Spring Musical:‘Chicago’

Photos by Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer

This spring, Palisades Charter High School presents “Chicago: The Musical.” This Tony Award-winning musical is filled to the brim with lust, mischief and laughs.

Directed by Smith sisters Cheri and Monique, “Chicago” transports you to the 1920s, following Roxie Hart (played by Jenna Ross) and her quest for fame.

Audiences will witness the retelling of true crimes from the ’20s and trail the leading ladies obsession with notoriety.

The story follows Roxie, a striving vaudeville star, as she becomes entangled in the murder of her lover, Fred Casely (Ezra Schoeplein). She is launched into the spotlight surrounding her trial.

Her always-loyal husband, Amos (Jamie Clark-Mazur), throws himself at the feet of lawyer Billy Flynn (Jack Essner) in hopes of freeing Roxie.

Meanwhile, in prison, Roxie befriends former star-turned-murderess Velma Kelly (Gabi Feingold) and the two concoct plans to make it big when they are released from prison.

Joined by Mama Morton (Shelbe Zanders and Taylor Schonbuch) and Mary Sunshine (Madison Delius), Roxie learns about the fleeting nature of fame in the big city of Chicago.

Four chances remain to see a performance of “Chicago” at Pali High: April 4, 5 and 6 at 7 p.m., with a matinee show on April 6 at 2 p.m.

Tickets, which can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com, are $10 for students, $16 for general admission and $23 for VIP seating.