Whippany Park High School Theatre presents ​Chicago: High School Edition

It is bound to be a murderously good time

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Whippany Park High School Theatre​ presents ​Chicago: High School Edition​, by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, John Kander, and Maurine Dallas Watkins., Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Whippany Park High School Theatre located at 165 Whippany Road, Whippany.

Chicago: High School Edition​, ​directed by WPHS English teacher, Jaquelynne Radcliff, is a story of “murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery…all the things we hold near and dear to our heart”.

When wannabe Vaudeville performer, Roxie Hart, kills her lying lover, she finds herself amongst six other “merry murderesses”, including well-known performer, Velma Kelly, who are vying for the help of Mr. Billy Flynn, to help save their lives…literally. “The show, while dark at points, is witty and fun. The dancing merges classic Fosse movement, with fun Vaudeville dances,” says Radcliff. This well-known Broadway classic finds its new home, on the high school stage with this new edition from Samuel French.

As one of the first high schools to perform it, Radcliff states, “our students feel so honored to bring such an award-winning production to life on our stage and they will absolutely ‘razzle dazzle’ you.”

Ticket prices​ are $15.00 for general admission, and $10.00 for students and staff of WPHS.

Discounts are also available for senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or during box office hours. (See whippanypark.org for box office hours.)

Chicago: High School Edition​ ​has a run time of 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

For more information, click here  or email Director, Jaquelynne Radcliff at jradcliff@hpreg.org.

Whippany Park High School Theatre has been putting on performances for 51 years, celebrating their 50th anniversary last year, with a tribute performance to past shows and casts in June. They are proud participants of the Montclair Theatre Awards program and The Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Awards program. They put on two big performances a year- a fall drama and a spring musical. Throughout the years, many other events have taken place, as new directors have come in with inspiring ideas for the program. The Whippany Park High School Theatre invites you to watch Broadway in Whippany, as they pay tribute to an award-winning musical, “and all that jazz”.

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