Musical 'Chicago' razzles and dazzles Oct. 1 at Eisenhower

September 23, 2008

University Park, Pa. — The 1920s come roaring back with a vengeance when the touring Broadway musical “Chicago,” which demonstrates that with the right song and dance you can get away with murder, arrives at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park.

Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $55 and $49 for adults, $40 and $34 for University Park students and $50 and $44 for people 18 and younger. Buy tickets online at or by phone at (814)-863-0255 or (800) ARTS-TIX. Tickets also are available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, HUB-Robeson Center and Bryce Jordan.
Based on a 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins (inspired by actual events), “Chicago” revolves around Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who dreams of starring in vaudeville. She kills her lover and convinces her husband to front the money to hire Chicago's shrewdest defense attorney. The lawyer, Billy Flynn, turns her crime of passion into celebrity headlines, and Roxie becomes the toast of Chicago -- until the crimes of others shine the limelight elsewhere.
Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints, an informal discussion featuring a visiting artist, is offered in Eisenhower Auditorium one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity. Seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

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