Heading the cast of the musical, which launched the career of Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters — now back on Broadway in Gypsy at the Shubert Theatre — are Denise Payne as Ruby, Joseph Kolinski as The Captain, Christopher Sutton as Lucky, Ryan Swearingen as Dick, Beverly Ward as Joan and Beth Glover as Mona. Kirby Ward directs and choreographs. Dames at Sea features music by Jim Wise and book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller. The musical comedy concerns naive Ruby who arrives in New York and falls in love with Dick, a songwriting sailor on shore leave. The score includes such toe-tappers as “It’s You,” “Broadway Baby,” “Sailor of My Dreams,” “Raining In My Heart,” “Star Tar” and “Choo-Choo Honeymoon.”
The Helen Hayes Theatre Company is located at 117 Main Street in Nyack, N.Y. Tickets, priced between $32.50 and $47.50, are available by calling (845) 358-6333; for more information, go to www.hhtco.org.