CT Post Review: ‘Happy Days’ on stage at Westchester Broadway Theatre

Published: Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:01 am By: Linda Tuccio-Koonz Source: CT Post

“Happy Days,” based on the smash-hit television series, is on stage at Westchester Broadway Theatre. Celebrating poodle skirts, jukeboxes, motorcycles and malt shops, the show is perfect for all ages.

The series’ original creator, Garry Marshall, wrote the book for the musical, which features 21 tunes. Among them is the program’s iconic theme song written by Grammy-winner Paul Williams with orchestrator and arranger John McDaniel.

“Happy Days” runs through Sunday, July 17. Directed by Jonathan Stahl, musical direction is by Ryan Wise.

The show includes the entire gang from the TV series, “rockin’ and rollin’ all week long.” Among the stars are 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 Malph, Maria Logan as Pinky, Peter Marinos as Arnold and Hannah Kate Wilson as Lori Beth.

Westchester Broadway Theatre, 75 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, N.Y. Through Sunday, July 17, various dates, times. $84-$56 dinner and show. Beverage service, gratuities not included in ticket price. 914-592-2222, BroadwayTheatre.com