It’s been nearly a century since Roxie Hart, the aspiring actress turned opportunistic murderer, was first introduced on the stage as a satirical symbol of 1920s social mores. But it was Kander and Ebb’s 1975 musical adaptation Chicago that really cemented the character’s legacy, and the show’s blend of retro style and post-modern edge, as well as its influential Bob Fosse choreography, made it an instant classic. It’s also one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history and inspired an Oscar-winning film adaptation, and this touring production should breathe new life into this timeless story of vaudeville vamps, bloodthirsty lawyers and nosy gossip columnists.
Sat, Feb. 29 at 7:30 pm and Sun, March 1 at 1 pm and 6:30 pm • $44.50-$87 • All ages • First Interstate Center of the Arts • 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • inbpac.com • 279-7000
— Nathan Weinbender