The Ottumwa Courier

March 1, 2013

'Chicago' opens tonight in Keosauqua


Ottumwa Courier

KEOSAUQUA — The Van Buren Players’ musical production of “Chicago” gets under way tonight.

“Chicago” is a musical which brings the city to life in 1924 when prohibition, gangsters and jazz all thrived. It tells the story of two accused murderesses: Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly. Roxie guns down her lover and then cons her husband into paying for her lawyer. Velma, a vaudeville star, kills her husband in a jealous fit of rage and then arranges future vaudeville bookings from jail. Roxie and Velma become overnight celebrities.

Parental discretion is advised for this musical since it involves adult language and situations.

Tickets may be obtained by calling the Community First Bank (319-293-3794, 888-226-5232). Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $5 for those 18 and younger, $6 for senior citizens on Sunday afternoon. 

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. tonight and Sturday and 2 p.m. March 3 at Roberts Memorial Center on Highway 1 in Keosauqua.