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West Point students to present ‘Chicago’

“Chicago,” the High School Edition, will be presented by the West Point High School Drama Club at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 14-16, at the school’s the Robinson/Olsson Auditorium.

The satirical, razzle-dazzling musical, set to the backdrop of Prohibition-era Chicago, is filled with wonderful music and dance and flapper dresses, said a press release.

The musical has its origins in real-life, high profile crimes, criminals, and trials of the 1920s, said the release. The original play debuted on Broadway in 1926, poking fun at corruption in the criminal justice system and the idea of “celebrity criminals.” It was developed into a Broadway musical hit by Bob Fosse in the 1960s, and its 1996 Broadway revival garnered six Tony Awards. The subsequent film won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

A talented group of young actors, singers, dancers, musicians, craftsmen, costume designers, choreographers, and volunteers have been working on th...

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