WORLD PREMIERE: Dallas Symphony Orchestra – October 4, 5, 6, 2019
When one thinks of the musical Chicago, a few associations instantly come to mind—the iconic opening vamp of “All That Jazz,” a seductively subtle thrust of the hip or simply a couple of finger snaps.
But behind all of these instantly recognizable images and sounds is a surprising history—in fact, the story of Roxie, Velma, Amos, Billy, and the Merry Murderesses of the Cook County Jail has been part of America’s collective cultural consciousness for nearly a century.
The story begins with—what else—murder. Or, rather, alleged murder. The unrelated...