Pittsburgh CLO, the popular summer stock organization, has stage and screen stars including Morgan Fairchild, Adrienne Barbeau, Robert Cuccioli, Justin Deas, Kevin Gray and more for a 2002 season that includes Singin' in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, George M!, Guys and Dolls, Jekyll & Hyde and The Wizard of Oz.
Charley Repole directs Singin' in the Rain (June 4-16), the stage version of the old M-G-M musical, with Morgan Fairchild as shrill movie star Lina Lamont, John MacInnis as Don Lockwood (the Gene Kelly role), Christina Saffron Ashford as Kathy (the Debbie Reynolds role) and Randy Rogel as Cosmo (the Donald O'Connor role).
Lenny Wolpe plays Tevye in the Glenn Casale-directed Fiddler on the Roof (June 18-30) with former bombshell Adrienne Barbeau ("Maude") as Golde, and Stephanie Block, Kim Huber and Courtney Mazza as Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava, respectively.
The revue-like tale of George M. Cohan, George M! (July 2-7), gets a staging directed by Richard Sabellico, starring Kirby Ward (as George), Dirk Lumbard, Dorothy Stanley, Nancy Lemenager, Laurie Gamache, Lauri Landry, Daniel Krell and Lorraine Serabian.
CLO executive producer Van Kaplan directs the durable Guys and Dolls (July 9-21), with Robert Cuccioli as Sky, soap star Justin Deas as Nathan detroit, Kate Suber as Sarah, Titanic's Victoria Clark as Adelaide and Wayne Pretlow as Nicely Nicely. Cuccioli, who played the title characters in Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde, directs the CLO staging of the Frank Wildhorn show (July 23-28). The cast include Miss Saigon vet Kevin Gray in the lead role(s), with Kate Suber as Emma Carew, Michelle Dawson as Lucy.
The Wizard of Oz (July 30-Aug. 4), directed and choreographed by Phil McKinley, features Kathryn Manning as Dorothy, Mark Chimel as Scarecrow, Ian Knauer (by Jeeves) as Tin Man and David Titus as Cowardly Lion.
For single ticket information, call (412) 456-6666 or visit www.pittsburghclo.org.
— By Kenneth Jones