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All that jazz

Fallen women, jazz and murderess row — the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall theater will be transformed into prohibition-era Chicago of the 1920s and the Cook County Jail as the Bob Fosse musical ‘Chicago’ opens on Wednesday

By Diane Baker  /  Staff reporter

In the musical, Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer, kills her lover after he threatens to leave her and is sent to jail to await trial, where she meets Kelly, who is facing similar charges. Hart hires a slick criminal lawyer, Flynn, to defend her and becomes a media sensation.

The cast that will appear in Taipei is led by South African-born Amra-Faye Wright as Kelly, Texas native Dylis Croman as Hart, Kansas-born Brent Barret as Flynn and Detroit native Roz Ryman as Matron “Mama” Morton, all of whom have extensive backgrounds in musical theater and have played their Chicago roles on Broadway, while Wright has also played Kelly in London’s West End.

The show runs about two-and-a-half hours, including an intermission.

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