Tabloid sensationalism and a country's obsession with a beautiful murderess—it can be found in any decade. This famous story, however, is set in the flashy '20s when bored housewife/nightclub dancer Roxy Hart shot down her lover after he threatened to leave her. She lands in jail where she meets Velma, a vaudevillian performer who killed her own husband, and the two battle it out for the top media-darling spot. The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago marries retro glitter with modern theatrical sparks and pizazz to create a shows that's been called "electrifying," "smashing," and "a triumph!" Don't miss the multi-award-winning production as it swings by the Segerstrom Center this week.
Jan. 28-31, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 1, 2 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 2, 1 p.m., 2014