Ready to paint the town? And all that jazz? Carmel’s PacRep Theatre is heating up the stage with Chicago, the Musical, the longest-running American musical revival and the longest-running American musical in the history of Broadway. The revival, launched in 1996, won six Tony Awards and a Grammy for the show’s album. Fans know the show-stopping songs and choreography well, but what they might not know is that the story was ripped from the headlines all the way back in the early 1920s. A newspaper reporter named Maurine Dallas Watkins wrote the play Chicago, based on a murder trial she reported on for the Chicago Tribune. Beulah Annan is the real-life beautiful Roxie Hart, who went on trial for killing a man and was acquitted. Watkins’ play ran for 172 shows on Broadway in 1926 and was made into a silent film. Nearly 40 years later, Bob Fosse tried to buy the rights from Watkins, who refused. After her death, her estate sold the rights to Fosse and his partners, who went on to open the musical in 1975. The rest is Broadway history. Show are at 7:30pm Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays, until Dec. 22. [PM]

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  • Starting Thursday, November 21st, 2019, repeats every week on Thursday until Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
  • Starting Friday, November 22nd, 2019, repeats every week on Friday until Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
  • Starting Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, repeats every week on Saturday until Saturday, December 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
  • Starting Sunday, November 24th, 2019, repeats every week on Sunday until Sunday, December 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm


Golden Bough Theatre

Monte Verde between 8th and 9th
Carmel, CA 93921

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