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Chicago cast perform for mums

Some of the cast from the production of Chicago.
Some of the cast from the production of Chicago. supplied

Not everyone can both work on a Sunday and avoid neglecting their mothers on Mother's Day.

But this will be easy for the cast of the musical theatre Chicago who will perform a full dress rehearsal for their mothers.

Mums of the cast will have their private opening session as they will be the first to see their sons, daughters or granddaughters replay the 1920s razzle dazzle Chicago musical Sunday.

Musical director Wendy Fahey will be bringing her 91-year-old mother to see the full-dress rehearsal, who is so excited she will also bring some of the ladies from the retirement village.

"She says she has been making costumes for too long," Ms Fahey said.

For Marie Hansen whose daughter takes part in the making of the costumes, and her granddaughter is one of the prisoners, it will be a family affair.

Mrs Hansen is very proud of her granddaughter, as she has been following her progress since she started dancing.

"Tammy has been dancing since she was three, and she's only been in drama for the last eight years with Wendy's productions," Mrs Hansen said.

She is looking forward to seeing the musical, and will be seeing the line-up of merry murderesses singing "They had it Coming" three times, attending also the opening and closing nights.

The musical will be full of life, with lots of colour and glitz.

Two professional dancers, Caroline Thomas and Cherie Goosey who run their own studio in Tweed, will be taking the lead role, with the leading man Leigh Harrison from marketing and sales manager for Channel Nine singing and dancing at night.

The audience will be seated in cabaret table seating where they can bring their own meals and join in the fun dressing up in their 1920's outfit to win a prized bottle of wine for the best dressed.

Ms Fahey said she hoped for a sell-out for the audience to expect a few surprises and a real family fun time.

"They can expect surprises, and to go away whistling and singing the tunes," Ms Fahey said.

The shows will be on May 18, 19, 25 and 26 from 7pm at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre.

Topics:  chicago, mother's day, musical



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