Mansfield University to present the musical Chicago Feb. 20-23

Renowned Broadway musical director Rob Fisher to work with cast

MANSFIELD, Pa. – The Mansfield University Department of Music will present Broadway’s longest-running American musical revival, Chicago, at Straughn Auditorium from February 20-23.

Set in 1920’s Chicago and based on real-life murders and trials, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who is arrested after the murder of her lover despite attempts to convince her pushover husband Amos. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie meets her hero, the famed double-murderess and nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same lawyer, the greedy and lustful Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head.

The four show dates are as followed:

  • Thursday, February 20 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 21 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 22 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 23 – 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for seniors/non-MU students while MU students are admitted free with a valid ID. Tickets are available at the door or online at

Renowned Broadway musical director Rob Fisher will work with the cast of Chicago and the MU Choirs on Jan. 30 and 31. Fisher is an American music director, conductor, arranger, and pianist who has worked on many Broadway productions including the 1997 revival of Chicago. Fisher is also the supervising music director for all Chicago productions worldwide. He received an honorary doctorate from Mansfield University in 2016.

Mansfield University students are invited to attend all events during Fisher’s visit which is sponsored by the MU Musical Theatre Organization and funded by COF.

Fisher’s schedule includes:

Thursday, January 30

4 p.m. – Work with MU Concert Choir, Steadman Theatre

7 p.m. – Work with the cast of Chicago, Straughn Auditorium

Friday, January 31

11:30 a.m. – Work with MU Concert Choir, Steadman Theatre

1:30 – Coach leads from Chicago

3:30 p.m. – Work with Mansfieldians, Steadman Theatre

6 p.m. – Q&A session in Straughn Auditorium followed by working with Chicago cast