THE NAME ON EVERYBODY’S LIPS IS GONNA BE….
You heard it right folks, this years musical is going to be John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s showstopping CHICAGO, a legendary tale of two rival vaudevillian murderesses who find themselves locked up in Cook County Jail. Full of the glitz and glam of the 1920s, this show is criminally good. Juxtaposing violence with glamour, love with lust, darkness with bold, bright show lights, Roxie Hart must work her way through the devilish story to become a star, whereas Velma Kenny is fighting to reclaim this status after a fall from grace. Shining a spotlight onto corruption and celebrity, we cannot wait to blind you with these showtunes..
and All That Jazz. Coming in April 2018.
After several years of professional directors in DCU Drama we feel its time to showcase the talent within our society both onstage and off, so this year we opened up our Director and production teams applications solely to students, interviews took place in November and we are DELIGHTED to announce our team..
Directed by Kevin Cleary
Choreographed by Dayna Whelan
Produced by Andrew Dawson and Clara Mooney
Musically Directed by Emma Cronly
Auditions took place in the last week of Semester One, and after a whirlwind few days we have a message from Director Kevin for everyone who came down..
“Thank you all so much for coming to audition for our production of Chicago over the past week; we’ve seen 113 people in total which has been far more than anything DCU Drama have seen in recent years and the standard within those 113 has been exceptionally high we still can’t get over it!
Of course this has made our job of picking a cast extremely difficult. There have been so many close calls and tough decisions leading us to the cast list which will be out by 12 today, but regardless of whether or not your name is included I want each and every one of you to be proud of what you’ve done this week. You have stood up in front of a panel and performed part of a show you love and that in itself is no easy feat. What you’ve done is extremely daunting and therefore it’s so impressive to see you follow through.
Take this time to recognise that. Take this time to be proud. You deserve it.”
THE SHOW IS SET TO TAKE PLACE FROM APRIL 8TH TO 10TH IN SAINT PATRICK’S AUDITORIUM. TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON.