Musical chairs with ‘Chicago’

Pope, Alexander, Guy to take turns with Velma role

When “Chicago” moves to the Shubert Theater in Century City next month, Stephanie Pope will step into the role of Velma July 7-12, with Khandi Alexander taking over July 14.

The tuner is skedded to run through Aug. 2 at the Shubert. Charlotte d’Amboise and Brent Barrett, currently at the Ahmanson, will continue in their roles at the new venue.

Jasmine Guy plays Velma at the Ahmanson through July 5, then joins Belle Calaway and Alan Thicke in the Orange County Performing Arts Center’s production July 7-12.

After Orange County, Pope will rejoin the traveling company and Guy will have completed her 14-month stint with the national tours of “Chicago.”

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