Schreiber Drama Club puts on annual springtime musical


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Schreiber Drama Club students ecstatically face the audience as they perform the show’s largest musical number.

On Thursday Feb. 28 through March 3, the Schreiber Theatre Company will be putting on their rendition of the musical Chicago.

The Broadway musical has won many of awards for its dancing and well-known songs, such as “All That Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango.”  Taking place during the “Roaring Twenties,” Chicago tells the story of two murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail as they both fight for fame.  The high school version is sure to stick to the plot. However, some alterations have been made.

“It’s the same plot as the original, but with a few altered lines and lyrics, and two cut songs,” says junior Julia Muratore.  “We’ve been working hard since mid-December and I think all the numbers are coming together really well.” 

The highly-anticipated show has been in production for several months now and many expect it to be great performance.  The crew and cast believe that they put in much hard work with the hopes of making this show a success and as close to the Broadway play as possible.  

Since the last Schreiber show, the whole cast and crew have formed strong friendships with one another, which helps portray the story that much more.  Furthermore, everybody who has participated in the production of the play shares the common anxiousness while waiting to show the school all of the dedication they put into the organizing and preparing for play. 

The original choreography for Chicago was done by the legendary Bob Fosse.  Fosse is extremely renowned in the dance world, having won numerous Tony Awards for his choreography and an Academy Award for his direction in the musical drama film Cabaret.  

Chicago: A High School Addition is an amazing show to be apart of,” said senior Sarabeth Schiff.  “It’s so great to be a part of an ensemble driven to show with so many talented Schreiber students.  The choreography, inspired by broadway choreographer Bob Fosse, is challenging, but so rewarding to perform.  Everyone should come see the show that we’ve been working so hard on!”

The Schreiber Theatre Company has put a lot of time and effort into making Chicago: A High School Addition, and everyone involved claims to be beyond excited to show Schreiber and the local community the production that they have been working so hard on.

There are high expectation for the show because they are performing a difficult, yet legendary, Broadway show.  However, the Schreiber students plan to put on a show to remember.

The student company promises a good time filled with captivating choreography, memorable tunes and, of course, all that jazz.  Schreiber’s Chicago rendition starts Feb. 28 and continues until March 3.