Drayton Entertainment, has announced the casting of their upcoming production of “Chicago” to be produced at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and the Huron Country Playhouse.
“Chicago” promises to follow in the tradition of the theatre’s 2014 production of “Legally Blonde,” with a strong female-driven cast, plenty of flashy musical numbers, and a healthy dose of razzle dazzle.
This famed musical centers around the goings-on at Cook County Jail in 1920s Chicago, where murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart battle it out to become the hottest commodity on death row.
Waterloo native Jodi Mcfadden will star as the tenacious vaudevillian-turned-inmate, Velma Kelly.
Mcfadden is known for her numerous appearances at the Stratford Festival and her turn on Broadway in “Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark,” as well as her appearance in the Oscar-winning film adaptation of “Chicago.” She was the Assistant Choreographer on CTV’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”
She will share the stage with sweet and sassy Roxie Hart, played by Jayme Armstrong, who has had star turns with Drayton Entertainment as Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” and Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde.”
Dean Hollin will play the pair’s suave lawyer Billy Flynn, Valerie Boyle will play their crafty prison matron, Mama Morton, and R. Markus will play Mary Sunshine, the talk-show hostess and gossip columnist.
Mike Jackson, who appeared in the Broadway production of “Chicago,” will take the helm as director and choreographer.
The show runs at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse from June 3rd to June 27th.
The show runs at Huron Country Playhouse from July 2nd to July 18th.
For more information, visit Drayton Entertainment or call the Box Office at 1-855-drayton (372-9866).