Santa Maria Joint Union High School District students performed the musical production "Chicago" for hundreds on opening night Thursday at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande.

The “Chicago” production includes one student from Santa Maria High School, 16 from Righetti High School and 16 from Pioneer Valley. The musical is set in the "Roaring '20s" during the jazz age, telling the story of two rival vaudevillian murderers locked up in Cook County Jail and their use of manipulation, women and the power of the media to obtain fame.