Chicago Spring Musical 2019

Prospect's 2019 spring musical was Chicago performed from April 24-27. Chicago is set in the 1920s; the show is about Roxie Hart who murders her boyfriend she was having an affair with. She goes to trial claiming it was self-defense with her lawyer, Billy Flynn, and the musical shows her case and other women along the way.

The rehearsals started in early February after having the auditions late January. The cast of performers is 46 students.

Senior Katie Jordan who plays Roxie Hart loves the feel and numbers of the show. She wants people to learn how to be more confident from seeing the show. She loves playing Roxie because of her confidence and Jordan enjoys playing such a unique role she never has done before.

"Why would you not?" Jordan said about coming to Chicago. "You're going to be entertained; there's not a lot of shows about murder."

Senior Andrew Backus who plays Fred Kasley and is in the male dance ensemble loves that they have been able to come together and get closer as a group.

Backus describes the show as foxy, dangerous, energetic and sassy.

"All that jazz!" Morton said describing the show.

Jordan feels the cast "never felt so prepared" about the show and everything came together. Musical director Jeremy Morton is proud of his students for accomplishing a different style of musical theater; Chicago had more jazz and dance movement like a cabaret.

"[It was the] first time in a long long time where every element was on par," Morton said.

Photos courtesy of Jamie Costabile

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