The Gin is Cold and the Piano's Hot for this Theatre and Dance Dept. Production of Broadway Classic

Monday, November 3, 2014

It's darkly lit. Fog settles along the edges of the wet cobbled street. The dense silence is sharply cut with the loud BANG of a gunshot followed by the sound of a woman's heeled shoes clicking as they run away from the sound. Find yourself standing there alone as the silence returns. Then the low sounds of jazz begin to replace the silence as the street is no longer dark but suddenly filled with light and visions of beautiful girls in sequins and feathers and men in dark suits. It's the Roaring '20s. And the scene is CHICAGO.

This dramatic tale of two sexy jazz singers accused of murder fighting for the attention of a greasy lawyer who is sure to win their cases is being told right here at UNH's Johnson Theatre stage. The footlights turn on November 5 and run until the show closes on November 9.

John Berst, the Director of Musical Theatre at the University of New Hampshire Department of Theatre and Dance, directs this production of CHICAGO with costumes straight out of the 1920s designed by Carol Jo Fisher. The stage set, full of surprises with everything from the darkness of a prison cell to the flash of the jazz stage, designed by Head of Design Szu‐ Feng Chen.

Tickets can be purchased through the PCAC Ticket Office located in the Johnson Theatre lobby of the Paul Creative Arts Center. This full‐service ticket office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain. Call (603) 862‐7222 or visit

Tickets are $18 for general admission; $15 for seniors, UNH ID holders, and groups of 15 or more; $8 for youth (17 and under). For more information and show times or to learn about Season Subscription offerings at a discount, please call the Department of Theatre & Dance office at (603) 862‐2919.