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Chicago Facts

Chicago in the late '20's - A time when late nights, loud music and leggy women were the passwords to the Windy City; an era of flamboyant youth and flappers, gangsters, and gin, and hi-jinks and hilarity.  All this forms the basis for the musical "Chicago", the 1976 Broadway hit which ran for nearly three years.

The original, dance-orient production ala Bob Fosse, ("All That Jazz"), featured Gwen Verdon as Roxie Hart, Chita Rivera as Velma Kelly, and Jerry Orbach as the shyster lawyer, Billy Flynn.

Director: Ralph Lohse
Vocal Director: William Ross
Orchestra Director: Gerald Olson
Choreographer: Bonnie McDaniel

Cast

  • Velma Kelly - Debbie Mueller
  • Roxie Hart - Jacklyn Schwanz
  • Billy Flynn - Rich Schultz
  • Fred Casey - Chris Roob
  • Matron Mama Morton - Kelly Gingrasso
  • Mary Sunshine - Mary Goggins Selke
  • Announcer - Christ Gingrasso
  • Amos Hart - Fred Swanson
  • Cop - Jeff Weyker
  • Go-To-Hell Kitty - Diane Schwantes
  • Harry - Gordon Kirsten
  • The Jury - Dan Eckert

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The Company

  • Don Knaack
  • Gordon Kirsten
  • Lisa Johnson
  • Jeff Weyker
  • Christ Roob
  • Lisa Cottrell
  • Kevin Prom
  • Jason Klopp
  • Bonnie McDaniel

Orchestra

  • Michael Torti - Reed I, Alto & Saproano Saxophone

  • Jon Olson - Reed II, Tenor & Alto Saxophone, Clarinet

  • John Brunnquell - Reed III, Tenor & Baritone Saxophone

  • Rich Bethiaume - Trumpet

  • Tom Surges - Trumpet

  • Steve Corgiat - Trombone

  • Kris Dees - Trombone

  • Laurie Schreiner - Bass, Bass Clarinet, Piccolo

  • Jerry Olson - Tuba

  • John Mayer - Violin

  • Richard Vajgrt - Banjo, Ukelele

  • Steve Stockero - Keyboards

  • Michael Mousee - Keyboards, Accordian

  • Heather Barclay - Percussion

  • Jim Selke - Keyboards

Back Stage

  • Scenic/Lighting Design

  • Stage Manager

    • Joseph Greiveldinger

  • Set Contruction

    • Greg Bazjak

    • Peter Bezjak

    • Todd Tenpenny

    • Mary Hoffmann

    • Anita Bednarczyk

    • Carla Lucas

    • Ray Wagner

    • Don Knaack

    • Barb Jushka

    • Chris Gingrasso

    • Jean Hall

  • Lighting

    • Peter Bethke

    • Gail Burkel

    • Will Brazeau

    • Mary Hoffmann

  • Costumes

    • Helen Burkel

    • Lynn Fasbender

    • Barb Jushka

    • Gail Burkel

    • Anne Strass

  • Make-Up

    • Anne Strass

    • Ann Ansay

    • Sue LaCrosse

  • Promotion

    • A Beth Frost

    • Kathy Lohse

  • Program Advertising

    • Barb Jushka

    • Debbie Mueller

    • Jacklyn Schwanz

  • Ticket Sales

    • Kathy Lohse

  • Properties Manager

    • Gail Burkel

  • Costume Mistress

    • Nan Plummer

  • Tickets/Program Printing

    • Harbor Printing Inc

  • Program Photography

    • Steve Platteter