March 10 - April 14, 2018
John Kander
Fred Ebb
Bob Fosse
Susan Marie Rhea and Mark A. Rhea
Music Director
Jake Null
Rachel Leigh Dolan

In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the American Dream: fame, fortune, and acquittal. This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.

** Winner of 6 Tony Awards **

Sponsored by
Bill Moore & Judy Deitz, Holly Hassett, Liz Towne & Jacki Bennett, Kirk McCoy, Rick Rodero, Marcie Cohen, Marie & Mercedes Matson, The Douglass Family, Whitaker Stone, Kerri Rambow, Meg & John Hauge, Susan & Jay Finkelstein, Tricia Ferrone, Jennifer Oehme, Lou Mazawey, Edward Lis, Kathleen Quinn, Patricia Zweibel & Dan Leathers, Wes MacAdam

The Washington Post Review

“If there’s a bulletproof musical, “Chicago” is it…[and] the Dupont Circle troupe Keegan Theatre has opened a production that’s surprisingly fun — particularly in Maria Rizzo’s Roxie Hart.”

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DC Theatre Scene Review

“If you can snag a ticket to the Keegan Theatre’s new production of Chicago, prepared to be razzled, dazzled and blown away.”

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Metro Weekly Review

“Portrayed by Maria Rizzo with a bold mix of moxie and murderous rage, she’s Roxie unhinged. And she is amazing.”

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Broadway World Review

“You would be hard pressed to name any other place you’d rather be than watching the razzle dazzle that is [Keegan’s] sensational new production of Chicago.”

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DC Metro Theater Arts Review

“With its snappy-saucy take on Chicago, The Keegan Theatre shows it knows how to give an audience the ol’ razzle-dazzle. And Keegan has done the durable musical proud. “

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MD Theatre Guide Review

“Maria Rizzo’s turn as the cunningly crazed Roxie is a tour de force, capturing the audience time and again with her naughty nuance.”

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Roxie Hart Maria Rizzo
Velma Kelly Jessica Bennett
Billy Flynn / Dance Captain Kurt Boehm
Amos Hart Michael Innocenti
Mary Sunshine Chris Rudy
Matron Mama Morton Rikki Howie Lacewell
Fred Casely / Billy us Stephen Russell Murray
Conductor / Lead Ensemble Mike Kozemchak

The Women
Liz Katie McManus
Annie / Velma us Heather Gifford
June / Mama Morton us Jennifer Hopkins
Hunyak / Roxie us Jillian Wessel
Mona Amber Jones
Go-To-Hell Kitty / Assistant Choreographer Melrose Pyne

The Men
Andre Hinds
Rj Pavel (Amos us)
Will Hayes (Fred us)
Kaylen Morgan

Female Swing Ellen Abood
Male Swing / Mary Sunshine us James Biernatowski

Production Team

Co-Director Susan Marie Rhea
Co-Director Mark A. Rhea
Music Director Jake Null
Choreographer Rachel Leigh Dolan
Stage Manager Alexis J. Hartwick
Assistant Stage Managers Aria Velz & Jacob Trumbo
Set Designer Matthew J. Keenan
Costume Designer Alison Samantha Johnson
Assistant Costume Designer Shannon Marie Sheridan
Hair & Makeup Designers Alison Johnson & Shannon Marie Sheridan
Sound Designer Gordon Nimmo-Smith
Lighting Designer Jason Arnold
Properties and Set Dressing Designer Cindy Landrum Jacobs
Sound Engineer Denise Rose & William Wacker
Dramaturg Clarke Whitehead

Pit Orchestra

Piano/Conductor Jake Null
Piano 2/Accordion Deborah Jacobson
Reed 1 Lindsay Williams
Reed 2 Dana Gardner
Trumpet 1 Paul Weiss
Trumpet 2 Brian Morton
Trombone Brad Emmett
Tuba/Bass Jason Wilson
Violin (alternating) Daniel Rivas-Isakowitz, Alexandra Touzinsky
Banjo/Mandolin Jaime Ibacache
Drums/Percussion Manny Arciniega

Pit Subs
Piano 2/Accordion Elisa Rosman
Reed 1 Mila Weiss
Trumpet 1 Brad Clements
Tuba/Bass Brandon Bickham
Banjo/Mandolin Alec Green
Drums/Percussion Alex Aucoin