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Mason’s ‘Chicago’ Opens for Fall Theatre Run

MASON’S ITERATION OF ‘CHICAGO’ opens the curtain tonight, with Billy Flynn (played by Miles Jackson) and Velma Kelly (played by Mithi Penaranda) navigating their way through the glitzy underworld of 1920s Chicago crime.

George Mason High School (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church) will debut its fall production tonight of the musical “Chicago” which will be playing in the school’s auditorium from Nov. 15 – 17 with all show times at 7:30 p.m.

Based originally on the play written by real-life reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins and what she witnessed covering crime in the 1920s, “Chicago” starts out with Roxie Hart murdering Fred Casely. Following that, it’s up to sleazeball lawyer Billy Flynn to get her off. Meanwhile, in prison, she meets Velma Kelly and the two join up for a new vaudeville act.

Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for general admission. All tickets are sold at the door. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. at Mason’s auditorium.