Dausch Is a Funny Girl for Lyric Stage Beginning Sept. 11

News   Dausch Is a Funny Girl for Lyric Stage Beginning Sept. 11 Lyric Stage, Dallas County's only locally produced professional musical theatre company, presents the classic Jule Styne-Bob Merrill-Isobel Lennart musical Funny Girl Sept. 11-20 in the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall.
Funny Girl's Kristin Dausch
Funny Girl's Kristin Dausch Photo by Mark Rogers

Cheryl Denson directs the limited engagement with music direction by Jay Dias. Kristin Dausch, a June 2009 graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, heads the cast as Fanny Brice with Christopher Pinnella as Nicky Arnstein, Lois Sonnier Hart as Mrs. Brice, Connie Coit as Mrs. Strakosh, Jeremy Dumont as Eddie Ryan, Mike Gallagher as Keaney and Mark Oristano as Florenz Ziegfeld.

The ensemble includes Mikey Abrams, Lon Barrera, Jillian Brown, Ben Giddings, Carlos Gomez, Alan Hanna, Sarah Harder, Babs Ipaye, Summer Kenny, Carleen Kirksey, Jackie Lengfelder, Jason Mayfield, Joy McKay, Angela Moore, Addison Faith Reed, Alex Ross, Kristi Rowan, Brittany Vance, Jordan Vaughn, Lee Jamison Wadley, Keith Warren and Jane Willingham.

Tracy Jordan choreographs the production with lighting design by Julie Moroney, scenic design by Bryan Wofford, costume design by Drenda Lewis and sound design by Bill Eickenloff. Margaret J. Soch is the stage manager.

Funny Girl opened at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre on March 26, 1964, starring Barbra Streisand. Its Jule Styne-Bob Merrill score includes such tunes as "Sadie, Sadie," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "I'm the Greatest Star," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Who Are You Now?" and the show's anthem, "People." Isobel Lennart wrote the book for the musical.

Tickets, priced $25-$50, are available by visiting www.lyricstage.org or by calling (972) 252-2797.

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