Tickets $75 Regular | $69 Big Ticket | $65 Big Ticket Plus
Ringing in the New Year and bringing glitz, glamour and excitement to the stage will be the Broadway smash hit musical, Chicago.
New Years Eve begins with the opening performance of Chicago, and after the show you will enjoy an over the top New Years party in the lobby. You will be transported into a 1920s Speakeasy, with gourmet food, bathtub gin, specialized drinks, dancing and entertainment, a photo-booth, champagne at midnight, and a bunch of extras. Last year’s gala was hit - it’s the only time we’ve seen so many people stay past midnight! We highly recommend you give it a try, because we would love to ring in the new year with you!
Set in Chicago during the roaring "jazz hot" 20s, the musical tells the story of two rival vaudeville murderesses who’ve been locked up in Cook County jail. Velma Kelly, nightclub star, is serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Chorus girl and adulteress Roxie Hart has been thrown in the joint for bumping off her lover. Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and charming lawyer Billy Flynn, to razzle-dazzle her incarceration into a murder of the week media frenzy. But Roxie‘s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve and through charm, manipulations and dirty rotten lies, manages to turn a feeding frenzy into a full on war.
Chicago is a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery – all the things we hold near and dear to our hearts. It is hunger for fame, media spectacles, fake news and trial by publicity. Set nearly a full century ago, the plot is timeless, the music sensational, the Bob Fosse inspired choreography phenomenal, and when it all comes together, it promises to be a tour de force Cranbrook will not soon forget.