Spring Musical!


Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John KanderLyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson

Directed by Margaret Hall
Music Direction by Jim Collado
Choreography by Lisa Duke

Friday* & Saturday, May 5-6 7:30 pm
Sundays, May 7 & 14 2:00 pm
Thursdays**-Saturday, May 11-13
& May 18-20 7:30 pm
Whittier Theatre
Adults $23 Student Reserved $12
Student RUSH (at door only) $5
**Thursdays are PAY WHAT YOU CAN at the door
PLUS! Don't miss CATS' Opening Night Speakeasy Party in the Steele Garden and Patio.  Details HERE.

All that Jazz* Funny Hunny * When You’re Good to Mama * Cell Block Tango * We Both Reached for the Gun * Razzle Dazzle * Mister Cellophane * 

SJCT’s spring musical in 2017 takes us back to the “musical vaudeville” days of 1927 Chicago.  Think  prohibition, speakeasies, lawlessness, flappers and jazz!

Based on the book and play by a crime reporter for the Chicago Tribune, the musical explores the themes of celebrity, scandal and corruption, centering on two alleged murderesses up for trial:  Velma (a vaudevillian, played by Lisa Moretti) and Roxie Hart (a housewife, played by Amanda Smith).  

Director Margaret Hall has assembled an island cast of almost 50 talents, utilizing their acting, singing or dancing skills (all three for many), to bring the high-energy, sizzling, award-winning story to the Whittier stage for the first time.

 Business Partner: Kings Market
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               CHICAGO CAST

Roxie Hart                  Amanda Smith

Velma Kelly                Lisa Moretti  

Billy Flynn                   Bo Turnage

Mama Morton             Claire Atchley

Amos Hart                  Scott Mapstead

Mary Sunshine            Cathy Nett

Liz                               Lesa Pascali-TeGrotenhuis

Annie                          Michelle Coleman

June                            Deborah Goelzer

Mona                           Jenni Merritt

Katalin Hunyak           Julie Hagn

Emcee                         George Iliff

Go-to-Hell Kitty            Becky Taylor

Sgt. Fogarty                Ray Jackson

Fred Casely                 Tyler Ryan

Martin Harrison           Floyd Bourne

Aaron/Harry                Chuck Harwood

Judge                          Jim Cole

Bailiff/Court Clerk        Sean McLaughlin

Doctor                         Craig Nett

ENSEMBLE (Singers, Dancers, Jurors)

Shawn Armstrong, Patti Bair, Gene Bornholt, Floyd Bourne, Sandy Caron, Emily Cavanaugh-Spain, Mike Close, Jim Cole, Michelle Coleman, Burke Critchfield, Lori Ann David, Bert Dayton, Bill Feyerherm, Deborah Goelzer, Julie Hagn, Bruce Hall, Chuck Harwood, Joanne Hinkle,  Libbey Howard, Carolyn Hudson, Ray Jackson, Sarah Johnston, Shannon Kelley,  Annesa Knowles, Mitchell MacLellan, Annette McCullough, Sean McLaughlin, Jenni Merritt, Shane Merritt, Stephen Moore, Melissa Mortenson, Craig Nett, Ma. Carmen Orozco,  Lesa Pascali-TeGrotenhuis, Chiara Power,  Veronica Romey, Douglas Rowan, Dan Schwartz, Doug Schirmer, Waeow Shaller, Tyler Strasser, Vida Wight, Pamela Sue Wood, Stacy Worcester, Bruce Wykoff.