Book by David Thompson
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
One last marathon. Second chances. And a whole lot of wonderful Kander and Ebb songs. This 1997 Broadway musical takes place in Atlantic City at a 1933 dance marathon, where a pilot and a reigning dance marathon queen discover that life is a party and wonderful things can happen at the Steel Pier.
LESLIE STEVENS as Rita Racine
(B'way: La Cage Aux Folles, TV: True Blood)
JEFF EDGERTON as Bill Kelly
(B'way: Parade, Grease, TV: Law & Order)
GABRIEL KALOMAS as Mick Hamilton
(RRS: Carnival, Nat'l Tour: Les Misérables)
JEFFREY LANDMAN as Mr. Walker
(RRS: City of Angels, B'way: Les Misérables)
MADISON CLAIRE PARKS as Precious McGuire
(RRS: Kismet, MTW: Oklahoma!)
JEFFREY CHRISTOPHER TODD as Happy McGuire
(Nat'l Tour: I Love Lucy, Regional: Legally Blonde)
JENNIFER STRATTAN as Bette Becker
(RRS: Fiorello!, MTW: The Producers)
MARC MONTMINY as Buddy Becker
(RRS: Call Me Madam, Regional: Titanic)
JORDAN LAMOUREUX as Johnny Adel
(RRS: City of Angels, Regional: Damn Yankees)
TRACY LORE as Shelby Stevens
(2014 Ovation Award winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role in Young Frankenstein)
Bren Thor Johnson
Peter Becket Kuhl
With a live 17-piece orchestra!
Never been to a staged reading? Here's what to expect:
No sets, no costumes, minimal props, minimal choreography. The full script and score are performed by actors holding scripts and a small orchestra. Each production has only 25 hours of rehearsal. Think about it. Just the actors, the musicians and your imagination. It's a magical evening of theatre and a chance for Musical Theatre West to bring you some of Broadway's forgotten gems, undiscovered treasures and shows that deserve a second look.
Directed and Choreographed by Daniel A. Smith
Musical Direction by Bill Brown
Produced by David Lamoureux and Michael Betts as part of Musical Theatre West's Reiner Reading Series
General Admission tickets are $27 ($32 day of performance) and are available online at www.musical.org or by calling the box office at 562-856-1999 x4. Box Office is open Tuesday - Saturday 12p - 6p.