January 3 - 26, 2020
The winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. World-renowned tenor Tito Merelli has signed on to sing in Pagliacci at a Cleveland opera company in the fall of 1934. Through a set of crazy circumstances, he passes out after mixing wine with a huge dose of tranquilizers. Believing that the divo is dead, the excitable opera manager taps his hapless assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit up as the clown and replace Merelli. Through a series of mishaps, two clowns are soon running around in costume. Meanwhile, the tenor’s jealous wife, his ambitious female co-star, Max’s young girlfriend and the flirtatious head of the opera guild are on the scene fighting—sometimes literally—for the star’s attention.
Starring: Joey Sorge as Tito, J.D. Daw as Max, Molly McCaskill as Maggie, Phillip Hoffman as Saunders, Hannah Jane McMurray as Diana, Sam Seferian as the Bellhop, Tregoney Shepherd as Julia and Kathy Voytko as Maria
Directed by: Harry Bouvy, Set Design by Steve Loftus, Lighting by Andrew Gmoser, Sound by Mark Zuckerman, Costumes by Keith Nielsen, Wigs by Gerard Kelly,
Victor Lukas is the PSM, Duane McDevitt is the ASM/male standby. Lisa Tiso is Producer.
November 28 - December 23, 2019
The story about an infant left on the doorstep of an old brownstone rooming-house in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve, and the magic she brings to the lives of those who find her; An Irish cook, an English spinster, a Brooklyn showgirl who dreams of stardom, a proud Boston poetess and two Romanian brothers. Their lives are changed forever.
The show features a book by Bob Fitzsimmons, original music & lyrics by Steven Silverstein & Barbara Campbell, and musical arrangements by Steven Silverstein. The story of “It Happened One Christmas Eve” unfolds over several Christmas Eves. Told in flashback, it spans plenty of time periods: 1989 to 1919 to 1929 to 1938, 1941, 1944 and 1952. Then back to 1989.
The Cast: Devon Perry reprises her role of Dolly, Elliott Litherland as Buddy Allyson Tucker as Millie, Jayson Elliott as Serge, Sarah Colt as Elizabeth, Michael Farina as Sigmund, Amy Griffin as Bridget and Bonnie Fraser as Charlotte. Aubrey Sinn is the Standby. Young Dolly will be played, alternately, by local children; Haylie Shea and Delia Spiegelman.
The production is Directed & choreographed by Richard Stafford, who has been at the helm for several WBT productions including; An American In Paris and Anything Goes. Musical Director is Bob Bray. Set Design is by Steven Loftus, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Mark Zuckerman, Costume Design is by Keith Nielsen. Wig design by Gerard Kelly The Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas. ASM is Aubrey Sinn. Properties by Grumpy Props. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.
Now through 11/24/19. The thrilling story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film and featuring a score including Iconic Gershwin songs. Music & Lyrics by Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin. Book by Craig Lucas.
Starring: Brandon Haagenson as Jerry Mulligan, Deanna Doyle as Lise Dassin, Erika Amato as Madame Baurel, Tommaso Antico as Adam Hochberg, Lauren Sprague as Milo Davenport, and Jonathan Young as Henri Baurel.
With: Danielle Behrens, Rachel Beiswenger, Joseph Cullinane, Jamie Foord, Tim Fuchs, Rachael Britton Hart, Leeds Hill, Katy Kauffman, Ian Knauer, Ryan Lambert, Garrett Marks, Leisa Mather, Georgina Moore, Collin Sanderson, Rebecca Shulla, Joey Simon, Charity Van Tassel, Kate Wesler, Kent Zimmerman.
Directed & Choreographed by Richard Stafford. The Associate Choreographer is Joseph Cullinane, The Musical Direction is by Ryan Wise, Set Design by Steve Loftus, Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design by Mark Zuckerman. The Costume Designer is Keith Nielsen, Wig & Hair Design by Gerard Kelly, the Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, ASM is Theresa Stark, and Properties are by Grumpy’s Props. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.
August 8 - September 29, 2019
A Pre-Broadway New Musical - Follow the dominating but lovable matriarch, Maria Barbieri, as she and her devoted husband Gino struggle to keep the family restaurant afloat while adjusting to the newly found independence of their New Jersey-born adult grandchildren who they have raised since birth. The show is family friendly and laugh-out-loud funny with clever humor and universal themes of adjusting and adapting and what it takes to keep a family together. Based on the play and screenplay by Steve Galluccio & Emile Gaudreault, this musical adaptation features a book by Jean Cheever and Tom Polum, lyrics by Omri Schein and music by James Olmstead. Between side-splitting funny and genuinely heartbreaking, the story will resonate with everyone who has ever been challenged by family loyalty, loss, and a desire to be understood. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” meets “Fiddler on the Roof” in this hilarious new musical served with love. Just like mama used to make!
May 30- August 4th 2019. Music by Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, Lyrics by Gloria and Emilio Estefan. With an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century — and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.
Starring: Maria Bilbao (as Gloria Estefan), Jose Luaces (as Emilio Estefan), Karmine Alers (as Gloria Fajardo), Lauren Cosio (as Rebecca), Michael Gorman (as Phil), Sandy Rosenberg (as Consuelo), Byron St. Cyr (as Jose Fajardo).
Featuring: Sydney Alise, Allyson Carr, Edgar Cavazos, Arthur Cuadros, Logan Epstein, Liesl Jean Jaye, Edgar Lopez, Felix Marchany, Sherena Medford, Tristan Miller, Natalia Nieves-Melchor, Nico Seidita, Alexis Semevolos
Directed and Choreographed by Donna Drake, Musical Direction by Bob Bray. The Associate Choreographer is Rhonda Miller. Technical Direction by Steve Loftus, Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design by Mark Zuckerman. Costume Design by Keith Nielsen, Wig & Hair Design by Gerard Kelly, the Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, Theresa Stark is the Assistant Stage Manager and Properties are by Grumpy’s Props. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.
March 28, 2019 - May 26, 2019. Direct from Broadway comes the smash-hit musical based on Disney's 1992 film, which is in turn, was based on real events. Orphaned, homeless yet determined to succeed, New York's newsboys live urchin-like, dreaming of a better life. In the face of rising prices and poor wages, they pull together, create strength in numbers and protest! Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography. Starring: Daniel Scott Walton (as Jack Kelly), Mary Beth Donahoe (as Katherine Plummer), Stuart Marland (as Joseph Pulitzer), Galyana Castillo (as Medda), Alec Cohen (as Davey), Patrick Tombs (as Crutchie) and Benjamin Wohl (as Les). Featuring: Bill Bateman, Chris Cardelia, Bruce Crilly, E.J. Dohring, Zeke Edmonds, Michael Gorman, David Grindrod, Aliah James, Stephen C. Kallas, T.J. Kubler, Kyle Laing, Gary Lynch, Holly Moss, Stephanie Eve Parker, Tyler Sparacio, Daxx Jayroe Weiser, Josh Zacher,
Directed by Mark Martino, Choreographed by Shea Sullivan, The Musical Direction is by Bob Bray. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer. Set Design by Steve Loftus, Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design by Mark Zuckerman. The Costume Designer is Keith Nielsen, Wig & Hair Design by Gerard Kelly, the Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, Theresa Stark is the Assistant Stage Manager and Properties are by Grumpy’s Props. Set Construction & Installation by SCENE WORKS.
January 31 - February 24, 2019. Winner of the 1978 Tony Award for Best Musical. Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s comes to life in the three-time Tony Award-winning musical revue, Ain’t Misbehavin’. This musical revue is like one big rent party or club show on stage. Enjoy the great stride music of Fats Waller with performers singing and dancing his musical tales of love, longing, and the zest for life.
Conceived by Richard Maltby, JR. and Murray Horwitz. Musical Adaptations, Orchestrations & Arrangements by Luther Henderson. Directed by Richard Maltby Jr. Music Direction by William Foster McDaniel.. Starring: Martine Allard, Ron Lucas, Tony Perry, Amy Jo Phillips and Anita Welch. With: Derrick Baker and Bambi Jones. Set Design by Steve Loftus, Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design by Mark Zuckerman. The Costume Designer is Keith Nielsen, the Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, and Properties are by Grumpy’s Props.