Pop, six, squish, uh-uh, Cicero, Lipschitz…

Abu Dhabi has plenty of performances coming up this year that we can’t wait for, and we now have one more huge performance to add to our list – Chicago The Musical…

Last week, What’s On spotted a teaser post shared on Platinumlist UAE’s Instagram account featuring a lady sitting on a chair donning a fedora with the word ‘Pop’. The post just screamed ‘Chicago The Musical’. And now it’s official: the longest running American musical in Broadway history, CHICAGO is heading to Etihad Arena from September 12 to 22, 2024.


Pre-sale tickets go on sale on Thursday, May 2. You can register for it on etihadarena.ae and platinumlist.net.  Missed out on the pre-sale? Don’t worry. The general sale of tickets go live on Monday, May 6. Prices start from Dhs185 for weekdays and Dhs200 on weekends.

So, what is Chicago The Musical all about?

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It is the longest-running American musical in Broadway and West End history. With six Tony Awards, two Oliviers and a Grammy to its credit, this is one foot-tapping, shoulder-swaying performance you do not want to miss. That’s Showbiz…Kid!

The musical is set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, and follows the tale of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she resorts to duping the public, media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines.


Some of the sassy scores that ring out in Chicago The Musical include the show-stopping Razzle Dazzle, Cell Block Tango and All That Jazz – be prepared to have these, and more stuck in your head long after the curtains fall.

Chicago The Musical wowed fans at the Dubai Opera back in January 2022, and we’re certain that if it is indeed the musical coming to the capital, a repeat reception is on the cards.

We can’t wait for this performance to Razzle Dazzle our socks off…

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