One of the more "racy" musicals, Chicago has also been a favorite since I saw the Academy-Award winning movie with Richard Gere, Renee Zellwegger, and Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2002 (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Best Actress Nomiee, Renee Zelwegger; Golden Globe for Best Actor, Richard Gere).
Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
One of my favorite songs from this musical is "We Both Reached for the Gun". Billy Flynn, the lawyer with a perfect record, takes on a ventrilliquist roll to keep Roxie from saying anything she shouldn't. Not only is the song fun, but I love the choreography. The characters really look like puppets!
I also enjoy when we find that movie stars can actually sing. Richard Gere is awesome, and while you won't see her here, Catherine Zeta-Jones is amazing!