Brenda Braxton, Lindsay Roginski, Tom Hewitt, Ric Stoneback, Roz Ryan Lead Music Circus Chicago Beginning Aug. 20

By Andrew Gans
20 Aug 2013

Brenda Braxton
Brenda Braxton

The Music Circus production of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Tony-winning musical Chicago, starring Brenda Braxton, Lindsay Roginski and Tom Hewitt, begins performances Aug. 20.

The cast is headed by Braxton as Velma Kelly, Roginski as Roxie Hart, Hewitt as Billy Flynn, Ric Stoneback as Amos Hart, C. Newcomer as Mary Sunshine and Roz Ryan as Matron Mama Morton.

Ron Kellum directs with choreography by Randy Slovacek and musical direction by Darren Ledbetter. Performances continue through Aug. 29.

The long-running Broadway revival of Chicago began life as one of the three annual Encores! presentations offered by City Center. The musical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in November 1996 where it remained through February 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre on Feb. 11, 1997, and played that house through Jan. 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre, its current home, on Jan. 29, 2003. Read more about the revival in the Playbill Vault.



Chicago won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse. The modern classic has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Ebb and Fosse.

Tickets range from $30 - $74 and are available by phone at (916) 557-1999, online at Tickets.com, or in person at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street in Sacramento.

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Music Circus is produced under the leadership of California Musical Theatre artistic director Glenn Casale and executive producer Scott Klier. California Musical Theatre president and CEO is Richard Lewis.