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2007 第二屆畢業公演

九十五學年度畢業公演劇情簡介

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【芝加哥】

劇情簡介

        芝加哥講述歌舞廳舞蹈演員洛絲˙哈特(Roxie Hart)的故事。夢想成為歌舞劇女主角的洛絲,殺了她的情人後,說服丈夫拿出5000美元,聘請了芝加哥最狡黠善變的律師比利˙費連為她辯護,這個律師戲劇性的將洛絲由嫌疑犯一躍成為傳媒的寵兒,並替她洗脫罪名而無罪釋放......芝加哥是一齣意念大膽,充滿謀略的音樂劇,劇中妙語連珠,佈局險中求勝,演技精湛,融合舞蹈和音樂,展現獨特風格,對白幽默令人拍案叫絕。 這齣寫於1975年的音樂劇,是根據莫蓮˙屈金斯於1926年的話劇改編而成,但看起來就像是取材於今天的頭條新聞,傳媒濫用言論自由,加上美國複雜的司法制度,使人覺得尋找真相和爭取公義是兩回事,而芝加哥的故事情節,變成為一個充滿諷刺意味的個案。

 

Plot Summary

Fame hungry Roxie Hart dreams of a life on the Vaudville stage, and spends her nights jazzing it up in the bright lights of Chicago, continually hoping that she'll find her lucky break, and be shot into 1920's stardom, so able to flee her boring husband Amos. In awe of seductive club singer Velma Kelly (who is subsequantly arrested for the murder of her husband and sister - after discovering their affair), Roxie meets Fred Cassely a man who convinces her he can 'make her showbiz career take off'. However after Roxie has undergone the 'casting couch' treatment, and Fred has had his wicked way with her, he reveals that he has no more connections in showbusiness than she does. This is the final straw for Roxie, and her constant anger at rejection explodes. She shoots Fred Cassely and kills him. Upon discovering her infidelity, Roxie's husband Amos refuses to take the blame for the murder and Roxie is sent to jail, pending hanging. In jail she finally meets tabloid darling Velma Kelly, currently receiving huge media attention for the double murder she committed earlier in the tale. Sharing the clink with Velma, are a collection of other sly females, all awaiting trial for the murders of their own partners. Velma is aloof to Roxie, however the prison Warden Mrs Morton offers Roxie the opportunity of representation by slick Chicago lawyer Billy Flynn. Billy is more a showbiz P. R agent than a legal lawyer and minipulates the tabloids into thinking Roxie is no more than an innocent 'good time girl' who took the wrong path, than a scheming murderess. The tabloids go crazy for the new girl on the cell block, and Roxie finally becomes a star. However due to Roxie's new found fame, Velma is forgotten about. She is forced to approach Roxie with an offer of a part in her Vaudville act (filling the gap left by her murdered sister), but Roxie turns down her offer flat, thinking she needs no support in topping the bill. However, just as Velma's star fell, so does Roxie's, when Go-to-hell Kitty arrives at the jail on a multiple murder charge, the press forget Roxie and now she and Velma are in the same boat. With one more trick up her sleave Roxie manages to bring the media attention back onto her, and her day in court arrives. Billy is now ready to play the ultimate showman!