Charles Troy Presents

The Creation of Chicago


Wed, July 6

1:30 pm


Tickets: $15

This 1975 musical was shaped by its director, Chicago native Bob Fosse. The show was subtitled “A Musical Vaudeville” because many of the numbers in the memorable score were pastiches of a particular vaudeville performer or type of act. You’ll hear the historic originals, then the songs they inspired. On the way, you’ll learn a lot about the city of Chicago in the 1920s, and about Maurine Watkins, the enigmatic author of the 1926 play on which the musical is based.


Charles Troy, popular speaker and presenter, is an acclaimed musical theatre historian and graphic designer. He has created over 50 multi-media presentations and had presented his work to countless local and national audiences. His work has also been published in The Sondheim Review.


Coming Up:


Bernstein, Comden & Green's Two "Town" Triumphs - Wed, Aug 3 at 1:30 pm

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