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PHOTOS: Theater Latté Da’s Chicago

Britta Ollmann and Michelle de Joya in Theater Latté Da’s production of Chicago, now in previews at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis. Photo by Dan Norman.

Theater Latté Da’s production of the classic Kander/Ebb/Fosse musical Chicago opens tomorrow at the Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis. Here’s a look at the company’s take on this tale of murderesses, cell block tangos, and the cult of celebrity and scandal in America.

Britta Ollmann (center) plays Roxie Hart, whose split-second, hair-trigger reaction to rejection sets the prison-media drama in motion in this musical with a score by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse (yes, that Bob Fosse, who also choreographed the original Broadway production). Kelli Foster-Warder choreographs in Latté Da’s production. Photo by Dan Norman.
Robert O. Berdahl (center-right) plays fast-talking attorney Billy Flynn, wearing a slick suit courtesy of costume designer Alice Frederickson. The set was designed by Eli Sherlock and lit by lighting designer Mary Shabatura. Photo by Dan Norman.
Roxie Hart (Britta Ollman, right) makes her opinions known as only bullets can. The wig, makeup, and hair designs – an important part of any period piece – were designed by Paul Bigot. Photo by Dan Norman.
Billy Flynn (Robert O. Berdahl) and Roxie Hart (Britta Ollmann) discuss the spotlight. Latté Da’s production features five spotlight operators: Joanna McLarnan, Kyla Moloney, Jeremy Ellarby, Nick Fetting, and Em Friedman. Photo by Dan Norman.

Chicago runs September 20-November 3 at the Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis, MN.

Twin Cities Arts Reader