Troy University Theatre presents Broadway’s Chicago 7

Posted: Thursday, 28 February 2013

TROY - Troy University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Broadway musical “Chicago” on stage at the Trojan Center Theatre Feb. 28 through March 2. Nightly shows will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The story of murder, greed, corruption, violence and exploitation is Broadway’s longest running American musical. Tickets for the show are $10 or $5 for TROY students with a valid student ID. The Trojan Center Box Office is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available online at www.troytheatre.org.

Directing TROY’s production is Assistant Professor Roy Hudson with choreography by Assistant Professor Tracy Gilland-Shillabeer.

Grace Bailey, a junior theatre major from Bonifay, Fla., will play the role of Velma Kelly, a vaudevillian on trial for killing her cheating husband and sister. Kara McDowell, a senior theatre major from Pelham, will fill the role of Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian who is sent to jail for killing her ex-boyfriend after a spat. Quade Sewell, a junior theatre major from Stone Mountain, Ga., will portray Billy Flynn, the lawyer for the two who wins sympathy by making celebrities of his clients.

The remainder of the cast includes:

  • Nick Stella, a sophomore theatre major from Tuscaloosa, as Amos Hart, Roxie’s husband;
  • Marissa Mena, senior theatre education major from Pelham, as Matron;
  • Shane Murphy, a senior theatre major from Montgomery, as Mary Sunshine;
  • Monica Bates, a senior athletic training major from Wapakoneta, OH, as Annie, a reporter and a member of the chorus;
  • Mary Catherine Chambliss, a junior theatre education major from Cataula, Ga., as Liz, a reporter and a member of the chorus;
  • Jordan Gulledge, a junior theatre and dance major from Montgomery, as Mona, a reporter and a member of the chorus;
  • Jessica Threet, a senior theatre major from Huntsville, as June, a reporter and a member of the chorus;
  • Brooke Johnston, a sophomore theatre major from Wetumpka, as a reporter, Go-to-Hell-Kitty, Justice and a member of the chorus;
  • Savanna Moore, a freshman undeclared major from Montgomery, as Hunyak, a reporter and a member of the chorus;
  • Justin Kirkpatrick, a sophomore theatre major from Birmingham, as Fred Casely, a reporter and a member of the chorus;
  • Jacobi Hall, a junior theatre major from Huntsville, as Aaron, MC, a reporter and a member of the chorus;
  • Sean Hopkins, a senior theatre education major from Bonifay, Fla., as Sgt. Fogerty, a reporter and a member of the chorus;
  • D.J. Gilroy, a freshman theatre major from Enterprise, as Tailor, a reporter, a juror and a member of the chorus;
  • Ardrell Green, a senior theatre major from Montgomery, as Bailiff, Page, a reporter and a member of the chorus;
  • DeMarius Copes, a freshman theatre and dance major from Fairfield, as clerk, policeman, Uncle Sam, a reporter and a member of the chorus;
  • Scott Wheet, a freshman dance major from Cape Coral, Fla., as Harry, policeman, judge, page, a reporter and a member of the chorus.

For additional information on the production, call 334-808-6477