15 March -14 April  – Artscape, Cape Town
20 April – 26 May  – Montecasino, Johannesburg,

15 March -14 April – Artscape, Cape Town
20 April – 26 May  – Montecasino, Johannesburg,

CHICAGO - THE MUSICAL

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 comin’ 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’.

CHICAGO - THE MUSICAL

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 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.

From the opening line to curtain close – there’s nothing like CHICAGO on stage. Reviewers and critics alike raved about the show. “This Musical is Hot with a capital H. It’s so sexy that it sets temperatures soaring – even on a chilly night!” said The Citizen while The Tonight called the show “A class act all the way …. CHICAGO is impeccable, irresistible, unmissable” and Artslink simply summed up the show “A hot, hot ticket.”

Produced by Showtime Management in association with Barry & Fran Weissler and David Ian CHICAGO has a combined South Afri-can and international creative team including Associate Director, Tania Nardini and Re-creation of New York Production Choreogra-phy by Gary Chryst, both of whom have staged CHICAGO across multiple continents. Award-winning Musical Director, Bryan Schim-mel (Jersey Boys, Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will lead the 11-piece orchestra and the sexy, stylish ensemble will once again razzle-dazzle South African audiences. This great musical is simply… …Broadway at its best.

“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.”

Winner of six Tonys, two Oliviers, one Grammy, two Baftas and six Academy Awards, CHICAGO is the longest-running musical reviv-al in Broadway history and truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” (The Times, UK).

CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway and the West End great – a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another, including Razzle Dazzle; the sexiest, most sensational dancing and a sharply sophisticated set which incorporates the live orchestra.

PLEASE NOTE: Computicket is the official ticketing partner for the Chicago The Musical’, and tickets should not be purchased from any other supplier/outlets.

Killer hit musical CHICAGO returns to razzle dazzle SA again!
It would be criminal to miss it!

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 comin’ 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 began rehearsals in Johannesburg in August 2018  ahead of an international year-long tour beginning in New Zealand.  First stop was Auckland, followed by Wellington where audiences were dazzled and critics raved. “Corruption, greed and murder comes to the capital courtesy of world class CHICAGO” says StuffNZ while Diversions summed up the show: “A killer chorus, exceptional choreography, razzle, dazzle and all that jazz”  are just two of many glowing reviews.  In October the show moved to China, opening at the Grand Theatre in Chongqing. Three more engagements followed in October before opening in Beijing in November; Guangzhou in December and Shanghai in December 2018 and January 2019.

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.  After the South African season the SA International company will be touring Germany and Austria.  Long may the standing ovations continue across continents  as these musical ambassadors continue to proudly fly the South African flag high

From the opening line to curtain close – there’s nothing like CHICAGO on stage. Originally staged in Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2005 and again, owing to popular demand, in 2008 at Montecasino’s Teatro and Artscape, this show has been enjoyed by more than 210,000 theatre-goers.  Reviewers and critics alike raved about the show.  “This Musical is Hot with a capital H. It’s so sexy that it sets temperatures soaring – even on a chilly night!” said The Citizen while The Tonight called the show “A class act all the way …. CHICAGO is impeccable, irresistible, unmissable” and Artslink simply summed up the show “A hot, hot ticket.”

After eleven years, this sensual, seductive smash hit musical returns to these venues bringing back one of this country’s most successful theatre productions.  And, back for the show are leads 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. Also returning to the show is KJ Haupt (Rocky Horror, Carmen, Phantom of the Opera) with Carmen Pretorius (Sound of Music, Jersey Boys, Lien se Lankstaanskoene) and Grant Towers (Funny Girl, Sound of Music, Avenue Q) joining the company in principal roles.

Produced by Showtime Management in association with Barry & Fran Weissler and David Ian CHICAGO has a combined South African and international creative team including Associate Director, Tania Nardini and Re-creation of New York Production Choreography by Gary Chryst, both of whom have staged CHICAGO across multiple continents. Award-winning Musical Director, Bryan Schimmel (Jersey Boys, Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert)  leads the 11-piece orchestra and the sexy, stylish ensemble will once again razzle-dazzle South African audiences. This great musical is simply… …Broadway at its best.

Winner of six Tonys, two Oliviers, one Grammy, two Baftas and six Academy Awards, CHICAGO is the longest-running musical reviv-al in Broadway history and truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” (The Times, UK).

CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway and the West End great – a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another, including Razzle Dazzle; the sexiest, most sensational dancing and a sharply sophisticated set which incorporates the live orchestra.

PLEASE NOTE: Computicket is the official ticketing partner for the Chicago The Musical’, and tickets should not be purchased from any other supplier/outlets.