Press release

Tickets for Chicago are still available for the last weekend of the show!!

Velma (Jennifer Collins) and Assistant Choregrapher and Dancer Jose Pizana Photos courtesy of Bob Rice

Velma (Jennifer Collins) and Assistant Choregrapher and Dancer Jose Pizana
Photos courtesy of Bob Rice

For tickets, showtimes and information go to General Admission tickets are available at Bishop Chamber of Commerce. All tickets, including Reserved Seating tickets, are sold at Inyo Council for the Arts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 am -2 pm. Chicago is rated PG-13.

For more info call 760-920-9100.


Playhouse 395’s production of Chicago opened last weekend to large crowds who were ‘wowed’ by the dancing, singing and costumes in this rendition of the popular musical.

Roxie and Velma Together

Roxie and Velma Together

The audience is welcomed to the play by the Master of Ceremonies who warns that they are about to see a story of “murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery – all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.”  And thus begins three hours of pure entertainment filled with glitz, glamour and the performance of cherished songs.

The play stars Jennifer Collins in the role of celebrity criminal Velma Kelly; Danielle Kuhl as the manipulative ‘vaudeville wannabe’ Roxie Hart; and Ron Valenzuela as the unscrupulous lawyer Billy Flynn.  Along with Patricia Barton in the scheming role of Mama Morton, Stephen Christie as the pathos-filled Amos Hart, and Susan Kunze with her spunky interpretation of reporter Mary Sunshine, they will leave you laughing, crying and singing the songs they so passionately perform.

Billy Flynn (Ron Valenzuela) and Roxie Hart (Danielle Kuhl) practicing for her trial

Billy Flynn (Ron Valenzuela) and Roxie Hart (Danielle Kuhl) practicing for her trial

Directed by veteran Playhouse Director Martha Reynolds this play is the most complex and challenging endeavor Playhouse has taken on.  There are numerous intricate, impossibly difficult and dazzling dance numbers choreographed by Gigi deJong and assistant Jose Pizana.

Vocal Director Diana Lanane and orchestra director Mark Hatter bring forth the fabulous music that theater goers will be humming and singing for days and weeks to come……and All that Jazz!!

The costumes are, without a doubt, one of the most unforgettable aspects of the Playhouse rendition of Chicago.  The multitude of costumes are colorful, sometimes seductive, and always perfect for the scene.

Razzle Dazzle Dancers

Razzle Dazzle Dancers

Tickets for Chicago, which is playing at the Bishop High School Theater the next two weekends in March, can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets.  They can be reached at or over the phone at 1-800-838-3006. Tickets can also be purchased locally in Bishop at two Playhouse partner locations.

  • The Bishop Chamber of Commerce at 690 N. Main St. General Admission tickets only. Monday – Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4.
  • Inyo Council for the Arts at 137 S. Main St. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11-2.  General Admission and Premium Reserved Seats.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Theater Box Office at the high school starting one hour before the start of the show, unless it is sold out.  The play Chicago is rated PG-13.

Theatergoers who really want to get in the mood are fully encouraged to come dressed up in their Roaring 20’s and flapper finest……..then have their photo taken with an actor or two after the show!

For any questions please call Playhouse 395 at 760-920-9100 or visit their website at


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