The curtains are open. The stage is being built. Maspeth High School’s brand new musical is coming soon! The musical that will be performed in the auditorium is Chicago. The musical Chicago is about two murderess locked up in Cook County Jail. One of them for killing her husband and sister. While the other had killed the man that she was having an affair with. Chicago will be performed on February 6, 2020 and February 7, 2020. The musical is being directed by three teachers this school semester, Ms. Henry, Mr. Wichman, and Ms. Lara.
All the teachers are working together and each of them have a major part in bringing this musical to life. Ms. Henry is in charge of choreography. Mr. Wichman is in charge of vocals. Ms. Lara is in charge of creating the set.
Chicago is known to be seen as a “jazzy” production like Cabaret. Which was one of the reasons why Ms. Henry and Mr. Wichman had picked the musical. Ms. Henry described Chicago as “really dance heavy” in which to her opinion “adds to the excitement of the show”. Even the actresses and actors are excited for the production.
Giulianna Ballatore the main lead had said “we are treating each other with respect as family would” when asked what is it like working with the other actresses /actors. Even for those working behind the scenes. “Each individual has their own charisma that they during to the production” stated by one of the stagehands Amber Torres.
Like any great production it starts out small and then it becomes something huge. But even with all the chaos along the way, “somehow it always comes together in the end.”
The Cast and Roles for the musical Chicago :
Giulianna Ballatore as Roxie Hart
Sabrina Montablo as Velma Kelly
Thomas Janjowski as Amos Hart
Noah Chaparro as Billy Flynn
Kirsten Kaufer as Mary Sunshine
Diana Ivovic as Matron “Mama” Morton
Empress Peebles, Nicole Georgijevski, Laura Puma, Danuta Sikora, Luena Ceci as Murderess
Valentia Cuellar as Sargent Fogerty
Richie Rommeney as Fred Casely
Ian Prada as Reporter/ 3rd Reporter
Isabella Razo as Go- To-Hell Kitty
Liam McGarvey as Harry
Alexa White as The Judge
Olivia Rodriguez as Clerk/Ensemble #6
Divine Clarke as Harrison/Ensemble #1
Asha Younas as Dancer/Ensemble #4
Cindy Velasques, Kyla Bastisa, Roba Kaid, Humma, Anthony, Emi Kalman, as Ensemble #2, #3, #8, #9, #11, and #12
Paris Brown, Tyler Leaks, Julia Wisniewski, Jasmin Bernal, Gaberiella Rega, as Ensemble Singers
Alexus Burgos, Merolyn Jimenez, Natalie Roman, Karen Baez, Wiktoria Lusinka, Bianca Xie, as Ensemble Dancers