The media likes to spin, murder ain’t a sin, and Billy always wins!
Tickets are now on sale for West Linn High School Performing Arts Department’s production of Chicago: High School Edition. With its famous jazzy songs and in your face characters, Chicago tells the story of the murderesses of Cook County Jail, the media who “covers” them, and the ruthless attorney, Billy Flynn, who magically defends them. Whether 1920 or 2020, whether a typewriter or social media, society still loves to lap up the “big” story….regardless of authenticity. With focuses on media spin and manipulation, and the attractive, but consequential lure of celebrity, the WLHS theatre department starts off the 100th year celebration with a bang!
The production runs November 8, 9, 14, 16 at 7pm, plus November 10 at 3pm. Tickets are $10 (advance), $12 (door) for adults; $8 (advance), $10 (door) for students. Advanced tickets can be purchased at www.wlhstheatre.org. We will also be raffling off prizes during each performance. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Box Office and from the WLHS Front Office Secretary, Ms. Castañeda. Raffle tickets will be $5 each, 5 for $20, or 10 for $35. The closing night prize will be a signed playbill from the recent Broadway hit, Burn This, which starred Adam Driver, Keri Russell, David Furr, and Brandon Uranowitz.