Chicago: The Musical Cast Spotlight: Corey Shelton

September 2, 2016

Corey Shelton
Corey Shelton to perform in OBSP’s production of Chicago: The Musical!
Though he is no stranger to the stage, this is Corey Shelton’s debut show at The Levoy Theatre. Corey is part of the featured ensemble cast for Chicago and is currently a senior at Rowan University. In 2007, he had a role in a soap opera reality TV show, and is an active leader/principal in the Drama Department of the Bethany Baptist Church in Lindenwold, NJ.

Chicago is the longest running revival of a musical and the longest running American musical in Broadway history. Awards for the play, which features popular songs like All That Jazz, Cell Block Tango, and Funny Honey, has won multiple Tony®, Grammy®, and Drama Desk Awards, and was brought to the big screen in 2002, winning an Academy® award, and starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, Renee Zellweger, and Queen Latifah.

Chicago: The Musical is set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” ‘20s, and tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve.

Chicago: The Musical runs September 23rd through October 2nd, 2016. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling the box office at 856.327.6400, or by stopping at the box office in person Tuesday through Saturdays.