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East Coweta High to present ‘Chicago’ May 5-7


  • By Rebecca Leftwich
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  • May. 06, 2022 - 10:36 PM

East Coweta High to present ‘Chicago’ May 5-7

Rebecca Leftwich / The Newnan Times-Herald

East Coweta High School’s production of “Chicago” features Leila Narvarro as Roxie Hart, left, and Orion Young as Velma Kelly, right. The show will run Thursday through Saturday at the Nixon Centre, and Aidan Boswell will perform as Roxie Thursday and Saturday.


After an unwelcome break from full-on live productions, East Coweta High School’s ECHOStage players will return with “Chicago the Musical: High School Edition” May 5-7.

“We are excited to be back on the Nixon Centre stage producing a full-length musical,” said Scott Ondovchik, theatre director at ECHS. “The last musical we produced was 2019!”

“Chicago,” set in the 1920s Jazz Age, tells the story of two murderous women – nightclub star Velma Kelly and chorus girl Roxie Hart – who are locked up together.

What happens next, according to broadway.com, is this: “Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve …”

Cast and crew for the show includes:

Orion Young

Aidan Boswell

Leila Navarro

Alexander Rice

Lynnia Seymour

Andrés Rondón

Lizzy Klees

Lilly Davenport

Khoriza Smith

Phoenix Thorpe

Audrey Rush

Mariana Torres

Emma Lamb

Anika Reisman

Emily Allison

Madison Batchelor

Willow Cleveland

Uma Jaar Read

Sophie Kelley

Kam Kendrick

Caleb Martin

Luke MacDougall

Aurelia Meares

Tori McDaniel

Vanessa Yuro

Chloé Sullivan

Emma Embry

Garrett Mickle

Ashley Frank

Gabby Nolen

Alyssa Yuro

Caitlin Terwilliger

Melissa Tidwell

Connor Milligan

Elliott Bisard

Showtime is at 7 p.m. each night at the Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. To purchase advance tickets or make a donation to ECHOStage, visit www.echostage.info .