Chicago the Musical

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Chicago the Musical

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Natalie Bassingthwaighte Alinta Chidzey Casey Donovan Tom Burlinson Jason Donovan
Alinta Chidzey

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Alinta Chidzey

Velma Kelly

Alinta is one of Australia’s most captivating leading ladies – and a multi award winner. She is well known for her sassy portrayal of Anita in West Side Story, which saw her nominated for several awards, including the Helpmann, Green Room and Sydney Theatre Awards. In 2011 she won the Australian Dance Award for Most Outstanding Performance.

As well as taking on the famed role of Velma in Chicago for Gordon Frost Organisation this year, Alinta will join a number of the country’s top singers in Victorian Opera’s A Little Night Music, in the role of Petra.

Alinta is an acclaimed jazz vocalist, songwriter and recording artist. She recently released her debut album with Hook Turn Orchestra, titled Jazz and the Silver Screen, a collection of beautifully rearranged cinematic soundtracks. In April 2019 she releases her original music album with Alinta and the Jazz Emperors, titled I Got You.

Alinta performed alongside Hugh Jackman in his recent Broadway to Oz tour (Dainty Group) and has become a fixture on The Production Company stage, playing Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Magnolia in Show Boat, Kathy Selden in Singin’ In the Rain, Svetlana in Chess which garnered her a Green Room Award for Best Female Artist in a Supporting Role, Niki Harris in Curtains and, most recently, Sibella Hallward in the unforgettable A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.

Her screen credits include Wentworth (Foxtel), Winners & Losers (Ch 9), U.S. telemovie The Frontier (Sony), The Dr Blake Mysteries (ABC) and Neighbours (Fremantle).

Earlier stage credits include the Australasian Tour of Mamma Mia!; the role of Mickey in Leader of the Pack, for which she received yet another Green Room Award (Best Featured Ensemble in a Musical); Dusty: The Original Pop Diva; Demeter in Cats; Mary Poppins for Free Rain Theatre; the Holland season of Dirty Dancing; a tour of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the play Closer.

Alinta is frequently asked to perform at special events and concerts across the country both as a soloist and with her bands. Highlights have been singing for 50,000 people at Adelaide Oval on New Year’s Eve and performing as a featured guest artist with the Melbourne and Queensland symphony orchestras.