“Chicago” Set To Sizzle at Kean Theatre

Bob Fosse's well-known razzle-dazzle musical slated for July 13-22.

The Kean Theatre is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a season of popular concerts, hilarious interactive dinner theatre shows, and award-winning plays and show-stopping musicals including “Chicago” which will be staged this July.

Show time for "Chicago" is 8 p.m. July 13, 14, 20 and 21. Cost is $35. The Kean Theatre is now inviting theatre goers to enjoy a delicious dinner on-site at the elegant Mount Vernon Restaurant before each show at 6:30 p.m.; cost for dinner and the show is $57.

Sunday matinees will be staged at 2 p.m. July 15 and 22. Cost is $33. An optional luncheon will take place at the Kean Theatre’s Mount Vernon Restaurant at 12:30 p.m.; cost for lunch and the show is $55.

Tickets and series packages are available by calling 724-444-5326 (KEAN) or visiting www.keantheatre.com. Dinner reservations for the Mount Vernon Restaurant can be made when you purchase your ticket.

In the Kean Theatre production, Marlaina Guido of Cranberry Twp. is cast as leading lady Roxie Hart and Whitney Ann Jenkins of Butler plays Velma Kelly. Stefan Lingenfelter of Butler is playing Billy Flynn and Lacreita Crawford of Butler is playing Mary Sunshine. Matron Mama Morton is played by Debra Humphrey of Houston, Pa. Bob Miller of Shaler is playing Amos Hart and Mike Regan of Hampton Twp. is the Bandleader.

Playing the “Cell Block Girls” are Katie Colosimo of Wexford as Liz, Megan Flannery of Butler as Annie, Shannon McCarren of Butler as Mona, Jennifer Rausch of Wexford as June and Meagan Reagle of Pittsburgh as Hunyak.

The Ensemble includes Gretchen Breslawski of Butler, Greg Crawford of Butler, Daniel Deluca of Carnegie, Tessa Flannery of Butler, Drew Gaworski of Cranberry Twp., Deena Hower of Pittsburgh, Evan Oslund of Oakmont and Laura Wagner of Hampton Twp.

“Chicago” is directed and produced by Tom Madden, managing and artistic director of the Kean Theatre.

The sponsors of “Chicago” are UPMC Health Plan as the Academy sponsor of the Kean Theatre, Northern Connection is the Grammy sponsor; and Mars National Bank is the Tony sponsor.

Proceeds from the Kean Theatre benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which in 2011 alone provided more than $5.2 million to poor and low-income residents at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas, and The Arbors at St. Barnabas.

The Kean Theatre is open to the public and has built a reputation for its convenient location, free parking, quality entertainment and elegant setting. The theatre is operated by St. Barnabas Charities, the fundraising arm of St. Barnabas Health System.

St. Barnabas Health System includes St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas, The Arbors at St. Barnabas, The Village at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas, White Tail Ridge, The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, St. Barnabas Medical Center and Rudolph Auto Repair.

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