The original text
"Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins  about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the "celebrity criminal."" (Wikipedia)
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Performance history in South Africa
1977: Staged by PACT in the Johannesburg Civic Theatre, directed and choreographed by Geoffrey Sutherland, featuring Denis Smith (MC), Annabel Linder (Velma Kelly), Judy Page (Roxie Hart), Alphonso Lee (Fred Casely), Kenneth Linge (Sgt. Fogarty), Paul Andrews (Amos Hert), Bibi Andrews (Liz), Gail Williamson (Annie), Liza French (June), Ingride Mollison (Hunyak), Claire Robins (Mona), Jean Dell (Matron), Peter J. Elliott (Billy Flynn), Kenneth Linge (Tailor), P. Abrie (Mary Sunshine), Mia Cencherle (Go-to-Hell Kitty), Peter Towse (Harry), Chris van Rensburg (Doctor) and others. Musical direction by Bill Fairley, decor and costumes by Paul Roumanoff and lighting by Martin Pelser.
2004: Staged by the Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society.
PACT theatre programme, 1977.
Chicago theatre programme, 1999.
Business Day, 13 May 2005.
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