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Chicago the Musical - In Concert Brings All That Jazz to Virginia Arts Festival This Saturday, May 6

A Universal Tale of Fame, Fortune and All That Jazz Featuring Rob Fisher, Bianca Marroquín, Lana Gordon, Lewis Cleale, Tari Kelly, Matthew Deming


The Virginia Arts Festival presents Chicago The Musical – In Concert with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Music Director & Conductor, Norfolk native Rob Fisher – this Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 pm at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, VA. Tickets are available at vafest.org, 757-282-2822 or in person at the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office at 440 Bank Street in Norfolk.

The longest-running American musical in the history of Broadway — and still drawing cheering crowds in New York — John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Chicago won six Tony® Awards, a Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, and six Oscars® including Best Picture for the film version. For all those years, since 1996, Rob Fisher has served as the music director for the show and its worldwide productions. Who better than Fisher — Virginia Arts Festival’s Goode Family Artistic Advisor for Musical Theater and American Songbook — to create this stunning performance with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and a cast of soloists drawn from the best of Broadway and beyond? Come on, babe, get your tickets for the show that rolls out thrill after thrill, with all those unforgettable anthems including "All That Jazz," "Razzle Dazzle," "When You’re Good to Mama," "Cell Block Tango," and more!

The cast includes:

BIANCA MARROQUIN — ROXIE

Broadway: Chicago (Roxie), The Pajama Game (Carmen), In the Heights (Daniela)


LANA GORDON — VELMA Broadway: Hadestown (Persephone), Chicago (Velma), The Lion King (Nala/Shenzie), Jesus Christ Superstar (Soul Girl)


LEWIS CLEALE — BILLY Broadway: The Book of Mormon, Sondheim on Sondheim, Spamalot, Amour, Once Upon a Mattress, Swinging on a Star


TARI KELLY — MAMA Broadway: Mr. Saturday Night, Groundhog Day, Something Rotten!, Anything Goes, The boy from Oz, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Show Boat


MATTHEW DEMING — MARY & AMOS Broadway: Chicago, The Visit; Opera: Bel Canto, at the Lyric Opera in Chicago


RHYTHM SECTION Sean McDaniel – Drums, Andrew Resnick – piano, Chris White – Bass (VSO)

About Virginia Arts Festival The Virginia Arts Festival celebrates its 26th Anniversary in 2023. The largest performing arts organization in southeastern Virginia, Virginia Arts Festival has transformed the region's cultural scene, presenting great performers from around the world and making this historic region a cultural destination for visitors from across the United States and around the world. In 2019 the Festival welcomed visitors from 47 states, the District of Columbia, and 12 foreign countries. Each season, the Festival presents over 250 performances, including free community events, student matinees, and workshops, with an annual attendance of over 110,000. Millions more are reached through international broadcasts of Festival performances on American Public Media's Performance Today, nationally on PBS TV, and regionally on WHRO TV. Over 32% of ticket sales come from outside the region, bringing tens of thousands of visitors to local museums and attractions and filling regional hotels and restaurants. Estimated annual economic impact of the Festival exceeds $25 million.

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