The house lights of the Larcom Theatre darkened. Backstage, the actors rifled through props and last-minute script readings, applied the final touches of make-up, whispering and giggling. Costumes are zipped, buttoned, and assembled. The heat of the spotlight shone down on the black stage. It’s the moment the students at The Academy of Penguin Hall have been waiting for. It’s time for “All That Jazz”!
Over the course of two evenings and one matinee performance, the student thespians of APH presented Chicago: Teen Edition at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly, MA.
Set in the jazz age of the roaring 20s, Chicago: Teen Edition tells the story of Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, two women searching for stardom while also being tried for murder. Both of them land in the Cook County Jail and plot their comeback to the spotlight and release from prison. There’s greed, scandal, betrayal and a dash of razzle dazzle! Chicago is one of the longest running American musicals in Broadway history.
Margo T. ‘22 and Julia V. ‘23 certainly dazzled as the two leads, Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart.