Cape Rep Will Launch Run of Funny Girl Including Benefit With Omar Sharif, Jr.

News   Cape Rep Will Launch Run of Funny Girl Including Benefit With Omar Sharif, Jr.
 
Cape Rep Theatre (Brewster, MA) has announced casting for their production of Funny Girl, set to begin performances Nov. 6.

The production will run through Dec. 7.

Funny Girl has music and lyrics by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne, book by Isobel Lennart, Jule Styne and Bob Merrill.

Cape Rep's production will be directed by Maura Hanlon. The show will have musical direction by Scott Storr.

Here's how the theatre bills the show, "Set in New York in the early 1900s, this is the story of vaudeville, radio, film and theater comedienne, Fanny Brice, from her Brooklyn beginnings as a star-struck Jewish teenager who fast-talked and wisecracked her way into show business, to her turn as the toast of New York, to the unraveling of her personal life. This American classic features the great music of Jule Styne, including the hits 'People' and 'Don't Rain on My Parade.' This year marks the 50th anniversary of the show."

The cast will feature Trish LaRose as Fanny Brice and Adam Berry as Nicky Arnstein. Rounding out the cast are Edward Tolve as Eddie Ryan and Bonnie Fairbanks as Mrs. Brice. The ensemble will include Caitlin Mills, Chelsey Jo Ristaino, Meghan Magrath, Devon McFadden, Zachary Brown, Christopher Sheehan and Anthony Teixeira. The design team for Funny Girl includes set design by Mary Hamrick, costumes by Robin McLaughlin, lighting by Herrick Goldman and properties by Mary Fritz and Tristan DiVincenzo.

There will also be a special benefit performance Nov. 7 at 6 PM with an appearance from actor and GLAAD spokesperson Omar Sharif, Jr. to include a pre-show reception and talkback. Tickets for the benefit performance begin at $75.

Tickets range from $30-35.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the show and for the benefit evening, visit caperep.org.

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