It seems counterintuitive that the Columbus Children's Theatre, which normally puts on family-friendly shows like "Annie" and "Cinderella," would produce a fairly risque musical like "Chicago."

It seems counterintuitive that the Columbus Children's Theatre, which normally puts on family-friendly shows like "Annie" and "Cinderella," would produce a fairly risque musical like "Chicago."

But this summer, the group is bringing to life the Prohibition-era tale of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two jail inmates who yearn to be superstars. The play - which isn't recommended for viewers younger than 13 - isn't even being marketed to CCT's subscribers.

Why the semi-scandalous production?

For the cast members, who are all in high school and college, it's a chance to put on a full-scale Broadway production with challenging (and provocative) choreography by the legendary Bob Fosse. For theatergoers who love all that jazz associated with musicals, it's an opportunity to see a major Broadway show, complete with a live band, in an intimate space rather than an enormous hall. You only have yourself to blame if you miss this one.