Casting Announced for Musical Theatre Guild's Girl Crazy

News   Casting Announced for Musical Theatre Guild's Girl Crazy Musical Theatre Guild's 2012-13 season will conclude June 16 at 3 PM with a performance of the Gershwin classic Girl Crazy at the Scherr Forum at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

Directed by Lewis Wilkenfeld with musical direction by Richard Berent and choreography by Lisa Hopkins, the cast will feature MTG members Roger Befeler, Chuck Bergman, Christopher Carothers, Stan Chandler, Misty Cotton, Maura M. Knowles, William Martinez, Erik McEwen, Jennifer Malenke and Jeffrey Polk as well as guest artists Jeremy Bernard, Ashley Fox Linton, Nick Santa Maria, Noelle Marion, Brent Schindele and Stephanie Renee Wall.

Girl Crazy has music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and a book by Guy Bolton and John McGowan.

Classic songs featured in the score include “Bidin’ My Time,” “Embraceable You,” “Treat Me Rough,” “But Not For Me” and “I Got Rhythm.” The show made Ginger Rogers a star and marked Ethel Merman’s stage debut. Hollywood filmed it three times, perhaps most memorably with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.

The upcoming performance will also feature costume design by A. Jeffrey Schoenberg, assisted by Jessica Olson. The stage manager is Art Brickman, and the assistant stage manager is Kirsten Shook. MTG production coordinator is Christopher Carothers.

Scherr Forum at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is located at 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information call (800) 745-3000 or click here.

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