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Tickets go on sale Monday for 'Chicago' at Fargodome

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The '20s come roaring back with a vengeance when the hit musical "Chicago" comes to the Fargodome on Sept. 18 for one performance only.

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Tickets, ranging from $26.50 to $51.50, will go on sale July 28 at the Fargodome box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 701-235-7171. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more by calling 701-298-2630.

Based on the 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins (which was based on real events), "Chicago" is, as we are told in the show's opening lines, "a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery -- all the things we hold near and dear to our hearts."

The story revolves around Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who dreams of starring in vaudeville. She kills her lover, nightclub regular Fred Casely, and convinces her husband to front the money to hire Chicago's shrewdest defense lawyer. The lawyer, Billy Flynn, turns her crime of passion into celebrity headlines, and Roxie becomes the toast of Chicago -- until other crimes pull the limelight away from her.

"Chicago" was created by John Kander and Fred Ebb (known for their hit musicals Cabaret and Kiss of the Spider Woman) and Bob Fosse (famous for his innovative staging and choreography). It first opened on Broadway on June 3, 1975 and ran 898 performances. Its current Broadway revival (on which this tour is based) opened Novl 14, 1996, and is still running.

In 2002 Miramax Films took the Tony Award winning musical to the big screen, starring Renee Zellweger as Roxie Hart, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma Kelley and Richard Gere as Billy Flynn. The box office success and subsequent multiple Oscar wins including Best Supporting Actress (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Best Picture lead to the rebirth of the musical and touring success. For the first time since the movie, "Chicago" is live in Fargo.

"Chicago" is presented by Troika Entertainment, which is celebrating over twenty years of producing musical theatre throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Jam Theatricals proudly presents "Chicago" as the first performance of the 2008-09 Broadway in Fargo at the Gate City Bank Theatre Fargodome season. For more information on subscriptions to the Broadway in Fargo Season, please visit the Fargodome box office, www.fargodome.com or call the Subscription Hotline at 701-241-9100.

Jam Theatricals (www.jamtheatricals.com) is a Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces Broadway engagements throughout North America.

Founded in 1997 by Arny Granat, Jerry Mickelson and Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals manages subscription seasons in more than 30 cities.

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