRUNS

AARON – JIMMY ZERKLE

COURT CLERK – LUKE HEFFRON

BAILIFF – SAM HYDAR

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ARKANSAS
Bentonville
Luke Heffron – Senior, Theatre Major

MISSOURI
Carl Junction
Devri Brock – Junior, Theatre Major
Gwendolyn Leggot – Junior, Theatre Major
Dyanne Lile – Sophomore, Vocal Performance Major

Hollister
Chelsea Jones – Senior, Theatre and Public Relations Major

Joplin
Lauren Bynum – Junior, Theatre Major
Hunter Dowell – Junior, Theatre Major
Mallory Hoskins – Senior, Vocal Music Education Major
Mollie Sanders – Freshman, Theatre Major
Kendra Sparlin – Senior, Vocal Music Performance Major
James Zerkel – Senior, English Major

Mount Vernon
Trenten Henderson – Senior, English Education and Creative Writing Major

Pleasant Hill
Ross Bruns –  Freshman, Music Education Major

Southwest City
Matthew Ott –  Senior, Vocal Performance Major

St. Louis
Sam Hydar – Junior, Theatre Major
Brittnee Chandler – Junior, Theatre Major

Webb City
John Wilkins III – Senior, Music and Voice Major
Zachary Pettit – Freshman, Music Education Major
Brittni Frazier – Junior, Vocal Music Education Major

OKLAHOMA
Miami
Brett Hecksher – Senior, Public Relations Major

 

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