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Ring in the new year with ‘Chicago’

By From page A9 | December 27, 2011

“Chicago,” the Broadway blockbuster still playing to packed theaters in New York, will grace the stage of the Davis Musical Theatre Company in January, with a special New Year’s Eve show planned Dec. 31.

A buffet dinner catered by Ludy’s Main Street BBQ, champagne, dessert, party favors, a live DJ and more are featured, along with the show, at the New Year’s Eve event.

The Tony Award-winning show, with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, is directed by John Ewing and choreographed by Pam Lourentzos. Musical direction is by Steve Isaacson.

“Chicago” is based in fact, drawn from actual 1924 scandalous headlines. Set during Prohibition, the satirical musical re-tells the tale of two murderous females whose sensational stories created a media frenzy.

The musical was originally a play written by a Chicago Tribune reporter, Maurine Dallas Watkins, who used her own news stories about two real-life femme fatales and turned them into a fictionalized accounting of the events.

“Today, the musical resonates with audiences more than ever as it foreshadowed America ‘s love affair with celebrity criminals and justice,” a DMTC news release says.

The regular run of “Chicago” will be Jan. 6-29, with performances at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis.

Tickets to the New Year’s Eve celebration are $50 each. Regular tickets to “Chicago” are $18 general, $16 for students and seniors and $14 per person for groups of 10 or more. To make reservations for the special performance or for the run of the show, visit www.dmtc.org or call (530) 756-3684.

For more information, email [email protected].

Enterprise staff

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