Wilton Playshop curtain rises on Chicago

A decidedly Wilton stamp will be on The Wilton Playshop’s presentation of Chicago when it opens Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m.

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of the show’s Broadway revival,” said director Ralph Pastore. “Not many theaters are given the license to stage this show, and we are lucky to be one of the very few in our area to have the opportunity.”

Carin Friedag, executive producer, said, “Chicago is a great ensemble piece, and we have a 21-member cast filled with familiar faces to those in Fairfield County.”

Musical direction is by Tom Cuffari with choreography by Wilton Conservatory of Dance owner Christine Titus. The cast also features Wilton dentist Dr. James Aris, business owner Maurice (Mo) Segall, and Wilton residents Kasey Luce, Donna Savage, Katie Wingertzahn, and Nikki Scamuffo. It is produced by Wilton’s Janice Dehn.

Broadway’s longest-running American musical, Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Set in 1920s Chicago and based on real-life murders and trials, the show features many popular numbers including, Cell Block Tango and All that Jazz. It is recommended for audiences over age 13.

Performances are April 29, 30, May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 8 p.m. May 1, 8, 15 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $30/adults, $25/seniors and students. Thrifty Thursdays offers a $5 discount. Tickets may be purchased at http://bit.ly/1WhG8FZ.

Information: wiltonplayshop.org.