Supermodels usually walk the catwalk, but this weekend, world-famous supermodel Christie Brinkley will grace a different stage–the theater–in a production of Chicago. Brinkley will perform at the San Diego Civic Theater from May 8 to May 13.

Brinkley is one of the world’s most successful supermodels. She has been featured on the cover of over 500 magazine covers, including three Sports Illustrated covers, and has had a contract with Cover Girl cosmetics for over 25 years.

Chicago is the longest-running play in the history of Broadway: it has been in production for 15 years! It was made into an Academy Award-winning movie, also called Chicago, which starred Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Richard Gere. The movie and the musical feature song, dance, and a story of two women on death row for the murder of their lovers. The 1920s setting and costumes give the audience a feel of America almost 100 years ago, at a time when jazz music flourished.

The show will take place at the Civic Center Theatre, a stunningly beautiful theater located in downtown San Diego. It is just a short cab ride (or approximately 10-15 minute walk) for students living in CISL’s residence halls; for students staying in homestays, the theatre is located just half a block from the Civic Center trolley station. Tickets start at $20.00.

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Useful vocabulary in this article:

Catwalk (noun): Also called the “runway”. This is the stage that models walk on.

Example: “She first walked the catwalk at 16.”

Grace (verb): To be seen, usually on the cover of a magazine, on stage, or on a TV show.

Examples: “She graced seven magazine covers last year.”

Flourished (adjective): Grow or develop in a healthy way

Example: “The business flourished after we moved to the new location.”

                Note: “Flourished” is the past participle of the verb “flourish.”