Huge announcement this week – Chicago is returning to the stage in 2019 at Montecasino and I am excited already! We all know the story, and the movie starring Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zelwegger – but I would love to hear all those amazing songs live too!
A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin surrounded by the razzle dazzle of the world’s sexiest musical returns in 2019! You’ve got it coming, as the story of the award-winning Broadway and West End musical Chicago unfolds to show-stopping songs including ‘All that Jazz’, ‘Cell Block Tango’ and ‘Mister Cellophane’.
The multi-talented all-South African touring cast, band and crew begin rehearsals in Johannesburg this month ahead of an international tour to New Zealand and China. The South African leg of the tour in association with BBC First brings CHICAGO back to Artscape, Cape Town from 15 March until 14 April 2019, thereafter heading to Montecasino’s Teatro in Johannesburg from 20 April to 26 May 2019. Booking is open at Computicket.
The all star cast includes: Samantha Peo (Cabaret, West Side Story, Strictly Come Dancing) and Ilse Klink (Mamma Mia!, Show Boat, Isidingo), as well as Craig Urbani (Sound of Music, Rock of Ages, Scandal) who reprises the role of the devious lawyer, Billy Flynn in South Africa while Jonathan Roxmouth (Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Sweeney Todd) plays this role in New Zealand and China – and many more!
“We are delighted to have most of the original company for our return, and I believe the tremendous talents of each and every member in the company will take this all-South African production to even greater heights in 2019.” says Hazel Feldman, CHICAGO’s SA Producer. “From its unique choreography in the style of Bob Fosse to its sizzling score and intriguing plot performed by some of this country’s most talented performers makes it one show not to be missed.”
This is set to be THE musical of 2019!
Cape Town: Artscape Opera House – Friday, 15 March to Sunday, 14 April 2019
Joburg: Montecasino’s Teatro – Saturday, 20 April to Sunday, 26 May 2019
No Monday performances, There are special Public Holiday Show Times
Weekdays: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 20h00
Weekends: Saturdays 15h00, 20h00; Sundays 14h00, 18h00
Ticket prices including VAT
Midweek: R200, R250, R320, R400
Weekend: R250, R320, R420, R500
How to book: Call Computicket on 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or visit your nearest Computicket outlet.