Arts & Entertainment

Lyric Theatre presents ‘Chicago’

Lyric Theatre Company will present “Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville,” on the Flynn MainStage April 14-17.

“Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville” is an entertaining satire of the prohibition era that invites you into the steamy dance club of hot jazz, crimes of passion and twisted celebrity with hot dance numbers and arresting vocal performances. Winner of both Tony and Oscar awards, this hit by Kander and Ebb and Bob Fosse is still playing on Broadway after 14 seasons.

The production, which features a live band, includes all the songs from the Oscar-winning film and some additional numbers that you can only see in the stage version.

Lyric’s 24-member cast hails from 15 Vermont communities. Leading players are Serena Magnan O’Connell of Burlington as Velma, Hannah Brown of Richmond as Roxie, Mark Cranmer of Burlington as Billy Flynn, Nora Pemberton of Burlington as Mama Morton and Phil Seiler of Essex Junction as Amos. Andrea Cronan of Williston makes her Lyric directorial debut.

Tickets are on sale through the Flynn Box Office in Burlington; by telephone: 802-86FLYNN; or online: The show offers five performances including matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

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