Chicago the Musical

will be presented on the Main Stage at the Buffalo Arts Academy.

March 20 at 9:50 am 

March 22 & 23 at 7:00pm

March 24 at 2:00pm

CHICAGO is being considered for a Kenny Award!

Director: Scott Borish
Music Director: Karen Saxon
Pitt Orchestra Director: Timothy Buckley
Costume Coordinator: Nicole Jones
Vocal Coach: George Davis

This special high school edition of Chicago will take you on a journey that is inspiring and feeling even more timely now then when it was written about the female driven double murderess' romp through the corrupt prison and court systems of the 1920s.  The students are drawn to the intelligent, witty and devilish songs about press manipulation, betrayal and selfishness as they face the real world of fake news and propaganda.


In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess" Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal. This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.


Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Script adaptation by David Thompson


Rehearsals of Chicago the Musical.

"I think theatre allows us to reflect on what is going in the world, and with this show we can have fun poking at the sins we accept in our society" - Corinne McLoughlin, senior, who plays Roxie Hart. 

"The essence of this production is the student's work. As a director, I like to conceptualize the show and give the students direction to realize it. This is mostly a student created production with choreography, art design, and set building all produced by the students. I'm proud and inspired how the students took the reigns." - Scott Borish, Director and Theatre Professor at the Arts Academy.