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Chicago Brings Red Hot Jazz to Schroeder Stage

The stage at 875 Ridge Road will become Chicago in the jazz hot, roaring 1920s as Webster Schroeder Musicals brings the high school version of this Broadway classic to life for four shows, February 6-8.

art for Chicago High School Edition

Set in the Windy City, Chicago (High School Edition) tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma Kelly (played by Ava Massaro) is serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie Hart (portrayed by Maggie Nagar) has been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband, Amos (played by Luke Stowell), with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton (Bridget McNamara) and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn (Max Parmelee), who turn Velma’s incarceration into a  murder-of-the-week media frenzy aided by Mary Sunshine (Georgie Prevosti), thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve.

Featuring some of musical theatre’s most beloved songs, such as “All That Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango”, Chicago (High School Edition) is an adaptation of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Tony-winning musical specifically for high schools. It is rated suitable for ages 13 and older.

Chicago (High School Edition) comes to the Webster Schroeder High School stage February 6-8 at 7:30 nightly plus a 2:30 p.m. matinee on February 8. Tickets are $10-$15 and will be available online at or, or may be purchased at the door the day of the show.

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