Community members will soon have a chance to attend Broadway’s longest-running musical, “Chicago.”
The show, which is set for two performances, will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas.
“Ticket numbers are strong,” director Amanda Horton said.
Overall, she said, they have sold 816 tickets at 70 percent for Saturday night and 781 tickets at 67 percent for Sunday’s show.
“I’m very pleased with the community’s reaction and number of tickets sold at this point,” Horton said.
She said they don’t “typically,” have more than one performance so having the two shows to sell created a higher goal for them.
“Chicago,” according to a news release from UCA, has won two Olivier awards, a Grammy and six 1997 Tony awards, including best musical revival.
“‘Chicago’ has everything that makes Broadway great,” the release reads. “It’s a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz [with] one show-stopping song after another [and] astonishing dancing. It’s no surprise that ‘Chicago,’ has wowed audiences from Mexico City and Moscow to Sao Paulo and South Africa.”
The show is set in the 1920s centered around Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her lover after he threatens to walk out on her.
“Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids,” the release reads.
Tickets for the event are $30, $35 and $40 and can be purchased online at uca.edu/reynolds, at the box office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday or by calling 501-450-3265 or 1-866-810-0012.