Broadway Actors Set for Riverside’s Chicago

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Performances of the classic American musical begin in January.
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Florida’s Riverside Theatre has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of the Tony-winning musical Chicago, which performs on the Stark Stage January 3–22, 2017.

Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, the cast will be headed by Heather Parcells as Velma Kelly, Kaitlyn Davidson as Roxie Hart, Kevin Pariseau as Billy Flynn, Dane Agostinis as Amos Hart, Meghan Colleen Moroney as Matron Mama Morton, and Geoffrey Kidwell as Mary Sunshine with Andrés Acosta, Annelise Baker, Jordan Beall, Sarah Buscaino, Erin Chupinsky, Joseph Cullinane, Natalia Lepore Hagan, April Holloway, David Paul Kidder, Corey Mosello, Drew Nellessen, Adam Rogers, Jessica M. Seavor, and Lauren Sprague.

Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the show, according to Riverside, “follows chorus girl Roxie Hart and the murder of her faithless lover. She convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap, but when he finds out the truth, he turns on her. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie meets Velma Kelly, another ’merry murderess.’ Joining forces, Roxie and Velma vie for the spotlight in search of the "American Dream" of fame, fortune and acquittal.”

With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, the musical is based on the play Chicago, by Maurine Dallas Watkins.

The design and production crew includes Anne Shuttlesworth (music director), James Dardenne (scenic designer), Yael Lubetzky (lighting designer), Kurt Alger (costume/wig designer), Craig Beyrooti (sound designer), Mark Johnson (production stage manager), and Amy M. Bertacini (assistant production stage manager). Casting was done in New York City by Wojcik/Seay Casting.

Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (772) 231-6990 or online at riversidetheatre.com.

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