Chicago High School Edition - Cancelled

By Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, John Kander, Maurine Dallas Watkins

Directed by Alyssa Dvorak

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus line dancer 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.

Produced by Verona Area Community Theater at Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St., Verona

Performances: April 16-18, 2020

Performance Times:

Cancellation of Spring Youth Productions

Due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus, VACT has decided to cancel performances of its spring youth productions: Pajama Party, Suessical Kids, and GTK Footloose (April 2-4), and Chicago HSE (April 16-18). With school district restrictions making the Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center (VAHS PAC) inaccessible until April 6, there is no option for the April 2-4 productions. VACT has also decided that out of concern for continuing large group rehearsals, for the safety of our cast and staff, we will also cancel performances of Chicago HSE, regardless of whether the VAHS PAC reopens after April 6.

We want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our four casts, staff, volunteers, and families. We know that this decision will cause a great deal of disappointment, and please know that we share in your sadness, but VACT feels strongly that this is the right decision. We will continue to explore options for allowing our amazing casts a way to show all, or a portion, of the great work that had been done on these productions thus far, but with so many questions still unanswered we do not have any details at this time. Cast members will receive emails through our regular channels if any further decisions are made.

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