A party of Old Nottinghamians is going to see the world-famous musical Chicago on Saturday 6th July 2019. We warmly invite ONs, their partners and friends to join us!
The venue is the Djanogly Theatre in the DH Lawrence Pavilion at Nottingham Lakeside Arts. We have already booked the best seats in the house for 7.30pm on the last night of the show.
There is a tram stop at Lakeside and ample parking next to the theatre. The best approach by car is from the Beeston end of University Boulevard.
Chicago is being staged by our friends at Encore Performing Arts. Old Nottinghamians have previously enjoyed their Singin' in the Rain at Nottingham Arts Theatre and Blackadder Goes Forth at The Space on Arboretum Street. This should be another very entertaining show at an attractive venue.
The book for Chicago is by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse. John Kander wrote the music and Fred Ebb the lyrics. The musical was first seen in 1975. Following its return in 1996 it has become the longest-running revival in Broadway history. The 2002 film version starring Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta-Jones enjoyed Oscar success.
Kander and Ebb wrote the standard New York, New York, which became a signature song for Frank Sinatra. Together with choreographer Bob Fosse they had scored a huge hit in 1966 with the musical Cabaret. It was adapted into a multi-Oscar winning film in 1972.
As with previous productions Encore Performing Arts are staging this one in aid of charity. The chosen cause is Mind, the mental health charity. They provide advice and support to people experiencing a mental health problem. They also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Tickets for Chicago are £16 each. They are available now from Julian Bower: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Photo credit: Chris J Clarke Photography