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Chicago - National Tour

The Tony-winning revival of Kander and Ebb's classic will razzle dazzle you!

Chicago Star Paige Davis on Exploring Her Dark Side in the Classic Musical

Chicago Star Paige Davis on Exploring Her Dark Side in the Classic Musical
Paige Davis in 'Chicago'

About the Show

'It’s even more relevant today than when it was originally written in 1975.'

Paige Davis will swish across the stage as merry murderess Roxie Hart in the national tour of Chicago, beginning October 1 at the Overture Center for the Arts. The actress is no stranger to the long-running classic, having played the role three different times on Broadway. Davis, also known for hosting TLC’s Trading Spaces, reveals what keeps drawing her back to the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical.

“I get a kick out of how relevant it is,” Davis says. “It’s even more relevant today than when it was written in 1975. It’s crazy how celebrity obsessed we’ve all become in this country.” Set in the roaring 20s, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly (Terra C. MacLeod), glamorous accused murderers who will pull any stunt it takes to achieve fame.

“It’s fascinating to tap into such a dark side,” Davis says of her character. In Chicago, Roxie cheats on her husband Amos and murders her lover Fred Casely. And that’s just in the first five minutes of the show!

Davis is joined in the slammer with MacLeod as Velma, Carol Woods as Matron “Mama” Morton and Seinfeld star and Dancing with the Stars favorite John O’Hurley as Billy Flynn. The musical, which features the songs “All That Jazz,” “Roxie” and “Razzle Dazzle,” will play Madison through October 6.