"Happy Days" of Rock and Roll!Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 By: Evelyn J. Mocbeichel
Remember poodle skirt fashions, ponytails, rolled up white T-shirt sleeves and slicked-back hair back in the fantastic 50s? These were the “good old days”! Those years are being recaptured during the newest production at the Westchester Broadway Theatre (WBT) in Elmsford. Their show, Happy Days, is based on the Paramount Pictures’ television series of the same name created by Garry Marshall. That popular TV show was a weekly staple at our house back then, never missing an episode. This WBT production 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.
Running from May 5th through July 17th, WBT welcomes back the whole gang from the TV show. Richie, Fonzie, Ralph, Potsie, Chachi and all your favorites from the smash-hit TV series are rockin’ and rollin’ all week long. The laughs never end in a celebration of poodle skirts, jukeboxes, motorcycles and malt shops. “These days are yours and mine” in this new musical for the entire family. Jonathan Stahl will direct and choreograph the show. The Associate Director is Leisa Mather and the Musical Director is Ryan Wise. The WBT 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
• Hannah Kate Wilson as Lori Beth
Featuring the talents of Matthew Borchers, Colleen Campbell, Aubrey Mae Davis, Samantha Gardner, Leisa Mather, Michael McClure, Nicholas Park, Ian Parmenter and Kilty Reidy.
Every WBT theatre production is a wonderful night out that includes delicious dining, fabulous entertainment that equals any New York City production. With this show running through the summer, it’s perfect for families, children and friends to enjoy a fun night out together.
There are discounts for groups of 20 or more. Ticket prices for dinner & show range between $56.00 and $84.00 plus tax, depending on the performances chosen. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at select performances. Also, check the website for on-going special offers.
For reservations, call (914) 592-2222 or visit www.BroadwayTheatre.com