As for her CHICAGO role, Salash says it’s a complete turnaround from her last characters played during THE CLEAN HOUSE at AGL “I was a Brazilian housekeeper and aspiring comedian. My character was central to the plot of the show, whereas in CHICAGO, I am more of a tour guide :)
The hardest task of such a physically demanding role in one of the most enduring Musicals is, of course, the dancing, but “for this role specifically, finding my own personal spin for a character who isn't part of the story, but rather a guide throughout the show,” she explains.
Suraya has lived in Lexington her entire life, and only returned to theatre over the past year, beginning with Rocky Horror last spring. “Theatre has always simply been a hobby, but it can certainly feel like a career when preparing for a show!”
by Kander and Ebb
March 28th-March 31st @ 7:30pm
March 31st and April 1st @ 2pm
Tickets $12 students/ $15 general admission
*Group rates available
(Call 859-225-0370 for tickets or go to lexarts.tix.com)
|BCTC's Jared Slone, Suraya Shalash and|
Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago.
The music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse.
The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice
and the concept of the "celebrity criminal."
The musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name
by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins
about actual criminals and crimes she reported on.