June 24-25-26, 2021 at 8 p.m. and June 27 at 2 p.m.
Temple High School Auditorium
Temple High School will present the musical Chicago (High School Edition) June 24-27, 2021, in the Temple High School Auditorium, 415 North 31st Street. The musical was scheduled for earlier this school year, but was delayed until June because of COVID. Evening performances will be June 24-25-26 at 8 p.m. A Sunday matinee is scheduled on June 27 at 2 p.m. Specifically designed to be content-appropriate, this high-school edition has been adapted to remove overtly sexual references and adult language.
Advance general admission tickets are $10, and are available online from www.CentralTexasTickets.com. Premium reserved seat tickets (first eight rows) are $20 and are available online or at the door. General admission tickets will be $15 at the door.
Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in the Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma Kelly (Genevieve Myers) is serving time for killing her husband and sister. Chorus girl Roxie Hart (Hanna Prince) has been tossed in the joint for bumping off her lover. Roxie had convinced her hapless husband, Amos (Michael Rodriguez), to take the rap — until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie.
Velma enlists the help of prison Matron "Mama" Morton (Sereniti Patterson) and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn (Cameron Hooper), who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy. When Roxie also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well — turning her into a media circus of headlines by using sensationalist newspaper reporters and radio personality Sunshine (Terry Austin). Neither "Merry Murderess" will be outdone in her fight against the other, seeking fame, fortune and acquittal.
The movie adaptation won Best Picture and starred Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs. Musical numbers include "And All That Jazz", "Cell Block Tango", "When You're Good to Mama", "All I Care About is Love", "Mister Cellophane", "Razzle Dazzle" and "Nowadays".
The INFORMATION PAGE has much more information about the cast and crew.
Did you realize — the last musical production at Temple High was Peter Pan in October 2018?