The musical Chicago. Picture: David Watson

The hit musical Chicago is on stage at the Artscape until Sunday April 14. Chicago was first created by the legendary Broadway trio of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse in 1975, and was based on a 1926 Broadway play written by Maurine Dallas Watkins, a journalist from the Chicago Tribune, who had covered the trials of two women who were accused of killing their lovers while under the influence of alcohol and jazz. The all-South African touring cast, band and crew began rehearsals in Johannesburg in August last year ahead of an international year-long tour that has already travelled to New Zealand and China. They will be heading to Europe after the South African season. Tickets cost from R200 to R500. Book through Computicket.