Directed and choreographed by Nick Kenkel, the cast will be led by Heather Parcells as Roxie Hart, Bahiyah Hibah as Velma Kelly and Sean McDermott as Billy Flynn with Liz McCartney (Mama Morton), Nick Kohn (Amos Hart) and C. Simmons (Mary Sunshine).
The ensemble will include Sara Andreas (Mona), Sissy Bell (June), Cameron Bruke (Bailiff), Ian Campayno (Harry), Paula Caselton (Go to Hell Kitty), Gaby Gamache (Liz), Michael Graceffa (Clerk), Tripp Hampton (Fogarty, Harrison), Lauralyn McClelland (Hunyak), Tim McGarrigal (Aaron), Elyse Niederee (Annie), Devin L. Roberts (Judge) and Kit Treece (Fred Casely, Doctor).
“Chicago has been a long-time favorite show of mine with the many show stopping numbers and the sizzling dancing. The show’s message about fame and false celebrity could be ripped from today’s headlines, so it is hard to believe the original story was written in 1927,” said NSMT owner and producer Bill Hanney in a statement. “I am very excited to finally have Chicago on our stage, and even more excited to present all new staging of the show created just for North Shore Music Theatre audiences by director/choreographer Nick Kenkel. Audiences know Nick’s work from our tremendously fun and memorable production of Legally Blonde in 2011.”
The creative team also includes Dale Rieling (music direction), Evan Bartoletti (scenic design), Paula Peasley-Ninestein (costume designer), Andrew Ostrowski (lighting design), Christopher M. Evans (sound design), Gerard Kelly (wig and hair designer), John Godbout (production stage manager), Phill Madore (assistant stage manager), Ben Krauss (assistant music director) and Binder Casting (casting).
Chicago is produced for North Shore Music Theatre by Bill Hanney (owner/producer), Kevin P. Hill (artistic director) and Beth Vasta (associate producer). For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.