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From the moment you glimpse the stage, you can’t decide whether it is a nightclub or a prison.  John Leffert’s versatile and unique design sets the stage for that rare marriage of fun and desperation in CenterStage’s production of Chicago, presented by Hilliard Lyons.  For those of you not familiar with the show (or haven’t seen the movie), Chicago is based on real events that transpired in (you guessed it) prohibition-era Chicago.  The show begins and ends with society’s fascination with crime, and how our media turns criminals into celebrities.  The story and themes are still relevant and modern, think OJ, Casey Anthony, etc.,...
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Centerstage Theatre of Louisville opens the second musical of their new season next Thursday!  This time around they will be Paintin' the Town and All That Jazz with Chicago.  Chicago is a Tony Award-winning play and Oscar-winning movie. Set in the 1920s, the story follows the glamorization of criminals, specifically female criminals. The Broadway revival holds the record for the longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, and is the third longest-running show in Broadway history, having played more than 7,300 performances.  The Academy Award-winning 2002 film version of the musical was directed by Rob Marshall and starred...
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