For the fifth time during its six-year run, the Broadway production of Chicago will bring the excitement of live theatre to over 700 tri state-area kids when Students Live presents Education Day at the Shubert Theatre on April 24.
The program, which begins at 10 AM and includes the 2 PM matinee performance of the Kander and Ebb musical, is presented by the show's producers, Barry and Fran Weissler. Other highlights of the April 24 event will include a question-and-answer session with the show's current stars, Belle Callaway and Roxane Carrasco, plus a mock trial in which participants will decide the verdict of Roxie Hart's case.
Court TV's Rikki Klieman will host the day, which boasts former NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton as the keynote speaker as well as a proclamation from Mayor Bloomberg. In preparation for the special event, students in and around the city have been participating in several theatre related activities, including acting workshops, vocal lessons and creative writing seminars.
Headed by Amy Weinstein, Students Live has presented several Education Days at various Broadway shows. The organization received the first-ever 2002 New York Education Grant for Excellence in Student Outreach from the League of American Theatres and Producers and TDF.
Bob Fosse, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago plays the Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th Street. It won the Tony Award for Best Revival (Musical) in 1997. Walter Bobbie directs and Ann Reinking choreographs "in the style of Bob Fosse." For ticket information, call (212) 239-6200.