Mother and daughter take to the stage for Chicago

Mother and daughter Vicki and Adeline Rowe will perform in BLOC's production of Chicago this month. PICTURE: Lachlan Bence

Mother and daughter Vicki and Adeline Rowe will perform in BLOC's production of Chicago this month. PICTURE: Lachlan Bence

ADELINE Rowe knew she wanted to be a performer as soon as she saw her mother Vicki perform on stage.

"When I saw mum acting and dancing on stage, it made me want to be like her," she said.

There's no doubt Adeline has followed in her mother's footsteps, having danced for 11 years and performed in several musicals throughout her life.

This month, the Ballarat Grammar student will take to the stage alongside her idol as part of Ballarat Light Opera Company's latest production ChicagoIt will be the first time the mother and daughter have been cast together in a musical. 

Adeline will perform as a dancer and gymnast in the ensemble while Vicki will take on the role of Annie, one of the six murderesses of the Cook County Jail.

"I started Adeline's interest in performing arts and got her into dancing and acting and this is the first time we are dancing together, which is nice," Vicki said.

A musical vaudeville, Chicago tells the story of the merry murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, who are awaiting trial for their crimes. The show is one of the world's most popular smash-hit musicals.

Chicago will be staged at Her Majesty's Theatre from May 15 to 25. Tickets are $25 and are available from hermaj.com

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