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Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Casey Donovan set to sizzle in Chicago the musical

By Krisinda Merhi March 14, 2019

Ladies bringing the heat.

A New York City institution, Chicago captures the very essence of Broadway: a tale of fame, fortune, glitz and glam all tied together with a jazzy score. 

Sydney is lucky enough to premiere the show at the Capitol Theatre in 2019. 

The sassy musical will star some of Australia’s most talented performers.

As the irreverent and determined Roxie Hart, is one of our most versatile entertainers, Natalie Bassingthwaighte; and joining her as the empowered and glamorous Velma Kelly is musical theatre and Broadway star, Alinta Chidzey. 

Much adored Casey Donovan joins the duo as the tough and sassy prison warden Matron ‘Mama’ Morton. With vocals to boot! 

“We are so thrilled to have this incredible Australian cast join us in bringing this New York institution back to Australia. Chicago has everything that people love about Broadway,” said producer, John Frost. 

Producer, Suzanne Jones added, “We cannot wait to see Natalie, Alinta and Casey make these iconic roles their own whilst supported by a slick ensemble cast. We are so privileged to have the most exceptional performers joining us on this production who are sure to bring the razzle dazzle!” 

Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, jazz slayer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.

The sassy score includes popular tracks like "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle.”

Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical or you’ve seen the Academy Award- winning film and want to experience the show live on stage, Chicago always delivers!

Tickets for Chicago go on sale on Monday March 11, 2019 at chicagothemusical.com.au

Images: chicagothemusical.com.au.