“Chicago” The Musical Set To Sizzle At Kean Theatre



Kander and Ebb’s razzle and dazzle slated for July 13-22

GIBSONIA, Pa. (Richland Twp.), June 27, 2012 –The Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a season of popular concerts, hilarious interactive dinner theatre shows and award-winning plays and show-stopping musicals including “Chicago” which will be staged in July. Show time is 8 p.m. July 13, 14, 20 and 21.  Cost is $35.  The Kean Theatre is now inviting theatre goers to enjoy a delicious dinner on-site in the elegant Mount Vernon Restaurant before each show at 6:30 p.m.; cost for dinner and the show is $57.  Sunday matinees will be staged at 2 p.m. July 15 and 22.  Cost is $33.  An optional luncheon will take place at the Kean Theatre’s Mount Vernon Restaurant at 12:30 p.m.; cost for lunch and the show is $55. Tickets and series packages are available by calling 724-444-5326 (KEAN) or visiting www.keantheatre.com.

Bob Fosse’s musical masterpiece of murder and mayhem has wowed audiences around the world. Millions have witnessed this landmark musical that rewrote Broadway history and the Kean Theatre is proud to be the first local theatre to present this historic production. Kander and Ebb’s brilliant musical has toured around the world multiple times and its 15 year run on Broadway is legendary.  Spend the night with Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly and see why this is the greatest musical of all time with all that glitter, all that glamour and ALL THAT JAZZ!

In the Kean Theatre production Marlaina Guido of Cranberry Twp. is cast as leading lady Roxie Hart and Whitney Ann Jenkins of Butler plays Velma Kelly. Stefan Lingenfelter of Butler is playing Billy Flynn andLacreita Crawford of Butler is playing Mary Sunshine. Matron Mama Morton is played by Debra Humphrey of Houston, Pa. Bob Miller of Shaler is playing Amos Hart andMike Regan of Hampton Twp. is the Bandleader.Playing the “Cell Block Girls” are Katie Colosimo of Wexford as Liz, Megan Flannery of Butler as Annie, Shannon McCarren of Butler as Mona, Jennifer Rausch of Wexford as June and Meagan Reagle of Pittsburghas Hunyak. The Ensemble includes Gretchen Breslawski of Butler, Greg Crawford of Butler,Daniel Deluca of Carnegie, Tessa Flannery of Butler, Drew Gaworski of Cranberry Twp., Deena Hower of Pittsburgh, Evan Oslund of Oakmont andLaura Wagner of Hampton Twp.“Chicago” is directed and produced by Tom Madden, managing and artistic director of the Kean Theatre.

The sponsors of “Chicago” are UPMC Health Plan, the Academy sponsor of the Kean Theatre, Northern Connection is the Grammy sponsor and Mars National Bank is the Tony sponsor.Proceeds from the Kean Theatre benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which in 2011 alone provided more than $5.2 million to poor and low-income residents at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas.

The Kean Theatre is open to the public and has built a reputation for its convenient location, free parking, quality entertainment and elegant setting.  The theatre is operated by St. Barnabas Charities, the fund-raising arm of St. Barnabas Health System.  St. Barnabas Health System includes St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas, The Arbors at St. Barnabas, The Village at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas, White Tail Ridge, The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, St. Barnabas Medical Center and Rudolph Auto Repair.



St. Barnabas Health System, Media Relations, 5850 Meridian Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044-9667

Shelli Sommariva, Marketing Communications Mgr., 724-443-0700, Ext. 5244; ssommariva@stbarnabashealthsystem.com

Megan Hoffman, Marketing Communications Coordinator, 724-444-5530; mhoffman@stbarnabashealthsystem.com


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