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Tony Award-winning musical Chicago comes to Cal Poly 

Slick your hair and wear your buckle shoes, fellow musical lovers, because Chicago is coming to town. Yes, all the sex, scandal, and fishnet tights of the Tony Award-winning show will be right here in San Luis Obispo at Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center on Nov. 4 and 5.

If, somehow, you’ve been living in a cave, here’s the skinny on the story. It’s the mid-1920s, hot jazz and bountiful boozing are the cat’s meow, and it’s set in … well, you’ve seen the title of the show. We meet Roxie Hart, a housewife and wannabe star who winds up arrested for the murder of her sleazy lover. While awaiting her trial, she meets a colorful cast of characters, all varying in their degrees of villainy. There’s Velma Kelly, the cabaret starlet with a shady past; there’s Amos Hart, Roxie’s sweet, but sad husband; and, there’s Billy Flynn, the smooth criminal lawyer who turns scandals into spellbinding sensations. It’s a fun and deeply provocative show that wraps cynicism in sequins.

Chicago plays at Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo on Nov. 4 and 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $60 to $90. For more information, visit pacslo.org or call 756-4849.

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