Posts tagged musical

Jim Jacobs at Foster Beach, 1962, Chicago.
Jacobs, along with Warren Casey, would go on to write a musical play about their days at Taft High School. They would name the musical, Grease…

Jim Jacobs at Foster Beach, 1962, Chicago.

Jacobs, along with Warren Casey, would go on to write a musical play about their days at Taft High School. They would name the musical, Grease

Movie poster for the 1927 silent film, Chicago, on which the Bob Fosse Broadway musical and following 2002 film would be based.
The orginal play, Chicago, debuted in 1926.
The story of Roxie Hart was based on a true story….more to follow.

Movie poster for the 1927 silent film, Chicago, on which the Bob Fosse Broadway musical and following 2002 film would be based.

The orginal play, Chicago, debuted in 1926.

The story of Roxie Hart was based on a true story….more to follow.

Most people don’t realize that the musical, Grease, was originally about 1950’s high school life in Chicago. We can thank Hollywood and Broadway for dramatically changing locales and Chicago references.
Grease first premiered at the original Kingston Mines in 1971.
photo via WTTW

Most people don’t realize that the musical, Grease, was originally about 1950’s high school life in Chicago. We can thank Hollywood and Broadway for dramatically changing locales and Chicago references.

Grease first premiered at the original Kingston Mines in 1971.

photo via WTTW

Chorus line rehearsing for a Service Club Revue, 1935, Chicago.

Chorus line rehearsing for a Service Club Revue, 1935, Chicago.

Advertisement for a musical concert held at Soldier Field during the Century of Progress World’s Fair in 1933.
Not the most PC, but reflective of the time.

Advertisement for a musical concert held at Soldier Field during the Century of Progress World’s Fair in 1933.

Not the most PC, but reflective of the time.

Ad for “The Burgomaster”, a musical comedy appearing at the Dearborn Theater, c.1899, Chicago.

Ad for “The Burgomaster”, a musical comedy appearing at the Dearborn Theater, c.1899, Chicago.