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Information Page for "Chicago the Musical"

Thursday-Saturday, June 24-25-26, at 8 p.m. (Revised dates because of COVID)
Matinee Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 2 p.m.
Temple High School Auditorium

Ticket prices to be determined

Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maureen Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson
Music editing by Paul McKibbins

In Roaring Twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap . . . until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Facing conviction and death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal.

A 2002 movie adaptation starred Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs.


Velma Kelly, successful nightclub and vaudeville performer = Genevieve Myers
Fred Casely, Roxie's short-lived lover, furniture salesman
Roxie Hart, aspiring vaudeville performer = Hanna Prince
Amos Hart, Roxie's faithful husband = Michael Rodriguez
Sergeant Fogarty, police detective

Liz, prisoner, irritated by Bernie's chewing of gum = Saniyah Galbreath
Annie, prisoner, Ezekiel had six wives = Mimansha Shrestha
June, prisoner, Wilbur ran into her knife  = Michelle Boyles
Hunyak (Katalin Helinzski), prisoner, accused of her husband's murder = Kylie Burke
Mona, prisoner, had artistic differences with Alvin = Angelique Ferguson

Bernie, Liz's victim = Liam Bro
Ezekiel Young, Annie's victim = Daniel Salazar
Wilbur, June's victim  = Angel Santiago
Charlie, Velma's ex-husband = Shane Godfrey
Alvin Lipshitz, Mona's victim = Austin Madsen

Matron "Mama" Morton, matron of women's ward in Cook County Jail = Sereniti Patterson
Billy Flynn, defense attorney = Cameron Hooper
Mary Sunshine, reporter = Terry Austin
Reporter #2 = 
Reporter #3 = 
Kitty Baxter, wealthy socialite accused of murder
Judge, oversees Roxie's trial = 
Martin Harrison, district attorney
Court Clerk = 
Juror One = 

Cell Block Dancers = Alivea Johnson, Melody Oradesky, Kiara Edwards,
     Natalie Greenfield, Ashli Hauersperger, Perla Alvarez

Fan Dancers = Kylie Burke, Mimansha Shrestha, Angelique Furguson,
Alivea Johnson, Natalie Greenfield, Ashli Hauersperger

Ensemble = Penelope Gonzalez, Phoebe Gonzales, Andrew Fredette,
Mason Jaffers, Tyler Hutton, Thomas Painter, Colin Fowler


Director = Natasha Tolleson
Technical Director = Brad LaMotte
Lighting & Sound Director = Kayla Stewart
Musical Directors = Sean Mann and Megan Burt
Choreographer = Kayla Stewart

Stage Manager = Kelsi Seiter
Assistant Stage Manager = 

Set Foreman =
Set Crew = Jacob Edwards, Colby Torres, Isaiah Board, Priscilla Oakes,
     Marshall Thomas, Leo Dovgish, Jennifer Kennedy,
     Chace Fishbourne, Sydney Oliver, Noah Delgado

Costume Mistress = 
Costume Crew = Jillian Knox, Carolina Rodriguez, Alyssa Olivares,
     MaryJane Marlow, Keinalish Rivera-Soto, Jaden Maiami

Properties Mistress = 
Properties Crew = Skyler Gordon, Alyssa Maggitt, Gray Baker

Hair & Make-Up Crew Chief = 
Hair & Make-Up Crew = Julia Prather, Emily Perkins, Amy Alarcon, Esalma Mojica

Lighting Crew Chief = 
Lighting Crew = Janice Cody, Antonio Gordon, Jad’n Shaw, Saul Berumen

Sound Crew = Mekena McVean (music), Andrew Flores,
     Holden Rounds, Sydney Fisher

Publicity Crew = 

Front-of-House Manager = 








Thespian Troupe #1966
Temple High School
Theatre Arts Department
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Natasha Tolleson
Office 254-215-7278

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart

Technical Director
Brad LaMotte

YouTube (thespiansrus)

29 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 29 years in a row (as of March 2021). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2019-2020 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Named a Texas Thespian
Outstanding Troupe (1 of 6)

Named Texas Thespian
All-Star Troupe (1 of 23)

Second Place in Texas
Team Mask Making

Performed Marathon Play
Wilderness for 500 people

UIL One-Act Play Mac Beth
District Champion. Contests
after district were cancelled

2018-2019 Highlights

Mrs. Tolleson Named a
TETA Educator of the Year

Texas Thespian Convention
All 8 Events Advance to
International Competition

Team Mask Making

Team Set Design

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 6)

5th Place
Baby with the Bathwater

Texas UIL 6A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 254 schools)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

2017-2018 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
All 10 Events Advance to
International Competition
(More than any other troupe)

Texas Thespian Performance
of Wonder of the World

Texas Thespian All-Star
Troupe (1 of 10 in Texas)

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 3)

4th Place On the Verge
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)

2016-2017 Highlights

Texas UIL Hair & Make-Up
Design (Division 2)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

14 Students Advance to
International Competition

Texas Thespian Mainstage
3 Performances of Cabaret