Kelly Classic Movie Musicals! – The Wiz + Chicago
August 19 | 2pm
August 19, 2017
The Wiz – 1p Doors | 2p Film Screening
Chicago – 5p Doors | 6p Film Screening
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave :: Map
East Liberty native and KST namesake Gene Kelly helped to shape the Hollywood musical, both on and off screen. Join us in a celebration of his legacy with a day of classic movie musicals on the big screen. Catch one film, or take in a double feature and experience our historic theater—built in 1914 as Hollywood was on the rise—as it first began.
A beloved film version of the smash Broadway musical, The Wiz features an all-star cast including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Mabel King, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross and many more. Diana Ross’ Dorothy is a shy and sheltered 24-year old kindergarten teacher living in Harlem, whose journey through the Land of Oz includes show-stopping musical numbers, unforgettable dancing, and extravagant visuals.
Pittsburgh’s own Rob Marshall directed and choreographed this Best Picture Oscar-winning musical set in the roaring 20s. Starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah and John C. Reilly, Chicago harnesses all-out musical razzle-dazzle to tell the tale of Roxy Hart, a quintessential femme fatale who parlays a murder rap into nation-wide celebrity. Killer songs and pulsing dance numbers pit fame-seeker against fame-seeker in a high voltage musical media circus.
Pay What Makes You Happy! Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.