Students at New Mexico State University have mounted an unorthodox production of the Kander and Ebb musical Chicago, set entirely inside a modern-day women's prison, in which the inmates are depicted as putting on the musical. Read more about the production.
The staging concept departs considerably from the original vaudeville-style staging by Bob Fosse and the minimalist staging created by Walter Bobbie for the current long-running revival.
Chicago Like You've Never Seen It! See Killer Pics From This College Production Set in a Modern Women's Prison
The 17-member cast features 11 students or recent graduates of NMSU, including Nicole Bartlett as Velma Kelly, Robert Sciortino as Billy Flynn, Marybeth Torres as Mama Morton and Valerie Mirelez as Mary Sunshine. The cast also includes numerous veterans of Las Cruces and El Paso stages, such as David Reyes as Amos Hart, Cindy Pitts as Fred Casely and Taylor Rey as Roxie Hart.
The production is collaboratively directed and music directed by McQueen and Justin Lucero. For more information or to order tickets, visit nmsutheatre.com/chicago.php or call (575) 646-5952.