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Singing, Dancing & ‘All That Jazz’ Comes to Magnuson Theatre Stage: ‘Chicago’ Opens Jan. 28

Posted on January 24, 2011 in: Academics, Alumni, Arts, Events, Faculty & Staff, Students

Suzanne Ostersmith, who leads Gonzaga’s dance program, will direct “Chicago.” Artwork courtesy Gonzaga theatre arts.

SPOKANE, Wash – Gonzaga University’s Magnuson Theatre will continue its 2010-11 season with Bob Fosse’s vaudeville classic musical “Chicago opening Jan. 28. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 4-5; three 2 p.m. matinees will be performed Jan. 30 and Feb. 4-5. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and are available now.

Suzanne Ostersmith, who leads Gonzaga’s dance program, will direct “Chicago.” Ostersmith is enthusiastic about working on the show, and hopes to instill some of Fosse’s choreographic magic and style from the original stage production.

“It is exciting to be producing this musical more in keeping with the original Bob Fosse script rather than trying to emulate the movie that came out a few years ago,” Ostersmith said.

The cast represents a diverse mix of students, which Ostersmith believes represents Gonzaga’s emphasis on involvement in all aspects of the University. “I have a terrific cast that includes almost every major of the University,” she said.

Audience members can expect a lively show full of familiar songs and intricate dance numbers that will transport them to the 1920s.

Buy your tickets early as they are selling fast. Tickets may be purchased with cash or credit/debit cards only at the Magnuson Theatre Box Office or online; all sales are final. The box office is located on the main floor of Gonzaga’s College Hall (formerly the Administration Building) and can be reached at (509) 313-6553.

For more information, please contact Summer Berry, marketing coordinator of the theatre and dance program, at (509) 313-3606 or via e-mail.

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