Donors sought to underwrite production of ‘Chicago’

Orcas Center is seeking donors to help fund its first major production of the new year.

Grace McCune and Katie Zwilling are starring in “Chicago,” which will be presented at the end of March and beginning of April. The show is directed by Robert Hall with choreography by Tiffany Loney and musical direction by Martin Lund. It has an all-local cast of dancers, singers and actors.

“Ticket sales and rentals only comprise 40 percent of the Orcas Center budget so we are always looking for donors to invest in general operations and to sponsor shows,” said Executive Director Dimitri Stankevich. “‘Chicago’ is unique because we will have a live band. The cost of having the musicians and music director Martin Lund is taking up the typical full production cost. We are looking for people who would like to sponsor some aspect of ‘Chicago,’ specifically the live music portion, which is about $7,000.”

Set in Jazz-age Chicago in the 1920s, the play is a satire on the “celebrity criminal” and features such iconic songs as “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango,” “Funny Honey” and “Mr. Cellophane.”

“It’s great, relevant entertainment,” said Hall. “It’s the longest-running American musical. Above all, it’s really a lot of fun.”

Anyone interested in donating can email Stankevich at