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Step into the Roaring Twenties with "Chicago" in Georgia

9/13/2023

The Roaring Twenties, jazz, the criminal underworld of Chicago, and captivating tales – these elements define "Chicago," an enduring classic of the musical genre. Soon, the stage will be set in Georgia, Tbilisi, at the renowned "Theatre" for the premiere of this iconic musical.

The official license for "Chicago" was secured by the esteemed "Tsiskvili Group" from the world-renowned theater company CONCORD THEATRICALS. This captivating production is proudly presented and sponsored by "Archi," a leading development company in Georgia known for its unwavering support of innovative cultural projects.

Shio Khetsuriani, the General Director of "Archi," expresses their enthusiasm, "When we learned that the world-famous musical 'Chicago' was coming to 'Theatre,' we eagerly joined as presenters. We believe that, with the expertise of 'Theatre' and 'Archi,' this production will create lasting memories. Collaborating with the 'Tsiskvili Group' on this innovative project is a privilege."

A Glance Behind the Scenes of "Chicago" in Tbilisi

Mark your calendars for the premiere of "Chicago" on September 20-21. "Theatre" has embarked on another remarkable endeavor, bringing one of the world's most cherished musicals to the Georgian stage. Expect breathtaking choreography, enchanting melodies, enthralling narratives, a mysterious ambiance, and exquisite costumes – all meticulously brought to life by beloved Georgian artists, musicians, and dancers.

Zaal Chikobava, Artistic Director of "Theatre" and Stage Director of "Chicago," shares his excitement, "Our team at 'Theatre' has poured tremendous effort into staging 'Chicago.' From script and choreography to music, costumes, lighting, and atmosphere, we've crafted every detail with precision. Witness the results of our dedication very soon."

"Chicago," a musical renowned to Georgian audiences through its screen adaptation, first graced the stage in 1975. Based on Maureen Dallas Watkins' 1926 play, it delves into real crime stories and characters, offering a sharp satire of its era – corruption, crime, sensationalist media, and "blood." Simultaneously, it narrates the story of women during the jazz age and the reevaluation of gender roles, making "Chicago" more than just a show; it's a portal to the 1920s with striking parallels to the present.

Tea Kipshidze, the author and screenwriter of the Georgian adaptation of "Chicago," explains, "Our version of 'Chicago' captures the essence of the era, offering not only a memorable show but also a glimpse into the past."

In harmony with "Theatre's" concept, "Chicago" is incomplete without a delectable dinner experience. The brand chef of the "Tsiskvili Group" has curated a menu tailored specifically for this production.

"As part of our tradition, we craft unique dishes for each show, and 'Chicago' is no exception. Audiences can savor a three-course dinner featuring an appetizer, main course, and dessert," says Alex Natadze, Brand Chef of the "Tsiskvili Group."

In addition to the spellbinding performances, choreography, and music, "Chicago" enchants its audiences with vibrant and elegant costumes, making the Georgian rendition a visual delight.

Lasha Jokhadze, Costume Designer for "Chicago," reveals, "Every detail of the costumes plays a vital role in establishing the atmosphere and character personalities. Luxurious fabrics, intricate embellishments, and distinctive shapes capture the essence of the era. But the magic of 'Chicago' wouldn't be complete without the right lighting and set design, a collaborative effort of our creative team."

Don't miss the grand premiere of "Chicago" at "Theatre" on September 20-21. Join us for an unforgettable spectacle that promises to transport you to the exhilarating era of the Roaring Twenties.

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