We Had It Coming: Chicago to Hit Manila Stage on December 3

"Who says murder is not an art?"

 

Check out: PHOTOS: First Look at Roxie and Velma from the Manila Run of Chicago

 

(SPOT.ph) Prepare to be razzle-dazzled by Roxie Hart and the rest of the merry murderers of the Cook County Jail at The Theater in Solaire on December 2014. An all-American cast is set to perform the hit musical Chicago, made even more popular by the Oscar-winning film adaptation by Rob Marshall in 2002.

 

The film version of "We Both Reached for the Gun "


Roxie’s tabloid-to-broadsheet tale of murder is tastefully told in LSS-inducing songs like "Funny Honey," "We Both Reached for the Gun," and, "Cell Block Tango." In this age of viral videos and memes, her desperation to be relevant and famous just became more relatable.

 

All that jazz hands!

 

The musical first made waves on Broadway in 1975 as a glitzy satire of the celebrity criminal phenomenon on the 1920s. John Kander and Frank Ebb used jazz and glitter to disguise a commentary on the corrupt justice system and the absurd glamour that crimes like murder enjoyed, thanks to sensational headlines. Chicago received critical acclaim during its initial run of more than 900 shows and its restaging garnered even more praise and bagged several key Tony awards, including one for Oustanding Revival.

 

Check out: PHOTOS: First Look at Roxie and Velma from the Manila Run of Chicago

 

Chicago will run a for strictly limited season (December 3 to 21) at The Theatre at Solaire. Ticket prices start at P1,750 and are now on sale at TicketWorld. Call 891-9999 for reservations and other inquiries.

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