USA - A killer Chicago cast starring Avi Hoffman (Too Jewish), Krisha Marcano (Broadway star of The Color Purple) and choreographed by Carbonell Award winning Ron Hutchins (Cirque Dreams, University of Miami) gets BroadwayGlobal's attention.
"What so killer about this sizzling cast of Chicago? Producer/director Keith Garsson has entwined some of Broadway's finest, infused with Florida favorites, hot dancers, award winning set designer for Broadway's hottest killing musical Chicago. If Boca Raton Theatre Guild's production of Chicago can't hit the front page of arts and entertainment news, nothing can!" BroadwayGlobal.
Just add sex, sparkle to a combustible mixture of murder, greed, corruption, and betrayal, blend with music and lyrics by the incomparable John Kander and Fred Ebb, stir in some of Bob Fosse’s unmistakable inspired choreography and the result is the Boca Raton Theatre Guild’s upcoming production of Chicago.
In Chicago, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse created a work that flawlessly evokes its vaudeville setting. Flamboyant flappers, crooked lawyers, and merry murderesses are all part of a sparkling script and a classic score that includes "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and "Razzle Dazzle."
"Multi award winning choreographer Ron Hutchins has the special gift for creating magic. Known as one of "America's Top Ten Choreographers" because Mr. Hutchins infuses the choreography of iconic original creators but colors by topping it off with his own dramatic flair. Chicago is passionate sexual show and the Fosse inspired choreography is sure to be a highlight for Florida theatre audiences." Theatre Chat.
BRTG producer/director Keith Garsson has assembled one of the hottest cast yet to bring Broadway’s most beloved and well known characters to life: Avi Hoffman (Billy Flynn), Patti Gardner (Roxie Hart), Krisha Marcano (Velma Kelly), Sally Bondi (Matron Mama Morton), and Ken Clement (Amos Hart) are all set to kill, playing in this classic tale of "...violence, envy, exploitation, adultery and treachery all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.
“This company and this production is going to feature the best of the best,” Garsson says. “Just getting the cast together has been a dream, and working with them is proving to be all I could have hoped for... and more.”
Garsson’s Velma Kelly, Krisha Marcano, originated the role of ‘Squeak’ in the Broadway production of The Color Purple. Marcano’s impressive background includes stints with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Fosse, Disney’s Aida, Sweet Charity, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and the film Preacher’s Kid. She holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and is the co-chair of the business group at Career Transitions for Dancers and the founder of KM Studios.
Avi Hoffman’s recent performances in LUV at the Plaza Theatre, and Parade Productions’ Brooklyn Boy earned him critical praise, and his turn as Wilbur Turnblad in Actor’s Playhouse’ 2012 production of Hairspray earned him a Carbonell Award. Hoffman is also known for his award winning one man shows Too Jewish? and Too Jewish, Too! (Performer of the Year '95 - NY Press Magazine; L.A. OVATION award - Best Actor In a Musical 2001; NY Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award nominations). On television he portrays lawyer Sid Raskin in the Starz TV series MAGIC CITY. Avi’s newest show Still Jewish After All These Years will run from May 10th – 19th at the Boca Raton Theatre Guild.
Patti Gardner says she “is thrilled, honored and terrified to be performing the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago”. Known as one of South Florida’s busiest actresses, Patti just reprised her role in The Interview for The Women's Theatre Project and was recently seen in LUV at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan. Patti Gardner is a Carbonell Award winner for her performance in Lips Together, Teeth Apart at Palm Beach Dramaworks. She has performed as the "Soap Star" in Menopause the Musical nationally for ten years.
The Boca Raton Theatre Guild is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing professional productions and advancing the art of theatre in the South Florida community.
All performances of Chicago are on stage in the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. The Willow Theatre is located at 300 South Military Trail in Boca Raton, Florida just south of Palmetto Park Road. Tickets for Chicago are $35, and are available at the Willow Theatre Box office: 561-347-3948. For more information about Chicago and the Boca Raton Theatre Guild, please visit www.brtg.org.