The Barton Community College Dance Theatre will host a dance concert of their interpretation of the famous Broadway musical “Chicago,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
Dance Line Head Coach Amanda Schnoebelen said the performance will offer a unique translation of the well-known musical through dance.
“We will be doing dance routines to eight songs from the movie soundtrack,” Schnoebelen said. “The dancing is similar to what you would see in the film but not exactly the same. It’s traditional, old-fashioned jazz dancing, Fosse style.”
Based on a 1926 play by Chicago Tribune reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, “Chicago” tells the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who murders her unfaithful husband, then manages not only to avoid prison with the help of razzle-dazzle lawyer Billy Flynn, but uses the trial to propel herself to showbiz stardom.
Admission to the show is free.