This summer the Duluth Playhouse Teen Intensive will be performing Chicago and William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in repertory style from August 11th to the 21st. This week we’ll be sharing the concept for this summer’s musical, Chicago.
This production of Chicago takes the traditional setting of the jazzy 20s, and gives it a modern twist. Guns have been stripped from the show, and though the black Fosse tights remain, they’re complimented with orange jumpsuits. This is being done to take light of current events in our nation, and to focus more on our criminal justice system. By stripping away the sexualization of these characters, the aim is to see them as real people, facing real problems as they deal with the criminal justice system and living in a state penitentiary.