Tony-Award winning “Chicago” coming to Civic Center

Tony Awardwinning Broadway musical “Chicago” is coming to the Des Moines Civic Center for five performances, March 9–11.

The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, the critically-acclaimed production is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids. The production has won six 1997 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

The national tour is directed by David Hyslop and choreographed by David Bushman. “Chicago” features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer. The production also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns, supervising music direction by Rob Fisher.

Tickets to the performances are available now at, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.

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Friday, March 9, 2018                         7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 10, 2018                  2 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 11, 2018                     1 and 6:30 p.m.

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