HAPPY DAYS

May 5, to July 17, 2016

 

Grab your poodle skirt, saddle shoes and the kids, and take a rock & roll trip down memory lane! This new Musical is based on the television series and written by its creator, Garry Marshall. When Arnold’s, the town's number one hangout and malt shop, is in danger of being torn down, Richie, Potsie, Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli and the rest of the gang team up to save it with a dance contest. A Bright and funny musical celebration of nostalgia with lots of Singing & Dancing! If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. It features 21 songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning songwriter Paul Williams, including the series’ theme song.

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Book by Garry Marshall 

Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams 
Directed by Jonathan Stahl
Musical Direction by Ryan Wise

The hit musical, Happy Days, is based on the Paramount Pictures’ television series. The series' original creator Garry Marshall wrote the book.  Happy Days features 21 songs, including the series’ iconic theme song, by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning songwriter Paul Williams, with orchestrator and arranger, John McDaniel.

Happy Days was produced at the Goodspeed Opera House, and ran from at the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Connecticut.  Productions followed at The Goodspeed Opera House, The Papermill Playhouse and successful U.S. and UK National Tours.
Jonathan Stahl will Direct and Choreograph the show. The Associate Director is Leisa Mather, The Musical Director is Ryan Wise.

Our production stars: Herb Porter as Richie, Peter Davenport as Mr. Cunningham, Lori Hammel as Mrs. Cunningham, Nick Varricchio as Fonzie, Mia Weinberger as Joanie, Mike D’Amico as Chachi, Michael Linden as Potsie, Schyler Conaway as Ralph, Maria Logan as Pinky, Peter Marinos as Arnold and Hannah Kate Wilson as Lori Beth.

Featuring: Matthew Borchers, Colleen Campbell, Aubrey Mae Davis, Samantha Gardner, Leisa Mather, Michael McClure, Nicholas Park, Ian Parmenter and  Kilty Reidy.

Set Design is by Steve Loftus, Costumes Designed and Executed by Janell Berte, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Jonathan Hatton and Mark Zuckerman, Wig & Hair design is by Gerard Kelly. The Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, properties are by Grumpy Props. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.


Jonathan Stahl
(Director) is a WBT regular having performed, directed, choreographed and even assistant stage managed shows.  He has performed in The Full Monty, Gypsy, Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls, Singin' In The Rain, Phantom, George M and Holiday
shows to name a few. He has choreographed The Wizard of Oz, and Phantom. And he has proudly directed and choreographed Nine starring Bob Cuccioli (and some amazing women), The Sound of Music, Legally Blonde, The Christmas Inn, and It Happened One Christmas Eve. He also wrote his own cabaret, Threw The Rainbow. Jonathan has worked for 30 years in this business doing everything from Ballet to Broadway and from Denver to Dubai.