CHICAGO, the longest-running American musical on Broadway, makes its long-awaited debut on the Moonlight Stage. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.
CHICAGO features a score by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Fred Ebband Bob Fosse. This sexy, musical extravaganza features one show stopping hit after another, including “All That Jazz,” “Razzle Dazzle,” “When You’re Good to Mama,” and many more.
Moonlight Stage announced the Chicago cast debuting many new actors along with several favorites making their return for the musical.
Terra C. MacLeod, currently starring in the Broadway production of CHICAGO as Velma, takes on the role of Roxie at The Moonlight. Roxane Carrasco, playing Velma at The Moonlight, has played the same starring role in the Broadway production. Fellow Broadway vet David Engel returns to The Moonlight stage as Billy Flynn.
As Matron “Mama” Morton, keeper of the jailhouse keys, Regina LeVert makes her Moonlight debut. Longtime Moonlight favorite and San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel award-winner Randall Hickman takes on the role of Amos Hart (aka Mr. Cellophane), Roxie’s husband who agrees to take the blame for her crime. Elle H. Jacobs is Mary Sunshine and the cast is rounded out by Danielle Airey, Nicole Athill, Kalin Booker, Edgar Cardoso, Deborah Fauerbach, Tad Fujioka, Danny Hansen, Ty Koeller, Jacob Narcy, Tamara Rodriguez, Matthew Ryan, Amy Beth Schmiedel, and Tim Stokel.
The creative team for Chicago includes Co-Director Terra C. MacLeod and James Vásquez, Corey Wright, recently appearing in the Broadway national tour production of CHICAGO, choreographs while JD Dumas is musical director and Kenneth Gammie is conductor. Scenery Designer Plan-B Entertainment, Costume Designers Roz Lehman and Renetta Lloyd, Lighting Designer Jennifer Edwards, Sound Designer Jim Zadai, Wigs Designer Peter Herman, Make-up Designer Gabe Nunez, Properties Coordinator Bonnie Durben, and Stage Manager Stanley D. Cohen.
Chicago: Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Single tickets for Moonlight Stage production of Chicago range from $17 – $57. There are discounts for Seniors and Students and military. For tickets contact The Moonlight Amphitheatre at 760-724-2110 or visit the Moonlight Stage Productions Ticket Website.
Sptember 12 – September 29, 2018
Gates open at 6:00 p.m.
Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $17 – $57.
The Moonlight Amphitheatre is located at 1200 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084
Take the Civic Center Drive and exit off Highway 78, go north. Turn right on E Vista Way. Turn right on Vale Terrace. Continue on Vale Terrace about 1/2 mile and turn left into Brengle Terrace Park.
Parking at Moonlight Amphitheatre
There is free parking available at Brengle Terrace Park. Shuttle service is available for those who end up parking in the upper grass lot. The shuttle will begin running 2.5 hours before the show starts as well as after the show.
For more information and tickets call The Moonlight Amphitheatre at 760-724-2110 or visit The Moonlight Stage Production website.
A Spectacular 2018 Season at Moonlight
CHICAGO closes out Moonlight’s 38th summer season which featured the record-breaking production MAMMA MIA!, the popular Disney hit NEWSIES, and the critically-acclaimed artistic force THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.
Moonlight Stage Production Season 2019
Earlier this summer, Moonlight Stage Productions announced its 39th season of THE PRODUCERS (June 12 – 29, 2019), MATILDA THE MUSICAL (July 17 – August 3, 2019), WEST SIDE STORY (August 14 – 31, 2019), and VICTOR/VICTORIA (September 11 – 28, 2019).