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Motlow State Theatre to Perform “Chicago”

April 14, 2023

On April 20-22, Motlow State’s theatre department performs “Chicago” at 7 p.m. each night.On April 20-22, Motlow State’s theatre department performs “Chicago” at 7 p.m. each night. The cost is $12 for attendees, with a discounted rate of $6 for students and faculty. Only attendees 16 and older are allowed as this production is restricted to mature audiences.

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson
The play is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.


Characters and Cast:

  • Velma Kelly: Madelyn Hansen
  • Roxie Hart: Violet Hendrix
  • Billy Flynn: Mars Jones
  • Matron “Mama” Morton: Alex Torrejon
  • Mary Sunshine: Michael Higdon
  • Amos Hart: Mason Buck
  • Sergeant Fogarty and Ensemble: Sarah Reece
  • Master of Ceremonies and Ensemble: Gloria Johnson
  • Fred Casely and Ensemble: Tucker Johnson
  • Mona and Ensemble: Talia Dillard
  • Go-to-Hell Kitty and Ensemble: Maven Robinson
  • Annie and Ensemble: Abby Troyer
  • June and Ensemble: Bethany Farrar
  • Hunyak and Ensemble: Loralei Petty
  • Liz and Ensemble: Kiauna Lawrence
  • Charlie and Ensemble: Julius Welch
  • Reporter and Ensemble: Lilliana Johnson
  • Judge and Ensemble: Zachary Sons 
  • Reporter and Ensemble: Lana Bassel 
  • Aaron and Ensemble: Jacey VanHooser 
  • Reporter and Ensemble: Emily Graves 
  • Martin Harrison and Ensemble: Jude Poe 
  • Harry and Ensemble: Giovanni Salazar 
  • Reporter and Ensemble: Jennifer Boesch

Production Team:

  • Director and Light Board Operator: Emily Seal 
  • Musical Director: Tim Chamberlain 
  • Co-Choreographer and Ensemble: Connie Dodson 
  • Co-Choreographer and Ensemble: Gianna Afflerbaugh 
  • Set Design and Construction: Kurt Krause 
  • Light Design and Master Electrician: Tucker Bottum 
  • Sound Board Operator: Eric Petersen 
  • Costume Design and Construction: Miriam Lee 
  • Front of House and Ticketing: Kristy Gibson


  • John Cook: Banjo 
  • Brian Fleck: Bass 
  • Kyle Copeland: Drums 
  • Lisa Maurer: Piano 
  • Vicki Collinsworth: Piano 
  • Tom Maurer: Alto Saxophone/Soprano Saxophone 
  • Todd Nichols: Clarinet/Flute/Piccolo 
  • Allen Johnson: Trombone 
  • David Bethea: Trumpet
  • John Harris: Violin

Group cast photos available for download.

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