Tony nominee Stephen Bogardus (Love! Valour! Compassion!, James Joyce's The Dead) and Fosse's Dana Moore will star as Billy Flynn and Velma Kelly in the West Virginia Public Theatre's production of Chicago, playing July 9-14. The summer season at the Morgantown venue begins June 18 and runs through Aug. 11. Other New York and touring vets will join various musicals throughout the season. Sylvia Rhyne of Broadway's Sweeney Todd and The Sound of Music plays Ethel McCormack opposite Matt Hamel as Ren in Footloose (July 2-7). Jamison Stern, featured in the Broadway's By Jeeves, stars as John the Baptist in Godspell (July 23-28). Dane Wilson (A Christmas Carol with Tim Curry) is Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man with Michael McGurk (The Music Man) playing Tommy Djilas (Aug. 6-11).
Forever Plaid opens the West Virginia Public Theatre's season June 18-23. Single tickets are $23. For reservations, call (304) 599-6785. The West Virginia Public Theatre is on the web at http://www.wvpublictheatre.org.