Chicago – Iowa State University Theatre Production

lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander

man playing a saxaphone, woman wearing a feathered hat

A musical about Chicago in the late 1920’s . . . an era of flamboyant youth and flappers, gangsters and gin, hi-jinks and hilarity. Told through a succession of vaudeville acts, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two murderesses, who seek to capitalize on pre-trial publicity for the sake of acquittal and their stage careers. It’s the time of “All That Jazz.” Produced in cooperation with ISU’s Department of Music.

November 5, 6, 13, and 14 at 8 p.m.; November 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. – Fisher Theater, Ames

The Cast

Master of Ceremonies – Christopher Price
Velma Kelly – Kristin Smiricky
Roxie Hart – Marge Bennett Folger
Fred Casely – Scott Nath
Sargeant Fogarty – Eric Rogers
Amos Heart – Gregory Brown
Liz – Val Carr
Annie – Ellaina Lewis
June – Dyanna Dawn Quillin
Hunyak – Barbara Wiedmann
Mona – Jeneane Beck
Martin Harrison – Gary Rose-Tolstedt
Matron – Tracy Towers Gookin
Billy Flynn – Patrick Brandt
Mary Sunshine – Toby Richard
Go-to-Hell Kitty – Carrie Stone
Harry – Jeffrey MD Kintight
Aaron – Bill Sather
Tailor – Robb Martin

The Orchestra

Reed 1 – Colleen Willcox
Reed 2 – Andrea Mowen
Reed 3 (Baritone Saxophone) – Shannon Strissel
Reed 3 (Bass Clef Saxophone) – Jill Westermeyer
Trumpet 1 – Dan Alt
Trumpet 2 – Philip A. Whaley
Trombone 1 – Andrew Buttermore
Trombone 2 – Adrienne Lyles
Percussion – Eric Hiatt
Keyboard 1 – Michiyo Hattori

Production Team

Director – Debra L. Wicks
Costume Designer – Joseph Kowalski
Choreographer – Linda Sabo
Lighting Designer – Peggy Sannerud
Musical Director – Donald Simonson
Vocal Coach – Janet Alcorn
Orchestra Conductor – Barry Larkin
Guest Scenic Designer – Erica Zaffarano
Stage Manager – Ellen Coleman
Assistant Stage Manager – Tracy Gookin, Jennifer Vierck, Gary Rose-Tolstedt

Read about it in the 11/5/92 Iowa State Daily article and the 11/5/92 Des Moines Register article.

Publicity photos by Patrick Gouran.